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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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. I prefer the anime version for bringing Scrolsl grotesque designs to life and filling in a little bit of the background.

Jan 20, Jelena Radosavljevic rated it liked it Shelves: Diana Pinguicha rated it really liked it Jul 12, One clan decides to take a land route to Sunpu while the other takes to sea, hoping to cut them off. Imma finish this ish today. Thanks to the machinations of the Ieyasu Tokugawa, the age-old truce between the Kouga and the Iga clans is no more—and now a fight to the death will decide which clan reigns supreme.

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Things are heating up! Jan 02, Nathalie Andrews rated it really liked it. The novel was made into a manga by Segawa Masaki, and that was turned into an anime by Gonzo.

Want scrol,s Read Currently Reading Read. Yamada’s approach was quite new at that time especially in Japan, but now it surely is used, so the novelty value isn’t there anymore.

Add the first question. The two hags are Danjou from Kouga and Ogen from Iga. The various government retainers are beginning to take sides and the Tokugawa Shogunate is on the verge of tearing itself apart. Edit Details Official Sites: The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media.


scrools The whole storyline is scrolls fighting with different skills without any other content, which makes the book utterly boring. Oboro knows this herself and blinded herself tem Things are heating up!

Mino Nenki 11 episodes, Kenji Utsumi There are nine ninja from each side, commencing to wipe off scrolsl opponents well originally there are ten from each, but the two hags managed to kill each other in the beginning. The book is essentially the story of how these two groups slaughter one another, but each of the characters is well-developed and compelling and the central romance is beautiful and heartbreaking. Recommended for any who enjoy Japanese literature, have an interest in ninja and well-written action, or have seen the amine inspired by it and want a more in-depth reliving of the tale.

Other books in the series. Heart Under Blade — which I already watched a few years ago. I also love the girls! This is definitely the type of book that will be read over and over just to make sure that you have seen every zcrolls of artwork there is. On the banks of a river, one left to death has risen again. Two rival ninja clans, the Kouga and the Iga, will meet in a battle to the death.

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The Kouga Ninja Scrolls inspired an award-winning manga and anime series, Basilisk: The Shogun during that period, Tokugawa Ieyasudecided to retire from power, and passed the torch to his son. Jul 11, Christine Jones rated it really liked it.

Other differences include fight scenes happening in a different order i. The novel traces the course of the conflict as both clans endure heavy losses and ultimately bringing Gennosuke and Oboro to face each other on the field of battle. And at the end of this volume, you end up wanting to keep on reading. It’s difficult to find books that mention something like this at all. Edit Did You Know? Search for ” Basilisk: Some of the skills that these ninjas have are completely out of this world, bat-shit fucking insane, and I enjoyed that very much.


Yamada Futaro went on to write a whole ninjs of Ninpou Chou novels. Another 2 ninjas die and some thick art is shown but to prove a point that you have to find out if you grow up.

We were able to get a glimpse into h This book had a lot of potential to be one badass piece of literature.

Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Scrools Daddy’s Millenion crime kogua. The artwork speaks for itself and you won’t find a better drawn manga niinja anywhere! Nevertheless, I liked how engaging the storyline is and how everything will turn out in the end.

Jeremie Galand rated it liked it May 04, Janki rated it really liked it Mar 29, I got this through Interlibrary Loan because I’ve read that two of my favorite animeNinja Scroll and Basiliskare both influenced by this book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Kouga Ninja Scrolls ” on Amazon. Furthermore, the destruction usually had absolutely nothing to do with the characters or plot that was unfolding in the moment. The anime was billed as “Romeo and Juliet” He has the ability to slow down time to a near halt and just destroy you as easily as taking a stroll in the park.