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 up that series with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike—Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of legendary 17th-century swordsman 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 creating manga, Inoue has worked on television commercials, designed characters for video games, and founded 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!
Musashi takes on a different kind of opponent when he comes to the aid of a young orphaned boy and tries to defeat one of the fundamental elements of nature, water. This side journey takes him to the verge of discovering something that is perhaps even greater than becoming invincible.
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences.