Forged in the clouds by the elemental gods of feudal Japan, the legendary sword Kusanagi -- also known as "Grasscutter" -- holds such power that it is sought after by mighty forces of good and evil. Multiple award winner Stan Sakai continues the epic adventures of his signature samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, in this second book centering on the mystical sword. Starting with a prologue that unveils the history of the sword, Grasscutter II rejoins Usagi with his samurai travelling companion, Gen, as they journey to the sacred shrine of Atsuta to return the powerful sword to its final resting place. But two ninja clans will fight the honorable samurai as well as each other in order to capture the sword and gain control of the empire with it.

Book 15: Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine reprints Vol. 3 issues 39-45, which comprise the story arc Grasscutter II. It is published by Dark Horse Comics.

The introduction for this volume was written by Greg Rucka.


  • ISBN-10: 1-56971-661-7 (s/n)
  • ISBN-10: 1-56971-660-9 (tpb)
  • ISBN-10: 0-60624-710-6 (Turtleback)
  • ISBN-10: 1-43521-523-0 (Paw Prints)