Vagabond, Vol. 19
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Shinmen Takezo is destined to become the legendary sword-saint, Miyamoto Musashi--perhaps the most renowned samurai of all time. For now, Takezo is a cold-blooded killer, who will take on anyone in mortal combat to make a name for himself. This is the journey of a wild young brute who strives to reach enlightenment by way of the sword--fighting on the edge of death.
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"8/10 After Sensei Ito leaves Kojiro and gonnosuke to fend for themselves in the forest. A bunch of refugees attack Kojiro because they think he killed their people. Gonnosuke follows Ito and tries to survive because he’s been told he’s too weak and will die. All the while, a certain group of refugees it seems travel to find their lord in Osaka and one of the stronger types (Koun) is carrying an injured soldier. Kojiro fights people off through out a whole night and is still being attacked while he nods off from exhaustion. The refugees get jumped by the peasants in the area because they are told if they kill refugees they will have cheaper tax on their land. Some get murdered (Toshimune and Ugen) while others made it through the night to survive. They disguise them selves as peasants and continue to move on until they se, Kojiro covered in blood standing tall on the peak of the mountain. One of the refugees (Sadakore) stays behind to confront Kojiro and talk to him but it becomes physical. On the other hand, Ito is telling Gonnosuke about how Kojiro is learning what true fear and being frightened to die feels like. That’s the only way to become strong. On the mountain top, sadakore disarms Kojiro and Kojiro wraps his arm up and tries to grab his sword back and when sadakore slices his wrapped up hand , it reveals a hidden knife Kojiro had and stabbed him in the neck. The end. "