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47 Ronin

47 Ronin Author Mike Richardson
ISBN-10 9781595829542
Release 2014
Pages 151
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In graphic novel format, recounts the legendary event from Japanese history in which forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master before committing ritual suicide.

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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A classic tale that will captivate lovers of Japan, history, and epic adventure alike. Japan's most celebrated tale of chivalry, loyalty and revenge—and the basis for a Hollywood feature film starring Keanu Reaves—47 Ronin is the epic tale of a heroic band of Samurai warriors who defy the Japanese Emperor to avenge the honor of their fallen master. The story begins in 1701 when the noble Lord Asano attacks an official at court. His punishment is swift and harsh—the Emperor orders Lord Asano to commit ritual suicide (harikiri). His lands are confiscated, his family exiled, and his Samurai warrior brigade is disbanded—becoming Ronin or masterless, wandering renegades. While appearing to follow the Emperor's instructions, the 47 Ronin plot in secret for many years, biding their time until the moment to strike is right. Like the story of the Knights of the Round Table, the Ronin's deeds became legendary, iconic examples of courage, cunning and loyalty in an age when the Samurai were true heroes and honor was something worth dying for. John Allyn's vivid retelling, with a foreword by scholar and film advisor, Stephen Turnbull, presents this epic of Japanese literature in its correct historical context.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

Tales of Old Japan

Tales of Old Japan Author Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Baron Redesdale
ISBN-10 UOM:39015020830330
Release 1876
Pages 383
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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 2

47 Ronin  2 Author Mike Richardson
ISBN-10 PKEY:22207
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 28
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Lord Asano is goaded into an assault by a corrupt court official in the Shogun's palace, and then forced to commit seppuku! Learning that Asano was sentenced without a proper investigation, his retainers set in motion a plan to enact revenge on the official whose insults proved too much for Asano to bear. By Mike Richardson (_Star Wars: Crimson Empire_) and Stan Sakai (_Usagi Yojimbo_), in consultation with manga giant Kazuo Koike (_Lone Wolf and Cub_)!

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.

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.

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.

The Getaway

The Getaway Author Marc Cerasini
ISBN-10 9781416939023
Release 2007-10-23
Pages 112
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After thwarting Julian Vane's plot to control the world's nuclear reactors, Tom, Mitch, Laura, and Mr. Chance set sail to find the legendary Dragon Island, a place that Tom has been dreaming about for a long time.

Chushingura The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

Chushingura  The Treasury of Loyal Retainers Author Izumo Takeda
ISBN-10 0231035314
Release 1971
Pages 183
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Presents a translation of the eighteenth-century Japanese drama.