Shanaou Yoshitsune
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Shanaou Yoshitsune

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Synonyms: Shana Ou Yoshitsune
Japanese: 遮那王 義経


Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 78
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 6, 2000 to May 2, 2007
Genre: Award Winning Award Winning
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Sawada, Hirofumi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 562562 users)
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Ranked: #13672
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Popularity: #10571
Members: 1,508
Favorites: 22


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Shanaou Yoshitsune is an alternative story to the popular historical figure Minamoto no Yoshitsune along with his servants, including the renown Benkei who lived in the Heian Era. In this version, Yoshitsune was actually a weak, sickly boy who met an exact body replica in Hyouta, a traveling orphan who earn his living on the street. Being physically stronger, Hyouta was led to become a replacement for Yoshitsune, eventually claiming the name as his own.

This manga is a fictional story (albeit with many historical references) of his journey to restore the honor of Genji (Minamoto) Clan.

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Aug 4, 2019
I read this manga a while back and it opened me to the historical genre of manga.

the main character is a little annoying sometimes but he has logic behind everything he does, and the 2nd main? (the guy who looks similar) is really sweet,

it never fails to make me cry (trying to leave some spoilers aside) and its a real feel-good story in my opinion.

but would definitely recommend to anyone!!

the only confusing part is how many names the main character seems to have by the end? as far as I remember it ended up being 3 or 4?
this is fine as they were spread out, ...

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