Basara, Volume 1

Basara, Volume 1

by Yumi Tamura

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After losing her family, village and identity in one night, Sarasa deserves a break, but fate denies her rest. As Tatara, she must lead her people, and the Red King has captured some of them, destined for slave labor in the capital of Kyoto. When Sarasa's impatient desire for revenge against the Red King spoils the rescue attempt, she loses more loved ones. After this terrible lesson, Sarasa is unable to continue risking the lives of those who are dear to her. Alone, she heads to Kyushu in search of allies, but to get to Kyushu, she must first pass through Suo City, capital of the Red King's domain! Packed with action and emotion, Basara is the epic adventure of shojo manga (Japanese girls' comics) artist Yumi Tamura whose award-winning work is renown for its strong heroines and intense action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569319741
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 07/10/2003
Series: Basara Series , #1
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 331,701
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Indigo Tale 1Departure7
Indigo Tale 2The Kanmon Tunnel49
Chartreuse Tale 1The Two Tataras94
Chartreuse Tale 2Reunion141
Tam-Tam Time189

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Basara, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 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, 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.
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.