Suikoden III, Volume 1

Suikoden III, Volume 1

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A long war between the Grasslands and Zexen has taken a heavy toll. When a long-needed truce fails, a quest is undertaken to find the legendary Flame Champion, who saved the Grasslands in another war years before.

Published originally in Japan as Gensosuikoden III: The Successor of Fate, this manga is based on the rabidly popular Suikoden videogame franchise from Konami.

Chris Lightfellow knows the horror of war -- her father died in battle when she was just a little girl. Now, wanting to become a soldier like him, she enters a military school and becomes a knight after graduating. When her commanding officer is killed in the line of duty, Chris shows her fellow knights her true strength -- in every war, a hero must rise out of the destructive ashes to usher in the peace!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591827658
Publisher: TOKYOPOP
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: Suikoden III Series , #1
Edition description: Right-to-Left Format
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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kschlumpf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So, this is Suikoden III: Successor of Fate by Aki Shimizu. It is based on the PlayStation 2 RPG game. I have to say, I'm thinking of chasing down a copy of the game for my own PS2! The main character is a girl named Chris who has trained to become a knight and Hugo, who is on the opposite side. It's a good story and I like the art too. There is an ADORABLE gryphon named Fubar. There's also this funky duck-human, not exactly cute, but rather odd. There looks to be a hot guy or two here and there as well, so I look forward to continuing the story. I purchased the next couple volumes, but haven't read them yet, so yes, I will be continuing this series and I Just might hunt down the game as well... (followup - I did get a copy of the game!)
Willreaper More than 1 year ago
A rare look at the back stage stories of a great video game, that is known and coveted by anyone who can call themselves a rare game collector. Even though it is (in a sense) just a recap of the game with some extra pieces it is extremly gripping and informative, especially for those who have trouble grasping the plot of a story. It coveres many ideas that the game left out for reasons of space and time. It also works to fill in some blanks that may have inevitably ended up in the game simply because of the odd style of progression the game used, where it broke up the game into three parts for each of the main characters and then continued to break it down from there. It also helps a great deal in understanding the story of the protagonist Luc, bearer of the true wind rune, which can only be seen in the game after finding the 108 stars of destiny (which is also tedious due to the game progression). However, even if you do unlock this in the game it can be very difficult to understand and would take alot of guess work to figure out. Not only is the story gripping and full of thrilling action, it also has great art work that keeps to the tradition of the game alive on every page. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves the story lines in video games, and even more for people who are huge fans of the suikoden series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series has helped me understand the video games and the 27 true runes history. The book stays true to the video game and is a beautiful piece of work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story! It tells us more about the 27 True Runes. It makes me feel better on playing the game itself. They should make a manga about Suikoden I, II , and IV too...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this title as I was browsing the manga section, and I thought 'oh my god! they released a Suikoden manga in the US in English!' This made me very happy, so I got it, and I loved it. it was really neat to read about Chris' and Hugo's histories, as well as their perspective on what happened. This made the game even more enjoyable, and I hadn't even known that was possible.