Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi

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Synonyms: Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Japanese: 横山光輝 三国志


Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 18, 1991 to Sep 25, 1992
Premiered: Fall 1991
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, d-rights
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.351 (scored by 18421,842 users)
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Ranked: #21982
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Popularity: #6901
Members: 5,418
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Aug 26, 2008
Hound_of_Ulster (All reviews)
Romance of Three Kingdoms, for those not versed in Asian cultures, is the Illiad of the East, A giant epic set around the fall of the Han dynasty in 189 A.D...

This particular version of Three Kingdoms is not a straight adaptation of the novel, but a version based upon Sangokushi, a manga by the famed mangaka Yokoyama Mitsuteru (Gigantor, Little Witch Sally, Giant Robo) in a whopping 60 volumes of tankoban between 1981 and 1987. Despite this, the story remains the same, much to the series' benefit. Yokoyama's designs are generally good, if somewhat 'old-fashioned' in comparison to character designs of the period. The characters read more
Jun 21, 2018
ChouEritto (All reviews)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms has the deserved reputation as being one of, if not the, greatest historical epics of all time due to it's large cast of historical figures, no single side being portrayed as purely good or evil (despite the novel's Shu bias) and having some of the most intelligent military tactics. Sangokushi captures many of these, but not completely.

To start off, the anime covers the events from the end of the Yellow Turban Rebellion up until the Battle of Chibi, at which point the Three Kingdoms finally became close to formation. In this incomplete manner, a more honest title for the series read more
Dec 24, 2015
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi 横山光輝 三国志 Romance of the Three Kingdoms Review

Story (10/10) Masterpiece

The story follows the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story rather well as I would consider myself really knowledgeable on the story. If you don't know the story of RToK before watching this you are definitely not going to appreciate is as much as some who is well knowledgeable is. The accuracy and adaptation quality and pacing all for a anime that came out in the earlier 90s, I can't help but praise the efforts of Studio behind adapting Yokoyama Mitsuteru's manga.

Art and Animation (6/10) Fine
More Specifically (6.75/10) read more