Description - Secrets Of The Ninja by Antony Cummins
This historically grounded manga follows the ninja Nagata Saburo as he teaches his son, Hisaaki, the weapons, secret tactics, and values of the ninja. Based on the real-life writings of the famous ninja Hattori Hanzo,aSecrets of the Ninjaacombines a familiar coming-of-age story with a historically accurate background of political intrigue and Sengoku-period Japanese culture. As Hisaaki grows from boy to man, Wilson skillfully interweaves real lessons, weapons, and skills used by ninja in feudal Japan, depicted with detail by artist Akiko Shimojima.a
All of the tactics Saburo teaches to his son are drawn from the Shinobi Hiden, the most famous of the "ninja scrolls" written by Hattori Hanzo, general to the warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu and one of the most famous warriors in Japan. These scrolls provided practical instruction for professional ninja, but they also provide insightful theories of social relationships and human interaction, studying the nature of deception, falsehood, and self-protection. An extensive supplementary section written by Antony Cummins provides fascinating details on these scrolls and their practical lessons.aAccessible, insightful, and exciting,aSecrets of the Ninjaais the perfect introduction to the world of samurai and shinobi warfare.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Blue Snake Books
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
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Author Biography - Antony Cummins
SEAN MICHAEL WILSON is the award-winning author of more than a dozen graphic novels and manga comics, including adaptations ofaThe Book of Five RingsaandaThe 47 Ronin.aHe is also the editor of the critically acclaimed anthologyaAX- A Collection of Alternative Mangaa(one ofaPublishers Weekly's "Best Ten Books of 2010").a AKIKO SHIMOJIMA is a comic and manga artist from Tokyo, Japan. A teacher of digital comics art at a school in Tokyo, she is the illustrator ofaThe 47 Roninaand has contributed work to many other publications.
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