WorldCat Identities

Samura, Hiroaki

Overview
Works: 214 works in 609 publications in 2 languages and 4,800 library holdings
Genres: History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Comics (Graphic works)  Adventure stories 
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 by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

54 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 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 )

80 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 428 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 )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 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 : Blood of a thousand by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

9 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 )

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
Cry of the worm by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 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 )

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
Last blood by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 125 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
Trickster by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 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 = Mugen no jūnin by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 96 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 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 79 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 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To atone for the atrocities committed under his watch, Habaki Kagimura is no longer the top general for Edo castle and the shogunate, and he must commit ritual suicide. While his replacement gave the despised Itto--ryu gang a reprieve and an order to leave Edo and remain in exile, Kagimura still has one shot to redeem himself. Desperate and with very little time left, he's assembled his Rokki--dan warriors--with Kagimura's own daughter among their numbers--and he now seeks to hunt down and wipe out the Itto--ryu for good. But in his haste, will he fall for a string of traps planned by Anotsu, their devious leader? Freed and unfazed by his time in Edo's dungeons, Manji searches for his missing limb, and a few old friends return to the pages of this action--filled, epic manga series."--Publisher's web site
Ohikkoshi by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories are told with the same bold, kinetic art style and brilliantly paced storytelling that Samura's Blade of the Immortal epic is famous for. The main offering, "Ohikkoshi," follows the turbulent paths of several twenty-something art students as they fall in love, fall in lust, play in rock bands, ride motorbikes, eat, sleep (together), and try to avoid making life decisions while drunk. This romantic comedy is a "Japanese art school confidential" packed with absurd humor, obscure death metal references, and some expertly placed, dramatic revelations
Demon lair II by Hiroaki Samura( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 73 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
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
 
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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 (221)

German (1)

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