Usagi Yojimbo: Mysteries

July 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Reads) (, , , )

usagiUsagi Yojimbo: Mysteries by Stan Sakai

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Stan Sakai can churn out a lot of Usagi Yojimbo. I don’t mind at all, since I have yet to come across a collection I haven’t liked. I’ve said before what makes the series so great — vivid characters, real history, a good sense of place, and honest conflicts — and that holds true with Mysteries, which of course is no surprise.

One of Sakai’s more recent character creations is Inspector Ishida, a police inspector who investigates the crimes in his district in feudal Japan. Usagi and Ishida are two characters who interact well together — both rely on people underestimating them, though for different reasons — and Mysteries is a collection of stories featuring the two characters. The collection would be a good one regardless, but with both of them featured in the entire book, of course it’s good.

I repeat myself a lot in my reviews of these collections, but the series overall is consistently good, and since Mysteries is volume thirty-two, it’s hard to come up with new praise for it. Regardless, Usagi Yojimbo is a series to read, for readers of any age. If you haven’t yet, now is the best time to start reading it.

Started: July 7, 2018
Finished: July 7, 2018

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