Juushin Enbu
Hero Tales
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Juushin Enbu

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Japanese: 獣神演武
English: Hero Tales
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 21, 2006 to Aug 12, 2010
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Gangan Powered
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Story & Art), Zhou, Huang Jin (Story)


Score: 6.861 (scored by 22442,244 users)
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Ranked: #107362
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Popularity: #3837
Members: 5,256
Favorites: 30


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Chapters: /21


Taitou Shirei is a young fighter who makes a habit of attacking members of the corrupt Imperial Army and stealing their supplies for his village. The time has come for him to have his coming-of-age ceremony, for which his family has called in the monk Ryuukou Mouten. After battling Ryuukou and completing the ceremony, Taitou is given the Kenkaranbu, a supposedly legendary sword.

That night, a mysterious and cruel sorcerer, who introduces himself as Shimei, attacks in order to steal the Kenkaranbu. He tells the legend of the Hokushin-Tenkun, seven warriors who are incarnations of the stars of the Big Dipper. He informs Taitou that he is Hagun, one of the two most powerful of these warriors, who is destined to send the world into chaos. When Shimei threatens Taitou's sister Laila Seiren, Taitou is overcome by anger and the power of his star drives him berserk. Laila manages to calm Tatiou down, but in the pandemonium, Shimei manages to get away along with the sword. Thus starts Taitou's journey with Ryuukou and Laila to retake the Kenkaranbu and discover the meaning of possessing the power of a Hokushin-Tenkun.

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Juushin Enbu was published in English by Yen Press as Hero Tales from October 27, 2009 to October 25, 2011.

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Jul 14, 2012
First of all, the manga is 100% better than the anime, which I've been watching. While the anime is basically straight shonen cliche, the manga has good points that rise above that. And where the hero's sister Laila is basically there to stand around and be protected in the anime, she's a dynamic hero in the manga and a great character.

This story is written by Hiromu Arakawa and a couple other folks- unfortunately, that shows. A lot of parts are rushed, and some bits aren't cohesive with others. A lot of it is standard shonen- but there are touches of originality (that I personally think ...

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