Samurai Executioner Volume 9: Facing Life and Death

301 pages
Ages 18+

As the shogun’s sword tester and executioner, Yamada Asaemon stands at the precipice of life and death. Such a position is not to be taken lightly, and “Kubikiri Asa” (“head chopper”) most certainly does not, often listening to the stories of those about to die and paying respect to these often maligned prisoners. But honor is honor, and while Asa may feel deep emotion for the condemned, ultimately the shogun’s blade must fall.

From the acclaimed Lone Wolf and Cub creative team of writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, Samurai Executioner is intense, violent, and though-provoking, historical manga at its finest.

• For mature readers.

Creators

Writer:
Kazuo Koike
Artist:
Goseki Kojima
Translator:
Marc Miyake
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Genres:
Manga
Release date:
04/11/2012