In part 1, I have elaborated all evidences that prove the 1792-theory, and put aside the timing of Yoshiro’s demise. We will examine the remaining three arguments that support the Blade of the Immortal’s main story takes place in 1782, and more importantly, why and how did they come to be?
Who told you the story takes place in 1782 (Tenmei 2)? Manji? Rin? Hiroaki Samura? From volume 1 to 31, none of them tells or implies it. Yes, it was the “about the translation” in the comics by Dark Horse Comics told you so.
Since it is the official…
Almost all Chinese media and websites tell that Blade of the Immortal, the infamous manga by Samura Hiroaki, takes place from 1792 to 1793 in the feudal Japan. The author has never made it that clear, but the Japanese fans have studied the manga closely and come to the same conclusion, when this work was still being serialized in monthly Afternoon Comics in early 2000s.
Contrary to this common belief, I am intrigued that the Western fans have a different answer. Dark Horse Comics, the English publisher of the Blade of the Immortal, has educated their readers that the story…