47 Ronin: Der Roman zum Film

Author: Joan D. Vinge

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3864253462

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2485

Nachdem ein verräterischer Kriegsherr seinen Meister getötet und dessen Angehörige in die Verbannung geschickt hat, schwören 47 herrenlose Samurai Rache zu nehmen und die Ehre ihrer Leute wiederherzustellen. Aus ihrer Heimat vertrieben und in alle Winde zerstreut, wenden sich diese Ronin an Kai, ein Halbblut, das sie einst zurückgewiesen haben. Mit seiner Hilfe machen sie sich auf den Weg durch eine wilde Welt voller mythischer Bestien, magischer Gestaltenwandler und anderer seltsamer Schrecken. Kai wird vom vertriebenen und versklavten Außenseiter zu ihrer gefährlichsten Waffe und zum Helden, der der zahlenmäßig unterlegenen Gruppe von Rebellen Inspiration schenkt und ihnen den Weg zum ewigen Ruhm weist. 47 Ronin basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Film mit Keanu Reeves, inspiriert von einer der ältesten und traditionellsten, aber dennoch zeitlosesten Legenden Japans.

The 47 Ronin

A Story of Samurai Loyalty and Courage

Author: Barry Till

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764932090

Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 7543

Relates the true story of masterless samurai (ronin) who avenged their lord's death and came to represent the ultimate ideal of self-sacrifice.

47 Ronin

Author: John Allyn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906230

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 7323

A classic tale that will captivate lovers of Japan, history, and epic adventure alike. Japan's most celebrated tale of chivalry, loyalty and revenge—and the basis for a Hollywood feature film starring Keanu Reaves—47 Ronin is the epic tale of a heroic band of Samurai warriors who defy the Japanese Emperor to avenge the honor of their fallen master. The story begins in 1701 when the noble Lord Asano attacks an official at court. His punishment is swift and harsh—the Emperor orders Lord Asano to commit ritual suicide (harikiri). His lands are confiscated, his family exiled, and his Samurai warrior brigade is disbanded—becoming Ronin or masterless, wandering renegades. While appearing to follow the Emperor's instructions, the 47 Ronin plot in secret for many years, biding their time until the moment to strike is right. Like the story of the Knights of the Round Table, the Ronin's deeds became legendary, iconic examples of courage, cunning and loyalty in an age when the Samurai were true heroes and honor was something worth dying for. John Allyn's vivid retelling, with a foreword by scholar and film advisor, Stephen Turnbull, presents this epic of Japanese literature in its correct historical context.

The Revenge of the 47 Ronin

Edo 1703

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849084289

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 5058

When Lord Kira brought about the death of Lord Asano, he made Asano's loyal samurai into ronin – masterless warriors. These men secretly plotted their revenge and one snowy winter's night, launched an ambitious raid against their enemy's mansion in Edo. What ensued was the fiercest sword battle to have been seen in Japan for over a century. The gates were stormed, Lord Kira was captured and executed, and his washed head placed on Lord Asano's tomb. This title details the background, planning, and execution of this incredible raid, looking at the equipment used by the ronin, the tactics they employed in storming the building, and the dramatic events that followed, as the surviving ronin committed mass suicide – a final act of loyalty and defiance that sealed their legend.

47 Ronin

Author: Joan D. Vinge

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466804149

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6601

From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

47 Ronin

Author: Mike Richardson

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1595829547

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 151

View: 5642

In graphic novel format, recounts the legendary event from Japanese history in which forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master before committing ritual suicide.

47 Ronin #5

Author: Mike Richardson

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 38

View: 5120

Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's breathtaking account of Japan's most famous historical legend reaches its extra-length conclusion, as Lord Asano's loyal retainers take their revenge! THE EPIC FINALE! Special oversize final issue for the same low price! From Mike Richardson (_Star Wars: Crimson Empire_) and Stan Sakai (_Usagi Yojimbo_)! "_47 Ronin_ is a book to watch . . ." IGN

47 Ronin: A Samurai Story from Japan - With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Jennifer Bassett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194630838

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 9949

A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. When Lord Asano drew his sword on Lord Kira one spring day in 1701, it began a story that is now a national legend in Japan. Lord Kira lived, but Lord Asano died, and after his death, his samurai became ronin, samurai without a master. And so began their long plan for revenge on Lord Kira. Their loyalty to their dead master made them famous, and people in Japan remember them to this day. The story of the forty-seven ronin has been told and retold for 300 years - in plays, novels, and films. A major Hollywood film was made about the forty-seven ronin in 2013.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi's 47 Ronin

Author: De Anima Books

Publisher: De Anima Books

ISBN: 1492757632

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 1767

This is a story of loyalty, obstinacy and unusual honor, carried out by 47 Samurai to avenge the death of his master. To avenge him, these Samurai carefully planned the attack for almost two years, even leading a common life of workers and traders, many of them living a lazy and idle life in order to outwit his enemies. Even though everyone should commit "seppuku" (ritual suicide) if the mission were to materialize, the Samurai went ahead and avenged their master. In this book were used prints and traditional Japanese Mino washi (Mino paper, originally created in the Nara period in the eighth century A.D.) scanned in high definition, with the purpose of recreating the atmosphere of Japanese high visual refinement. The 131 illustrations in this book are by master Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), one of the greatest of the art school of Japanese woodblock Ukiyo-e.

The 47 Ronin

A Graphic Novel

Author: Sean Michael Wilson

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 0834829568

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 5050

Here is the first historically accurate graphic-novel version of a legendary event in Japanese history. In the eighteenth century, forty-seven samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot involving over two years of secrecy. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains a most potent example of Japan’s deeply rooted cultural imperatives of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice, and of bushido—the samurai code.

Die Krieger des alten Japan

Berühmte Samurai, Ronin und Ninja

Author: Roland Habersetzer

Publisher: Palisander Verlag

ISBN: 3938305509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 5366

Erzählungen aus 700 Jahren japanischer Geschichte Dem Kampfkunstexperten und Historiker Roland Habersetzer, 9. Dan, ist es gelungen, die Welt des alten Japan auf fesselnde Weise lebendig werden zu lassen. In authentischen Erzählungen, die auf historischen Quellen beruhen, werden u. a. Begebenheiten aus dem Leben Minamoto no Yoshitsunes, der »Schwertheiligen« Tsukahara Bokuden und Miyamoto Musashi sowie des »letzten Samurai«, Saigô Takamori, dargestellt. Außerdem finden sich Berichte über den Aufstand der Christen von Shimabara, den Rachefeldzug der 47 Rônin aus Akô und zahlreiche andere berühmte wie auch nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene Ereignisse der japanischen Geschichte.

The 47 Ronin Story

Author: John Allyn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804838276

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3304

Loyalty, revenge and swordplay—the classic Japanese tale of the 47 ronin retold for a new audience

47 Ronin

Author: A. B. Mitford,Shunsui Tamenaga,James Murdoch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907960130

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 461

"A story of honor and bloody revenge." The legend of the 47 ronin is one of the most popular and best known stories about the samurai in Japan. It is often referred to as the country's "national legend" and is the most revered example of the samurai code of honor, bushido, put to the ultimate test. The story tells of a group of samurai who, in 1701, were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) Asano Naganori was compelled to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka. The ronin, led by Asano's chief councilor, Oishi Yoshio, avenged their master's honor by killing Kira, after waiting and planning for almost two years. In turn, the ronin were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder. With much embellishment, this true story was popularized in Japanese culture as emblematic of the loyalty, sacrifice, persistence, and honor that people should preserve in their daily lives. The popularity of the almost mythical tale was enhanced by rapid modernization following the fall of the shogun during the Meiji era of Japanese history. Many versions of the events appeared and the story of the 47 ronin continues to be popular in Japan to this day. This book traces the history of the story through various retellings. It includes the first English version to appear in print, from Isaac Titsingh's "Illustrations of Japan," published in 1822, plus the second from "The Capital of the Tycoon" by Rutherford Alcock. It also includes in full "The Forty-Seven Ronins" from "Tales of Old Japan" by A. B. Mitford (plus his account of seppuku/hara-kiri), "The Loyal Ronins" by Shunsui Tamenaga, translated by Shiuichiro Saito and Edward Greey and "The Forty-Seven Ronin" by James Murdoch from "A History of Japan." This is a comprehensive collection which brings together some of the best known versions of the story and serves as a perfect introduction to the legendary tale of the 47 ronin. For more information please visit Purple Rose at www.purplerosebooks.com and view our other titles and new releases.

47 ronin

Author: George Soulié De Morant

Publisher: Bur

ISBN: 8858665724

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 8570

“La Via del samurai consiste in questo: incedere come folli accanto alla morte. Chi agisce così non potrà essere ucciso neppure da dieci a vversari.” Yamamoto Tsunetomo

The 47 Ronin

Samurai Art by Kunisada

Author: Utagawa Kunisada

Publisher: Shinbaku Books

ISBN: 9781840683158

Category: Art

Page: 126

View: 8073

The story of the 47 Ronin - a band of samurai who became masterless after the enforced suicide of their daimyo - is a legend which stems from a true historical episode of deadly revenge during the period 1701-1703. This tale remains one of the most enduring myths in Japanese culture as an exemplar of bushido, the samurai code of honour and loyalty. The story became widely popularized in Japan and as woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) grew in popularity, the 47 Ronin became a favoured subject. Kunisada's 47 Ronin remains one of the greatest ukiyo-e series of the late Edo period.


The True Story of the Vendetta of the 47 Ronin from Ak

Author: Thomas Harper

Publisher: Leetes Island Books

ISBN: 9780918172778

Category: History

Page: 992

View: 4709

This is the story of a few men who valued justice more than life. They were members of the large Corps of Samurai in the feudal domain of Akô in western Japan. But when their lord committed the crime of drawing his sword within the castle of the Shogun, the law decreed that he should be sentenced to death, that his heir would not inherit the domain, and all of his vassals would become ronin, dismissed from employment, evicted from their homes, and deprived of their income. All 308 samurai in Akô knew the law and accepted it. And if their lord had succeeded in killing the man he attacked in the castle that would have been the tragic end of this episode. But their lord was subdued and failed to kill his enemy; which meant that yet another law came into play: the Principle of Equal Punishment. 47: The True Story of the Vendetta of the 47 Ronin from Akô tells the harrowing tale of how all this was argued, what was decided, what the results were, and what ultimately became of those 47 men who remained. 47 Ronin tells the tale in immense detail--with maps, graphics and gorgeous illustrations. It provides a richer and more in-depth picture of the Samurai than readers will find in any other medium, offering a comprehensive picture of a tale of justice, honor, politics, and the law of equal punishment.

La sombra del samurai. 47 Ronin

Author: Raul De La Rosa

Publisher: B DE BOOKS

ISBN: 8490196516

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4401

Una novela que relata la antigua epopeya japonesa junto con una maravillosa historia contemporánea. La sombra del samurái. 47 Ronin es la historia de David, un joven abogado de éxito a quien el destino impone en su vida un cambio tan dramático como absoluto. El sufrimiento y el dolor de la pérdida de su familia le llevan a emprender un viaje hacia lo más profundo de Japón para instruirse en la tradición de los samuráis y suicidarse dignamente. Sin embargo, se encuentra inmerso en un inesperado y audaz compromiso consigo mismo y con la vida, en la lucha contra la indignidad y el mal encarnado por Kira, el malvado maestro de ceremonias del gobierno del sogún, el verdadero gobernante del antiguo Japón. La novela narra al mismo tiempo, en capítulos alternos, la antigua epopeya japonesa -un ejemplo heroico de honor, lealtad, entrega, perseverancia, valor y amor-, y una historia contemporánea, y paralela, de lucha interior y superación personal. Ambas se van fundiendo poco a poco hasta el extraordinario desenlace final.

Los 47 ronin (El pequeño Leo Da Vinci 10)

Author: Christian Gálvez


ISBN: 8420485438

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2186

¡Únete a la pandilla Da Vinci y acompaña a Leo y sus amigos en esta increíble aventura! Miguel Ángel encuentra a dos niños samuráis que necesitan la ayuda de la pandilla. ¡El malvado Kira Kozukenosuke ha invadido su pueblo! Ellos quieren ayudarles, pero ¿cómo irán hasta Japón? Además, deberán convertirse en unos grandes samuráis y dominar el arte del bushido. ¿Podrán enfrentarse al ejército del maligno Kira y devolver la paz al pueblo? ¡Descubre la leyenda de los 47 ronin! Y, además, agudiza al máximo tus neuronas y resuelve un montón de enigmas...