Review: Lone Wolf and Cub

Lone Wolf and Cub
Live and die as a bushi

Author
Story: Kazuo Koike
Art: Goseki Kojima

Status
28 Volumes – Complete

Plot Summary
Ogami Itto, the former Kogi Kaishakunin – shogun’s executioner, together with his son Daigoro choose the path of assassin for his vengeance to the Yagyu. The Yagyu clan had set him up because they want his position. So they, father and son, abandon everything to achieve their goals.

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Review: Samurai Executioner

Samurai Executioner
Punished not the man himself,
but the evil within him

Author
Story: Kazuo Koike
Art: Goseki Kojima

Status
10 Volumes – Completed

Plot Summary
Yamada Asaemon Yoshitsugo, known as Kubikiri Asa, the decapitator Asaemon. He is the official O-Tameshiyaku of the shogunate. O-tameshi is a test of the shogun’s sword on a living body. He is also a decapitator. Beheading criminals that were sentenced to death as a lesson for other people so they won’t commit the same crime. Because of his job, most of the people see him as a demon or Shinigami (The God of Death).

He lived alone. He didn’t intend to get married because as someone who takes away lives, he won’t allow himself to create life. He take this rough path because he believed that every head he cut will bring him one step closer to his goal; to create a better world.

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