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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 39
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 23, 2008 to Aug 23, 2011
Authors: Shinohara, Hana (Story & Art)
Serialization: Evening


Score: 7.631 (scored by 913 users)
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Ranked: #26772
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Popularity: #4259
Members: 2,328
Favorites: 31


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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