Miharu Rokujo was content to live life without caring about anything but his destiny has other plans.
The secret art known as Shinra Banshou, with the power to control the entire world, is hidden inside him and every ninja is involved in the fight over it.
He joins the school Nindo Club, which teaches the way of the ninja, in order to protect himself and the club's advisor, Kumohira, promises that he will try to find a way to remove the secret art from Miharu's body and protect him.
When Raimei, a ninja from Tokyo, persuades them to go to Fuuma Village whose leader knows just about all there is to know about ninja arts, the three of them, plus the Nindo Club president, make their way there.
When they arrive, they discover that the village has been attacked by the Iga Grey Wolves, a faction of Iga shinobi that will stop at nothing to get the secret art.
They are forced to fight when the Wolves discover Miharu's presence but when things get difficult the Grey Wolves retreat, leaving just the most deadly Grey Wolf to finish the job.
Just as Miharu is agreeing to go with him in order to save the others, the leader of the Fuuma Clan arrives in time to save the day.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, Integrated: 180, b/w drawings
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Publication Date: 04/06/2009
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9780759530034
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Review by Jenson_AKA_DL
Miharu is an apathetic young man who is unwilling drawn to his destiny when his fate as the keeper of all knowledge is revealed to him. Hunted by the Grey Wolf Clan and protected by an odd group of shinobi lead by his sensei, a conversational English instructor at his school Miharu finds himself doing the impossible and a slave to a destiny more powerful than his disregard.Typically I'm not the biggest fan of shonen manga, preferring the more romantic storyline, however, this was a very intriguing story that easily held my interest. I really like Miharu. I tend to think his apathy is more of a self-protective instinct and I really love the flashes of wicked humor a guile he uses at odd times. The story moves along very quickly and by the end of this volume we have traveled far from where we started. I find this unusual in that most manga move in very episodic ways without as much progress in the story in one volume as this showed. The artwork is all well done although some of the backgrounds lack detail it was overall enjoyable and easy to take in. I also have to add in here that I found this manga much more understandable than the first episode of the anime. The progression of the story lends the quick flashback near the middle of the book more background then when you are first dumped into the same scene in the anime. It is much more understandable in this context.This is an interesting supernatural tale that I'm looking forward to reading more of.