Story - 8
First of all I must say that the plot of this manga was made by the respected historian Kan Furuyama.
The story of this manga takes part in two different ages. First in the Meiji era, year 31 (1899) with old men talking about politics and telling the main story. The main story takes part in the first years of the Keian era (1649-1651).
This is a historical manga and it's about shinobis, war and an attempt to a coup d'état. I really found this plot pretty interesting. Japan's history and culture are very rich and they may show
us great works like this.
Art - 9
The draw art of this manga was made by Jiro Taniguchi. This author makes beautiful works, although he tends to draw similar faces. I didn't expect him to do such a nice work. He cared a lot about little details, and this is something to take into account because of the number of different swords, sceneries and fights that appear in the manga. Sure, it is an incredible work.
Character - 6
Well, this is a short manga so the characters are not developed as I like, but they are nice. I found some of them really interesting, for instance the main character Jubei and also the politician Kaishu Katsu.
Enjoyment - 9
This manga was pretty entertaining, I enjoyed so much spending my time reading this volume. As always Taniguchi's works are not disappointing.