The year is 1600. Ten years have passed since Oda Nobunaga unified the whole country. When Nobunaga realized that he was dying, he announced that he would hand over the country to the one who produced the strongest warriors. The warlords, whose dreams of unifying the country had been dashed, set up their own strongest warriors and set their sights on becoming the king of this country! (Source: Kodansha, translated)
In 16th century Japan, Shinmen Takezou is a wild, rough young man, in both his appearance and his actions. His aggressive nature has won him the collective reproach and fear of his village, leading him and his best friend, Matahachi Honiden, to run away in search of something grander than provincial life. The pair enlist in the Toyotomi army, yearning for glory—but when the Toyotomi suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of the Tokugawa Clan at the Battle of Sekigahara, the friends barely make it out alive. After the two are separated, Shinmen returns home on a self-appointed mission to notify the Hon'iden family of Matahachi's survival. He instead finds himself a wanted criminal, framed for his friend's supposed murder based on his history of violence. Upon being captured, he is strung up on a tree and left to die. An itinerant monk, the distinguished Takuan Soho, takes pity on the "devil child," secretly freeing Shinmen and christening him with a new name to avoid pursuit by the authorities: Musashi Miyamoto. is the fictitious retelling of the life of one of Japan's most renowned swordsmen, the "Sword Saint" Musashi Miyamoto—his rise from a swordsman with no desire other than to become "Invincible Under the Heavens" to an enlightened warrior who slowly learns of the importance of close friends, self-reflection, and life itself. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
During the Edo period, Japan is suddenly invaded by alien creatures known as the "Amanto." Despite the samurai's attempts to combat the extraterrestrial menace, the Shogun soon realizes that their efforts are futile and decides to surrender. This marks the beginning of an uneasy agreement between the Shogunate and Amanto, one that results in a countrywide sword ban and the disappearance of the samurai spirit. However, there exists one eccentric individual who wields a wooden sword and refuses to let his samurai status die. Now that his kind are no longer needed, Gintoki Sakata performs various odd jobs around town in order to make ends meet. Joined by his self-proclaimed disciple Shinpachi Shimura, the fearsome alien Kagura, and a giant dog named Sadaharu, they run the business known as Yorozuya, often getting caught up in all sorts of crazy and hilarious shenanigans. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Volume 1: Volume 2: (Black and White) Volume 24: Volume 38:
Ten years have passed since the end of Bakumatsu, an era of war that saw the uprising of citizens against the Tokugawa shogunate. The revolutionaries wanted to create a time of peace, and a thriving country free from oppression. The new age of Meiji has come, but peace has not yet been achieved. Swords are banned but people are still murdered in the streets. Orphans of war veterans are left with nowhere to go, while the government seems content to just line their pockets with money. One wandering samurai, Kenshin Himura, still works to make sure the values he fought for are worth the lives spent to bring about the new era. Once known as Hitokiri Battousai, he was feared as the most ruthless killer of all the revolutionaries. Now haunted by guilt, Kenshin has sworn never to kill again in atonement for the lives he took, and he may never know peace until killing is a thing of the past. Now in the 11th year of Meiji, Kenshin stumbles upon Kaoru Kamiya, owner and head instructor of a small dojo being threatened to close its doors. The police force is powerless to stop the string of murders done in the name of her dojo by a man claiming to be the famous Battousai. Kenshin's wanderings pause for now as he joins Kaoru to clear both their names. But how long can he stay before his past catches up to him? [Written by MAL Rewrite] Volume 28:
When he woke up, Souma Tetsujirou, a samurai from Kamakura who had survived the Mongolian invasion, found himself in an unfamiliar place. He was told by Hrist, the girl who brought him there, that they were in Valhalla, a place where the souls of dead warriors congregate. In order for him to be revived, Tetsujirou now has no choice but to fight against the "dead warriors" from different eras in this mythical place of carnage that he's been thrown into. This is the start of a samurai drama where one has to fight and strike down their enemies, even if it kills them!!
There is one lone wolf who lives deep in the forest. There is one young man who just wants to keep on living. What connects them? Why does the wolf look so sad? And why does the heart of the man beat so fast? A forbidden love story between a noble beast and young samurai starts here.
Uesugi Kenshin, as a NEET princess? The princess of Echigo is lazy and procrastinating. But through luck and coincidence, she won many great victories on the battlefield. Such that the soldiers are convinced that she must be a mighty male warrior, the reincarnation of the war-god Bishamonten! History re-told as a humorous 4koma!
Kounosuke Ryuudo is a samurai who is stuck in perpetual poverty. Looking for a job is fruitless, as he cannot wield a blade. Quite literally, in fact. One day, after being accosted by some criminals and wishing to only reach the sweet embrace of death, he receives a marriage proposal from a mysterious woman… The newest work from the author of Kasane.
Follows the story of "Edo's Sanni-en (Sajin no)" Takasaka Jinouchi, Jozawa Junai, Shoji Jinouchi. Three years after the battle of Sekigahara (1603 AD), Okubo Changan invited Takasaka Junouchi, who is known as a former thief, to destroy Kotaro Fuuma and his clan of criminals in Edo, but what will he get in return? (Source: MU)
Sequel to . It is set in the Bakumatsu period in the 19th century, and follows the main character Manji, who starts the story in a life of seclusion in the Tosa domain, but heads to the capital for a certain reason. The story will have him confronting the strongest warriors of the time. (Source: ANN)
Keicho era, with the Toyotomi and Tokugawa armies poised to clash at the edges of Sekigahara... Jirosaburo, a wandering warrior, is by Tokugawa Ieyasu's side at the head of the army as his shadow. The two men are so similar that few can tell them apart—save for the sharp eye of an assassin, lurking among the troops. When the real Tokugawa Ieyasu falls to the assassin's blade, Jirosaburo throws away his identity and assumes Ieyasu's destiny of conquest and unification.