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Blade of the Immortal returns in deluxe hardcover editions, collecting Hiroaki Samura''s epic series for the first time in its original 7x10 serialized format.

A cursed, seemingly immortal warrior aids a young girl in her quest for revenge, as the students of a brutal new sword school tear a bloody path across Japan. Hiroaki Samura''s massive manga series spawned two anime adaptations, a spinoff novel, an art book, and a live-action film! Samura''s storytelling tour-de-force also won Japan''s Media Arts Award, several British Eagle Awards, and an Eisner Award, among other international accolades. Intense and audacious, Blade takes period samurai action and deftly combines it with a modernist street idiom to create a style and mood like no other work of graphic fiction.

Collects Blade of the Immortal volumes 1 to 3 in the original 7x10 serialized format, in a faux-leather hardcover treatment, and with a bookmark ribbon.

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Hiroaki Samura is a Japanese writer/illustrator and creator of Blade of the Immortal, as well as several other short works. He has also done various illustrations for magazines.

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Chunky
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Western Reading Format 😔
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2020
Why is this in the western reading format when the other deluxe editions like Berserk and Hellsing, which are amazing, aren’t? That’s my big gripe with this, especially considering the price tag. I’ve always loved BOTI but my former roommate had been collecting... See more
Why is this in the western reading format when the other deluxe editions like Berserk and Hellsing, which are amazing, aren’t?

That’s my big gripe with this, especially considering the price tag. I’ve always loved BOTI but my former roommate had been collecting them so I never felt the need to collect them myself. Now that I live on my own I was excited to see a new hardcover edition. I always prefer hardcover to paperback, always, so I’m sad that this wasn’t given the proper love it deserves. Oh well.

BOTI is still an amazing manga regardless and I’ll continue to collect the other volumes as they’re released. They just won’t feel nearly as special as Berserk (buy it now seriously) and Hellsing do.
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Richard Burns
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Almost there, but not quite
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2020
Well, let''s get into it: Pros: - Great cover, simple, and has an amazing texture to it, it''s outrageously soft and smooth. - The cover art, while a bit small, very nice quality (other Deluxe Editions by DH usually have an icon for the series,... See more
Well, let''s get into it:

Pros:

- Great cover, simple, and has an amazing texture to it, it''s outrageously soft and smooth.
- The cover art, while a bit small, very nice quality (other Deluxe Editions by DH usually have an icon for the series, Berserk having the brand, Hellsing a cross, so I assume they wanted to use a Manji but avoided it to prevent any miscommunication, still, one of Manjis blades would have been cool).
- Pages are stellar and beautiful, not blurry or anything, greatly done.

Con(s):

- It''s formatted like a western book
- It has western SFX

To elaborate on this, the front cover is the left cover of the book, not the right one like all manga (with a few exceptions for western manga before a certain time period), and it reads left to right, not right to left. This wouldn''t be a problem if this was 1999, but it''s not. Even when looking at the other deluxe editions done by Dark Horse (Hellsing and Berserk), they''re formatted properly, and read right to left (Berserk even came out before BotI and reads normally).

The sound effects are also westernized. This might seem more like a nitpick, but again, normally, at least nowadays, you''d have a sound effect on the image, then a translator''s note below it telling you what it means. Imagine reading something like JoJo and Dio, or any other villain, shows up and "ゴゴゴ" is replaced with "Menacing" looping across the page, it''d be super weird. On this release, you''ll see stuff like "thwap" and "whoosh" and it''s kind of weird, while, again, their other releases don''t do this, it''s literally as if they just had their ancient scans, they cleaned them up, and compiled them instead of just doing this amazing series justice for once in it''s printed life. But again, this is just a personal nitpick.

What''s most infuriating, is that this isn''t the first time this manga has been released in the west, again if it was 1999, and I had no idea how manga would be read, or how they''re supposed to look like, this wouldn''t be a problem. But it isn''t the 90''s anymore. This series was originally released on paperback, then on omnibuses, and now this. Most of the original printings have been out of print for years now and this is supposed to be the best version to purchase. If Dark Horse had the manga scans, they could have made sure they read properly like any collector would want, and it''s disappointing because their other releases do such a great job at providing an amazing compilation of volumes to fans, yet they didn''t with this, it''s a huge letdown.

Is it still worth it? Yeah, if you don''t mind the odd reading style (unless you''re accustomed to it), which might be a bit hard for more modern manga fans to get used to right away.

I just hope they fix this for the future releases instead of using an old archive (at least, I assume that''s what they did), and have the cover be on the correct side. For the pages to read as they should and for the SFX to be as it should be, just iconic and part of the background.
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J. Butler
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good for casual reader, not hardcore fans
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2020
We are now on our fourth release of this fantastic manga. Originally as a floppy comic in the 90s, then collected in trade paper backs, then those were collected in 3 in 1 omnibus'', and now finally this new hardcover release. So pick your poison, cuz they all have problems.... See more
We are now on our fourth release of this fantastic manga. Originally as a floppy comic in the 90s, then collected in trade paper backs, then those were collected in 3 in 1 omnibus'', and now finally this new hardcover release. So pick your poison, cuz they all have problems. The trades are out of print and some books can be expensive. Some of the omnibus are also OOP. The new book is hardcover and slightly oversized compared to previous issues, which is awesome but there is a glaring problem that has stuck with this series since the 90s. Back when manga was getting popular in the west, most publishers were flipping the images so books could be read left to right [japanese manga reads right to ledt] that way new readers wouldnt be confused. This was pretty understandable in the 90s. Manga hadn''t really got a foot hold in the US so some edits were passable in order to bring in new fans. Most manga stopped being flipped over 20 years ago. So with each new release still showing a flipped presentation shows dark horse is stuck in the 90s. This hardcover would have been a perfect time to present the story for the first time in its proper reading orientation. Which would make it actually worth double dipping for. I would not recommend this to hardcore manga fans. Yes the story is great, but it is a disservice to the fans and author to keep the old format. This might be ok for a more casual fan who doesnt care about maintaining the original reading style.
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Sara
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Blade of the immortal!!! :)
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2020
It came in October 27! I’m so happy with my purchase.it such a beautiful hardcover and the illustrations are amazing. This book is so beautiful ahhh! I love it! :)
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Steve B
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
There is a reason this is collected in deluxe format..... A long review
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2021
So heads up I''m not really into manga or anime. I''m mainly into comics. I like things that feel a bit grounded and don''t seem totally unbelievable that I feel like I''m drugs reading a book sober. That being said though I like Gundam thunderbolt, and I''m at volume 3 of the... See more
So heads up I''m not really into manga or anime. I''m mainly into comics. I like things that feel a bit grounded and don''t seem totally unbelievable that I feel like I''m drugs reading a book sober. That being said though I like Gundam thunderbolt, and I''m at volume 3 of the berserk Deluxe editions. Fantastic read by the way. Just want to give some back story on whether or not this could be worth the buy for you. When Dark Horse puts effort into collecting things into a hardcover deluxe format it only means one thing.... This story is loved by many and is extremely good. I''ve never read Blade of the Immortal before so I had high hopes going in. I wasn''t disappointed at all! People that are complaining about it reading like a regular graphic novel really need to get over it. Seriously. The guy who wrote it actually came back and re-did a lot of this so it wouldn''t just be mirrored and it could be read by westerners in the way we read. A LOT of time and effort went into this and you can tell. The guy is a genius. At times the black and white art can get distorted and I cant quite tell what is happening. Maybe that''s just the beauty of it though. Its rough, its brutal, its intense, its messed up and I didn''t really mind as the majority of the time I can see the gore and bloodshed on full display. It started out slow for me and I put it down after a bit thinking it wasn''t for me. When I picked it back up after dinner one night I couldn''t stop. I reached the end and it was already midnight. Okay so why should you be interested? If you like gun slinging western movies with a badass main character you''ll like this for sure. I like how it stays grounded and on a believable level without it really being believable. You almost pity those that are about to be slaughtered. The respect given by others just sets the mood and feels.... chaotic but controlled. If you like extreme violence and sword fights this is the book for you!!!
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Steven D.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing work of art
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021
Amazing book. Cannot believe some reviewers are criticizing the left to right reading format and calling it casual. Extremely petty. The reading format isn''t like most manga but that isn''t a problem at all. I was a little hesitant buying the book at first due to the price... See more
Amazing book. Cannot believe some reviewers are criticizing the left to right reading format and calling it casual. Extremely petty. The reading format isn''t like most manga but that isn''t a problem at all. I was a little hesitant buying the book at first due to the price but it was definitely worth it.
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S.Cruz
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
This series got me into manga
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2020
Dark Horse did a great job selecting this series and bringing it to the American public. They initially released the series in single issues like a typical comic book and it worked because that''s how i got into it. So im not losing any sleep over it not reading like a... See more
Dark Horse did a great job selecting this series and bringing it to the American public. They initially released the series in single issues like a typical comic book and it worked because that''s how i got into it. So im not losing any sleep over it not reading like a typical manga. If you like Vagabond, Berserk, Vinland Saga, or Golden Kamuy this is right up your alley!
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Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Needs better packaging
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
The book is great, as usual shipped in a box flopping around with no protection at all...not like the hardcover can be damaged or anything.,,.
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Rafael Denaldi
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A editora deixou a desejar...
Reviewed in Brazil on November 7, 2020
Hoje chegou a deluxe edition de Blade, da Dark Horse. Tirei algumas fotos comparando com a edição da JBC e a arte da importada está mais clara que a nacional. Notei também que a edição da JBC tem cortes na arte na parte de baixo. Em comparação com as outras edições dessa...See more
Hoje chegou a deluxe edition de Blade, da Dark Horse. Tirei algumas fotos comparando com a edição da JBC e a arte da importada está mais clara que a nacional. Notei também que a edição da JBC tem cortes na arte na parte de baixo. Em comparação com as outras edições dessa linha deluxe, a de Blade não tem sumário, numeração de páginas nem extras (só um pinup do Samura no final). A lombada não é redonda como as de Berserk e Hellsing. Mas o que mais chama a atenção e causa questionamento é a leitura no sentido ocidental... É estranho que mesmo depois dos mangás terem se difundido tanto ainda façam esse tipo de alteração. Pode parecer besteira mas essas adaptações alteram a quadrinização, ou seja, alteram a obra original. Lamentável isso ocorrer em uma edição de luxo desse tipo e com uma mangá ótimo como Blade. Ainda mais vendo o ótimo trabalho feito nas edições de luxo de Berserk e Hellsing. Vou devolver essa edição e continuar com a minha nacional mesmo.
Hoje chegou a deluxe edition de Blade, da Dark Horse.

Tirei algumas fotos comparando com a edição da JBC e a arte da importada está mais clara que a nacional. Notei também que a edição da JBC tem cortes na arte na parte de baixo.

Em comparação com as outras edições dessa linha deluxe, a de Blade não tem sumário, numeração de páginas nem extras (só um pinup do Samura no final). A lombada não é redonda como as de Berserk e Hellsing.

Mas o que mais chama a atenção e causa questionamento é a leitura no sentido ocidental... É estranho que mesmo depois dos mangás terem se difundido tanto ainda façam esse tipo de alteração. Pode parecer besteira mas essas adaptações alteram a quadrinização, ou seja, alteram a obra original.

Lamentável isso ocorrer em uma edição de luxo desse tipo e com uma mangá ótimo como Blade. Ainda mais vendo o ótimo trabalho feito nas edições de luxo de Berserk e Hellsing.

Vou devolver essa edição e continuar com a minha nacional mesmo.
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Cleopatra
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Happy costumer!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 24, 2020
Great quality! Just like the Hellsing and Berserk deluxe series that I also have in my collection minus the Western reading from left to right. Arrived brand new! No issues.
Great quality! Just like the Hellsing and Berserk deluxe series that I also have in my collection minus the Western reading from left to right. Arrived brand new! No issues.
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Andy
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Really well done beautiful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2021
Really really impressed with this the cover designed nicely very sturdy,pretty heavy havnt started reading it yet just glanced thru but looks amazing guaranteed buying rest
Really really impressed with this the cover designed nicely very sturdy,pretty heavy havnt started reading it yet just glanced thru but looks amazing guaranteed buying rest
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MS
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Westliche Leserichtung
Reviewed in Germany on November 3, 2020
Für eine Deluxe-Edition ist dies ein Reinfall. Es wurde die westliche Leserichtung von links nach rechts gewählt und nicht die klassische Manga-Leserichtungvon rechts nach links. Dies ist umso verwunderlicher als das man dies bei Berserk und Hellsing ja auch hinbekommen...See more
Für eine Deluxe-Edition ist dies ein Reinfall. Es wurde die westliche Leserichtung von links nach rechts gewählt und nicht die klassische Manga-Leserichtungvon rechts nach links. Dies ist umso verwunderlicher als das man dies bei Berserk und Hellsing ja auch hinbekommen hatte. Es wird zwar beschrieben, dass man die Panels mühevoll umgeschnitten hat um ein Spiegeln der Bilder zu vermeiden. Dies funktioniert jedoch nicht in allen Panels und so kommt es manchmal zu logischen Brüchen. Eine vertane Chance und daher für Puristen keine Kaufempfehlung.
Für eine Deluxe-Edition ist dies ein Reinfall. Es wurde die westliche Leserichtung von links nach rechts gewählt und nicht die klassische Manga-Leserichtungvon rechts nach links. Dies ist umso verwunderlicher als das man dies bei Berserk und Hellsing ja auch hinbekommen hatte. Es wird zwar beschrieben, dass man die Panels mühevoll umgeschnitten hat um ein Spiegeln der Bilder zu vermeiden. Dies funktioniert jedoch nicht in allen Panels und so kommt es manchmal zu logischen Brüchen. Eine vertane Chance und daher für Puristen keine Kaufempfehlung.
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Gabriell Braga
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A lazy editorial work
Reviewed in Brazil on November 16, 2020
Unlike the Berserk Deluxe Edition, it doesn''t have colored covers, the sound effects are translated and Dark Horse didn''t flip it back to the Japanese reading direction (it''s the 3rd time they publish it and the pages are still changed left-to-right like Western books), and...See more
Unlike the Berserk Deluxe Edition, it doesn''t have colored covers, the sound effects are translated and Dark Horse didn''t flip it back to the Japanese reading direction (it''s the 3rd time they publish it and the pages are still changed left-to-right like Western books), and yet it costs as much as the Berserk one.
Unlike the Berserk Deluxe Edition, it doesn''t have colored covers, the sound effects are translated and Dark Horse didn''t flip it back to the Japanese reading direction (it''s the 3rd time they publish it and the pages are still changed left-to-right like Western books), and yet it costs as much as the Berserk one.
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