This manga ended. It is kind of hard to believe when you are told that a shonen manga with over 100 chapter ends. But well, I am not going to complain, Gamaran was heading to the end for the past year I guess.
The last two chapters showed that in the end Gama had hard time killing Jinsuke. Not because of Jinsuke’s sword skills, but rather for moral reasons. Jinsuke was too weak to fight back, so defeating him had no meaning. And slaughtering him was not what Gama wanted.
The Jinsuke died. I don’t know how he died, but he was not killed by shogunate soldiers, and he was not killed by his allies, and there were no other people besides Gama there. Maybe he died of his illness, I don’t know. Or Gama did kill his father.
This manga ends without too much of happy or unhappy ending. Unabara is taken by enemies, Jinsuke and bunch of other people died, I don’t know if that is supposed to be a good end or what. At any rate, no one seems sad.
So what is going to happen to Gama? I guess he will try to hone his skills to the level when he will be recognized as the best swordsman or all time. I don’t think he ever will achieve this goal, though. Also, at some point Iori will come for his and take his life.
I don’t see this manga having a sequel or anything else. The best we can count for is TV adaptation or an OVA series. The fact that you can safely cut off 80% of the material would help there.
This is it for this manga. It was nice reading it. Maybe I will start following some other manga now. Till the next time, see you (^_^)/
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