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Kaze Hikaru

Kaze Hikaru

Alternative Titles

English: Kaze Hikaru
Synonyms: The Wind Shines
Japanese: 風光る

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 1997 to ?
Authors: Watanabe, Taeko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Flowers (Monthly)

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 763 users)
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Ranked: #9232
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Popularity: #2709
Members: 2,456
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Synopsis

During the Bakumatsu revolution which marked the end of the Tokugawa era and the beginning of the Meiji era,a young girl named Sei Tominaga, seeking to avenge the deaths of her father and brother, disguises herself as a young boy named Seizaburo Kamiya to join the Shinsengumi.

(Source: ANN)

Background

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

Characters

Okita, Souji
Okita, Souji
Main
Tominaga, Sei
Tominaga, Sei
Main
Saitou, Hajime
Saitou, Hajime
Supporting
Hijikata, Toshizou
Hijikata, Toshizou
Supporting
Harada, Sanosuke
Harada, Sanosuke
Supporting
Toudou, Heisuke
Toudou, Heisuke
Supporting
Yamanami, Keisuke
Yamanami, Keisuke
Supporting


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tenshikagami
Mar 19, 2008
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 read more
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PowereD
Mar 30, 2009
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 read more
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amytan2134
Dec 3, 2009
I normally don't write reviews but I'm hoping that Kaze Hikaru will have more recognition.

This shojo manga is not so typical where it centers (and sometimes just) on romance. The main female protagonist is very strong willed, likable, well rounded, and bright character. The character and story development is well thought out and the mangaka goes to a good length to make the setting historically accurate (not in a boring fashion).

The reason I like this manga is because of the depth in the characters and the story. The romance aspect takes time to progress in this story but I find it very cute and read more
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WolfSpirit292
Nov 22, 2011
This is an amazing manga and one of my favorites by far. It has great characters with unique/strong personalities, and the author is wonderful in playing all of them off each other. The plot is great, and follows major events in the Shinsengumi's history, while leaving room for original story. The historical information can be bothersome to some, but for me I really enjoy it since I like learning more about the Shinsengumi. My only complaint is Viz is not releasing the English volumes quick enough- vol 30 is out in Japan, yet we JUST got vol 19 in late 2011.
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