Volumes 1-3 thanks to rhetoricpiggy and Mike69 @ ProjectW
Lady Snowblood v1-v4 (c01-15) (complete) (***For Mature Readers)
Kazuo Koike, Kazuo Kamimura
What is Lady Snowblood about? Vengenge. Pure and simple, this is a revenge story. Yuki, named by her mother as a child of hell. Yuki’s father was killed by a group of men who conspired to use him to start an uprising; they then brutalized her mother. Her mother subsequently killed one of her attackers and ended up in jail, where Yuki is born. Yuki’s mother was serving a life sentence; there was no way she could escape and continue her revenge. Consequently, she concocted a plan which included seducing the guards in order to produce a child who could pass beyond the prison walls.
Dying in childbirth, Yuki’s mother impresses upon a friend the importance of imparting to her infant daughter the necessity of her revenge - the grudge that she could no longer carry, but which she passed to her daughter. The friend agrees to do so, and Yuki (”snow,” so named for her snow-white skin) is trained to become the instrument of her mother’s vengeance.
Twenty years later, Yuki is a skilled assassin. For the price of 1,000 yen she will perform murderous miracles, often proceeding through trickery, deceit, and the assumption that as a woman she poses as little threat to the criminals she is often dispatching.
Lady Snowblood v1 (c01-05)
Lady Snowblood v2 (c06-09)
Lady Snowblood v3 (c10-11)
Lady Snowblood v4 (c12-15)
A mirror, a mirror, my kingdom for a mirror! Damn! I guess Dave gets my kingdom