Basara, Vol. 1

Basara, Vol. 1

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by Yumi Tamura
     
 

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Basara is a post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure series and one of the most popular shôjo manga of the 90s in Japan. It is the story of how a young girl becomes "the child of destiny" and finds the stgrength to free her people and seek revenge for the death of her brother.

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Basara is a post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure series and one of the most popular shôjo manga of the 90s in Japan. It is the story of how a young girl becomes "the child of destiny" and finds the stgrength to free her people and seek revenge for the death of her brother.

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ISBN-13:
9781421569222
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Basara , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
589,523
File size:
96 MB
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Meet the Author

Yumi Tamura broke into the manga world with a bang, winning the 1983 Shogakukan Grand Prize for new artists. Since then she has gone on to write many extremely popular shojo manga stories such as the hit series TOMOE GA YUKU (There Goes Tomoe), ANO NATSU GA OWAITA (That Summer has Ended), and X-DAY. But the title that solidified her reputation as a top shojo manga artist was the breakthrough fantasy/action manga smash BASARA. Always one to experiment in action/adventure formats, CHICAGO is Tamura's latest completed work.

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Basara, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
readingmishell More than 1 year ago
I had seen the first episode of the anime and the series began to intrigue me. The story is about a girl named Sarasa who has a twin brother named Tatara. She is always overshadowed by her brother who is deemed the chosen one by a prophet. Sarasa is just the sister of the chosen one and is overlooked. The chosen one is supposed to liberate Japan from it's oppression. Since they live in the west of Japan it is specifically to dethrone the Red King. The Red King comes to their village to kill Tatara and succeeds. Once this happens Sarasa sees her village people losing hope and makes the split second decision to pretend to be her twin brother. Everyone believes she is Tatara and her journey begins. It is a deeply moving series and I found myself crying on more than one occassion. I highly recommend this series to anyone. The mangaka, Yumi Tamura, writes it in a way that connects you to all of the characters. You even feel sympathy towards some of the villains. It's a story with hate, trust, love, and many other emotions. Since it is a shoujo there is of course romance in it. For those that don't know shoujo is a romance targeted more towards a female audience. It's not only romance however, there is a lot of action and the journey introduces you to many characters. It may seem like a daunting task to read such a long series, but I would not let that stop you. After you finish you find yourself wanting even more. It doesn't become confusing either. I found it very easy to remember all of the characters and their backgrounds which surprised me. It is very well written and interesting. If you want a good read, then this is the right series for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the BEST anime/manga series! great story line and great illustrations. i am totally obsessed with this series. i have the anime (13 eps) and manga (27) and artbooks, posters...as you can tell im mad about BASARA. AGEHA ROCKS!!!! and now all i HAVE to do is get the english version
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review is for the entire series: Basara is one of the most memorable, passionate, and heartfelt stories I've ever read across any medium. Quality story, quality story telling, quality characters, and quality art. The art style was weird to look at at first, but once I get used to it I noticed how beautiful it is and came to really love the art. This is a great manga for anyone, whether you're a manga lover or not. It does not rely on common manga troupes - it can be taken seriously by any age and feels like a much more rich and complicated story than I'm used to finding in a manga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Basara is one of my favorite manga titles. It has one of the greatest twists that forces you to read the rest of the series.