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Akaboshi: Ibun Suikoden (Manga)

Akaboshi: Ibun Suikoden

Alternative Titles

English: Morning Star
Japanese: アカボシ異聞水滸伝


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: May 18, 2009 to Oct 31, 2009
Authors: Amano, Youichi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.191 (scored by 2084 users)
Ranked: #65382
Popularity: #1353
Members: 3,979
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After the war, which lasted 70 years motivated through greed, the Sung Dynasty took control and managed to unite China as one. Having made alliances with the Northern countries, there were no enemies left that could invade. With such peace in hand, the country has made much progress, but that time has worn out. With no enemies left to fulfill such greed, it was inevitable that it would befall upon the common people.

However, a revolution has begun and the world will once again see change. 108 heroes gather under the Taiten-Gyoudou flag. A group of chivalrous thieves who travel the path to change the heavens. A new take on the Suikoden epic has begun.


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Aug 20, 2015
Akaboshi Ibun Suikoden takes on the task of turning a classic Chinese piece of literature into a shounen action adventure. A lot of potential exists here, since anime and the timeless story of the scorned underdog rising against the empire are a perfect fit. The original book goes by many names, but for this review I’ll refer to the source-material as the ‘Water Margin’.

The main feeling that I got from the final product that is this manga, is sadly something incredibly rushed, yet all too slow at the same time. Akaboshi becomes a victim of bad pacing that proves fatal. I’ll explain in more read more
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Sep 19, 2009
-written as of chapter 16-

Akaboshi-Ibun Suikoden is the latest work by Amano Yoichi, whose previous works have also been published in Weekly Shonen Jump. What is interesting to Note is that Amano has only worked on Baseball based works in Jump thus far, so it's interesting to see what he can do to spark new life into the classic Chinese Shuihuzhuan (suikoden is japanese for this).

Story: Taitengyodo (hereon called Taiten) is rumoured band of "chivalrous thieves" who are fighting to overturn the rotting Song Dynasty of China. And this tale happens to center around one member of Taiten: 'Falling Star' Taisou. Thus far, the read more
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Sep 1, 2009
There are times when things need change, but there are few people who have courage to make the change.
Akaboshi - Ibun Suikoden is a story set in ancient China, when the country is united the government gets corrupt and the conditions of live of the population are terrible.
In this ambient, a group of "chivalrous thieves" the Taitengyoudou emerges. The story itself is not really original, but is good nonetheless.
The characters are charming and have much room for development, the main character is, dumb, strong and with a thing he must do, not to diferent of many shounen protagonists. And Suiren is the adorable useless observer read more
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