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Thank you for coming with me on this journey. I'm going to provide a glimpse behind the curtain (so to speak) of the story for issue one. No real spoilers or screen shots yet. Just a bit of the tale as it begins to unfold.
Early 18th century Japan:
In the summer months as preparations were being made for his journey to Edo, Asano met with trusted retainers. His instructions and expectations made clear, he began his selection of those samurai who would accompany him.
Within Asano's holdings of Ako, his samurai oversaw the protection of the domain. A daring group of bandits attack along the border of Ako trusting speed and the outlying area to protect them. They instead encounter the elder samurai Yahei and the young samurai Chikara.
Outnumbered and bound to service, the two samurai act with the certitude of their convictions.
From the Hagakure:
In the words of the ancients,
one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths
It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit
to break through to the other side