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Mugen no Juunin  
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"To end his eternal suffering, he must slay one thousand enemies!" Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality. To rid himself of this curse and end his life of misery, he must slay one thousand evil men! His quest begins when a young girl seeks his help in taking revenge on her parents' killers... and his quest won't end until the blood of a thousand has spilled!


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Associated Names
Blade - A Lâmina do Imortal (Brazilian Portuguese)
Blade of the Immortal
L'Habitant de l'infini (French)
Miecz Nieśmiertelnego (Polish)
O?trica Besmrtnika - Samuraj Dvanaest Sječiva (Croatian)

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Latest Release(s)
v.30 c.206 (end) by HappyScans! over 4 years ago
v.30 c.198-205 (v2) by HappyScans! over 4 years ago
v.30 c.205 by HappyScans! over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
30 Volumes (Complete)
15 Volumes (Shinsouban)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 24

User Reviews

8 topics, 52 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (846 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 16th 2018, 6:52pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Dark Horse (31 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #408 increased(+31)
Monthly Pos #482 decreased(-23)
3 Month Pos #465 decreased(-20)
6 Month Pos #453 decreased(-30)
Year Pos #447 increased(+7)

List Stats
On 2342 reading lists
On 1687 wish lists
On 908 completed lists
On 154 unfinished lists
On 527 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Kimutaku Stars in Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal Film over 2 years ago
Blade of the Immortal to End After 19 Years over 4 years ago
latest spoilers over 5 years ago
Tired of Seeing Manji Getting his @ss Kicked over 5 years ago
Blade of the immortal volume 23 24 25 ? over 7 years ago

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Rating: N/A
by JSW
November 2nd, 2006, 4:45pm
really really good
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the plot seems to be lost somewhere .....   
Rating: N/A
by urumi
June 6th, 2010, 7:01pm
its a lovely manga, great points to the art, very creative and unique, the storyline is rather compelling even if you think its a bit cliche.
i got hooked on the series, however as it goes on the main plot seems to have become skewed, the female lead is meant to be looking for justice from her parents killer and she hires manji to kill the leader of the itto ryu. maji the immortal warrior who is trying to remove his immortality by killing a thousand warriors. a simple storyline it would seem but its become rather convoluted, numerous sub plots have been included and now the girl no longer seems to seek revenge on her father's killer and is just pursuing him all over the country.
its getting rather stupid and i'm beginning to loose interest to
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blade of the immortal   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kaya21212
July 19th, 2008, 7:18pm
I adore this series. Art is among the most amazing as is artist Hiroaki Samura and the characters are great-splash pages gorgeous, plot/story awesome etc. they're comming out with an anime! isn't that crazy?
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sooooo good!!   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
October 30th, 2008, 4:08pm
A definite must-read. The art is AMAZING, really beautiful in a unique, realistic way... and it's just got this authentic, deep rich feel to it. The plot is so fascinating and full of twists and turns, and complete with battles, gore (but not like disgusting gore)... I think the characters are so well-drawn and written too. I usually don't like seinen stuff but this one just drew me in from the minute I read the first chapter.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
December 30th, 2005, 11:00am
Think kenshin + berserk and thats BOTI in a nutshell.
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worthwhile read   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
September 29th, 2005, 6:55pm
An interesting storyline and Hiroaki's unusual drawing style (also author of CAT, I believe) blend in this samurai-era manga.

Edited by mod due to spoilers
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Great manga but not satisfying   
Rating: N/A
by miyagi1
December 10th, 2017, 9:35pm
This is a hard manga to review. Some of the story arcs are incredible but the overall story just isn't satisfying .To revenge or not revenge isn't enough to keep things interesting. This really becomes apparent at the end when you have "epic" battles that seem to have no purpose and it plays out like a hundred other manga before it.

In my opinion this manga really shines when it gets dark. Body mutilation and torture combined with the incredible artwork really makes this stand out. There is a constant fear of characters being caught and tortured which is great.
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Art of gore   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by kasekimizu
October 31st, 2011, 4:26pm
The art of this series is the one outstanding element that can't be criticized. Pencil-thin lines coupled with good figure drawing technique shows off the artistic training and basic drawing fundamentals the mangaka possesses. The premise of the story is also interesting. But in recalling this work, the similarities between this and a piece of Tarantino work could not be denied. Except the dialogue sadly cannot measure up.
The fights are interesting at first, but the weapons get more ludicrous and the reasons for fighting get more shallow as the series progresses. There's little entertainment to be had as the characters seem bent on mutual destruction with little to no self-reflection or thought of any deeper purpose to the fighting. In fact, the presence of the immortal Manji seems to catalyze the whole blood-bath to higher levels of pointlessness. Characters seem to become less cognizant of their own mortality.
Characterization also gets thrown to the wind because as quickly as someone gets introduced you expect them to become dead or maimed not too long after. The main characters also lose some of their allure in the process. Rin never stops being annoying, Manji never stops being the sloppy fighter that relies on his immortality. Probably the only reason Anotsu remains interesting is due to lack of exposure, and villains are more interesting by nature.
That brings me to the central conflict, which is where is the conflict? We started with a revenge plot but Rin seems less and less focused on that. There is the plot of itto-ryu versus the shogunate which gets far too much face-time when we don't even have a side to root for! They're both BAD GUYS. In addition, the parties of interest seem to have more coincidences/bad luck/good luck/horrendous decisions than absolutely necessary, even in a manga. Habaki lies there comatose, guilty of horrible human experimentation and you don't kill him? Even if you've never read a book, watched tv or movies, you know that one will bite you in the ass.
In summary, the plot is fraying into tatters, the characters mostly present as fodder, the dialogue borders on inane, but the art is unique. Please have somebody collaborate on a manga with this guy.
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at v19   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by megane007
February 10th, 2007, 3:49pm
Saw 20 is out, but I'm at v19. Heard it's going to end soon but the story is still in the middle of somewhere. Manji excercise his romance of samurai by bearing every sort of brutal attacks on his body. While Rin seems to be growing up alot despite of still being weak. Wonder where would their journey end. The introduction of another pair of wanderers should be bring some impact on them.
Pretty good drawings as usual, stylish sketches. Not many authors are drawing like this. The degree of violence / gore is pretty high.
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I don't know.   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
April 20th, 2010, 6:30pm
I have mixed feelings about this manga. I picked it up, not knowing what to expect, but I found the story interesting and addicting. For some reason, it really reminded me of Samurai Deeper Kyo, so I continued reading. I continued reading even when I questioned some of the content in the story; some of it is just so violent and nasty that I found myself revolted, but intrigued.

The art isn't bad. I actually like it, except that some of the scenes are a little shocking to me. But reading this manga practically prepared me for every other mature seinen I've read since. I mean, there are plenty of other gory mangas out there and the few that I've delved in are nothing compared to this one.

This manga isn't bad. It's actually quite good. But the maturity level of this manga is a lot higher than your average shounen. That's why it's seinen. I did enjoy reading through parts of this series, but I'll probably never be able to pick up this manga-ka's other works, especially Bradherley no Basha.
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