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Samura, Hiroaki

Overview
Works: 347 works in 557 publications in 4 languages and 4,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
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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 )

85 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To end his eternal suffering, he must slay one thousand enemies! Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents' killers ... and his quest won't end until the blood of a thousand has been spilled!
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 190 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 )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 153 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 )

3 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 )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 142 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 )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 136 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
Last blood by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 134 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 )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 131 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
Trickster by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 122 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 112 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 )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 111 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 )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 107 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 100 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!"--P. [4] of cover
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 99 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footsteps by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hiroaki Samura's latest Blade of the Immortal volume finds Manji and Rin recovering from their harrowing escape out of Edo's underground prisons and finally confronting their odd relationship. Doa and Isaku have something important to announce when Anotsu and the Itto-ryu reunite with their missing members, and Habaki Kagimura faces a death sentence! To atone for his failures and sins, Kagimura has one month to destroy Anotsu and his crew - or Kagimura must commit suicide. With his Mugai-ryu assassins disbanded, Kagimura enlists even stranger felons than before, creating the frightening, new Rokki-dan gang. With his colorful cast expanding, Samura's knack for creating memorable characters and his masterful ability to dovetail multiple plotlines into each other are evident in this new volume, which also packs a powerful surprise ending!--Amazon.com
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A prisoner subjected to Habaki Kagimura and crazy Doc Burando's twisted experiments for far too long, Manji finds himself closer to freedom than ever before - but several colorful villains block his way! While the shogun's executioner matches Manji and Doa's skills, the reborn, powerful Isaku struggles with Asaemon and Kagimura's henchmen. The breakout battle in the tunnels beneath Edo Castle continues! With plenty of mortal enemies to go around, Manji and company are surprised by the appearance of Burando's most horrific kessen-chu success story, just as the already treacherous tunnels begin to flood. Rin tries to remain hopeful, Burando faces the reality of his "immortality experiments" on Manji, and a monstrous villain makes a return appearance!"-- Publisher description
 
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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

Samura, Hiroaki 1970-

사무라 히로아키

サムラ, ヒロアキ 1970-

沙村 広明 1970-....

沙村広明

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