Satsuma Gishiden
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Satsuma Gishiden

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Japanese: 薩摩義士伝
English: Satsuma Gishiden
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: 1977 to 1982
Theme: Historical Historical
Serialization: None
Authors: Hirata, Hiroshi (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #19172
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This is the Edo-era samurai guts. Controversial, tough, angry, highly skilled and lost in a time of peace, the characters of Satsuma Gishiden tell a quasi-historical tale of social caste and brutal reprisal.

Readers with a taste for Kazuo Koike's gritty Lone Wolf & Cub will go nuts for master gekiga artist Hiroshi Hirata's tome of samurai struggle. Hirata's art and calligraphy leap off the page during scenes of action, only to unfold upon a full bleed that looks like a fine plate print. It's art at is most expressive, accentuating the classic stoic samurai characters you've come to know, only with a little more true society thrown in to help the reader understand what it was really like to be a warrior without a war.

(Source: Dark Horse Comics)


Three volumes of Satsuma Gishiden were published in English by Dark Horse Comics between September 20, 2006 and March 21, 2007, before it was dropped.


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