Hitomi #1

Writer: H.S. Tak Artist: Isabella Mazzanti Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

In Feudal Era Japan, a drifter with no prospects begins training in secret under Yasuke, a once-famous, displaced, disgraced warrior, as she struggles to find her place in a society entrenched in discrimination and violence.
Combining the historical sweep and elegance of Kurosawa with the visceral action of Tarantino, this saga follows the trials and tribulations of a young female warrior who travels the countryside unendingly as she works to gain the rank of Samurai-a title no man, monster, or myth can give to her, but one that she will have to take for herself.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 12, 2022

    The rhythm of the story feels very much like a traditional samurai film taken from a slightly skewed angle. There is a grand sense of scope about the story that makes the world feel large and imposing for the little hero, even if much of it is snow and empty space. Its difficult to tell quite where the story is going, though Tak and company have clearly defined it in a way that feels like it could open up into a big, sprawling adventure if everything makes it to the page just right. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Sep 14, 2022

    Bridging the gap between traditional fable and modern story, Hitomi #1 is a stunning and highly entertaining first chapter that delivers a desperately needed perspective on the Samurai era in Western comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Oct 12, 2022

    'Hitomi' is Tak's best work thus far with this thoughtful and entertaining take on a revenge story. A period piece that captures the tone and style not common in Western comics and we are all better for it. Be prepared to be swept away by this charming and beautifully produced series that subverts the typical tale of vengeance.   Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Oct 12, 2022

    Writer HS Tak does a fantastic job of setting up this world and its characters in a manner that quickly pulled me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Zach Bissett Oct 12, 2022

    Gradually showing readers which characters are important and outlining themes and motifs is, of course, part of the storytelling process; but we are already 20 percent finished with the story. In other words, Hitomi #1 functions better as a #1 of 12, or the first of an ongoing series, as opposed to the first of a five-act play. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 16, 2022

    Hitomi #1 provides a great start to the plot, but I lacked a connection to the characters. Read Full Review

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