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Synonyms: Death Frenzy, Crazy for Death
Japanese: シグルイ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 84
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 19, 2003 to Jul 17, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama
Themes: Gore Gore, Historical Historical, Martial Arts Martial Arts, Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Champion RED
Authors: Yamaguchi, Takayuki (Art), Nanjou, Norio (Story)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 91059,105 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5692
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Popularity: #615
Members: 29,255
Favorites: 892


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Chapters: /84


The sadistic daimyo Tadanaga Tokugawa has decreed Japan's first martial arts competition with real swords, appalling even the most loyal of his retainers. However, when the spectators realize that the first match pits the one-armed Gennosuke Fujiki against the blind and lame Seigen Irako, even those with the most forceful objections declare the match to be a farce and the combatants' deformities an affront to their station.

Most of the attendees are unaware of the deep-seated hatred Gennosuke and Seigen hold for each other, which stems from their struggle to become the heir to the insane samurai Kogan Iwamoto, leader of the notorious Kogan-ryuu dojo. Their once-cordial rivalry for Kogan-ryuu and the hand of Kogan's daughter Mie quickly turns violent when one of the young warriors angers the master, causing a chain of events that eventually leads to their severe injuries.

Shigurui chronicles the decisions that led Gennosuke and Seigen to this desperate point, as well as the many lives ruined by the brutality of samurai culture.

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Jan 2, 2013
This manga was a huge surprise for me. after reading dozens of manga I was looking for something more mature in nature , a manga that doesn't cover the blood, and really show just how brutal a sword fight could actually is.

Shigurui put's on a time machine to were honor tradition is all that's matter, nothing is spared from the reader as the characters fight, laugh and f***.

it's not long and very addicting, please stay with it longer that the first 2 chapters, after that you would find yourself submerged deep in the plot.

Jun 19, 2023
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Preliminary (64/84 eps)
I'm not gonna make a really big and specific review, once english is not my first language (and i'm not able to express my opinions clearly), I didn't finish it yet and i'm not really good with reviews.
The story follows the trama of Irako Seigen and Fujiki Gennosuke, two swordmen (samurai) that learn their fight style at the Kogan dojo(??? don't know if that's a dojo or another thing); the two had a rivalry and one (Irako) was banned from the dojo and was turned blind the same day. After this, we're show how the rivalry between the two gets resoluted (not gonna talk more ...
Sep 26, 2023
I was captivated by its absurdity in the same way a clown car pile up is captivating rather than a good book. Many other reviews can attest to some of the manga's strengths, but many of those strengths felt were overshadowed by the stories' weaknesses.

Much of Shigurui's art is meticulous with a strong sense of flow, a strong amount of detail, and horrific depictions of violence. The violence while understandably brutal quickly became oversaturated, what at points felt like the turning of a page in a horror manga soon was coming across more as hyper violence for hyper violence's sake. While there are moments ...

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