Shigurui fans, let's unite!!
How can it be that such an amazing series has so little internet popularity?!
It has samurai! And swordfights! And blood! Loads of blood! And generally cruel scenes... But everything is portrayed so beautifully!
Two swordsmen are about to slice each other to death in an illegal tournament: one of them only has one arm, the other is blind and lame in one leg...
...And that's when we're taken back 7 years to find out how their story went >D
It's a story of friendship (?) and rivalry between the committed, collected Fujiki and the skillful, ambitious Irako.
They are often showed as opposites in the art such as in the dvd boxes above and in these two tankoubons covers:
The author often shows us their naked bodies (and sometimes guts) in illustrations and splashpages, I think it's a beautiful, powerful way to show us their strenght.
As the big fan of Irako that I am, I can't help but show you this as an incentive:
Or his red lips that made Fujiki so mad the first time they battled:
I could go on and on, but I think this post is long enough.
The anime was subbed by A-E and Saizen, but it looks like it's now licensed -> http://funimation.com/shigurui/ so just wait a bit more and all of you English speaking people can watch it in high resolution and understandable language!!