Musashi no Ken (六三四の剣?) is a Japanese sports manga series written and illustrated by Motoka Murakami that focuses on kendo. It was serialized by Shogakukan in Shōnen Sunday between April 1981 and October 1985. Musashi no Ken received the 1984 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga.[1]

The manga was adapted as a 72-episode anime television series by Eiken.

The manga was also adapted into an NES Platform game called Musashi no Ken - Tadaima Shugyō Chu (六三四の剣 ただいま修行中?, lit. "Sword of Musashi - Now in the Middle of Training"). The game was developed and published by Taito Corporation. It was released in Japan on August 8, 1986.[2]


The individual chapters of the manga were collected as a single[dubious ] kanzenban volume published by Shogakukan in November 1981.[3] The series was re-released in 11 tankōbon volumes between March 1992 and January 1994,[4][5] then again in 10 tankōbon volumes between November 2000 and July 2001.[6][7]


The manga was adapted as an anime TV series by Eiken, directed by Toshitaka Tsunoda. It was broadcast in 72 episodes on TV Tokyo between April 18, 1985 and September 26, 1986. The opening theme was "Hadashi no Soldier" (裸足のソルジャー?, lit. "Barefoot Soldier") by Kousuke Shimoyama, and the ending theme was "Otoko-tachi no Chizu" (男たちの地図?, lit. "Men's Map") by Kousuke Shinoyama


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