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Kaze Hikaru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Wind Shines, Ooedo Shinsengumi!, Ooedo Shinsengumi! Kaze Hikaru Another World
Japanese: 風光る
English: Kaze Hikaru
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 45
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 1997 to May 28, 2020
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Romance Romance
Themes: Crossdressing Crossdressing, Historical Historical, Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Flowers (Monthly)
Authors: Watanabe, Taeko (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 10801,080 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11792
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3965
Members: 5,162
Favorites: 163

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Synopsis

In the year 1863, a time fraught with violent social upheaval, samurai of all walks of life flock to Kyoto in the hope of joining the Mibu-Roshi—a band of warriors united around their undying loyalty to the Shogunate system. In time, this group would become one of the greatest (and most famous) movements in Japanese history... the Shinsengumi!

Into this fierce milieu steps Seizaburou Kamiya, a young would-be warrior who, though lacking in combat experience, possesses a fiery enthusiasm to both aid the Mibu-Roshi in their mission and to avenge his wrongfully murdered family. One of the Mibu-Roshi's most gifted (and immature) swordsmen, the legendary Souji Okita, agrees to take Seizaburou under his wing. What no one suspects, least of all Souji, is that Seizaburou is actually a girl named Sei Tominaga in disguise!

(Source: Viz Media)

Included one-shot:
Volume 45: Ooedo Shinsengumi!

Background

Kaze Hikaru has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since January 3, 2006.

Characters


Reviews

Mar 19, 2008
Preliminary (21/? eps)
This is honestly one of the top manga on my list (and I've read a LOT). I can't recommend it enough and I hope the rating will increase because it really does deserve a higher one.

But don't pick it up expecting fluffiness and sugary love-doveyness galore. The 'history' part of the manga plays an important role in directing the plot but it's not THAT heavy that it overshadows the relationships that form the core of the story (battles/fighting is kept to a minimum, not like in Rurouni Kenshin). It's a gender bender that stems from something more than just trying to win the heart of ...
Mar 30, 2009
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
I got to say, other than the lack of characters screen time this is one hell of an amazing manga. I give Kaze Hikaru a very high recommendation for those who enjoy the crossdressing/samurai/history genres. The female lead, Tominaga Sei also known as Seizaburo Kamiya in disguise, has a well-rounded personality; even though her stubbornness gets her into alot of trouble. Okita is a handsome swordsman and has a bright disposition who is quite protective of Sei and her secret. All the characters have genuine personalities which make the story, oh, so more enjoyable.
Since I'm a huge history nerd I tend ...
Sep 6, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (80/? eps)
What is this exactly?

I've read 80 chapters and this is what I'm currently wondering.

It's not action.
There are barely any fighting/war scenes and even when they do appear they end within a few panels. For the most part, the fighting, the war etc are being TALKED about by our characters, but we don't actually *see* anything happening more than their everyday lives at the HQ.

Drama?
Well, yeah there is drama. However, to be honest I'd classified it as slice of life and not drama. The reason is that it's all infuriatingly episodic, with everything kinda rubber banding to its default state after the mini-arc ends. And I ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

How do you see the overall interest in this series?
tr25a3 - Oct 29, 2019
2 repliesby Firechick12012 »»
Nov 28, 2019 6:32 PM
Poll: Kaze Hikaru Chapter 5 Discussion
tr25a3 - May 2, 2019
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May 2, 2019 12:25 PM
Poll: Kaze Hikaru Chapter 72 Discussion
fanty - Nov 26, 2013
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Nov 26, 2013 3:08 PM
Poll: Kaze Hikaru Chapter 65 Discussion
fanty - Nov 26, 2013
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Nov 26, 2013 10:36 AM
Volume 12, pg 46
murunchan - Mar 30, 2009
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Jun 15, 2009 9:03 PM