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  • Issue #120
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 120

    It's almost funny, how Döa, the Ittö-ryü sparkplug, so brashly hurls herself into trouble. She's in some serious danger now, though, and Edo's angry police force has her and her friends cornered and outnumbered. With dexterous Döa swinging her daggers and Isaku showing off his heavy-handed fighting style, Rin is aghast, caught up in a senseless battle. Meanwhile, deranged Doc Burando stews in a jail cell, having failed his master too many times. However, that doesn't mean that his twisted mind will stop thinking about Manji and the mysterious kessen-chu bloodworms that grant immortality to their hosts. This issue also features Stan Shaw's final back cover 'Seasons' illustration, which links up to issues 117 through 119 to complete a gorgeous color quadtych image! ? 2006 Eagle Award winner for 'Favourite Manga Title' Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #121
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 121

    Crazy little Döa may have the quickest temper out of all the Ittö-ryü warriors, but this tigress turns into a kitten when she thinks she's lost her beloved Isaku forever. Downstream from their quick, puzzling battle with Edo policemen, Döa and Rin rest for a moment and ponder their next move. Rin finds her relationship with Döa taking an odd turn, and a long journey is about to begin for both of them. Samura finally gives some hints regarding Döa's past before returning us to Manji's cell and the sick experiments being performed by Kagimura's new doctor! ? 2006 Eagle Award winner for Favourite Manga Title ? Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #122
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 122

    A new story arc begins! Separated from Isaku and Manji, Döa and Rin begin to lean on each other for support, with neither of them knowing that they're actually on opposing sides of a complex, generations-long conflict. As Edo's most esteemed doctors mull over Kagimura's experiments and Manji's mystical, regenerative bloodworms, Rin starts spying on Edo Castle and Kagimura's comings and goings. She knows that Manji is trapped inside, and she just needs one big clue to get her rescue operation rolling. The Edo Castle stakeout commences with 'Barefoot,' part one of five! ? 2006 Eagle Award winner for 'Favourite Manga Title' ? Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #123
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 123

    In part two of the intense 'Barefoot' story arc, Rin's hard work as an amateur spy pays off, and she becomes closer friends with Döa as her quest to find Manji continues. Kagimura's dark experiments are revitalized, Manji falls into dreamland, and twisted Doc Burando's dreams come true. Karukozawa and Toraemon, the 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern' of Samura's savage samurai epic, provide a little comic relief. Our color back cover feature this month is a unique Hiroaki Samura geisha pinup, colored by frequent Blade of the Immortal contributor Dan Jackson! ? 2006 Eagle Award winner for Favourite Manga Title. ? Winner of Japan's prestigious Media Arts Award and America's own Will Eisner Award. ? FIFTEEN volumes of this modern classic available in the Dark Horse backlist! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #126
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 126

    As the horrific 'Barefoot' story arc comes to a close, Kagimura's prisoners are getting restless, and Burando continues to accelerate the pace of his deadly experiments. The other doctors in Edo call his 'immortality research' blasphemous and shameful. Burando feels that he's making medical history, though, and he becomes frantic and confrontational when Kagimura wants to put a test subject out of his misery. Burando's a new man, Manji's a sliver of his former self, and Döa helps Rin steal something that may be extremely vital to their rescue mission. Features the final image in Hiroaki Samura's 'China Cat' pinup series. Full color Manji pinup by Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.)!! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #127
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 127

    HIROAKI SAMURA (W/A) In this 'Life in Death' one-shot issue, we catch up with Giichi and Hyakurin, the two former Mugai-ryü warriors who have been somewhat on the sidelines as Rin hunts for the missing Manji. Hyakurin is still recovering from the brutal events chronicled in the 'Beasts' story arc, and Giichi-now a despondent drunk after losing his son-has some objections when she tries to solve a lingering problem on her own. Doc Burando reaches another milestone in his experiments. Although he's ridiculed by the doctors of Edo, Burando still believes that his bloody work is for the good of the country. Features a full-color Manji pinup by artist Farel Dalrymple!! b&w, 32 pages Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #128
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 128

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    The 'Badger Hole' is a tunnel of death that leads into the bowels of Edo Castle, where Kagimura and Burando have been killing scores of prisoners in their attempts to transfer and duplicate the 'kessen-chu immortality effect' that runs through Manji's veins. Mutilated body after body has been dragged out of the 'Badger Hole' by prison guards and beggars, as most of the immortality experiments have been failures. Rin and Döa begin a reckless descent into this darkness, hoping to find their captive friends, Manji and Isaku. The girls are reckless, indeed, but they're not going without a few new tricks up their sleeves! ? 2006 Eagle Award winner for 'Favourite Manga Title' Featuring a wraparound cover and the beginning of a new story arc! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #129
    Blade of the Immortal (1996) 129

    Written by Hiroaki Samura. Illustrated by Hiroaki Samura. Mature Readers Samura's "Badger Hole" story arc continues, as Rin and Doa begin to explore the network of tunnels that wind below Edo Castle. One of these dank, dangerous tunnels may lead them to Kagimura and Doc Burando's blasphemous "immortality workshop," where they hope to find their missing friends. However, before they face the horrors of this demented bangashira's operating room, they'll have to get past more of Kagimura's foot soldiers. If Doa has her way, they'll be cutting a bloody path right to Isaku and Manji! Readers will also enjoy a flashback that sheds some light on hotheaded Doa's past, detailing an early encounter with her beloved leader (and Rin's nemesis), Anotsu Kagehisa. This issue will also feature a full-color pinup by rising star Rob Guillory! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 1-3.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge. Samura's massive manga series spawned an anime run, a spinoff novel, an art book, and a live-action film! Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction! A great way to start the series before the 2017 film!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 1-REP Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 1-REP

    Volume 1 - 2nd or later printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 1-3.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge. Samura's massive manga series spawned an anime run, a spinoff novel, an art book, and a live-action film! Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction! A great way to start the series before the 2017 film!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 4-6.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Rin continues her quest across Japan to avenge the murder of her parents, joined by Manji-her seemingly immortal protector. The eccentric, bloodthirsty Ittö-ryü sword school tries to carve a path to Edo Castle, led by the hated Anotsu as they obliterate all rival schools along the way. The deadly Mugai-ryü has formed, though-with the sole purpose of destroying Anotsu's clan!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 7-9.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Over 650 pages of samurai battles and bitter rivalries! Rin's seemingly immortal protector, Manji, is helping her destroy the eccentric, bloodthirsty Itt?-ry? sword school. While Manji has his hands full with a trio of devious assassins, Rin decides to make her way across Edo in a solo search for the murderous Anotsu Kagehisa! Get deep into the series before the 2017 film! Hiroaki Samura's award-winning epic continues in value-priced collections!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #3-REP
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 3-REP Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 3-REP

    Volume 3 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 7-9.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Over 650 pages of samurai battles and bitter rivalries! Rin's seemingly immortal protector, Manji, is helping her destroy the eccentric, bloodthirsty Itt?-ry? sword school. While Manji has his hands full with a trio of devious assassins, Rin decides to make her way across Edo in a solo search for the murderous Anotsu Kagehisa! Get deep into the series before the 2017 film! Hiroaki Samura's award-winning epic continues in value-priced collections!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 10-12.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Over 600 pages, collecting Hirokai Samura's captivating "Secrets," "Fall Frost," and "Beasts" story arcs! With Rin searching for the murderous Itto-ryu leader Anotsu Kagehisa on her own, Manji joins forces with Magatsu-a fan-favorite killer-to take on the evil Shira! Now a live-action film from Takashi Miike!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #4-REP
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 4-REP Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 4-REP

    Volume 4 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 10-12.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Over 600 pages, collecting Hirokai Samura's captivating "Secrets," "Fall Frost," and "Beasts" story arcs! With Rin searching for the murderous Itto-ryu leader Anotsu Kagehisa on her own, Manji joins forces with Magatsu-a fan-favorite killer-to take on the evil Shira! Now a live-action film from Takashi Miike!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 576 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 5-1ST Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 13-15.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Over 700 pages of samurai swordplay and grudge matches! Collecting Hiroaki Samura's fast-paced "Mirror of the Soul," "Last Blood," and "Trickster" story arcs! Kidnapped and bound by three Itto-ryu warriors, Rin is unable to warn her bodyguard Manji, the immortal swordsman, that he's heading into a trap!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 728 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #5-REP
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 5-REP Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 5-REP

    Volume 5 - 2nd and later printings. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 13-15.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Over 700 pages of samurai swordplay and grudge matches! Collecting Hiroaki Samura's fast-paced "Mirror of the Soul," "Last Blood," and "Trickster" story arcs! Kidnapped and bound by three Itto-ryu warriors, Rin is unable to warn her bodyguard Manji, the immortal swordsman, that he's heading into a trap!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 728 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 6-1ST Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 6-1ST

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    Volume 6 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 16-19.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Hiroaki Samura's titanic tale hits its midpoint, and Rin begins to discover her skills as a warrior and strategist, as she makes new allies and resolves to find the missing Manji. Her immortal swordsman is imprisoned and being tortured in an underground stronghold beneath Edo Castle, however, and cruel doctors hope to find the secret behind his mystical powers.

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 728 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 7-1ST Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 20-22.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Collecting the "Demon Lair" story arc, which features a massive prison escape helmed by young Rin, and "Footsteps," a key story arc that builds up to Blade of the Immortal's intense, multi-volume final battle! Dishonored military leader Kagimura must destroy Anotsu and the hated Itto-ry? school, so he forms the new Rokki-dan gang of odd criminal misfits to help him track Anotsu down.

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 736 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 8-1ST Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 8-1ST

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    Volume 8 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 23-25.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    The showdown that fans have been waiting for begins here, as Manji and Shira finally cross swords! Although he's missing an arm, Manji's mystical healing powers still ensure that he's a formidable opponent-but his greatest foe, the masochistic Shira, has a few depraved tricks up his own sleeve! Also-Anotsu embarrasses the shogunate!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 672 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #9-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 9-1ST Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 9-1ST

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    Volume 9 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 26-28.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    Anotsu's strange Itto-Ryu crew is splintered and fatigued, and Habaki Kagimura's group of suicidal Rokki-dan soldiers is closing in on them!

    In this penultimate omnibus volume, Hiroaki Samuras spellbinding masterpiece sees several major storylines finally beginning to dovetail. As some characters' strange paths converge, Samura's epic study on revenge and survival begins to wind its way toward a massive final confrontation!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 680 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #10-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 10-1ST Blade of the Immortal Omnibus TPB (2016-2019 Dark Horse) 10-1ST

    Volume 10 - 1st printing. Collects Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) Vol. 29-31.

    Story and art by Hiroaki Samura.

    The harrowing, bone-crunching finale! Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the devious Anotsu in a decisive showdown, while Manga, Rin, and only a few others witness the end of an era. Rin's quest concludes with a violent bang - then things get weirder!

    Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal finale overflows with heartbreak and bloodshed!

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 680 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $21.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 1-REP

    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. "Blood of a Thousand!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #1-6. Art and story by Hiroaki Samura Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. Slit his throat or stab him in the heart and mystical worms will force his body to heal. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His journey begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents' killers! Softcover, 136 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Cry of the Worm!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #7-11. Art and story by Hiroaki Samura Manji's female companion, Rin, finds the treasured sword of her destroyed Mutenichi-ryu dojo (school of swordsmanship). The ronin who has it must have been involved in the destruction of the school - and that means that Manji could be one step closer to ending his curse. If you like ninja action, Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal will keep you on edge. Softcover, 176 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2-REP
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 2-REP

    Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. "Cry of the Worm!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #7-11. Art and story by Hiroaki Samura Manji's female companion, Rin, finds the treasured sword of her destroyed Mutenichi-ryu dojo (school of swordsmanship). The ronin who has it must have been involved in the destruction of the school - and that means that Manji could be one step closer to ending his curse. If you like ninja action, Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal will keep you on edge. Softcover, 176 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Dreamsong!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #12-18. Art and Story by Hiroaki Samura. Makie is a natural-born killer bred to be a geisha. Splitting her life between servitude and slaughter could lead to an untimely death, so it's time she chooses a path, but her choice could mean trouble for Manji, the immortal samurai. It's round two for the man who gave up his right to die and the woman who gave up her right to dream. And this time, there'll be no winners. Softcover, 208pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #3-REP
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 3-REP

    Volume 3 - 2nd and later printings. "Dreamsong!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #12-18. Art and Story by Hiroaki Samura. Makie is a natural-born killer bred to be a geisha. Splitting her life between servitude and slaughter could lead to an untimely death, so it's time she chooses a path, but her choice could mean trouble for Manji, the immortal samurai. It's round two for the man who gave up his right to die and the woman who gave up her right to dream. And this time, there'll be no winners. Softcover, 208 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "On Silent Wings!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #19-22. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura Manji. The immortal samurai, is condemned to a life of combat until he slays a thousand evil men. He works as bodyguard for Rin, a young woman who seeks to avenge her father's murder at the hands of the deadly Kagehisa Onotsu. But even with Manji's instruction, will Rin ever be able to stand against such a powerful and ruthless adversary? And in her consuming quest for vengeance, does she risk becoming like him? Softcover, 176 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "On Silent Wings II." Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #23-28. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura Manji. In her quest across feudal Japan to avenge the murder of her parents, Rin has seen too much death and agony. When she befriends a young boy, she is horrified to discover that his father is a member of the band of assassins. Weary of blood, Rin now wishes only an apology from the killer, a mask maker whose only desire is to keep his evil past from his son and who will take up the sword again to protect his secret. Softcover, 184 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "Dark Shadows!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #29-34. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. Anotsu Kagehisa has turned his Ittö-ryü into the most famous sword school in Japan, a dojo of outcasts and eccentrics who've slaughtered their way to the top of Japan's world of the blade. But as the old Japanese saying goes, 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down,' and now Anotsu must relearn that ancient lesson when he discovers the existence of the Akagi, a mysterious organization formed from the survivors of the many rival sword schools destroyed by the ruthless Ittö-ryü. The Akagi are sworn to vengeance against Anotsu's dojo, but what Anotsu doesn't know is that the Akagi are wooing the immortal samurai, Manji, to join them in their war to exterminate the Ittö-ryü! Softcover, 192 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6-REP
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 6-REP

    Volume 6 - 2nd and later printings. "Dark Shadows!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #29-34. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. Anotsu Kagehisa has turned his Ittö-ryü into the most famous sword school in Japan, a dojo of outcasts and eccentrics who've slaughtered their way to the top of Japan's world of the blade. But as the old Japanese saying goes, 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down,' and now Anotsu must relearn that ancient lesson when he discovers the existence of the Akagi, a mysterious organization formed from the survivors of the many rival sword schools destroyed by the ruthless Ittö-ryü. The Akagi are sworn to vengeance against Anotsu's dojo, but what Anotsu doesn't know is that the Akagi are wooing the immortal samurai, Manji, to join them in their war to exterminate the Ittö-ryü! Softcover, 192 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 7-1ST

    Volume 7 - 1st printing. "Heart of Darkness!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #35-42. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura Manji. It is said that the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but couldn't he just be another enemy? Rin and her bodyguard, the immortal swordsman Manji, need to know the answer when they visit the headquarters of the mysterious Akagi assassins - led by the beautiful and deadly Hyakurin - who are out for vengeance against the Itto-Ryu, the rogue sword-school of Anotsu Kagehisa, the man responsible for the murder of Rin's parents. Can Rin and Manji hold to their own course once they've agreed to join forces with the misfit band of killers? Softcover , 240 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 8-1ST

    Volume 8 - 1st printing. "The Gathering!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #43-50. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. The immortal samurai, Manji, and his charge, Rin have lost their best chance to avenge the death of Rin's parents at the hands of Anotsu Kagehisa's renegade sword school, the deadly Itto-ryu. Manji and Rin's alliance with the mysterious Mugai-ryu assassins has failed, and now for Rin to pursue her parents' killer, she must pass through the Shogun's checkpoints that control the roads out of Edo, a task she must perform without Manji, who is one of the most wanted men in all Japan and she is sure to be detected. When Manji discovers Rin has gone, he faces the impossible choice of storming the checkpoint by force or leaving Rin to face Anotsu and his trained killers alone. And when Rin is falsely named as an accomplice in a savage murder, the stakes are raised ever higher as she faces even greater odds to fulfill her blood oath! Softcover, 208 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #9-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 9-1ST

    Volume 9 - 1st printing. "The Gathering II!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #51-57. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura Manji. While the immortal samurai, Manji, has his hands full with a trio of skillful and merciless killers of the renegade Ittö-ryü sword school, Manji's charge, Rin, prepares to make her way through government checkpoints to leave Edo and find Anotsu Kagehisa,lord of the Ittö-ryü and murderer of her parents and fulfill her quest of vengeance. Unjustly wanted for murder, Rin must try to pass in disguise, but the checkpoint officers are no fools, and she will not pass without a thorough interrogation and one slip will mean Rin's execution! Softcover, 216 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $15.95.

  • Issue #10-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 10-1ST

    Volume 10 - 1st printing. "Secrets!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #58-65. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura Manji. Anotsu Kagehisa, murderous leader of the rogue Ittö-ryü, has journeyed to the mountains far from Edo to the remote Shingyötö-ryü dojo under invitation to bring the sword school under his wing. But instead of a warm welcome, Anotsu finds a dojo full of angry young men who don't want to take orders from an upstart, unless he can proves he's tougher than the best of them! That sits just fine with Anotsu, who has dedicated his life to putting the killing back into Japan's formalized sword schools, but Anotsu suspects that something more than proof of his worthiness lies beneath the challenge. Meanwhile, the immortal swordsman, Manji, is recovering from a battle that left him literally cut to pieces. His charge, Rin, is till nowhere to be found, bound for vengeance against Anotsu, but soon his troubles may become a bit more immediate, troubles that even an immortal may not survive! Softcover, 232 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #11-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 11-1ST

    Volume 11 - 1st printing. "Beasts!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #66-72. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura Manji. After traveling a long and perilous road together, Rin and her immoral bodyguard, Manji, have become separated, Rin risking life and limb in her pursuit of her family's murderer, the ruthless Anotsu Kagehisa, leader of the outlaw Itto-Ryu sword school. Manji is slowly recovering and reassembling after being dismembered by Itto-ryu thugs, and has set off to find Rin. Meanwhile, both friends and enemies are also assembling. Manji's ally, the beautiful assassin Hyakurin has put a lot of Itto-ryu swordsmen under the dirt, but the tides are turned when she falls under the hands of a group of Itto-ryu killers who will go to any length and spare no agonies to get her to talk. Softcover, 192 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #12-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 12-1ST

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    Volume 12 - 1st printing. "Autumn Frost!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. You'd think that Manji, the immortal swordsman, would have dispatched just about every sinister personality in feudal Japan on his mission to slay a thousand evil men. But instead of thinning out the vicious herd, he's only shaken loose the most vicious and depraved. Now, Manji and his pal Magatsu are on the trail of one of the baddest apples in the barrel, Shira, old enemy of Manji-and a one-handed enemy, courtesy of the immortal's blade. But while manji and Magatsu are hunting Shira, the crafty killer has hired a pack of hunters of his own, and if he can't kill Manji, he's hoping for the next best thing: to cut Manji to pieces on a daily basis. Softcover, 232 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #12-REP
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 12-REP

    Volume 12 - 2nd and later printings. "Autumn Frost!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. You'd think that Manji, the immortal swordsman, would have dispatched just about every sinister personality in feudal Japan on his mission to slay a thousand evil men. But instead of thinning out the vicious herd, he's only shaken loose the most vicious and depraved. Now, Manji and his pal Magatsu are on the trail of one of the baddest apples in the barrel, Shira, old enemy of Manji-and a one-handed enemy, courtesy of the immortal's blade. But while manji and Magatsu are hunting Shira, the crafty killer has hired a pack of hunters of his own, and if he can't kill Manji, he's hoping for the next best thing: to cut Manji to pieces on a daily basis. Softcover, 232 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #13-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 13-1ST

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    Volume 13 - 1st printing. "Mirror of the Soul!" Story and art by Hirokai Samura. Anotsu Kagehisa, master swordsman and leader of the rogue Itto-ryu dojo, has sheathed his blade for the moment to join in marriage with the daughter of a swordmaster whose dojo is to be brought under Onotsus' dark wing. But for a man of action, the formal traditions of feudal Japan can be just as tense and fraught with hidden agendas as the battlefield. And while Anotsu may indulge in a moment of peace, his enemies are not at rest, among them Rin, who has stalked him for years to take revenge for the murder of her parents. Anotsu had best make sure that if he stops to smell the flowers, he doesn't end up losing his head! Softcover, 256 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #13-REP
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 13-REP

    Volume 13 - 2nd and later printings. "Mirror of the Soul!" Story and art by Hirokai Samura. Anotsu Kagehisa, master swordsman and leader of the rogue Itto-ryu dojo, has sheathed his blade for the moment to join in marriage with the daughter of a swordmaster whose dojo is to be brought under Onotsus' dark wing. But for a man of action, the formal traditions of feudal Japan can be just as tense and fraught with hidden agendas as the battlefield. And while Anotsu may indulge in a moment of peace, his enemies are not at rest, among them Rin, who has stalked him for years to take revenge for the murder of her parents. Anotsu had best make sure that if he stops to smell the flowers, he doesn't end up losing his head! Softcover, 256 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #14-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 14-1ST

    Volume 14 - 1st Printing. "Last Blood!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #90-98. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. Rin has spent countless days chasing the murderer of her parents, and now she has Anotsu Kagehisa where she wants him, but the deathly ill Anotsu is too sick for the honor-bound Rin to strike down. But such is not the case for the students of the Shingyötö-ryü, who are out to avenge the death of their sword master, and they have Rin captured and Anotsu cornered. The spirit of revenge is thick in the air?and about to get thicker as Manji, Rin's immortal bodyguard, finally reunites with his charge as this pot of retribution prepares to boil over. And so Manji's faced with a strange irony?to save Rin, he must cut down the men who are out to kill Anotsu, Manji's sworn enemy! Softcover, 256 pages, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $17.95.

  • Issue #15-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 15-1ST

    Volume 15 - 1st printing. "Trickster!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #99-105. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. Kidnapped and bound by three Itto-ryü warriors, Rin is unable to warn her bodyguard Manji, the immortal swordsman, that he's heading into a trap. To make matters worse, the Itto-ryü possess a large dose of kessen-satsu, the only poison known to damage Manji's blood and severely cripple his regenerative abilities. And is Mugai-ryü assassin Giichi following Manji in order to help rescue Rin ... or will he just stick around long enough to finish off any survivors? Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #16-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 16-1ST

    Volume 16 - 1st printing. "Shortcut!" Collects Blade of the Immortal (1996- ) #106-111. Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. As Rin frets over her bodyguard Manji's disappearance, she is surprised by the arrival of two traveling warriors, the feisty, headstrong Döa Yoshino and her huge, brutish companion, Isaku Yasono-ökami. Rin quickly regrets her decision to let this strange couple stay with her, but her detective work takes priority when she returns to the stronghold of Habaki Kagamura to search for Manji. Meanwhile, Kagimura's medical examiners begin to test the seemingly immortal Manji, who is imprisoned, chained, and a very unwilling toy in their merciless hands! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #26-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 26-1ST

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    Volume 26 – 1st printing. "Blizzard!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. The vicious battle continues-and a key character meets a grisly end! With the help of some new allies, Manji and Rin may have a fighting chance, but can a wounded and road-weary Magatsu hold his own against an invigorated, freshly armed foe? Hiroaki Samura's spellbinding masterpiece finds several major story lines finally beginning to dovetail! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., 224 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #27-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 27-1ST

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    Volume 27 – 1st printing. "Mist on the Spider's Web!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. With this epic tale of revenge completed in Japan, now's the time to catch up with Manji, Rin, and your favorite battling groups of anachronistic, enigmatic warriors! Anotsu Kagehisa's Itt?-Ry? crew is splintered and fatigued-as Habaki Kagimura's group of suicidal Rokki-dan soldiers closes in on them! The road to Blade's final volume begins here! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., 224 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #28-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 28-1ST

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    Volume 28 – 1st printing. "Raining Chaos!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. Heads and limbs fly as the vicious grudge match between desperate rogue Anotsu and disgraced officer Habaki continues! Three weird Rokki-dan thugs catch up to the fleeing Itt?-Ry? crew-with unexpected results! As this epic manga series nears its final volume, now's time to catch up with Manji, Rin, and your favorite battling groups of anachronistic, freakish warriors! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., 216 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #29-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 29-1ST

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    Volume 29 – 1st printing. "Beyond Good and Evil!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. Habaki and his Rokki-dan thugs turn a seemingly innocent harbor into a port of death - killing everyone who's docked there in case they're working with Anotsu's Itto-ryu crew! And when Manji, Rin, and a desperate Anotsu arrive on the scene? This really is the start of Blade's final battle-with only three volumes left! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., 216 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS NOTE: "Samura's work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today." - Geof Darrow Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #30-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 30-1ST

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    Volume 30 – 1st printing. "Vigilance!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. The penultimate volume! Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the man he's vowed to take down-the rascally Anotsu. While Manji and Rin are forced to battle Habaki's most tenacious, frightening Rokki-dan thug in a grotesque showdown, the enigmatic Makie has to fend off several Edo Castle henchmen at once! Hiroaki Samura's popular manga series nears its conclusion! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., 216 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS NOTE: "Samura's work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today." - Geof Darrow Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #31-1ST
    Blade of the Immortal TPB (1997-2015 Dark Horse) 31-1ST

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    Volume 31 – 1st printing. "Final Curtain!" Story and art by Hiroaki Samura. The harrowing, bone-crunching finale! Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the devious Anotsu in a decisive showdown, while Manji, Rin, and only a few others witness the end of an era. Rin's quest concludes with a violent bang - then things get weirder! Hiroaki Samura's final volume overflows with heartbreak and bloodshed! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/4-in., 288 pages, B&W. MATURE READERS NOTE: "Samura's work will thrill you, engage you, and even horrify you like no other artist working in film or print today." - Geof Darrow Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Blame! GN (2005 Tokyopop) 1-1ST Blame! GN (2005 Tokyopop) 1-1ST
    Published Aug 2005 by Tokyopop.

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    Volume 1- 1st printing. Story and art by Tsutomu Nihei. In a future world rife with decay and destruction, meet Killy, a man of few words who packs one very powerful gun-and he's not afraid to use it. Killy wanders an endless labyrinth of cyberdungeons filled with concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other bizarre silicate creatures. Everyone is searching for the "Net Terminal Genes," but no one is quite certain of the limits of the genes' awesome power. The answer may lie hidden among the scattered human settlements of this vast and desolate future world. Can Killy unlock the mystery of this nightmarish future and save the last remnants of humanity? Softcover, 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.99.