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Shura Yukihime  
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Description
What is Lady Snowblood about? Vengeance. Pure and simple, this is a revenge story.
Yuki was named as a child of hell by her mother. Yuki's father was killed by a group of men who conspired to use him to start an uprising; they then brutalized her mother. Her mother subsequently killed one of her attackers and ended up in jail, where Yuki is born. Yuki's mother was serving a life sentence; there was no way she could escape and continue her revenge. Consequently, she concocted a plan which included seducing the guards in order to produce a child who could pass beyond the prison walls.
Dying in childbirth, Yuki's mother impresses upon a friend the importance of imparting to her infant daughter the necessity of her revenge--the grudge that she could no longer carry, but which she passed to her daughter. The friend agrees to do so, and Yuki ("snow," so named for her snow-white skin) is trained to become the instrument of her mother's vengenace.
Twenty years later, Yuki is a skilled assassin. For the price of 1,000 yen she will perform murderous miracles, often proceeding through trickery, deceit, and the assumption that as a woman she poses as little threat to the criminals she is often dispatching.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
修羅雪姫
Lady Snowblood
Princess Snowblood
Yuki - Vingança na Neve (Brazilian Portuguese)

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 by Manga-Sketchbook (2864d ago)
v.3 by Manga-Sketchbook (2864d ago)
v.2 by Manga-Sketchbook (3054d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Japan - Complete)
4 Volumes (U.S. - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (93 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 18th 2014, 8:53am PST


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Year
1972

Original Publisher
Kadokawa Shoten (2001)
Shueisha (1972)

Serialized In (magazine)
Playboy (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse Comics (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #825 increased(+435)
Monthly Pos #2249 increased(+376)
3 Month Pos #3349 increased(+574)
6 Month Pos #4204 increased(+726)

List Stats
On 95 reading lists
On 232 wish lists
On 274 completed lists
On 22 unfinished lists
On 70 custom lists

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Pulp Manga   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by tokkun
April 22nd, 2007, 1:48pm
Sex, violence, and revenge: the right ingredients to make up a classic pulp manga of the 1970's. Unfortunately, the ratio of ingredients doesn't come out quite right in Lady Snowblood, and you're left with a solid revenge tale being overshadowed by excessive sexploitation. I can't help but wish that Koike had spent more time endearing Lady Snowblood to the audience and less time trying to figure out how to force Yuki into yet another lesbian encounter.
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Interesting, but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
February 26th, 2007, 2:34pm
This manga is interesting, the story is good and the art is at least decent with a nice attention to detail. The problem is that it never really gets interesting, all the elements are there, it just somehow doesn't come together as nice as it could have.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2007, 2:35pm
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