Archive of all blog posts tagged 'Hiroaki Samura'


Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon (Junichi Ohsako) (2011/09/01 01:16)
Middling attempt at adapting a classic manga to a light-novel format.


Unkillable Dept. (2010/05/08 02:58)
I've updated the review for the animated version of Blade of the Immortal. It's beautiful to look at and highly watchable as drama, but strangely lacking the cutting black humor of the original manga. It's a case study in how...


Blade of the Immortal (2009/10/02 05:22)
Strange how a show that can seem to get everything outwardly right somehow also falls short. And I had half-expected Blade of the Immortal, the animated version of Hiroaki Samura’s manga, to fall short in some way. Here we had...


Blade of the Immortal Vol. #2: Cry of the Worm (2008/02/05 09:34)
Blade of the Immortal is shaping up to be one of the best arguments I’ve seen against living forever. There’s always a cost involved, and it’s usually not only paid in flesh and blood but spirit—and spirit is the one...


Blade of the Immortal Vol. #1: Blood of a Thousand (2007/08/09 12:09)
The problem with being immortal is that it’s a package deal from hell. Yes, you get to live forever, but it usually comes at a drastic cost—like, for instance, the fact that while you might get to live forever, anyone...

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