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Name:
usagigoya
My interests are...

Comics:
Usagi yojimbo - created by Stan Sakai (Fantagraphics Books, Mirage Publishing, and Dark Horse Comics)
Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami) - story: Kazuo Koike, art: Goseki Kojima (Dark Horse Comics)
Samurai Executioner (Kubikiri Asa) - story: Kazuo Koike, art: Goseki Kojima (Dark Horse Comics)

Books:
The Samurai Mystery Trilogy featuring Matsuyama Kaze by Dale Furutani (Death at the Crossroads, Jade Palace Vendetta, Kill the Shogun)
the Sano Ichiro mystery series by Laura Joh Rowland, set in Genroku period Japan (Shinju, Bundori, The Way of the Traitor, etc)
The Sugawara Akitada mysteries of I. J. Parker, set in Heian Kyo Japan (Rashomon Gate, The Hell Screen, etc)
The Judge Ooka and Seikei series of mysteries by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, set in 18th-century Japan (The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, The Demon in the Teahouse, The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass, etc)
The historical novels of Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi, Taiko, and The Heiki Story), James Clavell (Shogun), and Lucia St Clair Robson (The Tokaido Road)

Films:
Akira Kurasawa: Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Seven Samurai, Rashamon, Hidden Fortress, etc
Hiroshi Inagaki: Samurai Trilogy, Incident at Blood Pass, Chushingura: 47 Samurai, Samurai Banners, etc
Masaki Kobayashi: Seppuku, Samurai Rebellion, Inn of Evil, etc
Kihachi Okamoto: Sword of Doom, Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo, Red Lion, Samurai Assassin, etc
Hideo Gosha: Three Outlaw Samurai, Sword of the Beast, Samurai Wolf, Goyokin, etc
Misc. films such as the Lone Wolf & Cub and Zatoichi films, etc

Television:
Just recently "discovered" some of the cool 60's and 70's chanbara television series like the Zatoichi series, the Lone Wolf and Cub series, and the Mute Samurai (a combined project written by Hideo Gosha, produced by Shintaro Katsu, and starring Wakayama Tomisaburo).

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