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Mibu Gishi Den (When the Last Sword Is Drawn)

ASADA Jiro / NAGAYASU Takumi

[Japan]

hat is morality? What is love? Feared as a “demon” and an assassin, YOSHIMURA Kan’ichiro is said to have been the strongest member of the Shinsen-gumi, a special military force designed to protect the shogun. This tale recounts the life of a samurai who was reviled as a miser for hoarding the things he loved, and who killed without letup for the people he loved. ASADA Jiro and NAGAYASU Takumi have crafted a new legend about the already legendary Shinsengumi.

©Jiro Asada / Takumi Nagayasu / Kodansha Ltd.

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ASADA Jiro

Japan

ASADA Jiro, a novelist, was born in 1951. Among his many works are The Stationmaster and The Firmament of the Pleiades.

( 2012 )

NAGAYASU Takumi

Japan

NAGAYASU Takumi, a manga artist, was born in 1949. His numerous works include The Legend of Love & Sincerity (based on a story by KAJIWARA Ikki)."

( 2012 )

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