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

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Synonyms: Ad Astra: Scipio and Hannibal
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
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Historical Historical, Military Military
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Kagano, Mihachi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 13451,345 users)
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Ranked: #15852
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Popularity: #2604
Members: 6,661
Favorites: 108

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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
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 ...
Jun 21, 2021
In only 81 chapters of around 30 pages each, Ad Astra: Scipio to Hannibal tells from beginning to end one of the most important wars in History.
Of course, to do so it uses an unusual amount of text, but it’s justified by how detailed the exploration of the mechanics at play is, kind of like Hunter X Hunter but much better integrated within the pacing.
The war is shown as a competition between geniuses who do all they can to save their respective nations. Honor, individual bravery, strength difference, number difference, everything is subordinated to their survival. Thus the amount of detail put into strategies, not ...
Jun 28, 2022
The lack of popularity surrounding Ad Astra has always surprised me. Even after 11 years, the community for this great manga is almost non-existent, which is a pity to be honest. Revolving around the Punic Wars (264-146 BC) fought between the two ancient Mediterranean powers, Rome and Carthage (present day Tunisia), Ad Astra specifically tells us the magnificent story of the 2nd Punic War of all the three wars fought between them, the first being ended with The Treaty of Lutatius and Rome's victory. Since the source of historical information for this manga is Polybius's "The Histories", the general flow of events and fate of ...

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