Koukoku no Shugosha
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Koukoku no Shugosha

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Imperial Guards
Japanese: 皇国の守護者


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 34
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 19, 2004 to Sep 19, 2007
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Historical Historical, Military Military
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ultra Jump
Authors: Satou, Daisuke (Story), Itou, Yuu (Art)


Score: 7.541 (scored by 12011,201 users)
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Ranked: #26252
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Popularity: #4160
Members: 4,713
Favorites: 65


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It's about a war between Koukoku (The Imperial country) and Teikoku (The Empire).

The main charactor Shinjou Naoe, First Lieutenant of the Koukoku army, is thrown into a long desperate war. The sudden invasion by Teikoku East division crushed the Koukoku North Defense Forces. Shinjou and his 600 men battalion was ordered to battle in the rear and delay the advance of Teikoku 40,000 men army.

(Source: ANN)


Koukoku no Shugosha is an adaptation of Satou Daisuke's alternate-history war novels by the same title.

Two times in a row, in 2005 and 2006, the manga series was chosen as Jury Recommended Work at the 9th and 10th Japanese Media Arts Awards Festival in manga division. It was also one of nominee works for the 1st Manga Taisho Award in 2008.



Aug 10, 2019
Man, this manga deserves more recognition, though sadly the author has passed away so I hope that what I personally find to be his best work gets more recognition.
Story 8: What a heart pounding story of a proud Japanese corp standing its ground. It's literally civil war era fights except in a some what mystical setting of a world where there are dragons and sabertooth tigers fight with soldiers.
Art: 10 I find the art in this manga extremely pleasing to the eye, most of the charges are drawn beautifully and both the dragons and the sabertooth tigers get their fair share of gorgeous, intimidating panels. ...
Mar 8, 2008
Preliminary (5/34 eps)
The Koukoku world is quite a "fantasy"; it has dragons, telepathy and saver tigers, but its "reallity" of war and soldiers struck me so much that I choose this title as the BEST military manga for decades.

The technique background of this manga is equivalent to that in 18-19th century: the main gun arms are matchlocks and the cavalry charge is the strongest attack in the close combat. This restrictied background makes the battle tactically exciting. Shinjo wisely takes advantage of the telepathy soldiers and saver tigers and fights against Teikoku army 50 times larger than his ballation. The situation of the Shinjo's battalion is desperately ...

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