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.
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I absolutely love this manga. The whole series is a work of genius, I must say. Sarasa is Tatara, Shuri is the Red King. Tatara and the Red King want to kill each other, but Shuri and Sarasa love each other. How much better than that can you get? Yumi Tamura has a way of capturing the heart and taking it on a long exciting adventure through her stories. Please read!
I cannot say enough good things about this title. The story is so complex, the characters have a way of making you get emotionaly involvded, and, try as I might, I can never pick up an issue of Basara without finnishing it in that day (hour). The story keeps getting better with every new volume. If you haven't read this title, you are missing out on one of the best manga reads of all time!