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16th Manga Division Jury Selections

Mibu Gishi Den (When the Last Sword Is Drawn)

ASADA Jiro / NAGAYASU Takumi [Japan]


hat is morality? What is love? Feared as a “demon” and an assassin, YOSHIMURA Kan’ichiro is said to have been the strongest member of the Shinsen-gumi, a special military force designed to protect the shogun. This tale recounts the life of a samurai who was reviled as a miser for hoarding the things he loved, and who killed without letup for the people he loved. ASADA Jiro and NAGAYASU Takumi have crafted a new legend about the already legendary Shinsengumi.