Ronin is a comic book limited series published between 1983 and 1984, by DC Comics. The series was written and drawn by Frank Miller with artwork painted by Lynn Varley. It takes place in a dystopic near-future New York in which a ronin is reincarnated. The six-issue work shows some of the strongest influences of manga on Miller's style, both in the artwork and narrative style.
In feudal Japan
, a young, nameless samurai
has sworn to protect his master, Lord Ozaki, from assassins. But despite his dedication, Ozaki is assassinated at night by a demon geisha
called Agat, in an act of revenge for Ozaki stealing his sword. The sword is powered by blood
- if it can be fueled by the blood of an innocent
, the sword will become powerful enough to destroy Agat himself. Agat wants it back.
In 1998 Darren Aronofsky
inked a deal with New Line Cinema
for a film adaptation of the graphic novel.
In 2007 Gianni Nunnari
, producer of 300
, announced he would be producing and Sylvain White
, director of Stomp The Yard
, directing the Ronin