The Legend of Kamui (カムイ伝 Kamui Den?) is a manga by Sanpei Shirato. Set in feudal Japan, it tells the story of a low-born ninja who tries to flee his clan. The series combines historical adventure with social commentary and themes of oppression and rebellion that reflect Shirato's leftist convictions. It ran from December 1964 to July 1971 in the monthly gekiga magazine Garo.
In 1987 The Legend of Kamui became one of the first manga titles to be published in the United States (by Viz Comics). The Viz edition featured lettering and retouching by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai.
The original series became the basis for several spinoffs and continuations, including the manga Kamui Gaiden (1965-1967) and Kamuiden Dai 2 Bu (1982-1986). It also inspired an animated television series, Kamui the Ninja (1969), and a film, Kamui Gaiden (2009).
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