This is a guide to Japan's scariest most infamous ninja, immortalised in literature, TV drama and cinema. An entire generation has become fascinated with the stealth, ferocity and wisdom of the legendary spy/assassins: the epitome of the Japanese warrior spirit. The book covers ninja such as Hattori Hanzo, Yagyu Jubei, Kosaka Jinnai, Momochi Tanba, Fuma no Kotaro, and Sarutobi Sasuke. Every character is illustrated with a full-page manga, and described in great detail through stories, anecdotes, illustrations and photos. The story of each includes their strengths and weaknesses, biography, and how they met their end. Their weapons are also illustrated. While the book is research-based and factual, it is not intended as history. It is historical entertainment with broad appeal, giving readers a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and the fascinating historical characters who have provided such a rich trove of ideas for great fiction.
Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 188 x 13 x 13 mm