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47 Ronin

47 Ronin Author Mike Richardson
ISBN-10 9781621159001
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 144
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Japan's 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 Asano's vassals on their years-long path of vengeance! * From Mike Richardson (Star Wars: Crimson Empire) and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)! * Tons of bonus art and behind-the-scenes extras! "If you're a fan of the samurai genre then this is a no-brainer... if you've never given it a chance then this is the perfect gateway book to the genre." —Comic Bastards "Stan Sakai makes Japan all the more exciting with this comic, and Richardson's narrative builds an epic tale reminiscent of Kurosawa's greatest films." —Graphic Policy

The 47 Ronin

The 47 Ronin Author Barry Till
ISBN-10 0764932098
Release 2005
Pages 79
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Here is an exciting true tale of the famous vendetta of the 47 Ronin, the samurai left masterless after their leader, Asano Naganori, was forced to commit seppuku (suicide) by the court official Kira. For two years the men plotted to avenge Asano's death; with cunning and bravery they succeeded, killing sixteen of Kira's men; wounding twenty two, including his grandson; and cutting off Kira's head and carrying it to their lord's grave. The Ronin surrendered and subsequently committed seppuku; they are buried side by side near their master's tomb, in what is now Tokyo.Naturally, news of such vengeance and martyrdom spread far and wide, with the Ronin becoming national heroes. They were so popular that their saga inspired a series of kabuki plays, the most successful being Chushingura (Treasury of Loyal Retainers). Many artists produced woodblock prints that portrayed the original events, scenes from the kabuki plays, or the actors. Barry Till, curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and a longtime contributor of articles to Arts of Asia magazine, summarizes the play; prints from the Gallery's collection illustrate the intricate story. As spellbinding as any modern movie, The 47 Ronin will fascinate with its story and appeal with its beautiful artwork.

The Revenge of the 47 Ronin

The Revenge of the 47 Ronin Author Stephen Turnbull
ISBN-10 9781849084284
Release 2011-08-20
Pages 80
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When Lord Kira brought about the death of Lord Asano, he made Asano's loyal samurai into ronin Â? masterless warriors. These men secretly plotted their revenge and one snowy winter's night, launched an ambitious raid against their enemy's mansion in Edo. What ensued was the fiercest sword battle to have been seen in Japan for over a century. The gates were stormed, Lord Kira was captured and executed, and his washed head placed on Lord Asano's tomb. This title details the background, planning, and execution of this incredible raid, looking at the equipment used by the ronin, the tactics they employed in storming the building, and the dramatic events that followed, as the surviving ronin committed mass suicide Â? a final act of loyalty and defiance that sealed their legend.

47 Ronin

47 Ronin Author John Allyn
ISBN-10 9781462906239
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 256
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Now a major motion picture! 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a new set of heroes in Japan. In 1701, young Lord Asano is goaded into attacking a corrupt official at the Japanese Court. Although the wound Asano inflicts is minimal, the Emperor's punishment is harsh—Lord Asano is ordered to commit seppuku, or ritual suicide. His lands are confiscated and his family is dishonored and exiled. His samurai now become ronin, or masterless, and are dispersed. The Ronin were not trusted by their enemies, and lived under the watchful eyes of spies for months. They appeared to adapt to their new circumstances by becoming tradesmen and teachers. But the Ronin only appeared to accept their fate. They were in fact making careful plans for revenge, biding their time until the moment to strike was right! Their deeds became Japan's most celebrated example of bravery, cunning, and loyalty in an age when samurai were heroes, and honor was worth dying for. John Allyn does a masterful job of presenting 47 Ronin as a compelling and suspenseful tale—one that will appeal to fans of the December 2013 film starring Keanu Reeves.

47 Ronin

47 Ronin Author Joan D. Vinge
ISBN-10 9781466804142
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 448
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From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The 47 Ronin

The 47 Ronin Author Sean Michael Wilson
ISBN-10 9780834829565
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 160
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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 masterless samurai all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains a most potent example of Japan’s deeply rooted cultural imperatives of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice, and of bushido—the samurai code.

The 47 Ronin Story

The 47 Ronin Story Author John Allyn
ISBN-10 0804838275
Release 2006-09-15
Pages 224
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Loyalty, revenge and swordplay—the classic Japanese tale of the 47 ronin retold for a new audience

47 Ronin

47 Ronin Author A. B. Mitford
ISBN-10 1907960139
Release 2014-03-03
Pages 272
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"A story of honor and bloody revenge." The legend of the 47 ronin is one of the most popular and best known stories about the samurai in Japan. It is often referred to as the country's "national legend" and is the most revered example of the samurai code of honor, bushido, put to the ultimate test. The story tells of a group of samurai who, in 1701, were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) Asano Naganori was compelled to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka. The ronin, led by Asano's chief councilor, Oishi Yoshio, avenged their master's honor by killing Kira, after waiting and planning for almost two years. In turn, the ronin were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder. With much embellishment, this true story was popularized in Japanese culture as emblematic of the loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor that people should preserve in their daily lives. The popularity of the almost mythical tale was enhanced by rapid modernization following the fall of the shogun during the Meiji era of Japanese history. Many versions of the events appeared and the story of the 47 ronin continues to be popular in Japan to this day. This book traces the history of the story through various retellings. It includes the first English version to appear in print, from Isaac Titsingh's "Illustrations of Japan," published in 1822, plus the second from "The Capital of the Tycoon" by Rutherford Alcock. It also includes in full "The Forty-Seven Ronins" from "Tales of Old Japan" by A. B. Mitford (plus his account of seppuku/hara-kiri), "The Loyal Ronins" by Shunsui Tamenaga, translated by Shiuichiro Saito and Edward Greey and "The Forty-Seven Ronin" by James Murdoch from "A History of Japan." This is a comprehensive collection which brings together some of the best known versions of the story and serves as a perfect introduction to the legendary tale of the 47 ronin. For more information please visit Purple Rose at and view our other titles and new releases.

The 47 Ronin

The 47 Ronin Author Utagawa Kunisada
ISBN-10 1840683155
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 126
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The story of the 47 Ronin - a band of samurai who became masterless after the enforced suicide of their daimyo - is a legend which stems from a true historical episode of deadly revenge during the period 1701-1703. This tale remains one of the most enduring myths in Japanese culture as an exemplar of bushido, the samurai code of honour and loyalty. The story became widely popularized in Japan and as woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) grew in popularity, the 47 Ronin became a favoured subject. Kunisada's 47 Ronin remains one of the greatest ukiyo-e series of the late Edo period.

47 Ronin A Samurai Story from Japan With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

47 Ronin  A Samurai Story from Japan   With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library Author Jennifer Bassett
ISBN-10 9780194630832
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 64
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A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. When Lord Asano drew his sword on Lord Kira one spring day in 1701, it began a story that is now a national legend in Japan. Lord Kira lived, but Lord Asano died, and after his death, his samurai became ronin, samurai without a master. And so began their long plan for revenge on Lord Kira. Their loyalty to their dead master made them famous, and people in Japan remember them to this day. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been told and retold for 300 years - in plays, novels, and films. A major Hollywood film was made about the forty-seven ronin in 2013.

47 Ronin 4

47 Ronin  4 Author Mike Richardson
ISBN-10 PKEY:22209
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 30
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After months of meticulous planning, Lord Asano's retainers launch a daring midnight raid on the man who brought his ruin and death. The moment of reckoning arrives in this penultimate chapter of Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's authentic take on Japan's greatest historical legend! This. Is. Fantastic.� Comics Crux

The Revelation

The Revelation Author Marc Cerasini
ISBN-10 9781416936077
Release 2007-06-26
Pages 128
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When twin fifteen-year-olds Tom and Mitch are attacked by a thug in ninja gear, they soon discover that their father and live-in butler are members of a rogue crime-fighting organization called R.O.N.I.N., and they have been recruited to join.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi s 47 Ronin

Utagawa Kuniyoshi s 47 Ronin Author De Anima Books
ISBN-10 9781492757634
Release 2013-10-02
Pages 142
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This is a story of loyalty, obstinacy and unusual honor, carried out by 47 Samurai to avenge the death of his master. To avenge him, these Samurai carefully planned the attack for almost two years, even leading a common life of workers and traders, many of them living a lazy and idle life in order to outwit his enemies. Even though everyone should commit "seppuku" (ritual suicide) if the mission were to materialize, the Samurai went ahead and avenged their master. In this book were used prints and traditional Japanese Mino washi (Mino paper, originally created in the Nara period in the eighth century A.D.) scanned in high definition, with the purpose of recreating the atmosphere of Japanese high visual refinement. The 131 illustrations in this book are by master Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), one of the greatest of the art school of Japanese woodblock Ukiyo-e.

Japan The 47 Ronin Bella and Burton s Misadventures Series

Japan   The 47 Ronin  Bella and Burton   s Misadventures Series Author Itchee Feet
ISBN-10 9780980843736
Release 2013
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Japan The 47 Ronin Bella and Burton s Misadventures Series has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Japan The 47 Ronin Bella and Burton s Misadventures Series also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Japan The 47 Ronin Bella and Burton s Misadventures Series book for free.

Tales of Old Japan

Tales of Old Japan Author Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Baron Redesdale
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N12083383
Release 1871
Pages 272
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Tales of Old Japan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Tales of Old Japan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Tales of Old Japan book for free.

47 Ronin

47 Ronin Author Dimetrios Manolatos
ISBN-10 0615696864
Release 2012-01-26
Pages 150
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One of the most difficult things to grasp is that samurai are taught never to allow their emotions to get the better of them. We are born and raised to serve our lord and shogun. Our code dictates selflessness and death to be more honorable than failure, whether on the battlefield or even over the most insignificant dispute. In eighteenth-century Japan, the lord of a samurai clan is sentenced to death for an assault on castle grounds. As dictated by law, the clan must exact revenge on the one responsible for their lord's death. However due to circumstances, the shogun forbids any such act, placing a band of masterless samurai at odds with themselves and the martial code by which they live and die. After much trial and hardship, the clan does the unthinkable and defies the shogun's mandate in order to fulfill their duty to their late lord. In doing so, these legendary warriors will be forever remembered for inspiring the Way of the Warrior back into the hearts of their countrymen.

The Betrayal

The Betrayal Author Kevin Ryan
ISBN-10 9781416947844
Release 2008-02-19
Pages 112
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Trapped on Vane Island, Tom, Mitch, and Laura must escape from Julian Vane and search for their missing fathers.