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Kaze Hikaru, Vol. 32 (Paperback)

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Romance between "swordsmen," based on a true-life adventure of a young girl determined to be a part of history.

In the 1860s in Japan, a new era is dawning. During this time fraught with violent social upheaval, samurai of all walks of life flock to Kyoto in the hope of joining a band of warriors united around their undying loyalty to the shogunate system. In time, this group would become one of the greatest (and most infamous) movements in Japanese history… the Shinsengumi!

Posing as a man, Sei trains with the Shinsengumi and does her best to survive the turbulent times. Sei and her secret crush Soji watch as the Shinsengumi begins to crumble, while their former fellow member Saito leaves with the breakaway faction led by devious Councilor Ito. Meanwhile, just as Sei and Soji’s feelings for each other are deepening, it turns out an escort from Kyoto also has feelings for Soji!


About the Author

Taeko Watanabe debuted as a manga artist in 1979 with her story Waka-chan no Netsuai Jidai (Love Struck Days of Waka). Kaze Hikaru is her longest-running series, but she has created a number of other popular series. Watanabe is a two-time winner of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the girls’ category—her manga Hajime-chan go Ichiban! (Hajime-chan Is Number One!) claimed the award in 1991, and Kaze Hikaru took it in 2003.

Watanabe read hundreds of historical sources to create Kaze Hikaru. She is from Tokyo.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781974746309
ISBN-10: 1974746305
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Kaze Hikaru