I nearly shat myself when I saw this series at the library. I can’t believe they still have this, I read it all the time as a child although I could never finish reading the entire series. This time, I was able to get my hands on Volume 2 and 4.
Usagi Yojimbo was my first foray into Japanese comics although I later understood that although it’s a comic set in Japan, it’s not real manga.
What’s to say, I love that it’s historically detailed (and apparently very accurate), I love the exploration of Japanese culture and myths, I love the drawings and the sword scenes, and I love the pacing. Sakai will go into long details about plot related items and then break it up with cute one-off stories about Usagi’s bravery and honour.
I love it. I would buy the entire series if I could find it. It brought back sweet memories of all my childhood trips to the library although the books were a bit ragged back then, these ones were in much better condition. I will keep borrowing any copies I see.
On Another Note
Look you guys, another library book! Not to fret, I’ve also borrowed ‘J: A Novel’ by Howard Jacobson so this is actually me venturing outside my territory for the first time with a romance novel (which I never read).