vagabondbigI added a new manga to my reading list. I picked up the Vizbig edition of Vagabond, a fictionalized account of the life of Musashi Miyamoto. From the Wiki:

Vagabond (バガボンド Bagabondo?) is an ongoing manga by Takehiko Inoue, portraying a fictionalized account of Miyamoto Musashi’s life, on a loose adaptation of Eiji Yoshikawa’s novel Musashi.
Growing up in the late 15th century Sengoku era Japan, Shinmen Takezo is shunned by the local villagers as a devil child due to his wild and violent nature. Running away from home with a fellow boy at age 17, Takezo joins the Toyotomi army to fight the Tokugawa clan at the battle of Sekigahara. However, the Tokugawa win a crushing victory, leading to nearly three hundred years of Shogunate rule. Takezo and his friend manage to survive the battle, and afterwards swear to do great things with their lives. But after their paths separate, Takezo becomes a wanted criminal, and must change his name and his nature in order to escape an ignoble death. Based on the book “Musashi” by Eiji Yoshikawa, Vagabond is a fictional retelling of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, often referred to as the “Sword Saint” – perhaps the most famous and successful of Japan’s sword fighters.

I am looking forward to getting more of these volumes. Miyamoto’s life is something I always wanted to know more about, even though this is a fictionalized account of his life, it will quench both a desire for shogun era history and samurai in my manga reading ant the same time.