“ALL HAIL, MACBETH, THAT SHALT BE KING HEREAFTER!” With that misleading prophecy, three witches plant the seed of criminal ambition in the warlord Macbeth. Spurred on by Lady Macbeth, his wife, he embarks on a killing spree of former friends and rivals, until a final confrontation when he realizes too late that the witches have deceived him. In this version of Shakespeare’s tale of murder and the supernatural, samurai warriors have reclaimed a future post-nuclear world of mutants.
Macbeth is part of Manga Shakespeare, a series of graphic novel adaptations of William Shakespeare’s plays. Drawing inspiration from trend-setting Japan and using Shakespeare’s original texts, this series – adapted by Richard Appignanesi and illustrated by leading manga artists – brings to life the great Bard’s words for students, Shakespeare enthusiasts and manga fans.