Vagabond Discussions
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Posted 6/14/15

Plot Summary

Growing up in 17th century Sengoku era Japan, Shinmen Takezou is shunned by the local villagers as a devil child due to his wild and violent nature. Running away from home with a fellow boy at age 17, Takezou joins the Toyotomi army to fight the Tokugawa clan at the battle of Sekigahara. However, the Tokugawa win a crushing victory, leading to nearly three hundred years of Shogunate rule. Takezou and his friend manage to survive the battle, and afterwards swear to do great things with their lives. But after their paths separate, Takezou becomes a wanted criminal, and must change his name and his nature in order to escape an ignoble death. Based on the book "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa, Vagabond is a fictional retelling of the life of Miyamoto Mushashi, often referred to as the "Sword Saint" - perhaps the most famous and successful of Japan's sword fighters.

Other Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 23, 1999 to ?
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Samurai, Seinen
Authors: Inoue, Takehiko (Story & Art), Yoshikawa, Eiji (Story)
Serialization: Morning


Chapters 327+ and ongoing

Anyone else reading this?

I started a few days ago and thought this was brilliant. Not a big fan of historical content but the storytelling and journey of the main character Musashi is very compelling. I'm also starting to find him to have a lot of human qualities that can be related to others. Then, there's the action, drama, and most importantly a reason for many of the events that occur.

A lot of emotions from this manga. I'm still around chapter 70+ right now but will probably catch up soon.
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22 / M / Shortbread Land
Posted 6/14/15
Just started this the other day, it's pretty awesome. The art style is one of the best things about it.
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Posted 6/14/15
Yeah, this series is pretty fun. My friend and I have been reading it for years.
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26 / M
Posted 6/14/15
The art style is amazing and the story is fantastic.
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Forum Clean up. Old 2015 threads Locked.
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