Usagi Saga Volume 5 (2015)
Miyamoto Usagi’s past comes to the fore in this latest volume of Dark Horse’s definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations. First, Usagi attends a duel between his former teacher, Katsuichi, and Katsuich’s rival, and is drawn into a dispute involving a local fencing school. Next, Usagi struggles with the knowledge that his young traveling companion Jotaro is his son. Along the way, Sakai spins classic tales, as the Neko Ninja plot against Lord Noriyuki’s life, fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller returns, and the manga classic Lone Wolf and Cub is homaged in “Lone Goat and Kid”! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #53-#75!
Adventure in feudal Japan waits for no one! In this fifth definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilation, rabbit ronin Miyamoto Usagi shares those adventures with several returning friends, including Inspector Ishida, sneak thief Kitsune, and bounty hunters Gen and Stray Dog. And Usagi’s most important friendship, with retainer Tomoe Ame, is spotlighted in the epic-length “Mother of Mountains,” her origin “Tomoe’s Story,” and the poignant tea ceremony tale “Chanoyu.” Throughout, Stan Sakai’s award-winning combination of intriguing storytelling and deft line work constitute a master class in the comics form! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #76-#93, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special #1-#3, and more!