Well this is basically just a fighting manga set during the edo period. The emperor hosts a cliche tournament to see who has the strongest style in all of japan. The story may not seem like much with a typical shonen teenager kicking ass… but he does get hurt.
There are no special powers in this but just realistic(?) martial arts including swords, archers and even using iron fists. There are teams in this manga but the main character is just alone using his wits and strengths to topple enemies including ambushes. The fights are also fast paced and way better than Vagabond's fight scenes.
This apparently is in weekly shonen magazine with the first few chapters exceeding 30 pages.