Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from September 1988 to December 1993. It chapters were collected into 24 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan.

Yaiba
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Yaiba volume 1, published by Shogakukan in April 1989.
Manga
Written byGosho Aoyama
Published byShogakukan
ImprintShōnen Sunday Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
DemographicShōnen
Original runSeptember 7, 1988December 1, 1993
Volumes24 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Kenyū Densetsu Yaiba
Directed byNorihiko Sudo (chief director)
Produced by
  • Mutsuo Shimizu
  • Noriko Kobayashi
  • Toshihiro Nakazawa
  • Toshiaki Okuno
Written byKenji Terada
Music byKohei Tanaka
StudioPastel (now OB Planning)
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 9, 1993 April 1, 1994
Episodes52 (List of episodes)
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It was adapted into an anime television series titled Kenyū Densetsu Yaiba, aired on TV Tokyo from April 1993 to April 1994.

In 1993, Yaiba received the 38th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.

StoryEdit

Yaiba is the story of an adventuring samurai named Yaiba Kurogane, who knows how to be a samurai and little else. Yaiba lives with his father, Kenjurou, in the forest. One day, while Yaiba was eating, a troop of gorillas came to attack. Yaiba and his father escaped and hid inside a box, but they didn't know that the box was full of pineapples and was going to be transported into the city. In the city, Yaiba finds out that he is a legendary warrior and has to fight the evil of a demonic looking high-school student named Takeshi Onimaru.

The people that Yaiba meets along his journey to become a true samurai encourage him, train him, or inspire him to greatness, though at heart he is still a child, and his incredible skill with a sword is matched only by his kindness towards his friends. Though he tends to leap before he looks, and his thick-headedness tends to turn potential allies into enemies, his friends soon clobber him, and salvage the situation. This unlikely group embarks on a host of incredible adventures where they meet legendary figures from Japanese history, and finally overcome impossible odds, and put everything on the line, to save the entire planet from a threat not of this world.

MediaEdit

MangaEdit

Yaiba is written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. The manga was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from the issue #39 of 1988, published on September 7, 1988, to issue #50 of 1993, published on December 1, 1993.[1][2] Shogakukan collected its chapters in twenty-four tankōbon volumes, released between April 18, 1989 and February 18, 1994.[3][4] Shogakukan republished the series in a 10-volume bunkoban edition from December 14, 2001 to August 10, 2002.[5][6] Shogakukan launched a second edition of the original 24-volume from July 15, 2004 to April 18, 2005.[7][8]

Volume listEdit

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 April 18, 1989[3]4-09-122271-4
2 June 17, 1989[9]4-09-122272-2
3 August 18, 1989[10]4-09-122273-0
4 October 18, 1989[11]4-09-122274-9
5 December 14, 1989[12]4-09-122275-7
6 March 17, 1990[13]4-09-122276-5
7 May 18, 1990[14]4-09-122277-3
8 July 18, 1990[15]4-09-122278-1
9 October 18, 1990[16]4-09-122279-X
10 February 18, 1991[17]4-09-122280-3
11 May 18, 1991[18]4-09-122561-6
12 July 18, 1991[19]4-09-122562-4
13 September 18, 1991[20]4-09-122563-2
14 November 18, 1991[21]4-09-122564-0
15 January 18, 1992[22]4-09-122565-9
16 April 17, 1992[23]4-09-122566-7
17 June 18, 1992[24]4-09-122567-5
18 August 10, 1992[25]4-09-122568-3
19 November 18, 1992[26]4-09-122569-1
20 February 18, 1993[27]4-09-122570-5
21 May 18, 1993[28]4-09-123231-0
22 July 17, 1993[29]4-09-123232-9
23 October 18, 1993[30]4-09-123233-7
24 February 18, 1994[4]4-09-123234-5

AnimeEdit

An 52-episode anime television series covered up to the Kaguya Arc entitled Kenyū Densetsu Yaiba (剣勇伝説YAIBA, lit. "Brave Sword Legend Yaiba"), produced by Pastel, aired on TV Tokyo from April 9, 1993 to April 1, 1994. The opening and ending theme songs are performed by Kabuki Rocks; "Yuuki ga Areba" (勇気があれば, If You Have Courage) and "Shinjigakunaki Tatakai" (神智学無き戦い, Battle Without Theosophy) respectively.[31]

Episode listEdit

Ep# Title Original airdate[31]
1Transcription: "Heisei no Samurai Yaiba Toujou!" (Japanese: 平成の侍ヤイバ登場!)April 9, 1993 (1993-04-09)
2Transcription: "Yomigaeru Fuujin no Ken!" (Japanese: よみがえる風神の剣!)April 16, 1993 (1993-04-16)
3Transcription: "Raijin no Ken! Fuujin no Ken" (Japanese: 雷神の剣!風神の剣)April 23, 1993 (1993-04-23)
4Transcription: "Hachi Oni Kaeru Otoko no Shuugeki" (Japanese: 八鬼・カエル男の襲撃)April 30, 1993 (1993-04-30)
5Transcription: "Hissatsu Waza Senpuu Ken!!" (Japanese: 必殺技せんぷう剣!!)May 7, 1993 (1993-05-07)
6Transcription: "Kyoufu no Namekuji Otoko Sanjou" (Japanese: 恐怖のナメクジ男参上)May 14, 1993 (1993-05-14)
7Transcription: "Hachi Oni Kumo Otoko no Jakuten!?" (Japanese: 八鬼・クモ男の弱点)May 21, 1993 (1993-05-21)
8Transcription: "Kyuuketsuki. Battogai!" (Japanese: 吸血鬼・バットガイ!)May 28, 1993 (1993-05-28)
9Transcription: "Onimaru Manjuu no Himitsu" (Japanese: 鬼丸まんじゅうの秘密)June 4, 1993 (1993-06-04)
10Transcription: "Tensai Kenshi Kojirou Fukkatsu" (Japanese: 天才剣士小次郎復活!)June 11, 1993 (1993-06-11)
11Transcription: "Kengou Nipponichi wa Dare Da!!" (Japanese: 剣豪日本一はだれだ!!)June 18, 1993 (1993-06-18)
12Transcription: "Higi Kaminari Kiri Tanjou!" (Japanese: 秘技カミナリ斬り誕生!)June 25, 1993 (1993-06-25)
13Transcription: "Kyodai Ankou!? Onimaru Shiro Sennyuu" (Japanese: 巨大アンコウ!?鬼丸城潜入)July 2, 1993 (1993-07-02)
14Transcription: "Kieta? Kyouteki Kamereon!" (Japanese: 消えた?強敵カメレオン!)July 9, 1993 (1993-07-09)
15Transcription: "Kojirou ga Uragitta!?" (Japanese: 小次郎が裏切った!?)July 16, 1993 (1993-07-16)
16Transcription: "Shitennou Saikyou Mashin Shuugeki!" (Japanese: 四天王最強マシン襲撃!)July 23, 1993 (1993-07-23)
17Transcription: "Fuu Kaminari Gekitotsu!! Yaiba tai Onimaru" (Japanese: 風雷激突!!ヤイバ対鬼丸)July 30, 1993 (1993-07-30)
18Transcription: "Densetsu no Tama wo Sagase!" (Japanese: 伝説の玉をさがせっ!)August 6, 1993 (1993-08-06)
19Transcription: "Kin no Tama wa Nani no Tama?" (Japanese: 金の玉は何の玉?)August 13, 1993 (1993-08-13)
20Transcription: "Aka Ryuu Densetsu!! Amakusa Shirou Gen Waru!" (Japanese: 赤龍伝説!!天草四郎現わる!!)August 20, 1993 (1993-08-20)
21Transcription: "Netsu Jigoku! Kaen no Tama wo Ubae!!" (Japanese: 熱地獄!火炎の玉を奪え!!)August 27, 1993 (1993-08-27)
22Transcription: "Tenka no Dai Dorobou Goemon" (Japanese: 天下の大泥棒・ゴエモン)September 3, 1993 (1993-09-03)
23Transcription: "Kyodai Kessen! Daibutsu VS Oosaka Onimaru Jou" (Japanese: 巨大決戦!大仏VS大阪鬼丸城)September 10, 1993 (1993-09-10)
24Transcription: "Teki ka Mikata ka? Yagyuu Juubee Fukkatsu!" (Japanese: 敵か味方か?柳生十兵衛復活!)September 17, 1993 (1993-09-17)
25Transcription: "Machi Ukeru Wana!? Kawanakajima Kessen no Maki" (Japanese: 待ちうける罠!?川中島決戦)September 24, 1993 (1993-09-24)
26Transcription: "Yami no Tama wa Ankoku Sekai e no Iriguchi" (Japanese: 闇の玉は暗黒世界への入口)October 1, 1993 (1993-10-01)
27Transcription: "Yume wo Suteru ka! Tokkun Hissatsu Ken" (Japanese: 夢をすてるか!特訓必殺剣)October 8, 1993 (1993-10-08)
28Transcription: "Goukyuu Shoubu! Benkei wo Uchitore" (Japanese: 剛球勝負!弁慶を打ちとれ)October 15, 1993 (1993-10-15)
29Transcription: "Nanii! Densetsu no Tama ga 10 Man ko?" (Japanese: なにっ!伝説の玉が10万個?)October 22, 1993 (1993-10-22)
30Transcription: "Seki ka no Doku Hari! Monkii Bashou" (Japanese: 石化の毒針!モンキー芭蕉)October 29, 1993 (1993-10-29)
31Transcription: "Mezase! Fujiyama Ryuujin no Tama!" (Japanese: 目指せ!富士山龍神の玉!)November 5, 1993 (1993-11-05)
32Transcription: "Yaiba 7tsu no Tama wo Ushinau!?" (Japanese: ヤイバ7つの玉を失う!?)November 12, 1993 (1993-11-12)
33Transcription: "Hijou Naru Ryuujin no Shiren!" (Japanese: 非情なる龍神の試練!)November 19, 1993 (1993-11-19)
34Transcription: "Kiete Iku Nakama-Tachi" (Japanese: 消えていく仲間達)November 26, 1993 (1993-11-26)
35Transcription: "Shijou Saikyou! Ryuujin Ken!!" (Japanese: 史上最強!龍神剣!!)December 3, 1993 (1993-12-03)
36Transcription: "Tsuki Kara no Shinryaku Sha. Nyotei Kaguya" (Japanese: 月からの侵略者・女帝かぐや)December 10, 1993 (1993-12-10)
37Transcription: "Dai Gekichin! Onimaru Fuyuu Jou!" (Japanese: 大撃沈!鬼丸浮遊城!)December 17, 1993 (1993-12-17)
38Transcription: "Toukyou Mizuzeme Dai Sakusen!!" (Japanese: 東京水攻め作戦!!)December 24, 1993 (1993-12-24)
39Transcription: "Tsuki Boshi Jin, Gasu Tanku to Gattai!?" (Japanese: 月星人、ガスタンクと合体!?)December 27, 1993 (1993-12-27)
40Transcription: "Shin Ryuujin Densetsu Tanjou!!" (Japanese: 新龍神伝説誕生!!)January 7, 1994 (1994-01-07)
41Transcription: "Onago Kyuushutsu Sakusen Kekkou!" (Japanese: おなご救出作戦決行!)January 14, 1994 (1994-01-14)
42Transcription: "Tai wo Ubawareta Juubee!?" (Japanese: 体を奪われた十兵衛!?)January 21, 1994 (1994-01-21)
43Transcription: "Sayaka Pinchi! Isoge Yaiba" (Japanese: さやかピンチ!急げヤイバ)January 28, 1994 (1994-01-28)
44Transcription: "Nerawareta Ryuu no Miko. Sayaka" (Japanese: 狙われた龍の巫女・さやか)February 4, 1994 (1994-02-04)
45Transcription: "Gekkou no Gyakushuu! Maou Ken" (Japanese: ゲッコーの逆襲!魔王剣)February 11, 1994 (1994-02-11)
46Transcription: "Yaiba, Maou Ken ni Yabureru!" (Japanese: ヤイバ、魔王剣に敗れる!)February 18, 1994 (1994-02-18)
47Transcription: "Onimaru Fukkatsu! Sayaka wo Sukue!!" (Japanese: 鬼丸復活!さやかを救え!!)February 25, 1994 (1994-02-25)
48Transcription: "Kurae! Gattai Waza Fuu Kaminari ha" (Japanese: くらえっ!合体技風雷波)March 4, 1994 (1994-03-04)
49Transcription: "Kaguya, Osoroshiki Shin no Sugata!" (Japanese: かぐや、恐ろしき真の姿!)March 11, 1994 (1994-03-11)
50Transcription: "Zettaizetsumei! Yaiba Ken wo Ushinau" (Japanese: 絶体絶命!ヤイバ剣を失う)March 18, 1994 (1994-03-18)
51Transcription: "Shiroki Ryuujin Arawaru!!" (Japanese: 白き龍神あらわる!!)March 25, 1994 (1994-03-25)
52Transcription: "Tetsu Yaiba, Samurai da!" (Japanese: 鉄ヤイバ、サムライだ!)April 1, 1994 (1994-04-01)

ReceptionEdit

In 1993, Yaiba, along Ghost Sweeper Mikami, received the 38th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shōnen category.[32]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ 週刊少年サンデー 1993/12/01 表示号数50 (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
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  19. ^ YAIBA 12 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  20. ^ YAIBA 13 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  21. ^ YAIBA 14 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on March 8, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  22. ^ YAIBA 15 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
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  24. ^ YAIBA 17 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on March 8, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  25. ^ YAIBA 18 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on February 16, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  26. ^ YAIBA 19 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on April 16, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
  27. ^ YAIBA 19 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on February 21, 2005. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
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  32. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on November 10, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2018.

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