Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike--Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball.
Inoue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Tezuka Osamu Culture award and the Media Arts Festival Award. In addition to his work on manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials, character designs for video games, and is the founder of a scholarship to foster Japanese basketball talent.
Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond
is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher--the most celebrated samurai of all time!
What does a man do after he accomplishes the impossible? This is exactly what Musashi must reflect upon after he survives single-handedly taking on seventy bloodthirsty men out for revenge. But before he can take his next step, Musashi will have to recover from his battle wounds--and it remains to be seen whether he'll even be able to walk again...