Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 5 (Second Edition) (Paperback)

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Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 5 (Second Edition) (Paperback)

By Stan Sakai, Stan Sakai (Illustrator)

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The adventures of Miyamoto Usagi, the rabbit ronin, continue! This fifth definitive Usagi Yojimbo collection sees the return of many of Usagi’s friends.

Inspector Ishida, the sneaky thief Kitsune, and the fearsome bounty hunters Gen and Stray Dog all make appearances. The retainer Tomoe Ame also returns in the epic-length “Mother of Mountains,” “Tomoe’s Story,” and the poignant tea ceremony tale, “Chanoyu.”
 
Stan Sakai’s emotive artwork and masterful storytelling combine to create a stunning and engrossing comic adventure that readers won’t want to put down! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #76–#93, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special #1–#3, and more!
 
Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto, Japan, grew up in Hawaii, and now lives in California with his children, Hannah and Matthew. He received a fine arts degree from the University of Hawaii and did further studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His creation, Usagi Yojimbo, is the story of a samurai rabbit living in a feudal Japan populated by anthropomorphic animals. It first appeared in Albedo Comics in 1984. Since then, Usagi has appeared on television as a guest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and as toys, on clothing, in comic books, and in a series of trade paperback collections. In 1991, Stan created Space Usagi, the adventures of a descendant of the original Usagi, dealing with the samurai in a futuristic setting. Stan is also an award-winning letterer for his work on Sergio Aragonés's Groo: The Wanderer, the Spider-Man Sunday newspaper strips, as well as for Usagi Yojimbo. He is the recipient of a Parents' Choice Award, an Inkpot Award, multiple Eisner Awards, two Spanish Haxturs, an American Library Association Award, and a National Cartoonists' Society Division Award. Usagi Yojimbo Book 12: Grasscutter was used as a textbook in Japanese history classes at the University of Portland.
Product Details ISBN: 9781506724959
ISBN-10: 1506724957
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 588
Language: English
“Sixteenth-century Japan is never so entertaining as in Stan Sakai’s tales of Miyamoto Usagi.”—NPR’s Best Books of 2014

“Stan Sakai has successfully brought to American comics a collection of Japanese fables well told in the American style. Usagi Yojimbo is an enduring work. Bravo.”—Will Eisner

“I think Usagi Yojimbo is one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found. Stan's style of artwork, his crisp incisive writing, and his thoroughly professional pacing, all done in a relaxed and absorbed manner, have provided comics with something so rarely seen in this field—a new literary and artistic approach to illustrated storytelling.”—Stan Lee

“Sakai is a total pro and a consummate craftsman.”—Rolling Stone