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If you came here searching for the historical action-adventure manga series – Blade Of The Immortal, you can now stop your quest. In this part of our manga article series, we’ll take you through all the necessary information that you need to know about the hit Japanese comics.

Written and illustrated with Samura Hiroaki as the artist, the Blade of The Immortal manga had its original run from June 1993 to December 2012 in the Monthly Afternoon magazine published by Kodansha. Read along the article to get a better idea of what this manga series is all about. 

Blade Of The Immortal | Japanese and English Manga Releases

With the original Japanese comics being compiled into 30 volumes, the English version of the manga has 31 volumes that were released in the US with Dark House Comics as the publishing house. In addition to the manga, the story has been adapted into a novel, an anime, a live-action film as well as a few spin-off series.

Although the publication ceased in 2007 at 22 volumes, the translated English version of the Blade of The Immortal was completed with final publishing being done in April 2015. For more information on chapters, head over to the chapter list section of the article.

Synopsis of Blade Of The Immortal Manga 

As already established, the Blade of The Immortal manga is a historical martial-arts drama series set during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate Japanese era in 1782. With the main location of the series as the modern-day Tokyo named ‘Edo,’ the storyline follows Manji, a cursed samurai who has to kill 1000 evil men so as to end his eternal life.

On his path to regain mortality, Manji comes across the other lead character of the manga series – a 16-year old girl named Rin who is the lone survivor of her family after her parents got murdered. Follow the duo as they set out on the journey to find some kind of peace.

E-book Links of Blade Of The Immortal Volumes

Blade of the Immortal Volume 1

  • Act 1: Conquest
  • Act 2: Genius
  • Act 3: Fanatic

Blade of the Immortal Volume 2

  • Act 4: Cry of the Worm – Path of Fire
  • Act 5: Cry of the Worm – Path of Blood
  • Act 6: Cry of the Worm – Path of the Sword
  • Act 7: Dreamsong (Part 1)
  • Act 8: Dreamsong (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 3

  • Act 9: Dreamsong (Part 3)
  • Act 10: Dreamsong (Part 4)
  • Act 11: Dreamsong (Part 5)
  • Act 12: Rin’s Bane (Part 1)
  • Act 13: Rin’s Bane (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 4

  • Act 14: On Silent Wings (Part 1)
  • Act 15: On Silent Wings (Part 2)
  • Act 16: On Silent Wings (Part 3)
  • Act 17: On Silent Wings (Part 4)
  • Act 18: On Silent Wings (Part 5)
  • Act 19: On Silent Wings (Part 6)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 5

  • Act 20: On Silent Wings (Part 7)
  • Act 21: Dark Shadows (Part 1)
  • Act 22: Dark Shadows (Part 2)
  • Act 23: Dark Shadows (Part 3)
  • Act 24: Food

Blade of the Immortal Volume 6

  • Act 25: Heart of Darkness (Part 1)
  • Act 26: Heart of Darkness (Part 2)
  • Act 27: Heart of Darkness (Part 3)
  • Act 28: Heart of Darkness (Part 4)
  • Act 29: Heart of Darkness (Part 5)
  • Act 30: Heart of Darkness (Part 6)
  • Act 31: Heart of Darkness (Part 7)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 7

  • Act 32: The Gathering (Mongrel)
  • Act 33: The Gathering (Storm – Part 1)
  • Act 34: The Gathering (Storm – Part 2)
  • Act 35: The Gathering (Stigma – Part 1)
  • Act 36: The Gathering (Stigma – Part 2)
  • Act 37: The Gathering (Comrades – Part 1)
  • Act 38: The Gathering (Comrades – Part 2)
  • Act 39: The Gathering (Comrades – Part 3)
  • Act 40: The Gathering (Comrades – Part 4)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 8

  • Act 41: The Gathering (Comrades – Part 5)
  • Act 42: The Gathering (Comrades – Part 6)
  • Act 43: The Gathering (Rage)
  • Act 44: The Gathering (Cloudburst – Part 1)
  • Act 45: The Gathering (Cloudburst – Part 2)
  • Act 46: Secrets (Part 1)
  • Act 47: Secrets (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 9

  • Act 48: Secrets (Part 3)
  • Act 49: Stigmata
  • Act 50: Husk
  • Act 51: Skin (Part 1)
  • Act 52: Skin (Part 2)
  • Act 53: Beasts (Part 1)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 10

  • Act 54: Beasts (Part 2)
  • Act 55: Beasts (Part 3)
  • Act 56: Beasts (Part 4)
  • Act 57: Beasts (Part 5)
  • Act 58: Autumn Frost (Part 1)
  • Act 59: Autumn Frost (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 11

  • Act 60: Autumn Frost (Part 3)
  • Act 61: Autumn Frost (Part 4)
  • Act 62: Autumn Frost (Part 5)
  • Act 63: Autumn Frost (Part 6)
  • Act 64: The Wind and the Heron
  • Act 65: Cherry Blossom
  • Act 66: Shadows
  • Act 67: Mourning Shadows

Blade of the Immortal Volume 12

  • Act 68: Path of Shadows
  • Act 69: Thorns
  • Act 70: Mirror of the Soul (Part 1)
  • Act 71: Mirror of the Soul (Part 2)
  • Act 72: Mirror of the Soul (Part 3)
  • Act 73: Light and Shadow
  • Act 74: Crossroads
  • Act 75: Last Blood (Part 1)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 13

  • Act 76: Last Blood (Part 2)
  • Act 77: Last Blood (Part 3)
  • Act 78: Last Blood (Part 4)
  • Act 79: Last Blood (Part 5)
  • Act 80: Confession
  • Act 81: Twilight (Part 1)
  • Act 82: Twilight (Part 2)
  • Act 83: Twilight (Part 3)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 14

  • Act 84: Trickster (Part 1)
  • Act 85: Trickster (Part 2)
  • Act 86: Trickster (Part 3)
  • Act 87: Trickster (Part 4)
  • Act 88: Trickster (Part 5)
  • Act 89: Pity
  • Act 90: Forsaken
  • Act 91: Duet

Blade of the Immortal Volume 15

  • Act 92: Cauldron
  • Act 93: An Open Pit
  • Act 94: Shortcut (Part 1)
  • Act 95: Shortcut (Part 2)
  • Act 96: Shortcut (Part 3)
  • Act 97: Shortcut (Part 4)
  • Act 98: Shortcut (Part 5)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 16

  • Act 99: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Part 1)
  • Act 100: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Part 2)
  • Act 101: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Part 3)
  • Act 102: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Part 4)
  • Act 103: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Part 5)
  • Act 104: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Part 6)
  • Act 105: The Sparrow Net (Part 1)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 17

  • Act 106: The Sparrow Net (Part 2)
  • Act 107: The Sparrow Net (Part 3)
  • Act 108: The Sparrow Net (Part 4)
  • Act 109: Barefoot (Part 1
  • Act 110: Barefoot (Part 2)
  • Act 111: Barefoot (Part 3)
  • Act 112: Barefoot (Part 4)
  • Act 113: Barefoot (Part 5)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 18

  • Act 114: Life or Death
  • Act 115: Badger Hole (Part 1)
  • Act 116: Badger Hole (Part 2)
  • Act 117: Badger Hole (Part 3)
  • Act 118: Badger Hole (Part 4)
  • Act 119: Otter Holt (Part 1)
  • Act 120: Otter Holt (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 19

  • Act 121: Otter Holt (Part 3)
  • Act 122: Demon Lair (Part 1)
  • Act 123: Demon Lair (Part 2)
  • Act 124: Demon Lair (Part 3)
  • Act 125: Demon Lair (Part 4)
  • Act 126: Demon Lair (Part 5)
  • Act 127: Demon Lair (Part 6)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 20

  • Act 128: Demon Lair (Part 7)
  • Act 129: Demon Lair (Part 8)
  • Act 130: Demon Lair (Part 9)
  • Act 131: Demon Lair (Part 10)
  • Act 132: Demon Lair (Part 11)
  • Act 133: Demon Lair (Part 12)
  • Act 134: On the Perfection of Anatomy (Conclusion)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 21

  • Act 135: Footsteps
  • Act 136: Restless Ghosts
  • Act 137: Visitors (Part 1)
  • Act 138: Visitors (Part 2)
  • Act 139: Winter Snow”
  • Act 140: Night Chrysanthemum
  • Act 141: Companion (Part 1)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 22

  • Act 142: Companion (Part 2)
  • Act 143: Culvert
  • Act 144: Power and Mist
  • Act 145: Crimson Snowflake
  • Act 146: Traces of the Heart
  • Act 147: Testing the Waters
  • Act 148: Scarlet Swords

Blade of the Immortal Volume 23

  • Act 149: Entangled
  • Act 150: White Sheet, Glowing Under the Moonlight
  • Act 151: Massacre (Part 1)
  • Act 152: Massacre (Part 2)
  • Act 153: Massacre (Part 3)
  • Act 154: Massacre (Part 4)
  • Act 155: Evasion

Blade of the Immortal Volume 24

  • Act 156: Snowfall at Dawn
  • Act 157: Snow, Like Blossoms
  • Act 158: Snow, Moon, Flowers
  • Act 159: Wind, Petals, Snow, Moon
  • Act 160: On the Perfection of Anatomy – The Untold Truth
  • Act 161: Blizzard (Part 1)
  • Act 162: Blizzard (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 25

  • Act 163: Blizzard (Part 3)
  • Act 164: Blizzard (Part 4)
  • Act 165: Blizzard (Part 5)
  • Act 166: Blizzard (Part 6)
  • Act 167: Blizzard (Part 7)
  • Act 168: Food (Part 2)
  • Act 169: Wings, Without Wind

Blade of the Immortal Volume 26

  • Act 170: Mist on the Spider’s Web
  • Act 171: The Pots (Part 1)
  • Act 172: The Pots (Part 2)
  • Act 173: The Pots (Part 3)
  • Act 174: The Pots (Part 4)
  • Act 175: The Last Ten (Part 1)
  • Act 176: The Last Ten (Part 2)
  • Act 177: The Last Ten (Part 3)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 27

  • Act 178: Raining Chaos (Part 1)
  • Act 179: Raining Chaos (Part 2)
  • Act 180: Raining Chaos (Part 3)
  • Act 181: Raining Chaos (Part 4)
  • Act 182: Sullied Snow (Part 1)
  • Act 183: Sullied Snow (Part 2)
  • Act 184: Raining Chaos (Part 5)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 28

  • Act 185: The Chosen Path (Part 1)
  • Act 186: The Chosen Path (Part 2)
  • Act 187: Rudderless (Part 1)
  • Act 188: Rudderless (Part 2)
  • Act 189: Soul Fire
  • Act 190: Heavenly Fire
  • Act 191: Beyond Good and Evil
  • Act 192: Kasha
  • Act 193: Vigilance (Part 1)
  • Act 194: Vigilance (Part 2)
  • Act 195: Vigilance (Part 3)
  • Act 196: One Hundred Dances (Part 1)
  • Act 197: One Hundred Dances (Part 2)

Blade of the Immortal Volume 30

  • Act 198: One Hundred Dances (Part 3)
  • Act 199: Glorious Death in Winter Thunder (Part 1)
  • Act 200: Glorious Death in Winter Thunder (Part 2)
  • Act 201: Blue Embracing Indigo
  • Act 202: Blade of Remorse
  • Act 203: Where Ferocious Winds Contest
  • Act 204: May I Ask About Death
  • Act 205: In the Forgotten, Fluttering Snow

Blade of the Immortal Volume 31

  • Final Act: Manji and Rin

Blade Of The Immortal | Main Characters

Here, we’ll take a look at the two main characters from the manga series.

1. Manji

Starting off with the first lead character that we come across in the Blade of The Immortal manga – Manji.

Appearance: The two horizontal scars across Manji’s face along with a vertical scar on his right eye make up for the most noticeable characteristics of Manji.  Along with those, he can be seen rocking a ponytail.

Blade Of The Immortal | Main Characters: Manji
Source: The MNT

Personality: AlthoughManji has a rude attitude, his character showcases some sort of warmth and attachment to Rin. 

Abilities: Apart from being immortal pertaining to the fact that his body inhibits Kessen-Chu, Manji is an exceptional swordsman and a weapon master including Sickles, Karasu, Kotengu, Shidō, and more.

Quotes: Here are some of the best quotes from Manji: 

Sure, the memories hurt. But if you can hold onto them… sometimes they can make you as strong as steel.

I’ve got something special for you – A taste of pain… such as most people could never even dream of!

2. Rin Asano

As one of the leading character-duo, we have got Rin Asano as our next character. 

Appearance: Rin can often be seen wearing a red kimono throughout the manga. Along with that, she sometimes wears her hair in two plaits accompanying poison-concealed gold rings.

Blade Of The Immortal | Main Characters: Rin Asano
Source: Blade of the Immortal Wiki – Fandom

Personality: Having gone through the trauma of the massacre, Rin’s personality was that of a naive child full of vengeance. As the series progresses, she grows into an independent and strong individual.

Abilities: While she doesn’t have any special powers, Rin trains on her fighting skills with weapons such as Ezo Sword and Aikuchi Daggers.

Quotes: Some of Rin’s best quotes from the manga includes:

  • If samurai say that killing for their master is a noble cause… then isn’t getting your hands bloody for your own parents more… more human?
  • Friend or foe, I think anyone who’s been pushed this far… at least deserves the choice.

3. Anotsu Kagehisa

Up next, we’ve got the leader of Itto-ryu whom Rin is hell-bent on killing.

Appearance: Described as an equal of Manji, Anotsu has narrow eyes and most of the time has his hair worn in a ponytail.

Blade Of The Immortal | Read All 200+ Chapters of One of the Best Historical Manga Series
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Personality: Although he is calm, Anotsu is an emotionally cold individual who has a hard time expressing his real feelings.

Abilities: Along with being a legendary swordsman trained by his abusive grandfather, Kagehisa is one of the deadliest characters in the Blade of the Immortal manga running a dojo as a test of superior lethality.

Quotes:There is only one way of the sword – Our way! The Itto-ryu!

Other Characters

  • Machi
  • Yaobikuni
  • Gyobutsū “Johnny”
  • Shido
  • Master Sōri
  • Taito
  • Sabato
  • Eiku
  • Makie
  • Sosuke
  • Renzo
  • Kagimura
  • Hyakurin
  • Giichi
  • Shira
  • Shinriji

Wrapping Up

This brings us to the end of this section of our manga article series. We hope that the article on Blade of The Immortal manga was somewhat knowledgeable and helpful in giving you the information that you came looking for. 

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