The novels have inspired numerous other stories and adaptations by other creators. The Kouga Ninja Scrolls. To resolve a clash over succession, the shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa has devised the ultimate contest. Two rival ninja clans, the Kouga and the Iga, will meet in a battle to the death. The victor will rule Japan for the next thousand years.
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To resolve a clash over succession, the shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa has devised the ultimate contest. Two rival ninja clans, the Kouga and the Iga, will meet in a battle to the death.
The victor will rule Japan for the next thousand years. But in the midst of this bloody war, an unlikely romance blooms between Gennosuke of the Kouga clan and Oboro of the Iga clan. Gennosuke and Oboro are the next leaders of their clans and their fates are inextricably bound with that of their families.
In the colossal fight, the star-crossed lovers are faced with a fatal choice between true love and destiny. Can romance conquer a four-hundred-year-old rivalry? Or is their love fated to end in death? He published his first detective novel in while in medical school. In , he published The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, the first in a series about supernatural ninjas. The immense popularity of the series led to numerous adaptations, including the manga series Basilisk and the movie Shinobi.
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The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada
Secret warfare, mystical powers, political turmoil and two ancient, feuding ninja families: it's no wonder that Futaro Yamada's classic Japanese novel, The Kouga Ninga Scrolls , still endures. Geoff Sant, a Chinese and Japanese language scholar, provides the first English translation of Kouga , first published in Sant's rendering is unfortunately clunky and awkward, but Yamada's core story retains an outrageous charm nevertheless. In the Tokugawa Shogunate was poised to take control of Japan, but a furious internal struggle over the Shogun's successor threatened to weaken the family. In Futaro Yamada's imagining, patriarch Tokugawa Ieyasu orders two warring ninja families, the Iga and Kouga, to help him decide which of his grandsons will succeed as Shogun.
The Kouga Ninja Scrolls
This is the first volume of the Ninja Scrolls series written by Yamada in This story is quite similar to Romeo and Juliet. The story centers around two rival ninja clans; the Iga and the Kouga; whose no-hostilities treaty is lifted by retired shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu to settle a succession dispute within the government concerning which of Ieyasu's grandsons is destined to become the third Tokugawa Shogun. Due to years of selective breeding, the members of Kouga and Iga have all developed inhuman abilities at the cost of several of them being born physically disfigured or otherwise abnormally mutated. At the center of the conflict is Kouga and Iga's two young heirs; Gennosuke and Oboro respectively; who had fallen in love in the hopes of not only bringing their clans together in peace but also to mix the bloodlines of their families so as to undo the genetic damage endured by both. The novel traces the course of the conflict as both clans endure heavy losses and ultimately bringing Gennosuke and Oboro to face each other on the field of battle. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Brought back to the very grounds where the travesty began, forced into this final conflict by political demand, Gennosuke and Oboro face one another on the field of battle. Gennosuke, wounded and With the secret scroll now in Gennosuke's possession, the Iga's elaborate deception has come to an end. At last, the Kouga knows of the old Shogun's fateful decree. As Oboro makes a last stand On the banks of a river, one left to death has risen again.