Volume 9: Facing Life and Death
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.