Hanzou no Mon
Path of the Assassin
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Hanzou no Mon

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Japanese: 半蔵の門
English: Path of the Assassin
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 62
Status: Finished
Published: 1978 to 1984
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Historical Historical, Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: None
Authors: Koike, Kazuo (Story), Kojima, Goseki (Art)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 440440 users)
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Ranked: #36922
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Popularity: #7555
Members: 2,221
Favorites: 9


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Path of the Assassin is the story of Hattori Hanzou, the fabled master ninja whose duty was to protect Tokugawa Ieyasu, who would grow up to become shogun and unify Japan. The creators poetically describe the story as "lifelong friends, with the same dreams, striving to grow into a rising river."


Hanzou no Mon was published in English as Path of the Assassin by Dark Horse Comics from July 11, 2006 to May 12, 2009 and in Spanish as Hanzô: El camino del asesino by ECC Cómics in 10 volumes from October 1, 2014 to March 30, 2016.


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Jan 21, 2019
tl;dr: A historical stealth action manga that is pretty solid in many ways, but doesn't seem to have aged well. 

This is a manga based on Japanese history. To be quite honest, my knowledge of Japanese history is incredibly superficial, so I'm nowhere near qualified to judge how accurate of a depiction it is. However, the history as it is portrayed at least in terms of the politics and strategy involved seems realistic. There are times when it feels like it gets too wrapped up in this historical aspect and starts essentially info dumping in such a way that wouldn't be much different from what I would expect to find in a ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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