Japanator: "Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai is based upon original stories dictated by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, a samurai retainer who lived from 1659-1719. Unable to follow his master in death, Tsunetomo shaved his head and became a Zen priest. The stories passed down from Tsunetomo are considered samurai classics and were originally published in book form, which are now translated and interpreted as manga.
The mere notion of real samurai stories in manga form got me totally excited, especially knowing how old and likely genuine the stories would be. So it's art plus samurai plus history. Nothing could go wrong, right? Read on to see if this winning combination of elements could prove their worth!"