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Basara

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Legend of Basara
Japanese: BASARA
English: Basara
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 27
Chapters: 112
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 11, 1990 to May 13, 1998
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Betsucomi
Authors: Tamura, Yumi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.401 (scored by 54335,433 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1852
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #768
Members: 17,767
Favorites: 713

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Synopsis

Sarasa grew up knowing that her twin brother Tatara was prophesied to be the "boy of destiny," the one who would overthrow the oppressive government and unite the people. When Tatara dies in battle, however, Sarasa realizes that it's up to her to secretly take on her brother's identity. On the way, Sarasa meets and falls in love with the mysterious Shuri, who may also have something up his sleeve. Together, she and her group of ragtag fighters journey across the land, attacking the many rulers and hoping to someday reach the leader of them all, the Red King.

Background

Basara was published in English by VIZ Media from July 16, 2003 to May 13, 2008, and digitally from September 3, 2013 to March 25, 2014.

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Characters

Sarasa
Main
Shuri
Main
Ageha
Supporting
Asagi
Supporting
Shinbashi
Supporting
Ginko
Supporting
Hayato
Supporting
Nagi
Supporting
Chacha
Supporting
Kakujii
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jun 3, 2011
SoraRyuuzaki (All reviews)
Before I begin, I would like to say that I have read the first six volumes over ten times and the entire series twice-- and I have loved it as dearly as the first time I picked up a volume.

Basara is definitely an epic to consider if you are seeking an escape from today's world. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this tale begins with the birth of two twins, Tatara and Sarasa, and follows the latter's journey to create a better world for her people.

The first thing I would like to address is the art. Despite the seemingly haphazard lines that initially deterred read more
Jun 22, 2013
bauzlotz (All reviews)
“Sarasa, even if you feel that destiny is toying with you, destiny is something you design with your own hands.”

I love the fantasy genre. Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones... stories with a truly epic feel, huge sword battles, intricate political schemes and a mountain of well-developed characters. So, of course, it's no surprise that I searched for an epic fantasy manga series when I began to get into the wonderful world of manga and anime. I read a few, they were okay... And then I found Basara.

Outstanding world building? Check. Incredible character development? Check. Huge, encompassing political wars? Check. read more
Dec 29, 2020
findingyoshi (All reviews)
I've been reading manga for over 15 years now. Safe to say I've read a lot of manga across the spectrum from Shounen to Shoujo, from adventure/fantasy to slice of life school or work adaptations.

Basara took me by surprise. I did not expect to fall in love with this story and its characters instantly from the first chapter and stay in love through the entire series and even afterwards. I've read and reread this series multiple times in the short span of a few months. (Thanks for all the free time covid-19!) and it truly is a masterpiece.

I started this series because I read more
Jan 20, 2021
lunacookie (All reviews)
um okay here goes
THIS STIRRED MY EMOTIONS SO HARD I READ IT ONLINE AND I ENDED UP SOBBING SO HARD I BROKE MY COMPUTER BECAYSE OF WATER DAMAGE IM NOT EVEN EXAGGERATING MY NEIGHBORS PROBABLY HEARD ME SOBBING AT THREE AM AND WERE LIKE OMG SHES FINALLY GOING CRAZY SO BE PREPARED WITH TISSUES
i literally only made an account on here in order to write this review but i won't make it too complicated so if you're deciding whether or not to read this this is a sign that you should

story: so well written omg like so we'll thought out and everything. everytime i questioned read more

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