Vagabond, Vol. 9 PDF/EPUB ¸ Vagabond, Vol. eBook

Vagabond, Vol. 9 PDF/EPUB ¸ Vagabond, Vol. eBook


10 thoughts on “Vagabond, Vol. 9

  1. Artemy Artemy says:

    I’m creeping ever closer to the point where I have no Vagabond to read and I’m not looking forward to it This was as always an absolutely amazing volume that I couldn’t put down until I finished it Gorgeous profound and masterful


  2. Terry Terry says:

    4 – 45 starsThe volume begins with the end of the match between Musashi and Denshichiro in which the wandering ronin dispatches the last of the Yoshioka siblings much to the shock and amazement of the rest of the clan With his feud apparently over Musashi leaves the temple grounds in which they fought only to run into Matahachi on the streets of Kyoto Musashi manages to force the unwilling Matahachi to join him for a drink and upon seeing the successes of his former friend the latter jealously lashes out with the only weapon he has Otsu Accusing Musashi of not only stealing his former fiancee but using her as his concubine Matahachi perhaps destoys one of the only friendships he has ever knownMeanwhile the Yoshioka plan to overwhelm Musashi with all seventy of their remaining warriors ready to ambush him in the guise of another duel The majority of the volume follows this carnage as Musashi harnesses his preternatural prowess and flows through the battle cutting down all who stand against him For most of the Yoshioka this is a moment of hatred and vengeance though others come to see Musashi as something of a saviour the greatest challenge they could ever face and a swordsman able to teach them the greatest of lessons even as he destroys them Musashi himself inwardly thanks the Yoshioka for providing him with this opportunity to learn in the only real way for a swordsman at the edge of a blade with the threat of death looming on all sides This dichotomy in the relationship between antagonists in bushido has been commented on before but I always find it intriguing One’s enemy is also one’s greatest friend They represent both the greatest opportunity as well as the most powerful danger a swordsman can face In the midst of the carnage of the battle as Musashi mows down his enemies like chaff we learn some of the backgrounds of the leading Yoshioka warriors and how they came into the fold Chief among these is the ranking swordsman Ueda Ryohei who was like a third brother to the vanuished Seijuro and Denshichiro I like how Takehiko weaves in these personal flashbacks even in the midst of his action segments adding depth to the characters with minimal effort We never see a great amount of Ryohei but what we do see helps to define him and we come to learn much in the few glimpses of his life we are givenI was a little less enthused with this volume than with some of the previous ones given that ¾ of it was given over to a somewhat repetitive battle but it is still an excellent comic that I highly recommend especially to enthusiasts of the martial arts Japanese history or the story of Musashi legendary as this version may be in many respects


  3. Etienne Etienne says:

    Battle and carnage That's what this one was about Lottt of action here and some very good one Not the most plot evolving volume of the series but really good nonetheless The duel again Kojiro will be insane might not happen in vol 10 I expect it to go on in vol 11 but that should be something A very good series that I'm eually sad that it's coming to the end and curious to see how everything will wrap up


  4. carmen caracol carmen caracol says:

    Takehiko Inoue has talent than any other graphic novel author I've ever read hands down Reading this series is like glimpsing into his very profound soul Every panel is exuisitely drawn It's very graphic very violent but this is done so tastefully that any carnage is actually beautiful There are no holds barred showing graphic content be prepared not only for violence but also sex full nudity swearing even bodily functions like diarrhea and belchingfarting haha Yet you also really have to use your imagination There is plenty that isn't shown and you just have to put the pieces together looking beyond the shadows I've never read anything this well balanced Beyond the art the story itself is well told it's intricately detailed and follows a pace that gives the reader time and opportunity to gain a larger perspective There are many different threads to the saga They end up converging one way or another and it's all very thrilling and exciting I couldn't help getting hooked The story is deep and philosophy heavy But it does not get burdensome Musashi will train you in the way of the sword as you follow his journey It's not pretentious at all You really have to marvel at what a genius Inoue is The historical accuracy and great attention to detail will place the reader in feudal Japan You will feel the tension Though perhaps a little attention paid to the role of samurai's would have been nice There were a few times I thought how is this related to societal life? why is this so important? when samurai's put their life on the line during duels with one another Though I believe it may be because I'm reading an English translation and I am Western It may be the same as someone who's only lived in Japan reading a translated story about a Crusader in medieval Europe and asking why's he doing that? Different cultures circumstances and definitely different belief systemsreligions Different historical context Raw fecund beautiful powerful even romantic Please read it Even if you don't have a stomach for violence I promise this may just be something that will give you a new perspective It's meaningful in every waychokengtitiktitikchokengs For girls who want to read it Miyamoto Musashi is so goddamn sexy like mmpph Yeah he's a man Haha


  5. & & says:

    Volume 25 4 Stars Volume 26 5 Stars Volume 27 5 Stars Vagabond wow I'm lost for words I cannot express my love and gratitude for this manga series Musashi invincible he's soul and wind and rain and the sun grass movement AllThis series just keeps becoming profound and beautiful it's funny because it's a series cemented in the death of human individuals human beings yet it captivates my heart because although death is completely present it's as if it's not really there because it's laced in consciousness everything Musashi does is meditated upon both consciously and subconsciously and I was so proud too see his successors beaming in his triumph I'm so proud for this series existence I love it so much Takehiko was born for this mastery the emotion in each character's eyes the movement and soul apparent in the art every single intricacy is flawlessly magnificent So much happened throughout these three volumes it was a whirlwind I cannot wait to continue Like wtf 70 samurai You thought Yoshioka You thoughtI really love Musashi's connection to nature I feel like the last few volumes he's become aware of everything around him and is in tune with it again Much like the beginning of the Vagabond series he's become one with the mountains again and I loved watching him use the flow of the river as his guide to cutting down the 70 samurai in Kyoto He did me proud as did Takehiko for creating this masterpiece


  6. Hafiz Azam Hafiz Azam says:

    The 9th VizBig volumevol 252627 will conclude the Yoshioka Arc Arguably the best arc so farit continues from the previous volume where Musashi is up against the head of the YoshiokaDenshichiroAnd of courseDenshichiro lose We all know Musashi will win Then it comes to the ultimate partMusashi vs 70 Yoshioka samurais I will not elaborate much on this partbut it is good to know that I re read this part times times again MasterclassThis volume culminates what a swordsman Musashi had become It also showed the author's meticulosattention to his artespecially the ink brushing I am aptly pleased


  7. Keiran Thegreat Keiran Thegreat says:

    Superb Vagabond keeps getting better and this volume could be the best so far The main focus of this story is showing how far Tazeko has come since the start of his journey A major element of this story is a fight scene that takes up a large portion of the book possibly the best fight I have seen in any Manga since Lone Wolf Cub amazing in flow drama and detail


  8. Jayson Kennedy Jayson Kennedy says:

    Must keep calm Make the ego fade It doesn't matter how many I cut down Whether I win or lose Have no aspirations for the future Lean neither forward nor backwards Repeat this moment of the present over and over again


  9. Arun Arun says:

    We all knew what happens in vol 25 since vol 21 it was only a matter of how soon That out of the way vol 26 onwards the book takes off Probably the most action packed till now and I don't know if it can be topped Musashi against 70 of the Yoshioka the description suffices the mere idea baffling The most violent and bloody encounter for our protagonist After a certain level of chaos it all becomes fluid Clarity thats the word I do not know if this seuence was a fever pitched dream or real because it is not something someone could comprehend Thoroughly enjoying this spiritual journey of Musashi and Inoue's amazing rendition of the storyOn a side note as we inch ever so close to the 12th volume with 13 no where in sight a choking feeling engulfs me This journeys end is sadly within reach


  10. Paul Paul says:

    If you want a samurai manga to have a few fight scenes then finally Volume 9 packs them in as Musashi battles his way out of Kyoto Every time I finish one of these I say that'll be the last one I buyuntil the next one comes out that is I like the way it's drawn I like the pace of the story


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Vagabond, Vol. 9 ➹ [Reading] ➻ Vagabond, Vol. 9 By Takehiko Inoue ➮ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk OnslaughtReal life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time The uintessential warrior philosopher Musashi authored A Book of Five Rings a classic treatise in the canon of wo OnslaughtReal life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time The uintessential warrior philosopher Musashi authored A Book of Five Rings a classic treatise in the canon of world philosophy and military strategy But the path to enlightenment is an endless journey and to get there through violent means—by way of the sword—makes mere survival an even greater challengeIt's been one year since Yoshioka Denshichirō granted Musashi a reprieve for a Vagabond, Vol. eBook à rematch Denshichirō may have been a better swordsman back then but with Musashi before him now he realizes the truly incredible strides his opponent has made in such a short period of time By sheer force of will a reluctant Denshichirō moves forward into the fight And what will the deadly repercussions be for Musashi after this duel that's all but already won.

  • Paperback
  • 600 pages
  • Vagabond, Vol. 9
  • Takehiko Inoue
  • English
  • 06 March 2015
  • 9781421523132

About the Author: Takehiko Inoue

井上雄彦 is a Japanese manga artist best known for the basketball manga Slam Dunk which has become a success both in Japan and overseas Many of his works are about basketball Inoue himself being a huge fan of the sport and many Japanese children started to play basketball because they read the manga This in turn helped make basketball popular in Japan and across East AsiaInoue has been drawing manga mainly in male oriented Vagabond, Vol. eBook à magazines His name is ordered as Takehiko Inoue on his books sold in North America through Viz Media Vagabond Slam Dunk and Real although Gutsoon Entertainment's earlier Slam Dunk translations in North America used Inoue TakehikoSource Wikipedia.


10 thoughts on “Vagabond, Vol. 9

  1. Artemy Artemy says:

    I’m creeping ever closer to the point where I have no Vagabond to read and I’m not looking forward to it This was as always an absolutely amazing volume that I couldn’t put down until I finished it Gorgeous profound and masterful

  2. Terry Terry says:

    4 – 45 starsThe volume begins with the end of the match between Musashi and Denshichiro in which the wandering ronin dispatches the last of the Yoshioka siblings much to the shock and amazement of the rest of the clan With his feud apparently over Musashi leaves the temple grounds in which they fought only to run into Matahachi on the streets of Kyoto Musashi manages to force the unwilling Matahachi to join him for a drink and upon seeing the successes of his former friend the latter jealously lashes out with the only weapon he has Otsu Accusing Musashi of not only stealing his former fiancee but using her as his concubine Matahachi perhaps destoys one of the only friendships he has ever knownMeanwhile the Yoshioka plan to overwhelm Musashi with all seventy of their remaining warriors ready to ambush him in the guise of another duel The majority of the volume follows this carnage as Musashi harnesses his preternatural prowess and flows through the battle cutting down all who stand against him For most of the Yoshioka this is a moment of hatred and vengeance though others come to see Musashi as something of a saviour the greatest challenge they could ever face and a swordsman able to teach them the greatest of lessons even as he destroys them Musashi himself inwardly thanks the Yoshioka for providing him with this opportunity to learn in the only real way for a swordsman at the edge of a blade with the threat of death looming on all sides This dichotomy in the relationship between antagonists in bushido has been commented on before but I always find it intriguing One’s enemy is also one’s greatest friend They represent both the greatest opportunity as well as the most powerful danger a swordsman can face In the midst of the carnage of the battle as Musashi mows down his enemies like chaff we learn some of the backgrounds of the leading Yoshioka warriors and how they came into the fold Chief among these is the ranking swordsman Ueda Ryohei who was like a third brother to the vanuished Seijuro and Denshichiro I like how Takehiko weaves in these personal flashbacks even in the midst of his action segments adding depth to the characters with minimal effort We never see a great amount of Ryohei but what we do see helps to define him and we come to learn much in the few glimpses of his life we are givenI was a little less enthused with this volume than with some of the previous ones given that ¾ of it was given over to a somewhat repetitive battle but it is still an excellent comic that I highly recommend especially to enthusiasts of the martial arts Japanese history or the story of Musashi legendary as this version may be in many respects

  3. Etienne Etienne says:

    Battle and carnage That's what this one was about Lottt of action here and some very good one Not the most plot evolving volume of the series but really good nonetheless The duel again Kojiro will be insane might not happen in vol 10 I expect it to go on in vol 11 but that should be something A very good series that I'm eually sad that it's coming to the end and curious to see how everything will wrap up

  4. carmen caracol carmen caracol says:

    Takehiko Inoue has talent than any other graphic novel author I've ever read hands down Reading this series is like glimpsing into his very profound soul Every panel is exuisitely drawn It's very graphic very violent but this is done so tastefully that any carnage is actually beautiful There are no holds barred showing graphic content be prepared not only for violence but also sex full nudity swearing even bodily functions like diarrhea and belchingfarting haha Yet you also really have to use your imagination There is plenty that isn't shown and you just have to put the pieces together looking beyond the shadows I've never read anything this well balanced Beyond the art the story itself is well told it's intricately detailed and follows a pace that gives the reader time and opportunity to gain a larger perspective There are many different threads to the saga They end up converging one way or another and it's all very thrilling and exciting I couldn't help getting hooked The story is deep and philosophy heavy But it does not get burdensome Musashi will train you in the way of the sword as you follow his journey It's not pretentious at all You really have to marvel at what a genius Inoue is The historical accuracy and great attention to detail will place the reader in feudal Japan You will feel the tension Though perhaps a little attention paid to the role of samurai's would have been nice There were a few times I thought how is this related to societal life? why is this so important? when samurai's put their life on the line during duels with one another Though I believe it may be because I'm reading an English translation and I am Western It may be the same as someone who's only lived in Japan reading a translated story about a Crusader in medieval Europe and asking why's he doing that? Different cultures circumstances and definitely different belief systemsreligions Different historical context Raw fecund beautiful powerful even romantic Please read it Even if you don't have a stomach for violence I promise this may just be something that will give you a new perspective It's meaningful in every waychokengtitiktitikchokengs For girls who want to read it Miyamoto Musashi is so goddamn sexy like mmpph Yeah he's a man Haha

  5. & & says:

    Volume 25 4 Stars Volume 26 5 Stars Volume 27 5 Stars Vagabond wow I'm lost for words I cannot express my love and gratitude for this manga series Musashi invincible he's soul and wind and rain and the sun grass movement AllThis series just keeps becoming profound and beautiful it's funny because it's a series cemented in the death of human individuals human beings yet it captivates my heart because although death is completely present it's as if it's not really there because it's laced in consciousness everything Musashi does is meditated upon both consciously and subconsciously and I was so proud too see his successors beaming in his triumph I'm so proud for this series existence I love it so much Takehiko was born for this mastery the emotion in each character's eyes the movement and soul apparent in the art every single intricacy is flawlessly magnificent So much happened throughout these three volumes it was a whirlwind I cannot wait to continue Like wtf 70 samurai You thought Yoshioka You thoughtI really love Musashi's connection to nature I feel like the last few volumes he's become aware of everything around him and is in tune with it again Much like the beginning of the Vagabond series he's become one with the mountains again and I loved watching him use the flow of the river as his guide to cutting down the 70 samurai in Kyoto He did me proud as did Takehiko for creating this masterpiece

  6. Hafiz Azam Hafiz Azam says:

    The 9th VizBig volumevol 252627 will conclude the Yoshioka Arc Arguably the best arc so farit continues from the previous volume where Musashi is up against the head of the YoshiokaDenshichiroAnd of courseDenshichiro lose We all know Musashi will win Then it comes to the ultimate partMusashi vs 70 Yoshioka samurais I will not elaborate much on this partbut it is good to know that I re read this part times times again MasterclassThis volume culminates what a swordsman Musashi had become It also showed the author's meticulosattention to his artespecially the ink brushing I am aptly pleased

  7. Keiran Thegreat Keiran Thegreat says:

    Superb Vagabond keeps getting better and this volume could be the best so far The main focus of this story is showing how far Tazeko has come since the start of his journey A major element of this story is a fight scene that takes up a large portion of the book possibly the best fight I have seen in any Manga since Lone Wolf Cub amazing in flow drama and detail

  8. Jayson Kennedy Jayson Kennedy says:

    Must keep calm Make the ego fade It doesn't matter how many I cut down Whether I win or lose Have no aspirations for the future Lean neither forward nor backwards Repeat this moment of the present over and over again

  9. Arun Arun says:

    We all knew what happens in vol 25 since vol 21 it was only a matter of how soon That out of the way vol 26 onwards the book takes off Probably the most action packed till now and I don't know if it can be topped Musashi against 70 of the Yoshioka the description suffices the mere idea baffling The most violent and bloody encounter for our protagonist After a certain level of chaos it all becomes fluid Clarity thats the word I do not know if this seuence was a fever pitched dream or real because it is not something someone could comprehend Thoroughly enjoying this spiritual journey of Musashi and Inoue's amazing rendition of the storyOn a side note as we inch ever so close to the 12th volume with 13 no where in sight a choking feeling engulfs me This journeys end is sadly within reach

  10. Paul Paul says:

    If you want a samurai manga to have a few fight scenes then finally Volume 9 packs them in as Musashi battles his way out of Kyoto Every time I finish one of these I say that'll be the last one I buyuntil the next one comes out that is I like the way it's drawn I like the pace of the story

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