WorldCat Identities

Samura, Hiroaki

Overview
Works: 277 works in 717 publications in 2 languages and 4,936 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Samurai comics  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 895.63
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Hiroaki Samura
 
Most widely held works by Hiroaki Samura
Blade of the immortal : Blood of a thousand by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality and to rid his eternal suffering and lift the curse, he must slay one thousand enemies, and his quest begins with a young girl who seeks revenge on her parents' killers
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal samurai Manji is recovering from his wounds as Rin hunts for her family's murderer
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manji, an immortal samurai, is condemned to a life of combat until he kills a thousand evil men
Cry of the worm by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curse of the bloodworm is what keeps Manji alive -- slit his throat or stab him in the heart and those mystical worms will force his body to heal. This immortal curse will not be lifted until Manji has killed one thousand evil men. 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
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal samurai Manji and his pal Magatsu are on the trail of Shira, an old enemy of Manji's. But, even as they hunt him, Shira has hired a band of hunters that he hopes will, since they can't kill him, cut Manji to pieces on a daily basis
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal samurai Manji is recovering from a battle. Meanwhile, his charge, Rin, has disappeared and Anotsu has traveled to a remote dojo to take over its leadership
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal samurai Manji must deal with merciless killers while Rin's quest for revenge puts her in danger
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagehisa Anotsu asks the woman who loves him, the beautiful geisha Makie Otono-Tachibana, to kill the immortal Manji before Manji can kill him, thus pitting the deadly swordswoman against the legendary ronin
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality and to rid his eternal suffering and lift the curse, he must slay one thousand enemies, and his quest begins with a young girl who seeks revenge on her parents' killers
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anotsu Kagehisa has turned his Ittō-ryū 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 Ittō-ryū. 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 Ittō-ryū!"--Publisher's web site
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rin and the immortal samurai Manji must decide whether or not to ally with the Mugai-ryu assassins against Anotsu
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anotsu has put down his sword for a moment to get married, but he finds the formality of tradition just as trying and dangerous as battle. Meanwhile, Rin continues to hunt him so that she can avenge her parents death
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rin saves Renzo's life. And in reward, she finds herself face to face with one of the men who raped her mother! Araya Kawakami may have hidden his true identity from his own son, but Rin knows who the mask maker really is. He's a brutal murderer, and at the same time, he's still a devoted father. All the troubled Rin wants from Araya is an apology for the evil he's done in the past
Last blood by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rin can't honorably avenge her parents' death with Anotsu Kagehisa deathly ill. The students of the Shingyoto-ryu are not letting that stop them. They've captured Rin and have Anotsu cornered, leaving Manji in a quandry--to save Rin, he must kill the men who want to kill her sworn enemy
Blade of the immortal = Mugen no jūnin by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality and to rid his eternal suffering and lift the curse, he must slay one thousand enemies, and his quest begins with a young girl who seeks revenge on her parents' killers
Trickster by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidnapped and bound, Rin is unable to warn Manji that he is walking into a trap. To make things worse, the Itto-ryū posses a large dose of the only poison known to cripple Manji's regenerative abilites. And, why is Mugai-ryū assassin Güchi following Manji around?
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in German and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A massive, 280-page volume brings readers back into the "Badger Hole" with Rin and Dōa, as they make some shocking discoveries and finally find their missing companions! When Rin bumps into Toraemon, the unfortunate assistant to crazy Doc Burando and witness to his disgusting "immortality experiments," it seems that breaking Manji free will be a breeze. Not so. Getting Manji out of Edo's nightmarish underground cells and dank tunnel systems will be just as arduous as the ordeal of locating him was! More secrets about fan-favorite Dōa's past are revealed, and we get a bittersweet glimpse at her early years traveling with her beloved Isaku. Several old teams are reunited, a mind-blowing battle quickly starts and races us through most of this astonishing volume, and an old villain finally sees some pointed retribution at the hands of one of his prisoners! Let the breakout battle in the "Demon Lair" begin!"--Publisher's website, viewed January 6, 2009
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The immortality of the captive Manji is being sorely tested, as the horrifying experiments commanded by Habaki Kagimura in the dungeons below Edo castle continue. One of Kagimura's doctors, Ayame Burando, has already gone half-mad, tormented by the sickening mutilations intended to unlock the secret of passing Manji's amazing regenerative powers to others, and Burando's replacements have upped the ante with their utter incompetence. Meanwhile, Manji's charge, Rin, is desperately trying to find him, but Edo's brutal police are on her trail, and the race is on for Rin to free her immortal bodyguard before she joins him behind bars!"--Page 4 of cover
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Rin frets over her bodyguard Manji's disappearance, she is surprised by the arrival of two traveling warriors, the feisty, headstrong Doa Yoshino and her huge, brutish companion, Isaku Yasono-okami
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned in the stronghold of Habaki Kagimura, the immortal swordsman Manji endures unending experiments as Kagimura's doctors try to understand how his body regenerates. Only Ayame Burando, Kagimura's lead examiner, is feeling more desperate and sicked with each failure. Meanwhile, Manji bides his time, waiting for his time of vengeance
 
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Blade of the immortal : Blood of a thousand
Alternative Names

controlled identityTeashi, Takei, 1970-

Hiroaki Samura.

Hiroaki Samura dessinateur japonais

Hiroaki Samura fumettista giapponese

Hiroaki Samura Japanese graphic novelist

Hiroaki Samura japanischer Mangaka

Hiroaki Samura Japans illustrator

Samura, Hiroaki

Samura, Hiroaki 1970-

Самура, Хироаки

사무라 히로아키

사촌광명

サムラ, ヒロアキ

サムラ, ヒロアキ 1970-

沙村 広明 1970-....

沙村広明

Languages
English (200)

German (23)

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