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Miroku

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As the true source of evil in the action fantasy manga Madara (1996–1999), Miroku is the one who set the events of the story in motion. Created by Eiji Otsuka (story) and Sho-u Tajima (art), Miroku first appeared to Madara readers in the “Tale of the Abandoned Prince” storyline in 1996. However, he is described in the prologue of the first volume of Madara. According to legend, many years earlier, Miroku was the leader of a strange army that claimed to be “descendants of the gods”—meaning he was possibly of extraterrestrial origin. Miroku stood at more than 40 feet tall, and he physically resembled a human being. He also had control over demons called “Moki.” Swiftly defeating all enemies, Miroku eventually took over the land, established the Diamond Kingdom, and declared himself emperor. Yet Miroku's own offspring would become his undoing. When his son was born, Miroku—acting on a prophecy that his son would eventually depose him—sacrificed the infant to the demon lord and divided the body among his eight generals. Only the child's spirit survived, taken away by the wizard Hakutaku. That child is Madara. Fifteen years later, Madara—his soul now inhabiting a cybernetic (or “gadget”) body—began to search for the creatures that possessed the parts of his real body. Each time the boy killed one of Miroku's generals he gained a part of his real body back, as well as the experience needed to defeat his father. Miroku, now alerted to his son's quest, sent out his own army of bizarre and horrific creatures, as well as his demonic henchmen, to destroy Madara. One of his best commanders is Kaos, who later joins with Madara to bring about Miroku's downfall.
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Anschutz, Beretta Holding, Browning Arms, Miroku, Olympic Arms, Legacy Sports International.
Miroku sold guns outside the USA under its own name, and was especially popular in Australia and New Zealand.
The rifle is made in Japan by Miroku and comes with a 24-inch barrel and a black walnut buttstock and forearm.
(Germany), Browning Arms Company (United States), and Miroku Corporation (Japan).
They're manufactured in Miroku, Japan, where Browning firearms are made.
Lisa Sarines had a 65 to be 11 shots off Miroku Suto while Mona was 14 behind after a 68.
While undergoing a number of changes and ownership, the much revised Model 94 is now produced in Japan by Miroku Corporation but the vast majority of the old Model 94s are still out there serving hunters and shooters well, and usually with only minor repair.
Browning regarded it as one of his greatest designs, and it certainly has been a commercial success, with more than 3 million made by FN 1903-76 and many more by Miroku from 1976-98.
Simulated blood culture studies were performed at Miroku Medical Laboratory (Saku City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan).
Built on a modernized sidelock, and although in production from 1983 through 1988, not many were produced by Miroku, Browning's Japanese partner.
With reference to gun safety, the Miroku 1895 with external hammer and tang-operated hammer block safety provides added insurance against accidental discharges.