Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 6 Review
Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Usagi Yojimbo is arguably one of the most beautiful visual and literary works in the comic book medium. Feudal Japan has never been captured so brilliantly as it has in this collection by Stan Sakai. Volume six combines issues and 95 through 116 of the Usagi Yojimbo series and Saya from MySpace Darkhorse presents number 18.
With such a masterful work it’s hard to highlight anyone specific story each one is very immersive and can very well stir up tears from your eyes like Shizukiri or be downright hilarious like Ninja Hunt and Kitsune Gari. Sakai does a terrific job with his blending of writing an artistic skills. His portrayal of feudal Japan is not only accurate but very mesmerizing as well. The artwork itself is a bit of a paradox it is very whimsical and some would say even cute but there is a strong parental advisory warning that should come with this tale because some of the action scenes do get real.
So if you are new to the tales of Usagi Yojimbo please do yourself a favor and pick up this award-winning tail you will not be disappointed!