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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405 68
Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

2
240 54
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

3
146 35
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus, Vol... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Goseki Kojima, Kazuo Koike

4
132 37
Blade of the Immortal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

5
100 32
Shigurui is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

6
120 45
Gintama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

7
62 18
Sword of the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

8
73 28
Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 17 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Akimine Kamijyo

9
61 21
Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
J. Torres

10
68 31
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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43 17
Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

12
37 14
Azumi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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35 20
Katanagatari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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26 17
Lady Snowblood Volume 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Kazuo Koike

15
27 20
Sengoku Basara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

16
24 17
Path of the Assassin Volume 9 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Goseki Kojima, Kazuo Koike

17
23 21
Takemitsuzamurai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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16 16
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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3 2
Samurai Executioner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
JevremZivanovic added

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14 16
Adventures of Kotetsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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16 19
Tsukikage Ran is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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15 18
Sword of Shibito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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14 17
Samurai Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Sora Inoue, Reiji Saiga

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10 13
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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1 2
Sengoku Strays is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
DanielaSchoberth added

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12 17
Nansō Satomi Hakkenden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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12 17
Hyakka ryōran is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Akira Suzuki

28
13 19
Moribito: Guardian of the Spir... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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9 15
Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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9 16
Ninja Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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3 8
Sabu et Ichi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
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9 17
Yōtōden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time
Takeshi Narumi

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7 15
Kage Gari is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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9 18
Benkei tai Ushiwaka is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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9 18
Magic Boy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time

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7 18
Namakura Gatana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Samurai Manga of All Time