Anime Underground The Best Samurai Manga of All Time  

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Samurai and manga are two great tastes that go great together. The samurai have been the protagonists of popular and critically-acclaimed series for almost fifty years. Below we're ranking the best samurai manga of all time, including both classic and newer titles. Lone Wolf and Cub was one of the first manga to be translated and served to a western audience. Its success was a harbinger of things to come. There have been other even more successful series since it paved the way, like Rurouni Kenshin, Vagabond, and many more. Is one of those titles the top samurai manga? Is there another series that should stand atop the samurai manga list? You decide.
 

Choose from all your favorite manga with samurais here. If you think a great series has been snubbed, you can add it to the list. Don't downvote any series that you haven't actualled read.

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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Goseki Kojima, Kazuo Koike

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Blade of the Immortal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Gintama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Shigurui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Ninja Scroll J. Torres

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Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 17 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Samurai Deeper Kyo Akimine Kamijyo

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Sword of the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Azumi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Path of the Assassin Volume 9 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Path of the Assassin Goseki Kojima, Kazuo Koike

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Lady Snowblood Volume 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Lady Snowblood Kazuo Koike

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Katanagatari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Sengoku Basara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Tsukikage Ran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Samurai Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Samurai Girl Sora Inoue, Reiji Saiga

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Yagyu Ninja Scrolls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Takemitsuzamurai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Sword of Shibito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Adventures of Kotetsu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Hyakka ryōran is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Hyakka ryōran Akira Suzuki

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Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Moribito: Guardian of the Spir... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Nansō Satomi Hakkenden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Magic Boy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Ninja Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Kage Gari is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Benkei tai Ushiwaka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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Yōtōden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Yōtōden Takeshi Narumi

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Namakura Gatana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time