The Kouga Ninja Scrolls inspired an award-winning manga and anime series, Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls. This comes as no surprise. The Kouga Ninja Scrolls has ratings and 25 reviews. DiscoSpacePanther said: I came to read this book knowing nothing of Yamada’s work, and never havi. The year is AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the.

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There are nine ninja from each side, commencing to wipe off their opponents well originally there are ten from each, but the two hags managed to kill each other in the beginning. But in the midst of this bloody war, an unlikely romance blooms between Gennosuke of the Kouga clan and Oboro of the Iga clan. While it certainly has all of that, this book is a lot more Ninja-riffic than I expected. Mushibugyo — Trinity Seven Majestic Prince: There’s cheesy that can be fun and entertaining think Mortal Kombatthen there’s cheesy that just doesn’t fit with overall theme and atmosphere of a particular story.

When Tokugawa calls for an end to the truce so that he may use the two clans in a deadly battle of supernatural chess, eighteen of the twenty ninja chosen to play the game out are ready. Sep 18, Elvira Atvara rated it liked it Shelves: Yet the dialogue made it almost impossible for me to take this seriously at all.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Refresh and try again. Ladyhimera rated it it was amazing Mar 12, The ‘Eyes’ have it In this, we can see the magus actively attacking her, and a focus on Assassin’s eyes, one becoming differently shaded, and then the attacking magus are suddenly on the ground, half burnt to death. Views Read Edit View history. The descriptions of each scene, including the fight scenes, were painted so vividly through words that I felt like I’m watching it unfold right in front of me.

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Considering this was written back in I got this through Interlibrary Loan because I’ve read that two of my favorite animeNinja Scroll and Basiliskare both influenced by this book. Abe rated it really liked it May 08, The problem is that the story is so darned good that you can’t help but reading this book as fast as you can. Aug 16, Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing.

In order to solve the problem before it spirals out of control, Ieyasu orders the no hostilities pact between Kouga and Iga canceled and promptly commands each clan to send 10 of their best ninja to enter a ruthless and bloody competition of kill or be killed.

The most accurate description I can give is view spoiler [ “and everyon So, this is the book that I read on the way to Chiran.

Preview — Basilisk by Masaki Segawa. I’d recommend the anime over the book, but the book is not a terrible way to pass an hour or two.

Or is their love fated to end in death?

Kuro falls in love with Kuromitsu but realizes she Things are heating up! They used to be in love, but because of the duel, they killed sxrolls other off mercilessly.


The Kouga Ninja Scrolls

The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vol. The Best Jazz of It’s difficult to find books that mention something scrolld this at all. The story itself is full of tension and reversals; there are odd moments where Yamada’s medical background comes to the fore.

This series is a must read.

The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada

Now this book is not only about the actions and Kodansha Manga Award — General. Akeginu 18 episodes, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Where are the women ninja with cool powers? Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark’s evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman It is set 10 years after the original series and focuses in a group of young ninjas koua endeavour to carry on the ninja traditions and techniques.

With in this kiuga period is a small village that gets raided by bandits during every Characters are flat, motivations are weak, and the sense of epicness is missing.

The year is AD. Genetic Awakening Trinity Nijna the Movie: The problem is that we have about twenty characters that Yamada doesn’t give enough persona to make us feel anything for them. Great guy, but don’t piss him off.