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Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori (Manga)

Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori

Alternative Titles

English: Red River
Synonyms: Anatolia Story, Heaven by the Red River, Orontes Renka, Orontes Love Song
Japanese: 天は赤い河のほとり


Type: Manga
Volumes: 28
Chapters: 96
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 5, 1995 to Jun 5, 2002
Authors: Shinohara, Chie (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sho-Comi


Score: 8.491 (scored by 4331 users)
Ranked: #1602
Popularity: #397
Members: 8,468
Favorites: 708
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A seemingly ordinary modern day teenager, Yuri, is suddenly whisked away to the Hittite empire in ancient Anatolia, where an ambitious queen wants the girl for a blood sacrifice in order to murder all heirs but her son, thus seizing control of the throne. Luckily, the timely intervention of Prince Kail saves Yuri from the queen's grasp. Kail promises to send Yuri back to her home, but the queen's persistent schemes to kill them both, plus their growing feelings for each other, keep those plans delayed.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 28: Orontes Renka


Mursili, Kail
Ramses, User
Suzuki, Yuri
 Princess Alexandra
Princess Alexandra

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Dec 25, 2009
Anatolia Story or Red River is one of the few manga that transcends the boundaries of time. It is indeed a timeless classic that is bound to captivate the reader’s attention. It is certainly one of the best manga out there who can cope up with the fast paced innovation in the manga industry.

The story starts with a simple girl named Yuri, she is transported to the Hittites Empire by the evil queen because her blood is needed as a sacrifice in order to kill the other remaining prince. She was constantly saved by Prince Kail, a handsome and smart young man. Prince Kail read more
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Nov 29, 2008
An extremely fantastic manga, if I may say so myself.

I absolutely adore this manga and i'm honestly shocked that there are not many other reviews for this. I found this manga to be brilliant, not to mention thoroughly entertaining.

The story is basically about a girl who is brought back in time to the ancient Egyptian time by an evil queen. Sounds pretty bland and cheesy, but surprisingly it was rather fresh. Red River is a wonderful combination of genres wrapped all in one single manga and presented in a way that will, without a doubt, keep you entertained. Action, romance (definitely!), drama, evil sadistic read more
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Both series star a young woman and take place in a fantasy setting. The main character in each takes charge of her situation and becomes powerful. Each also has a well-developed romance.
Another "girl thrown into another world" manga but of equal epic quality and fun. Same adventure and romance. Also magic mixed in too boot.

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Poll: Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori Chapter 96 Discussion
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12-09-14, 3:01 PM
Why is the last chapter on every site 173? What happened to the rest of the chapters?
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06-18-14, 12:54 PM

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