Vagabond, Vol. 12
Books | Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Action & Adventure
Eisner-award nominated creator Takehiko Inoue’s critically acclaimed take on the life of Miyamoto Mushashi. Transcends the potential of what manga can be.Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher--the most celebrated samurai of all time!Miyamoto Musashi is a man destined to be revered as a sword-saint and one of Japan's most celebrated samurai. But Musashi wasn't always an enlightened warrior-philosopher--for the path to greatness is filled with adversity and perilous danger. In this volume Musashi seeks out Shishido Baiken, a master of the deadly sickle and chain. Will Musashi's sword be able to stand true against this most unusual of weapons?
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"8/10 Matachi’s uncle and the other person traveling with them gets decimated by a guy who finds out matachi is not the samurai he claims to be and he’s a fraud and he uses the fake kojuro name. Matachi runs away and let’s his companions get murdered until the murderer sees the chain and sickle and decides to face him, he gets destroyed in a instant and the chain and sickle fighter tells matachi to clean the bodies. He cleans the bodies and then sees takezo coming, he runs off again. He isn’t ready to face him. Then, takezo is weak and hungry and asks a person in the area if they can spare food. She informs him that the master of chain and sickle is dead, now a “ghost” roams around. After takezo runs into him, turns out he is the assassin who tried to cut takezo from a tree when the monk was punishing him and tried to kill him, but he changed. He doesn’t use a sword, he uses the chain and sickle. He gives permission to show takezo the way of the chain and sickle but he makes it known he doesn’t intend to kill him. He shows him how he fights and uses it and admits he learned it from the real chain and sickle master and points to the little girl that also uses the chain and sickle. Turns out she was the original masters daughter and she taught him the way of chain and sickle as well. "