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Dec 9, 2020 9:44 PM
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From uploader: The "true" final chapter of Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue, which was shown in The LAST Manga Exhibition that took place in Ueno Royal Museum in 2008 as well as The LAST Manga Exhibition Complete Catalogue; a printed catalogue that included all the artworks showcased in the exhibition, however due to the limited number of copies, only a very small number of fans were able to get their hands on it.

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Dec 10, 2020 9:07 AM

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It's fantastic, there are no other words.
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Dec 11, 2020 5:10 AM

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Does it mean Inoue is already done with Vagabond now? If that's true, I'll be very disappointed.
 
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VoidiD said:
Does it mean Inoue is already done with Vagabond now? If that's true, I'll be very disappointed.


why you keep bumping this thread lol and its 130+ pages for the final chapter though isnt that good enough?
 
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VoidiD said:
Does it mean Inoue is already done with Vagabond now? If that's true, I'll be very disappointed.


It's still officially on hiatus since August 2010, but this last chapter was already finished back in 2008 when art from that chapter were exhibited together with building-size watercolor murals. Since the manga is based on Eiji Yoshikawa's novel anyway, those familiar with Musashi's story pretty much know how it ends.

Imagine having a masterpiece laying unfinished upon its author's death; I'm honestly relieved that Inoue has at least had the ending covered. I wish Takehiko Inoue and Eiichiro Oda and Ai Yazawa would be able to complete their unfinished masterpieces within their lifetime.
 
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FANTAMELONSODA said:
VoidiD said:
Does it mean Inoue is already done with Vagabond now? If that's true, I'll be very disappointed.


It's still officially on hiatus since August 2010, but this last chapter was already finished back in 2008 when art from that chapter were exhibited together with building-size watercolor murals. Since the manga is based on Eiji Yoshikawa's novel anyway, those familiar with Musashi's story pretty much know how it ends.

Imagine having a masterpiece laying unfinished upon its author's death; I'm honestly relieved that Inoue has at least had the ending covered. I wish Takehiko Inoue and Eiichiro Oda and Ai Yazawa would be able to complete their unfinished masterpieces within their lifetime.


Ok, thanks for the info.
 
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FANTAMELONSODA said:
VoidiD said:
Does it mean Inoue is already done with Vagabond now? If that's true, I'll be very disappointed.


It's still officially on hiatus since August 2010, but this last chapter was already finished back in 2008 when art from that chapter were exhibited together with building-size watercolor murals. Since the manga is based on Eiji Yoshikawa's novel anyway, those familiar with Musashi's story pretty much know how it ends.

Imagine having a masterpiece laying unfinished upon its author's death; I'm honestly relieved that Inoue has at least had the ending covered. I wish Takehiko Inoue and Eiichiro Oda and Ai Yazawa would be able to complete their unfinished masterpieces within their lifetime.


Wait I thought the last chapter (327) was released in 2015?
 
 
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Tsugomi-kun said:
Wait I thought the last chapter (327) was released in 2015?


You're right. His 2010 hiatus ended on 2014, and a second hiatus started on 2015. This reddit post has all the details covered: https://www.reddit.com/r/vagabondmanga/comments/9r2feh/the_official_state_of_vagabond_please_read_this/
 
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FANTAMELONSODA said:
Tsugomi-kun said:
Wait I thought the last chapter (327) was released in 2015?


You're right. His 2010 hiatus ended on 2014, and a second hiatus started on 2015. This reddit post has all the details covered: https://www.reddit.com/r/vagabondmanga/comments/9r2feh/the_official_state_of_vagabond_please_read_this/

Oh okay, thank you.
 
Dec 15, 2020 1:10 PM
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This cannot be true :( I refuse to agree that this manga is abandoned for etetnity and end just that! It breaks my heart T_T

Also! Can someone write what was in the measagge from Inoue at the end??? this is so low in ixels that i cannot read it! I see that there some translation in Italian version but i don't know if it is the same mesagge. Help someone
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Dec 29, 2020 10:04 PM

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I read this last night and I feel complete, no regrets no empty feeling just perfect. Seeing Musashi as an old grown man is a mix beautiful and sadness because we finally see the end of journey from one of the best character of all time. Huge props to Inoue for this last chapter/epilogue, I will remember this manga in my entire life as one of the greatest manga to ever exist.
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When will it officially release in Japan? or are we never getting better quality for this?
 
 
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The feels man.

I'd be satisfied with this as an official ending.

Still want to see the events that lead up to this though.
"I'm not going there to die, I'm going to find out If I'm really alive."
 
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wow that was a really great chapter, very abstract but i didn't mind at all.

seeing old musashi and all the other characters throughout his journey and stuff was pretty cool. nice to see that even the newer generations and his old friends came to visit him. i liked the focus on musashi and his thoughts and how the chapter was portrayed. that ending was interesting, seeemed like a flashback to his fight with kojiro; i guess that's the answer to who won the battle in the end, although its not very surprising.

looking at the last page really makes me think that vagabond really never is going to come back. even though we didn't get to see the fight between musashi and kojiro, i'm sure it would've looked and been absolutely amazing. but i think that's fine, after reading this chapter and seeing the authors message i think it would be alright to finally call vagabond complete.
i guess cyborgs like myself have a tendency to be paranoid about our origins
 
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had no idea what was going on but regardless, good to see musashi again.

 
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This was good man. I felt at peace by the end of those 132 pages. Takehiko Inoue portrayed the emotions really well ­čÖĆ
 
 
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The thing is as I pointed out in the Reddit this is the last chapter/epilogue but we don't know how was the battle with kojiro and what happened in the middle to the ending, we know what happened here because It was as art exibhition of Inoue and he wanted to draw an older Musashi, but what happens is that Musashi is removing the needles of his ball of light (enlightment) and is dying, and he see the spirits of his most amazing fights, his disciples, lover and his father, make inner peace with them and finally encounters kojiro in the Beach who is waiting him there since their last battle, to go to "heaven" and that's the ending of Vagabond, but maybe If Inoue had continued with the manga that ending would be changed, cheers.
 
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Some people here thinking that Vagabond is over with this exhibition chapter but it is not completed yet. As some people aware this was an exhibition in Ueno Royal Museum and Inoue Takehiko drew/painted these throughout the year of 2008 and the first half of 2009. The exhibition held between October 31, 2009 (Saturday) - June 20, 2010 (Sun). This exhibition chapter depicts the final moments of Miyamoto Musashi before he passed away.

However the manga is not over yet because the most important face off of the story, Musashi-Kojiro fight is still to be depicted in the manga. Inoue is on hiatus with Vagabond series. He said it multiple times in interviews that he has not dropped it. He is just overwhelmed with the series because of the expectations (his own expectations not the fans') and the feelings he wanted to express with the story has not matured in him yet it seems. So in order to recharge himself (in a way) he dedicates his time to his other manga "Real" (his wheelchair basketball manga) and basketball in general. He also draws posters and promotional signboards for the Japanese Basketball League. I hope when he feels that it is time to finally draw the rest of the manga he will, since he is doing a great job with Real. He is still an active mangaka.

Here is the entire documentary of the exhibition:


The painting he did for the entrance in this exhibiton:


These were not his first rodeo for giant paintings as he worked on a commercial project before:
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Is this chapter the continuation of chapter 327?
 
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Heixn said:
Is this chapter the continuation of chapter 327?


no. its not a continuation, but the conclusive ending for vagabond.
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Fantastic chapter. Although I'm slightly disappointed that we never got to see Kojiro vs Musashi, I think that this chapter was a fantastic end to Vagabond and I'm satisfied. If Inoue decides to continue it, I'll be delighted.
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the link is dead. someone has another source?
 
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ezeban said:
the link is dead. someone has another source?


go on mangadex.org and search Vagabond: The LAST Manga Exhibition Complete Catalogue