What would you like to edit?


Alternative Titles



Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 39
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 23, 2008 to Aug 23, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Shinohara, Hana (Story & Art)


Score: 7.501 (scored by 994994 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25562
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5140
Members: 2,705
Favorites: 29

External Links

Ranked #2556Popularity #5140Members 2,705
Add to List
Volumes: /7
Chapters: /39
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


Ichi is a lone goze (blind woman singer) who has become separated from her traveling entertainment troupe. Wondering how she will find her place in life, she carries only a shamisen (a traditional Japanese stringed instrument) and a walking stick with a hidden blade inside. When necessary, she uses her exceptional sword skills to fight off yakuza and other villains.

(Source: MU)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Manga


More reviewsReviews

Jan 16, 2014
harrysoung (All reviews)
The setting is about historical Japan and its reluctance of accepting foreigners to open up markets and trade possibilities for economic stability. Some don't mind the yellow haired barbarian monkey savages infringing on their land but others hate them. The titular Ichi is a blind swordswoman/goze who does odd jobs around the house and eventually gets involved in a political scheme with Japan's future on the line. That and she fights a battle against herself to overcome a past trauma.

As it was set during the days when some right wing samurai extremists did not take to the foreigners too kindly, there is a good read more
Feb 27, 2014
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
Ichi is a semi-episodic Manga about a blind goze woman travelling around Japan for money and shelter, carrying out missions given to her from a police office or high-ranking individuals. You get to see some popular political movements active at the time the story was set (the 1850s) and the clashes between authority, xenophobia and the idea of achieving your potential. It’s a weird mix of bloodbath and cuddly (gag) Shoujo manga…

The plot started out really well, I liked the idea of a blind female assassin (I thought that was pretty original) slashing random people up. Except that the story stopped there: there wasn’t any read more

Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Ichi Chapter 39 Discussion
4kicks - Nov 28, 2013
3 replies by removed-user »»
Mar 18, 2019 5:11 AM
Poll: Ichi Chapter 22 Discussion
KuroDubZero - Jun 23, 2012
1 replies by -anime_fan- »»
Jun 24, 2012 7:40 PM