The 47 Ronin

Sean Michael Wilson Shambhala Publications Comics & Graphic Novels

A graphic novel depiction of the most dramatic example of bushido—the samurai code—in Japanese history In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai—known as ronin—all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan’s deeply rooted cultural imperative of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice. The historical event has inspired many writers and artists over the years and numerous fictionalized versions and adaptations have emerged. In The 47 Ronin, Sean Michael Wilson has created a historically factual portrait, enhanced by evocative and often lyrical drawings by Akiko Shimojima. While there are other depictions of the story in manga form, this version stands out as being the most accurate and most compelling. Wilson and Shimojima have made the characters nuanced and relatable.

ISBN10 : 9781611801378 , ISBN13 : 1611801370

Page Number : 161

47 Ronin

Mike Richardson Dark Horse Comics Comics & Graphic Novels

Japan's enduring national legend comes to comics! The tale of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and creators Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai have done justice to their story! Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed miniseries recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur. Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of Lord Asano, 47 Ronin follows a dedicated group of Asano's vassals on their years-long path of vengeance! * From Mike Richardson (Star Wars: Crimson Empire) and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)! * Tons of bonus art and behind-the-scenes extras! "If you're a fan of the samurai genre then this is a no-brainer... if you've never given it a chance then this is the perfect gateway book to the genre." Comic Bastards "Stan Sakai makes Japan all the more exciting with this comic, and Richardson's narrative builds an epic tale reminiscent of Kurosawa's greatest films." Graphic Policy

ISBN10 : 9781506717999 , ISBN13 : 1506717993

Page Number : 156

Forty Seven Ronin

Mike Richardson

Japan's enduring national legend comes to comics! This epic mission of loyal Japanese warriors to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and 47 Ronin recounts the sweeping saga of duty and duress in all its violent grandeur. Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of young Lord Asano, this graphic novel follows a dedicated group of Asano's vassals on their unwavering road to bloody vengeance.

ISBN10 : OCLC:969830528 , ISBN13 :

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Hondo City Justice

Robbie Morrison 2000 AD Comics & Graphic Novels

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE HONDO! Samurai-like Judges rule the streets of Japan's mega-city in the world of Judge Dredd. Tackling organised crime and futuristic Ronin, it takes Judges like the renowned Judge Shimura to keep the streets safe. WAY OF THE RONIN! Hondo City is the Japanese Equivalent of Mega-City One - a large, sprawling urban mass policed by a Justice Department. Culturally however, it is totally different. While on the forefront of modern technology, the Hondo-citizens remain tied to the roots and customs of feudal Japan, while the Samurai-like Judge Inspectors who police the city, have been plagued by cases of corruption. Fortunately, judges like Aiko Inaba are upholding the law while questioning the authority of Justice Central. From giant city-stomping beasts to vengeful ronin from beyond the grave, Hondo City life can be crazier than a pocketful of Pokémon! This collection features a host of 2000 AD comic talent, including Robbie Morrison (The Authority, Nikolai Dante), Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd, Insurrection), Colin Wilson (Star Wars, Rogue Trooper), Cliff Robinson (Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson) and Steve Parkhouse (The Bojeffries Saga, Doctor Who).

ISBN10 : 1781082499 , ISBN13 : 9781781082492

Page Number : 0

Black Ships

Sean Michael Wilson North Atlantic Books Comics & Graphic Novels

On the 14th of July, 1853, the USS Plymouth, Mississippi, Saratoga, and Susquehanna sailed into Yokosuka, Japan. The mysterious "Black Ships" had arrived. In this stirring account of a pivotal moment in modern Japanese history, award-winning author and illustrator team Sean Michael Wilson and Akiko Shimojima tell the story of the four American "Black Ships" that arrived in Japan in 1853 under the command of Commodore Perry to force Japan to open up to trade. The book compellingly portrays the apprehension and confusion of the Japanese people witnessing the Black Ships steaming into view over the horizon; the anxious response of the samurai; the cat-and-mouse game that ensued; the protracted negotiations; and the eventual agreement signed on March 31st, 1854, as the Treaty of Kanagawa. Historically accurate and with an easy-to-read visual format, Black Ships conveys the personalities of the key figures in the drama: on one side, Commodore Perry and his captains, and on the other, Shogunate officials Abe Masahiro and Hayashi Akira. Wilson and Shimojima vividly capture the atmosphere of threat and change that pervaded Japan during Bakumatsu, the final years of the Edo period, as the feudal Tokugawa shogunate took its last breaths and gave way to the new Meiji government.

ISBN10 : 9781623170929 , ISBN13 : 1623170923

Page Number : 120

47 Ronin 5

Mike Richardson Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues) Comics & Graphic Novels

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's breathtaking account of Japan's most famous historical legend reaches its extra-length conclusion, as Lord Asano's loyal retainers take their revenge! THE EPIC FINALE! Special oversize final issue for the same low price! From Mike Richardson (_Star Wars: Crimson Empire_) and Stan Sakai (_Usagi Yojimbo_)! "_47 Ronin_ is a book to watch . . ." IGN

ISBN10 : PKEY:22210 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 38

Bushido Graphic Novel

Inazo Nitobe Shambhala Comics & Graphic Novels

This graphic novel version of the cult classic Bushido brings the timeless secrets of the samurai to life. First published in the early 1900s, Bushido was the first book to introduce Westerners to the samurai ethos. Written by Inazo Nitobe, one of the foremost Japanese authors and educators of the time, it describes the characteristics and virtues that are associated with bushido—honor, courage, justice, loyalty, self-control—and explains the philosophy behind how samurai were educated and trained; the connection between the sword and the samurai; seppuku; and the position of women in samurai culture; among other themes. To this day, Bushido is considered a must-read for anyone who wants to understanding the soul of Japan and navigate their world with integrity and honor.

ISBN10 : 9780834840331 , ISBN13 : 0834840332

Page Number : 160