A gritty historical action story, starring samurai cats,
Nekogahara will appeal to fans of everything from Japanese-flavored
fantasy like Naruto to more adult historical action like Lone Wolf
After starting out as an assistant on the samurai manga Rurouni Kenshin, Hiroyuki Takei in 1998 created Shaman King, which would go on to become a smash hit Shonen Jump adventure, published in the US by Viz Media, with an anime adaptation broadcast on Fox. Its success led to three spinoff and sequel manga. His cited influences include Osamu Tezuka, Hiroaki Samura's Blade of the Immortal, and Mike Mignola's Hellboy.
"[With Takei's] best artwork yet... this beautiful, slyly witty first volume is a promising start." -Otaku USA Magazine
"Takes the very tired world of the samurai and makes it feel new again... A breath of fresh air." -Adventures in Poor Taste