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'Punished is not the man himself but the evil that resides within him.'

Set in Edo period Japan this lyrical and often poignant series follows the life of Yamada Asaemon, the Shogun's sword tester and executioner. A master swordsman and devout buddhist, with every one of Yamada's executions comes a tale of morality and human tragedy in a violent time. Written and drawn by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, the legendary duo behind LONE WOLF AND CUB.

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