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Blood of a Thousand: 1 (Blade of the Immortal (Pb)) Library Binding – 1 Mar 1997


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  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: San Val (1 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1417659114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417659111
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Dec. 1998
Format: Paperback
The story is quite intense and the art is nothing less than superb. Mr. Samura has done an exceptional job putting together an adult book about love, war, revenge, honor and fantasy all entwined together in an enthralling mix of characters and mystery. The action in this book is non-stop Samurai action and you will find yourself flipping through the pages as quickly as the blades cut through the wind. This book is a must-have to all Manga fans. For all non Manga fans, you must give this book a try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 May 1999
Format: Paperback
What would you do if you where granted Immortality? Embrace it? Or find a way out of it? When a wise-craking, swords master is given eternal life he desides to give it up by killing a thousand evil men in the name of good, justice, and the Japanese way.
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By Walter White on 9 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
Absolute Masterpiece.
Stunning Art, great story and storytelling. Fantastic characters and UNBELIEVABLY good action and fights.
First volume gets you hooked, and by volume 3 (where in my opinion the series hits its stride) the series elevates itself to what is possibly the best Manga series ever made. And it just keeps getting better.
Buy it. Buy them all!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 May 2000
Format: Paperback
I was after this book for some time. And it was truly worth the wait. In fact, its worth its weight in gold.
The artwork is amazing, the story is captivating. I would have given this book 6 stars if I could, it is the only Manga comic I get, because it is the best I've ever read. All we need now is the Manga Video series of it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "acehunterman" on 8 Oct. 2002
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because I was impressed by the artwork, but found that the art wasn't the only great thing about this series.
The story starts off a little hazy (Samura doesn't seem to be able to make up his wind on the plot), but it soon regulates and keeps getting better. The immortality thing sounds cheesy (it's been done to death, but best applied in 3x3 Eyes), but Samura uses it as an excuse to give the reader amazing swordfights, where are "invinsible hero" isn't a strong as he first appears (He's always getting carved up, but never killed), but still prooves himself to be the coolest comic character to date.
If you want a samurai type of graphic novel, then this is samurai period on the wild side (it isn't too concerned with the honor factor of many samurai period comics) as it focuses on the side of martial arts as a system of fighting, rather than a parlour game (as a practicing martial artist this subject strikes a particular note with me).
A more traditional (but equally violent) samurai period series I also recommend for the traditionalists out there recommend is "Lone Wolf and Cub", personally I'd get both (hey, I did!).
In short, this is an epic series with love, betrayal, a long running essay (it's the basis of the story) on the potential mess of wrongly tought martial arts, and lots and lots of violence (plus dechanged parts of bodies, not for the easily disturbed).
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