Striving for enlightenment by way of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi is prepared to cut down anyone who stands in his way. Vagabond is an action-packed portrayal of the life and times of the quintessential warrior-philosopher—one of the most celebrated samurai of all time! Vagabond portrays a fictionalized account of Miyamoto Musashi's life, on a loose adaptation of Eiji Yoshikawa's novel "Musashi". Vagabond won the Grand Prize for manga at the 2000 Japan Media Arts Festival. The same year, Vagabond won the 24th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category. Vagabond also received the highly-acclaimed Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002.