One of the surveillance ships of the company Ferret went missing for some time. Once the ship was found, all 95 members aboard the ship were completely missing. No trace of their existence was found aboard the ship.
Masato’s sister works for Ferret, and he was tasked to bring her supplies for the upcoming work to investigate this mysterious ship that returned without her crew. He meets a beautiful girl named Uto at the company, who also had a brother that worked for Ferret and went missing inside the ship. Now Masato and Uto must embark on a mission to discover the mysteries of the unknown island where the missing crew has been left.
The closing stages of Sengoku (Warring States) Japan. A setting commonly explored in Japanese manga through vivid scenes of gory battles, samurai, and feats of bravery, honour, and loyalty. Iwaaki Hitoshi dares to go against the popular grain by not focusing on the 3 famous unifiers, but by depicting stories of a society in transition. Rapidly changing cultural norms and class expectations pit the old versus the young, the war-weary versus the war-mongers, and the parochial versus the foward-thinking. The first story, “Snow Ridge,” explores the changing role of samurai and provinces while the second story, “Sword Dance,” deals with kendo’s early evolution from warfare to art.
Four companions are living in the same mansion. There’re sharing the same school, their family, their future but also…love stories. But now, their journey to become adults is about to begin…
P.S. I don’t usually post shoujo manga but the first chapter caught my attention, so let’s see how it develops .
During the feudal era, warlords were not only in danger from enemies outside the castle, but also from within like their own lieutenants they trusted. To protect themselves, they secretly began to use decoys of themselves. Honda Masanobu was part of Tokugawa Ieyasu’s council and also his closest friend. However, to defend his home country from Oda Nobunaga’s campaign, he leaves his position. During the 10 years on the battlefield, he meets Jirosaburo Motonobu who looks almost identical to his former master. Masanobu comes to realize that Jirosaburo must become Ieyasu’s shadow because of his trustworthy character and battle experience.