Cover of the 1992 release
(Kaze No Shō)
|Genre||Adventure, Martial arts|
|Written by||Kan Furuyama|
|Illustrated by||Jiro Taniguchi|
|Published by||Akita Shoten|
Samurai Legend (Japanese: 風の抄 Hepburn: Kaze no Shō) is a one-shot Japanese manga written by Kan Furuyama and illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi. The manga is licensed for an English-language release in North America by Central Park Media, licensed for a French-language release in France, Italian-language release in Italy and Portuguese-language release in Brazil by Panini Comics and a Spanish-language release in Spain by Editorial Ivrea.
Akita Shoten released the manga's single tankōbon originally in September 1992; it was re-released on October 8, 2004. Panini Comics released the manga in France on October 12, 2006, in Italy on August 23, 2005 and in Brazil in June 2006.
- Lord Mitsuyoshi/Yagyū Jūbei - the protagonist. He is the master of "Yagyu Shinkagery" sword style and the one responsible for guarding the Yagyu Secret Chronicles.
- Lord Gomino - the main antagonist and the former emperor. He resides in Kyoto and attempts to start a rebellion against the Tokugawa bakufu which is the reason as to why he sent his lackey Yashamaro to steal the Yagyu Secret Chronicles.
- Lord Rokumaru - Jubei's younger half-brother and chief monk of the Hotokuji Temple. He aides his brother in retrieving the Yagyu Secret Chronicles.
- Yashamaro - Gomino's ninja whom he sent to steal the Yagyu Secret Chronicles. He is Jubei's foe.
- Yagyū Munenori - Jubei's father and katana instructor for the Shogun and watcher of all feudal lords. He is also the leader of the secret organization of Shadow Yagyu.
- Lady Tsukinowanomiya called Miya-sama (it is one of the ways to address a Prince or Princess of the Imperial Family) - Gomizunono's daughter and granddaughter of Tokugawa Hidetada. She was once the Empress Myosho but retired. She is an old friend of Jubei.
- Katsu Kaishū - the narrator of the story.
- "Samurai Legend (GN)". Central Park Media. Archived from the original on April 7, 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "KAZE NO SHO 1" (in French). Panini Comics. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "IL LIBRO DEL VENTO" (in Italian). Panini Comics. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "O LIVRO DO VENTO" (in Portuguese). universohq.com. Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "TOMOS ÚNICOS" (in Spanish). Editorial Ivrea. Archived from the original on July 2, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
- "風の抄 : 柳生秘帖". National Diet Library. Retrieved 2014-11-30.
- 風の抄 柳生秘帖 (in Japanese). Akita Shoten. Archived from the original on 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
- Samurai Legend (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Manga News review (in French)
- Manga Sanctuary review (in French)
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