The 47 Ronin – A Graphic Novel

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by Sean Michael Wilson

Here is the first historically accurate graphic-novel version of a legendary event in Japanese history. In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot involving over two years of secrecy. After succeeding in their mission, the masterles samurai all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains a most potent example of Japan’s deeply rooted cultural imperative of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice, and of bushido – the samurai code.

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