When I first read Vagabond My first impressions were that the Art style was amazing but each chapter didn't really contain much content or that the pacing was too slow. Story wise I thought it was average until it finally expanded more on it's characters which later on are what make Vagabond great. The plot of becoming the strongest swordsman is pretty basic, makes it seem like just another fighting manga. There's a lot of philosophical aspects that I love involved every other chapter, like characters questioning why they are the way they are and why they can't stop being that way. My favorite aspect of this manga other than the art is the inner monologue of the main character, having this aspect you can see the evolution of the character's way of thinking.
Автор Inoue, Takehiko