Viz Edition Release Date: June 16, 2004
Japan's most celebrated samurai, sword-saint Miyamoto Musashi, wasn't always an enlightened warrior-philosopher--for the path to greatness is filled with adversity and difficult life-decisions. Musashi wants to take on Yagyu Sekishusai, a man recognized by many to be the greatest living swordsman around. But Sekishusai is an ailing old man and Musashi is on the verge of killing him in his sleep. Will this act truly take Musashi further along the path to enlightenment by way of the sword?