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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: 7.431 (scored by 10861,086 users)
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Ranked: #34632
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Popularity: #5975
Members: 3,211
Favorites: 30


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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.

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