Hiroaki Samura (W/A) A prisoner subjected to Habaki Kagimura and crazy Doc Burando’s twisted experiments for far too long- Manji finds himself closer to freedom than ever before-but several colorful villains block his way! While the shogun’s executioner matches Manji and D?a’s skills- the reborn- powerful Isaku struggles with Asaemon and Kagimura’s henchmen. The breakout battle in the tunnels beneath Edo Castle continues! With plenty of mortal enemies to go around- Manji and company are surprised by the appearance of Burando’s most horrific kessen-chu success story- just as the already treacherous tunnels begin to flood. Rin tries to remain hopeful- Burando faces the reality of his ’immortality experiments’ on Manji- and a monstrous villain makes a return appearance! o Hiroaki Samura’s widely acclaimed Blade of the Immortal manga series has won awards across the globe- including the Eisner Award in America- the prestigious Media Arts Award of Japan- and two consecutive British Eagle Awards! o Hiroaki Samura is the creator of the enchanting Ohikkoshi manga anthology-also published by Dark Horse Manga!