Description - Basilisk by Masaki Segawa
The bloody battle to rule Japan has begun: the Iga and the Kouga clan are locked in a fight to the death. Driven by a centuries-old hatred, the clans will do anything to annihilate each other. The Kouga clan is engaging in a little espionage and has planted a shapeshifter, disguised as an Iga ninja, in the Iga palace. Meanwhile, the Iga clan turns to its last, best hope: their new leader, Oboro, who alone can defeat the Kouga's formidable leader, Gennosuke. But is Oboro willing to kill the man she loves? As the war grows more desperate, true love may be the next casualty...
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(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
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Author Biography - Masaki Segawa
Futaro Yamada, author of the novel upon which Basilisk is based, was born in 1922. He made his debut as a novelist while still a student at Tokyo Medical University, and was known for his mystery novels. Later his novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls - on which Basilisk is based - became wildly popular. he died in 2001. Masaki Segawa, creator of the Basilisk manga, made his debut in 1997 with the series Senma Monogatari, which ran in the weekly magazine Comic Morning. In 1998 he began his long-running series Onigiri Jyuuzou, which ended in the year 2000. Basilisk is his second long-running series and his first adaptation. He loves cats and watermelon, and currently lives in Funibashi.