The story follows Kumomaru, a Japanese samurai who travels to Europe in during the 1930s and becomes embroiled in a plot to steal the legendary Japanese sword Kusanagi. While in Europe, Kumomaru befriends Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso and attempts to stop Major General Kamishima and his Nazi allies from conquering China. -Wikipedia
Samurai Crusader was first published in English by VIZ Media in the monthly anthology magazine Manga Vizion, running from issue vol.1 #1 (March 1995) to vol.3 #5 (May 1997). VIZ Media also published the title in tankoubon format from August 5, 1996 to December 6, 1997.