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

Alternative Titles

English: Altair: A Record of Battles
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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 26, 2007 to ?
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Authors: Katou, Kotono (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sirius


Score: 8.071 (scored by 16731,673 users)
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Ranked: #5682
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Popularity: #1240
Members: 9,007
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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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Sep 19, 2011
TimChan (All reviews)
The historical genre of manga has focused (almost exclusively) on China (particularly the three kingdoms period), Japan (around the Sengoku period) and Europe up to the late renaissance (though the Japanese authors tend to insert hot springs, panties and random modern or uniquely japanese appliances into some of the more light-hearted evolutions of this genre). Shokoku no Altair departs from this traditional theatre and brings us instead to the Ottoman Empire, once the greatest power in the Mediterranean and an empire that lasted well into the 20th century. Shokoku no Altair is, at the root of it, a shounen manga, but brings a read more
Sep 9, 2011
joanachan (All reviews)
This story is based on actual historical facts and even some characters are based in historical figures. The art is breathtaking and the character development is very consistent and through out the story most characters have quite a large impact on the main charcter or the other way around.
What I find a little bit hard to deal with in these series is the large amount of characters that come along the story. Althought most characters will catch your atention, I still find it a bit hard to remenber every single one of them.
Since it's an historical manga, people tend to think that it read more
Apr 27, 2020
Wheedies (All reviews)
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. read more
Nov 6, 2017
snakeguy33 (All reviews)
(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 read more

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