tenkaichi: nihon saikyou bugeisha ketteisen
Author: Nakamaru Yosuke
Artist: Azuma Kyoutarou
Who is the strongest martial artist in the Land of the Rising Sun?! This is not history as we know it. The year is 1600. Ten years have passed since Oda Nobunaga saw the unification of the entire country to its completion. Sensing his own impending death, Nobunaga declares he'll hand over the country to he who brings him the strongest martial artist of them all. Those commanders, who have had their dreams of a unified country shattered, each back their own strongest martial artist and set their sights on ruling the country! The first bout pits the "Strongest Spear in the Land" Honda Tadakatsu (backed by Tokugawa Ieyasu) against the "Evolving Prodigy" Miyamoto Musashi (backed by Chosokabe Motochika)!! A piece depicting an era of wide-ranging martial arts which many have only dreamed of, begins now!!!!!!!