Ranked #248

Historie (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ヒストリエ HISTORIĒ


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 25, 2003 to ?
Authors: Iwaaki, Hitoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 8.361 (scored by 2146 users)
Ranked: #2482
Popularity: #735
Members: 6,337
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Historie takes place in ancient Greece and follows the life and childhood of Eumenes, who historically was the secretary and general to Alexander the Great. Historie includes characters such as Aristotle and King Philip II of Macedon and begins around 343 BC, which was a time of Macedonian expansion.


Historie is a historical manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki that tells the life story of Eumenes, a secretary and general to Alexander the Great. Although the story is fictional, Eumenes was a real person. Historically, his past is largely a mystery, hence Iwaaki was able to take artistic liberty in his manga.

The Mainichi newspaper calls Iwaaki's vision of Eumenes' past "Bold and unique." Jason Thompson, one of the best-known manga critics in the United States, says that in terms of scale, ambition, and plotting, Historie is the author's masterpiece. (Source: Wikipedia)

In 2010, Historie won the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival Grand Prize in manga division and in 2012, 12th Osamu Tezuka Culture Award.


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Aug 27, 2015
This is "MANGA"! This is "IWAAKI"!

Iwaaki Hitoshi is mostly know for his series Parasyte, but only recently it got the popularity that the fans sought for the series. It was by most positivly recaived, becouse it offered something both for veterans and new faces regarding this medium. Be it from the ideas, to its theme exploration, to body horror, to high paced fights, but what was most important was its revivel and how positivly it was recaived owerall in the industry. As such I was really looking forward to watching the series, and the most importent question was if it will meet my read more
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Aug 13, 2015
Cpr during aristotle's time? Just wth was the mangaka thinking lol...

It's an o.k. manga. Nothing special tbh. Dont get me wrong, i enjoy manipulation or romanticization of history when done right, that's not the case here tho.

Aristotle's characterization is not convincing. Plus weak lame-ass background as to how alexander developed his dual personality. My issue with this kind of manga is that when the main character is nearly perfect, it detracts from the enjoyment. What's so interesting about a prodigy who can do anything? (subaru is another manga that has this flaw).

I would have rated this 7 if it weren't for that ridiculous cpr scene. read more
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Jan 7, 2009
Alright, let's make Historie.
Haha. Oh, wow, bad pun.

If your a true fan of historical manga, then you'll most likely enjoy this for it's content. Especially if your into ancient greek/persian history. The story at the beginning lacks a little something that I like to call complexity, and it continues on that way until some things happen that cause Eumenes to leave his hometown.

As with all of Iwaaki's work, there will be some that find the art a little plain or too sketchy for them. This is definitely not art that would be pleasing to those who are fans of shiny, glittering bishonens from a hardcore read more
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Jun 14, 2013
‘Alexander the Great as written by the author of Parasyte’ was my entire knowledge of Historie going in. In my mind I had the image of Rider from Fate/Zero stabbing parasitic aliens that eat your face with his spear, but sadly twas not the reality. Historie is actually about a secretary of Alexander the Great, an orphan who goes on many adventures before becoming Alexander’s aid.

At least, that’s what the back of the books promise. There are seven volumes out and Alexander is still a kid and hasn’t recruited any secretaries yet. This might sound like the plot moves really slowly, but that isn’t really read more
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