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ENMA the Immortal By Fumi Nakamura,

  • Title: ENMA the Immortal
  • Author: Fumi Nakamura
  • ISBN: 9781932234909
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the 19th century, feudal Japan was only a few steps away from the Meiji Revolution A low class samurai turned revolutionly fighter named Amane desperately attempts to elude the clutches of the Shogunate s Special Police Unit the infamous Shinsengumi Fatally injured from sword wounds given to him by his former colleagues in arms, Amane somehow managed to roll upon theIn the 19th century, feudal Japan was only a few steps away from the Meiji Revolution A low class samurai turned revolutionly fighter named Amane desperately attempts to elude the clutches of the Shogunate s Special Police Unit the infamous Shinsengumi Fatally injured from sword wounds given to him by his former colleagues in arms, Amane somehow managed to roll upon the small shack of a tattooist named Baikou Realizing that Amane s life was in deep peril, the tattoo artist decided to etch a curse in ink onto the dying Amane s skin And soon a forbidden sanskrit marking was now forever emblazened on Amane s hand The technique Baikou utilized is called an Demonic Interjection.Amane survived the ordeal, but was then burdened with the fact that he was now an immortal With the miserable knowledge of being exiled from the rest of human life, Amane would then resign himself to became an apprentice to Baikou in hope to evenutally master a range of tattooing techniques which would ultimately control the tattoo bearer s life From this day on, Amane would be known as Enma, named after the Buddhist gatekeeper of hell He must now live forever granting others new life while desperately seeking the monster like him who is at the source of his life long problems.
    ENMA the Immortal In the th century feudal Japan was only a few steps away from the Meiji Revolution A low class samurai turned revolutionly fighter named Amane desperately attempts to elude the clutches of the Shog

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    1. Enma the Immortal is about a young man who is cursed with immortality Well, old, very old man by the end of the book, but physically young.In the midst of the events leading up to the Meiji Restoration in 19th century Japan, a young man from one of the groups fighting each other is killed On the verge of death, he stumbles upon an elderly tattooist named Baikou Honshou Baikou, hearing the boy s plea for survival, tattoos and oni gome onto the boy s hand An oni gome is a mark bearing the spirit o [...]

    2. I loved the intricacy of the plot and the way it moved through history I also understood where the author was trying to go most of the time so that was a big plus, especially considering that there were some issues with translation However, THE ISSUES WITH TRANSLATION It didn t ruin the book for me, obviously, but it was annoying and threw off the flow of the plot at times The biggest problems were either that the word choice use of connotations was imperfect, or the basic idea just didn t trans [...]

    3. I nearly put this book down as the prologue did not captivate me Perhaps it was the effect of the translation but the writing felt stilted The strength of this novel lies in its description of life in the different historical epochs in Japan The fantasy aspect stayed consistent throughout It was a a relaxing read and I will seek its sequel.

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