WorldCat Identities

Samura, Hiroaki

Overview
Works: 289 works in 759 publications in 2 languages and 5,007 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Comics (Graphic works)  Samurai comics 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 223 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 )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 212 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 )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Ittō-ryū. Manji and Rin's alliance with the mysterious Mugai-ryū assassins has failed, and now to pursue her parents' killer, Rin must pass through the Shogun's checkpoints without Manji, one of the most wanted men in Japan. When Manji discovers Rin has gone, he faces the impossible choice of storming the checkpoint or leaving Rin to face the Ittō-ryū alone. And when Rin is falsely named as a murder suspsect, the stakes are raised as she faces even greater odds to fulfill her blood oath! -- from back cover
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 159 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 2001 in English and held by 152 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 137 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
Cry of the worm by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 124 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 one of her parents' killers. 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. Protecting Rin, however, is the immortal samurai, Manji - but if he kills the mask maker, will Rin's young friend be drawn into the same cycle of vengeance that has scarred her own life? -- from back cover
Blade of the immortal = Mugen no jūnin by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last blood by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 113 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 by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 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
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 90 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
Badger hole by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time for reconnaissance, planning, and waiting is over! Rin and Dōa, desperate to be reuniting with their friends, take their first bold steps in penetrating Edo Castle's defenses and foiling Kagimura's foul "immortality" experiments. A chance encounter with a high-strung peasant, an appearance by a strange, all-new Ittō-ryū warrior, and a narrow escape combine to make this volume an important series of encounters in their quest to find Manji and Isaku - and in Rin's growth as a warrior. The "Badger Hole" is a dank passageway that leads to an underground tunnel system beneath Edo Castle. With some new tricks, these two young ladies run headlong toward Kagimura's cruel prisons, where Manji hangs drugged and helpless. -- from back cover
Blade of the Immortal, Vol. 10 by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
The art of Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal epic is a unique, expertly paced manga series that mixes Edo-era samurai grudge matches with anachronistic punk attitudes and mannerisms. It's also one of the longest-running manga series in the U.S.! Samura's stirring tale of a warrior's search for redemption and a young girl's quest for revenge has taken the world by storm, winning numerous awards across the globe and spawning an anime series and a novel spinoff. In Dark Horse's The Art of Blade of the Immortal, Hiroaki Samura's lush color paintings, detailed line work, and selected story pages and chapter breaks are on display in an oversized, 9" x 12", hardcover collection. This Dark Horse edition also includes an exclusive section with thirty-two extra pages of artwork, an introduction by acclaimed artist Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled), and a translated afterword by Samura
Blade of the Immortal, Vol. 16( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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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 (143)

German (2)

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