So sometime a year a and a bit ago I saw this clip of Sleepy wrestling then decapitating some hench black guy on an underground train before blocking a knife with his chest.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF568VVHQ6I
I thought "that's the most fucking bad ass thing I've seen in months" and a while later I gave the manga a try. But to my dismay it didn't have one ounce of the style of what I had watched before: Sleepy seemed more like he had brain damage and all the violence was flat. I later fond out that the manga had actually been written by Kazuo Koike.
The morals of the story are that the Mad Bull 34 anime is better than the manga, Kazuo Koike sucks, and Lone Wolf and Cub really, really sucks.