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Saito, Tomoko

Works: 123 works in 340 publications in 1 language and 1,905 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Comics (Graphic works)  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Samurai comics  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Action and adventure comics  Superhero comics 
Roles: Translator, Draftsman, Editor
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
Publication Timeline
Publications about Tomoko Saito
Publications by Tomoko Saito
Most widely held works by Tomoko Saito
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
"Anotsu Kagehisa has turned his Ittō-ryū into the most famous sword school in Japan, a dojo of outcasts and eccentrics who've slaughtered their way to the top of Japan's world of the blade. But as the old Japanese saying goes, 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down, ' and now Anotsu must relearn that ancient lesson when he discovers the existence of the Akagi, a mysterious organization formed from the survivors of the many rival sword schools destroyed by the ruthless Ittō-ryū. The Akagi are sworn to vengeance against Anotsu's dojo, but what Anotsu doesn't know is that the Akagi are wooing the immortal samurai, Manji, to join them in their war to exterminate the Ittō-ryū!"--Publisher's web site
Trickster by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Kidnapped and bound, Rin is unable to warn Manji that he is walking into a trap. To make things worse, the Itto-ryū posses a large dose of the only poison known to cripple Manji's regenerative abilites. And, why is Mugai-ryū assassin Güchi following Manji around?
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Imprisoned in the stronghold of Habaki Kagimura, the immortal swordsman Manji endures unending experiments as Kagimura's doctors try to understand how his body regenerates. Only Ayame Burando, Kagimura's lead examiner, is feeling more desperate and sicked with each failure. Meanwhile, Manji bides his time, waiting for his time of vengeance
Blade of the immortal = Mugen no jūnin by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality and to rid his eternal suffering and lift the curse, he must slay one thousand enemies, and his quest begins with a young girl who seeks revenge on her parents' killers
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"The immortality of the captive Manji is being sorely tested, as the horrifying experiments commanded by Habaki Kagimura in the dungeons below Edo castle continue. One of Kagimura's doctors, Ayame Burando, has already gone half-mad, tormented by the sickening mutilations intended to unlock the secret of passing Manji's amazing regenerative powers to others, and Burando's replacements have upped the ante with their utter incompetence. Meanwhile, Manji's charge, Rin, is desperately trying to find him, but Edo's brutal police are on her trail, and the race is on for Rin to free her immortal bodyguard before she joins him behind bars!"--Page 4 of cover
Essential X-Men ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
"The X-Men are reunited with Professor X, who asks them to help overthrow the Shi'ar tyrant Deathbird ... but all is not as it seems, and the X-Men must deduce the truth before it's too late! Meanwhile, sparks fly as Rogue and Magneto team up to save the Savage Land! Then, the X-Men and X-Factor unite to battle the Shadow King ... but the price of their victory is more than Professor X can stand! And as a new team rises from the ashes of the old, Magneto draws a dangerous line in the sand to protect his fellow mutants -- leading to a truly explosive finale, and the end of an era!"--Page 4 of cover
Badger hole by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"A massive, 280-page volume brings readers back into the "Badger Hole" with Rin and Dōa, as they make some shocking discoveries and finally find their missing companions! When Rin bumps into Toraemon, the unfortunate assistant to crazy Doc Burando and witness to his disgusting "immortality experiments," it seems that breaking Manji free will be a breeze. Not so. Getting Manji out of Edo's nightmarish underground cells and dank tunnel systems will be just as arduous as the ordeal of locating him was! More secrets about fan-favorite Dōa's past are revealed, and we get a bittersweet glimpse at her early years traveling with her beloved Isaku. Several old teams are reunited, a mind-blowing battle quickly starts and races us through most of this astonishing volume, and an old villain finally sees some pointed retribution at the hands of one of his prisoners! Let the breakout battle in the "Demon Lair" begin!"--Publisher's website, viewed January 6, 2009
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
There's going to be a massacre at Edo Castle! While the bitter Kagimura believes that he's sending his forces chasing after Anotsu and the entire Itto-ryu crew, Anotsu fakes them all out and risks his life in one mad dash back to Edo Castle grounds! What is his strange mission?
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"Last volume's vicious battle concludes here--and a popular, key character meets a gruesome end! With the help of some new allies, Manji and Rin may have a fighting chance, but can a wounded and road-weary Magatsu hold his own against an invigorated, freshly armed foe? Hiroaki Samura's spellbinding masterpiece finds major story lines finally beginning to dovetail, as several characters' strange paths cross and merge and events from volumes early in the series have major repercussions on characters' current predicaments!"--Page 4 of cover
Beyond good and evil by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
"Disgraced Edo officer Habaki and his strange group of Rokki-dan thugs turn a seemingly innocent harbor into a port of death--killing everyone who's docked there just in case they're working with Anotsu's fleeing warriors! And when revenge-seeking Rin, her bodyguard Manji, desperate Anotsu, and possibly the most powerful Ittō-ryū soldier arrive? This really is the start of Blade of the immortal's final, extended battle!"--Page 4 of cover
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"The showdown that fans have been waiting for begins here-- as Manji and Shira face off! Although he's missing an arm, Manji's mystical healing powers still ensure that he's a formidable opponent-- but his most repulsive foe, the sadistic Shira, has a few depraved tricks up his own sleeve! Will Manji be able to protect Rin from his deranged nemesis? Plus-- an Ittō-ryū warrior dies, in typically dramatic Samura fashion."--Page 4 of cover
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
The harrowing, bone-crunching finale! Hiroaki Samura's long-running manga series ends with a massive, 280-page volume filled with action and suspense. Who will survive? Disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the devious Anotsu in a decisive showdown, while Manga, Rin, and only a few others witness the end of an era. Rin's quest concludes with a violent bang--then things get weirder!
Blade of the immortal by Hiroaki Samura( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"The penultimate volume in this ambitious, long-running manga series! A sleepy port town becomes the scene of slaughter, as disgraced Edo officer Habaki faces the man he's vowed to take down--the rascally Anotsu! While Manji and Rin are forced to battle Habaki's largest, most tenacious Rokki-dan thug, the enigmatic Makie has to fend off several Edo Castle henchmen at once. The grotesque, vicious final battle rages!"--P. [4] of cover
Empowered by Adam Warren( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
"While costumed crimefighter Empowered makes a startling discovery regarding her status as an all-too-frequent 'damsel in distress, ' Ninjette confronts her own sordid past and frighteningly uncertain future as she battles alone against an entire clan of supernaturally durable ninja. What's more, can our hard-luck heroines withstand the challenges of supervillanous minivans, dueling 'daddy issues, ' doomed-but-still-hot boyfriends, undead karaoke party crashers, and 'spoiler alerts from hell itself' prophesied by diabolically omniscient demonspawn?"--Back cover
Empowered by Adam Warren( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
As if life as an often-struggling superheroine weren't already hard enough, now costumed crimefighter "Empowered" discovers that another female superhero is ripping off her distress-prone persona-and cashing in, big-time! Even worse, her relationship with live-in boyfriend (and semi-reformed Witless Minion) Thugboy has run afoul of an extremely literal set of "power issues" ! Worse yet, a singularly bloodthirsty and ruthless ninja clan is gunning-no, make that shurikening-for Emp's best friend and karaoke partner, Ninjette! Can our unlucky but still plucky heroine prevail over all these obstacles as well as the further threats posed by foreign fanfiction outrages, her own supersuit's attempts to manipulate her self-esteem, and the revelation of (gasp!) her real name?
Domu : a child's dream by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A twisted old man, gifted with extrasensory powers, silently holds sway over an entire block of apartments. The occupants are puppets for him to control. Life is his to give ... and to take. But suddenly there is a new voice in his head, and before he knows it, a young girl with her own battery of psychic abilities has arrived to challenge him! Soon, the sprawling complex becomes a battleground between two minds possessing incredible, unimaginable power. Winner of Japan's 1983 Science Fiction Grand Prix award, the first graphic novel ever awarded such an honor
Gunsmith cats : the return of Gray by Kenʼichi Sonoda( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Gunsmith cats : Misfire by Kenʼichi Sonoda( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Gunsmith cats : Bonnie and Clyde by Kenʼichi Sonoda( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"Meet Rally and Minnie-May -- The Gunsmith Cats -- two of the most fun-loving, well-armed, bounty-hunting women in Chicago! Whether they're chasing bail jumpers or fending off the mob, you can bet on a healthy supply of guns, bombs, car chases, and more guns! The pair run afoul of Bonnie and Clyde, a couple of hired guns working mob jobs in the Windy City. With their business interests running on opposite sides of the law, it's no surprise that the net result is gunfire and mayhem!" -- page 4 of cover
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