Eisner-award nominated creator Takehiko Inoue's critically acclaimed take on the life of Miyamoto Mushashi. Transcends the potential of what manga can be. Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher--the most celebrated samurai of all time! Ferocious and bursting with bloodlust, Ito Ittosai, the embodiment of what Musashi used to uphold as the ideal warrior, stands before him taunting and goading him into a fight. What Musashi does not know of is the connection between Ittosai and Sasaki Kojiro, the man destined to become the greatest opponent Musashi will ever face.