Manga series, written and created by Hiroaki Samura.
Blade of the Immortal follows the deeds of Manji, a skilled warrior who has a decisive advantage, no wound can kill him. Compelled by the death of his sister Manji accepts a quest that will end his agelessness and invunerability. Having already killed 100 samurai he has vowed to make amends for his dishonourable actions by killing 1000 evil men.
One of the most striking features of "Blade of the Immortal" is its beautiful, realistic artwork. Hiroaki Samura's unusual use of accurately detailed shots of hands and feet and his depiction of athmospheric backgrounds and landscapes are testament to his classical training.
Hiroaki Samura has been recognized by the Japanese Government's Ministry of the Arts and the Harvey Award Committee, as well as receiving an Eisner Award for best U.S. edition of foreign material.
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