Ranked #272
Historie (Manga)


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Japanese: ヒストリエ


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


Score: 8.381 (scored by 1949 users)
Ranked: #2722
Popularity: #752
Members: 5,588
Favorites: 145
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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.


the Great, Alexander
 Philip II of Macedon
Philip II of Macedon

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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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Sep 29, 2011
There were only two reviews of this manga, and thus I decided to give my own review. Remember, this review may contain spoilers.

Historie's setup is the same as the popular seinen manga Berserk. We start out with a future view of the main character. Then it goes into a flashback mode, to see what has all led up to that point.

The story of Historie follows Greek/Macedonian/Persian history. Though this should not be viewed as educative, since not all history aspects of this manga are correct. It stays fiction after all.

We start out with Eumenes, a scythian boy who grew up alongside Greeks, even believing he read more
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Oct 1, 2010
After reading Hitoshi Iwaaki's 'Parasite', i had to read Historie, and i got to say, my personal opinions on this series is that it is pretty damn good.

the plot itself revolves around Eumenes, and his childhood, who would later in his life grow up to be the secretary and general to Alexander the Great.

Yes, it is a 'Historical' manga, but its actually very interesting, although i will admit it starts off a bit rough, but if you give it a chance and read more and more, it becomes very, very enjoyable.
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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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User Recommendations

Another historical Manga, both depict the life of someone who really lived.
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Both are historical manga that have fantastic action scenes, likeable characters, and will always keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. Even though Vagabond is set in Japan and Historie is set in Greece, they give off a very similar feel.
Both have a historical context. However while the focus in Historie is more on the intellect of Eumedes and the historical context, Vinland Saga focusses more on the battles, suffering and development of the main character. However if you like either one I am pretty sure you will find the other one entertaining as well :-)
A Display of amazing tacticians in both stories who are exceptional in politics and warfare, achieving deeds that makes them famous over the centuries. Both protagonists experienced a terrible up bringing which leads them to accomplishing remarkable feats in the worst conditions and immense pressure most would fail in. Both are set in a historical environment not to mention the two narratives also indulge in Drama, Action, Military, and Adventure, genre components.
Both MC's are naturally gifted with talents that help them standout and become popular with the people around them, both in good and bad ways.

The Two MC's use their wits and tactics to get themselves out of dangerous situations, They also have a way to get nations to follow their lead

These MC's also go through very hard life struggles losing love ones and growing up less fortunate that gives them the drive to become something more

Both manga's have amazing art work and character design not to mention great Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical elements

Innocent and Historie are series which is illustrated on real life historical figures and both have been depicted quite beautifully. An exquisite Historical tale you can experience through innocent and historie.

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