The Iga clan and the Kouga clan have been sworn enemies for more than four hundred years. Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must fight to the death in order to determine who will be the next Tokugawa Shogun. The surviving clan will rule for the next thousand years. But not all the clan members are in agreement. Oboro of the Iga clan and Gennosuke of the Kouga clan have fallen deeply in love. Now, these star-crossed lovers have been pitted against each other. Can their romance conquer a centuries-old rivalry? Or is their love destined to end in death?
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Manga goes mainstream! Random House launches Tanoshimi, its impressive manga imprint, with the very best manga Kodansha, one of Japan's leading publishers, has to offer!
Futaro Yamada, author of the novel upon which Basilisk is based, was born in 1922. He made his debut as a novelist while still a student at Tokyo Medical University, and was known for his mystery novels. Later his novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls - on which Basilisk is based - became wildly popular. He died in 2001. Masaki Segawa, creator of the Basilisk manga, made his debut in 1997 with the series Senma Monogatari, which ran in the weekly magazine Comic Morning. In 1998 he began his long-running series Onigiri Jyuuzou, which ended in the year 2000. Basilisk is his second long-running series and his first adaptation. He loves cats and watermelon, and currently lives in Funibashi.
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Book Description TANOSHIMI, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099503972