Author(s): Takehiko Inoue
Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher - the most celebrated samurai of all time! Shinmen Takezo is destined to become the legendary sword-saint, Miyamoto Musashi - perhaps the most renowned samurai of all time. For now, Takezo is a cold-hearted killer, who will take on anyone in mortal combat to make a name for himself. This is the journey of a wild young brute who strives to reach enlightenment by way of the sword - fighting on the edge of death.
Takehiko Inoue was born in Kagoshima prefecture in 1967. His first major success - the hugely popular 31-volume long basketball manga SLAM DUNK - sold over 100 million copies worldwide and catapulted him into the top ranks of Japanese manga artists. Besides manga, Inoue also worked on character design for the Playstation basketball game ONE ON ONE.