The Ideal Samurai

What makes a perfect samurai warrior? Koike and Kojima’s epic contemporary manga Lone Wolf and Cub sketches a grim portrait of a faltering Edo society through the eyes of a master-less Ronin and his innocent child. Advertisements

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Powerplay

Through strength in deception and meticulously planned mind games, characters in Tanizaki’s Quicksand push and pull one another to attain supreme authority, and find that the most dangerous foe of all is the powerful strength of seduction.

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