Japan’s samurai past is riddled with stories of great fighting prowess and deeply ingrained systems of honour and discipline. But behind the stern demeanour was a society coming apart at the seams. Clashes in class systems and the need for a nation to come together threaten to break up the old ways of warring samurai-these are tales of such struggles.
This is the story of Japan’s history, and the beginning of the end of the samurai era.
Until the release of Lone Wolf & Cub in Europe, Satsuma Gishiden was the highest-selling samurai manga of all time in Europe.
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