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Synonyms: Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba
Japanese: YAIBA
English: Yaiba
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 255
Status: Finished
Published: 1988 to 1993
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning
Theme: Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Aoyama, Gosho (Story & Art)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 12231,223 users)
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Ranked: #27512
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5640
Members: 2,674
Favorites: 49

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The light-hearted manga is about an adventuring samurai named Kurogane Yaiba who knows how to be a samurai, and little else. Yaiba lives with his father, Kenjurou, in the forest. One day, while Yaiba was eating, a troop of gorillas came to attack. Yaiba and his father escaped and hid inside a box, but they didn't know that the box was full of pineapples and was going to be transported into the city. In the city, Yaiba finds out that he is a legendary warrior and has to fight the evil of a demonic looking high-school student named Takeshi.

The people that Yaiba meets along his journey to become a true samurai encourage him, train him, or inspire him to greatness, though at heart he is still a child, and his incredible skill with a sword is matched only by his kindness towards his friends. Though, he tends to leap before he looks, and his thick-headedness tends to turn potential allies into enemies, though his friends soon clobber him, and salvage the situation. This unlikely group embarks on a host of incredible adventures where they meet legendary figures from Japanese history, and finally overcome impossible odds, and put everything on the line, to save the entire planet from a threat not of this world.

It's a story of love, friendship, hard work, and never giving up.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Yaiba won the 38th Shogakukan Manga Award in 1993.

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