Blade of the Immortal is probably one of the finest manga
series you will ever find. The art is exquisite and the characters
are well rounded and believable. Samura's artistic style is
a hybrid, ranging from the common pen-and-ink look to pages
that can pass as pencil or chalk/charcoal illustrations.
Unlike most manga that has been translated and brought over
to the states, BOTI doesn't just "flip" the page
over for us left-to-right readers. The artist painstakingly
takes apart each page, panel by panel and reassembles the
whole comic just for the American readers.
Blade of the Immortal is set in feudal Japan, telling the
tale of a man who cannot die and has no care for his own life
until he finds himself watching after Rin, a young girl out
to avenge her father's murder. Along with these two main characters
are a cavalcade of enemies and side characters that in the
short time they appear still manage to carry the same depth
as the lead characters.
You will not be disappointed by this.