From left to right: Tikku, Okko, Noshin, Noburo, and Windreaper
A graphic novel series created by French artist Hub. Set in a Fantasy Counterpart Culture
of Medieval Japan, it follows the journeys of Okko, a ronin
dedicated to hunting down the demons that plague the wartorn Empire of Pajan. He's accompanied by Noburo, a gigantic fighter who hides his face behind a mask, Noshin, a drunken monk who is actually a rather capable spellcaster, and Noshin's young apprentice Tikku, who is indebted to Okko after the ronin attempted to help him rescue his sister from kidnappers. They travel from place to place, rooting out evil wherever they find it.
The series has been praised for its immensely detailed artwork and well-researched setting. It's divided into several volumes or "cycles", each named after one of the classical elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire, and the titles somewhat reflect the setting of each story: the Cycle of Water takes place on a chain of small islands, the Cycle of Earth occurs in a mountain range, the Cycle of Air in a valley tormented by yearly cyclones.
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