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: 7.751 (scored by 16661,666 users)
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Ranked: #15172
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Popularity: #2490
Members: 8,133
Favorites: 128


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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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Apr 1, 2024
Ad Astra does not start very well because it presents Hannibal with an almost supernatural fated image and aura about him, a manifestation of the spirit of his country of sorts that can even intimidate a way older war general and although the raw GAR energy of it can be very appealing, in terms of writing is kind of too much to take.

Thankfully that is only for its first chapter and from the second and until the end there is no element nor moment like that ever again, and the manga becomes 100% a political war epic full of on field, tactical and mental battles ...
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 ...
May 16, 2022
It really did feel like I was reading Polybius. This isn't just a manga, it's a full-on illustrated narrative history of the Second Punic War (itself perhaps the greatest epic of Rome, at the very least a story up there with those of Caesar and Atilla) combining beautiful art with an impressive level of attention to detail and more than one quote taken straight from antiquity.

I do quibble with Archimedes' treatment - he's merged with another figure in a way which is not justified by the sources, and while it fit the whole scheming geniuses aspect of the story I don't think it was flattering ...

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