Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal
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Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal

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Japanese: アド・アストラ-スキピオとハンニバル-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 81
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 19, 2011 to Jan 19, 2018
Genres: ActionAction, HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Kagano, Mihachi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump


Score: 7.671 (scored by 916916 users)
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Ranked: #16352
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Popularity: #3172
Members: 4,341
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In the 3rd century BC, after the First Punic War, Carthage suffered a devastating naval defeat at the hands of the Roman Republic. While the general of the Carthaginian army, Hamilcar, was forced to accede to a humiliating peace treaty, his son Hannibal Barca—an unemotive 6-year-old with an unmatched genius—was prophesied by the Carthaginians to be the destined conqueror of Rome.

Years later, an adult Hannibal leads an army of 50,000 into Hispania—a peninsula under the protection of Rome—thereby triggering the Second Punic War. The Roman senate is dumbfounded, as their opponents' chances of success are thought to be slim; however, the young and prodigious Publius Cornelius Scipio quickly recognizes the threat posed by the gifted Carthaginian general. As a result of Hannibal's invasion, Scipio rallies a Roman army of 100,000 in preparation for a fateful confrontation. Based on ancient historic events, Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal follows two remarkable military commanders and a battle that could make or break their empires.

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May 15, 2021
Polyphemus (All reviews)
Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal is the best historical manga I've read, and a great work of historical fiction by any standard. It follows the known history to the letter, while filling in the gaps with compelling interpretations of historical figures and authentic explanations for their actions. It is often the case that creators will insert modern sensibilities or anachronisms into their depictions of ancient times, but the mangaka of Ad Astra avoids these kinds of common pitfalls. Furthermore, he manages to do justice to the wide cast of characters in the Second Punic War, without making any major player seem too perfect or too read more
Sep 3, 2016
stasek (All reviews)
Well, what to say. This manga contains one of the most interesting stories during the wars which Rome led. Hannibal was really cruel man, but very smart, intelligent and unpredictible, as some of the characters realise really fast.

This is the first manga that made me interested after a few pages! I am really enjoying it, cause author himself is really doing his best to stick to the facts we know, which I really appreciate. So I have to put down a hat before this masterpiece. Yeah sometimes the art side of this manga sticks... but it really doesnt matter.

Mostly it is for people who read more

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