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Synonyms: Takemitsu Zamurai
Japanese: 竹光侍


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 7, 2006 to Mar 15, 2010
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Art), Eifuku, Issei (Story)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits


Score: 8.401 (scored by 701 users)
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Ranked: #2312
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Popularity: #2160
Members: 3,888
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /84
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This series revolves around a rounin samurai named Senou Souichirou and his young neighbor Kankichi, the son of a carpenter.


Takemitsuzamurai was published in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat from October 2009 to December 2012.

The manga won the Excellence Prize in the manga division at the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2007, along with the Grand Prize at the 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2011. It was nominated for Best Comic at the 2012 Angoulême International Comics Festival.


Senou, Souichirou
Kikuchi, Shinnosuke
Yamamoto, Hansuke
Omurasaki, Juuzou
Red Eyes
Senou, Souemon

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Jun 5, 2011
shinespark (All reviews)
Story: 9
Your typical samurai with a haunted past moving to a new place to try and forget about it all. (Rurouni Kenshin, Sword of the Stranger, Gintama even) The manga pulls from historical, action, and slice-of-life genres, culminating in an amazing battle between Senou and a larger-than-life assassin. Moments of serenity, sorrow, sentimentality, and savagery intermix in a simple but poignant plot.

Art: 10
Takemitsu Zamurai is filled with tropes from the samurai canon, but it paints these cliches anew with vivid brush strokes, truly making the story and exploiting the essence of manga as a medium as opposed to the (light) novel, making read more
Feb 8, 2011
burningkite (All reviews)
Glorious, subtle, beautiful, moving, detailed, evokes Hokusai, the Edo era, unusual-don't be put off by the art, it is so against the grain of mainstream manga but it is astonishing, the use of shade and light and ink blots. I think the only manga I have even given 10 in every category, but I cannot fault it. The story is so perfect as well, interweaving and intensely thought-provoking

PLEASE read it or try-a fantastic story and piece of artwork-just..wow
Sep 12, 2016
Nervin (All reviews)
A mysterious Ronin that lives in a town, wandering and displaying a somewhat strange behaviour throughout the days: despite being so passionate about nature and life, why is it that some greatly fear him, while others love him? The premise of Takemitsu Zamurai is quite interesting on its own, yet what really makes it stand out is the peculiar art that magnificently blends with the narrative, portraying itc characters greatly.

The very first thing any reader would notice is the peculiar art style of the manga. For many, their first impressions would range from being an unappealing, lazy style, or even plain terrible, where only the read more


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