Nothing comes easy for rabbit ronin Usagi, not even being a spectator at the planned duel between his former teacher Katsuichi and Katsuichi's rival Nakamura Koji. Before the duel even begins, Usagi becomes embroiled in a dispute between Koji and a local fencing school. Along the way, Usagi discovers a devastating secret -- a weakness in Koji's style. It's a secret that could save his teacher's life, but at the cost of his own honor. This 17th volume of Usagi Yojimbo collects issues #43-60, including the entire "Duel at Kitanoji" story, and a handful of other great shorts.

Book 17: Duel at Kitanoji reprints Vol. 3 issues 53-60, and issues 45-48 of Dark Horse Extra. It is published by Dark Horse Comics.

The introduction for this volume was written by Jack Davis.


  • ISBN-10: 1-56971-974-8 (s/n)
  • ISBN-10: 1-56971-973-X (tpb)
  • ISBN-10: 0-61392-627-0 (Sagebrush)
  • ISBN-10: 1-43521-528-1 (Paw Prints)