GIFU DO-DO!! Naoe Kanetsugu / Maeda Keiji Hana Gatari (Talking Under Flowers)
ART: MASATO DEGUCHI, STORY: TETSUO HARA AND NOBUHIKO HORIE
Greatest battle in the history of Japan: SEKIGAHARA!
SYNOPSIS:16th century Japan – the Sengoku Period. A time when rival warlords vied for control of Japan. The Uesugi Clan were the protectors of Province of Echigo. Naoe Kanetsugu is the illegitimate child of his liege lord Uesugi Kenshin, a man who pledged lifelong celibacy. In this dark period of conspiracy and intrigue, Kanetsugu is one of the few men who strive to stand in the light.
In 1598, the regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi passed away, and the country was thrown into a war of succession, between Tokugawa Ieyasu and Ishida Mitsunari. This is the chain of events that lead up to the bloodest battle in the history of Japan: The Battle of Sekigahara!! This is a tale of hot-blooded men, who lived and died by their honour!
From the Editor:‘Hanagatari’ is the latest chapter of the ‘GIFU DODO’ series. The ‘GIFU DODO’ series is a monumental SENGOKU manga series which sold over 2.5 million copies in total, and also has it’s own anime.
With Hara Tetsuo (‘Fist of the North Star’, ‘KEIJI’…) in charge of the original work and character design, many popular historical figures such as Naoe Kanetsugu, Maeda Keiji, Ishida Mitsunari, Ootani Yoshitsugu have been brought to life in the events surrounding “the battle of Sekigahara”. This “SENGOKU All-star manga” is a crystalization of all Hara Tetsuo’s work in the Sengoku Period.