Shoukoku no Altair
Altair: A Record of Battles
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Shoukoku no Altair

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Synonyms: The Stratocracy of Altair, Anastasia no Shinei Taichou, Anastasia's Captain of the Guard, Rising Eagle of the General Nation
Japanese: 将国のアルタイル
English: Altair: A Record of Battles
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 165
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 26, 2007 to Nov 25, 2023
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Military Military
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sirius
Authors: Katou, Kotono (Story & Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 22022,202 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7912
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Popularity: #1419
Members: 13,871
Favorites: 219

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Volumes: /27
Chapters: /165


For generations the Turkiye Devleti and the Balt-Rhein Empire have stood in stern opposition to each other. Then one night, when an imperial minister is found assassinated, the two nations are plunged into a potentially explosive situation. As the generals of Turkiye's council cry for war, Mahmut comes to discover the devious truth behind the assassination. Thus the young pasha's battle for his country, peace, and trust in his fellow man begins!

(Source: Kodansha)

Included one-shot:
Volume 4: Anastasia no Shinei Taichou (Anastasia's Captain of the Guard)


Shoukoku no Altair won the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards in the shounen category.

The series has been published digitally in English as Altair: A Record of Battles by Kodansha Comics USA since March 21, 2017.

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Apr 11, 2023
Preliminary (3/165 eps)
I watched the anime it was based it was gigachad, it has femboys and pretty stuff, underrated anime, underrated manga, watch it, then read it, 10/10, best anime ever, manga better than berserk, main character better than midren mideger or smth its pretty good manga, i would just read it for the Turkiye bcs im proud Turkish alban... o7

heres my anime review for it
It is a based anime, it is very underrated for real, its animated by mappa which makes animations automaticly good, it has real gigachad voice actors like jotaro and black woman from berserk, it also has zoro from one piece (can we ...
Apr 27, 2020
Preliminary (20/165 eps)
I'v read the first five volumes and found this series one that I want to keep reading but at the same time pains me to read. It's benefits are the gorgeous art and realistic yet fantastical historical fiction world its set in. Its flaws are its characters and lack of depth in exploration of topics and unrealistic characters.

To illustrate the points, keeping spoilers to a minimum, in the first volume or two our Main Character who is hailed by the narrative as a prodigy and genius attains the role of (for pretension purposes) a High General who governs land, the youngest one in history. ...
Nov 6, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (120/165 eps)
(this review may be subject to edits depending on how it goes)

Okay, unpopular opinion time.

From what I've heard, this series was written by an actual historian, which shows. The story is in many respects an alternate history of the Hapsburg Wars (a part of history I imagine few Japanese readers are familiar with). However, whereas the Hapsburg Wars was a conflict driven by the egos of big men and was filled with acts of cruelty and bravery on both sides, this manga is just a run of the mill "Evil Empire vs Good Alliance" story, that seems to think it's a realistic take ...

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