Takehiko Inoue’s critically acclaimed take on the life journey of warrior-philosopher Miyamoto Mushashi.

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Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher—the most celebrated samurai of all time!

Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike—Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Culture Award and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials and character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent.

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Vagabond, Volume 37

Musashi’s battle with the forces of nature leads him to do something that would have been unthinkable for him in the past—he begs for help. In exchange for sustenance for a famine-ravaged village, Musashi promises to fill a position as a sword instructor in Kokura. But Musashi is reluctant to leave the village, and something still ties him to the land there.

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