Circles features the graphic-novel-length epic title story, in which Usagi returns to his native village only to find everything very different indeed. (The discovery that his mentor, whom he thought dead, is actually alive and kicking is only the first of the shocks that await him.) "Circles" is an epic adventure, a love story, and one of the most affecting Usagi stories ever. In addition to the 80-page "Circles," this volume includes "The Bridge," "The Duel," and the hard-to-find "The Tangled Skein" from Critters #38. Jam-packed with lethal sword battles alternating with humor, horror, suspense and slapstick, this beautifully crafted and exciting volume (with an introduction by Jeff Smith creator of Bone) is both an excellent starting point for new readers, and an absolute necessity for Usagi completists.
These bittersweet adventure stories offer entertaining reading, especially for young Asian-Americans who feel excluded from mainstream juvenile literature.
One of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found.--Stan Lee
Series: Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphics Books)
For Ages: 13 - 17 years old
For Grades: 8 - 12
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 13th November 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1