47 Ronin Vol. 1
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47 Ronin Vol. 1

Writer: Mike Richardson Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Hardcover: March 12, 2014, $19.99 Issues: 5, Issue Reviews: 40
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Japans enduring national legend comes to comics! The tale of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and creators Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai have done justice to their story! Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed miniseries recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur. Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of Lord Asano, 47 Ronin follows a dedicated group of Asanos vassals on their years-long path of vengeance!

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
7.6
47 Ronin #1 15
8.6
47 Ronin #2 9
8.3
47 Ronin #3 5
8.6
47 Ronin #4 5
8.1
47 Ronin #5 6
  • 7.5
    geekotechy Apr 25, 2017

    47 Ronin is quite good. It is engaging and effectively tells the legend of the 47 ronin in a manner that is not too complex. Rather the story is extremely straightforward which may make some readers not like it much. A lot of classic Japanese stuff of legend is seen here. Again the simplicity of the story told is a good thing as well as a bad thing. The characters seem somewhat static, but this also implies that their character can easily get through to the readers.


    The art seems to suit the story. This again may be a bit simplistic for some. I wouldn't call it bad nor noteworthy.


    Overall it's worth a read, especially if the reader is into Japanese or other legends of yore.

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