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Basara


Alt Names: alt 婆娑罗alt バサラalt 命运之子alt Legend of Basara
Author: TAMURA Yumi
Artist: TAMURA Yumi
Genres: Action ActionAdventure AdventureAward Winning Award WinningDrama DramaFantasy FantasyGender Bender Gender BenderRomance RomanceShoujo Shoujo
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Complete
Description: "Basara - The spirit of freedom which denies old authority, transcending traditions and customs."
Born under a prophecy that will liberate and unite Japan, Sarasa has had to take her brother Tatara's place as the "Boy of Destiny." Fighting for the oppressed, Sarasa journeys across Japan to gain allies and defeat her enemies--all while keeping her identity a secret!

Basara won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo in 1992.
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13 Comments

Literally no reason that Agaha should be spared. Or that Tatara should give a single crap for him. It felt like muh Mary Sue "all da hot guys must like me" crap. 

 

His crimes weren't even actions permissable during war like Shiuri's; they were like murder for sport and other horrible shit. 

 

I liked how Shiuri got that cute girl after the prison escape only to basically punch her in the face when she tried to make a pass at him. Meanwhile Agaha; the guy who was in control of an entire region where villages would hang themselves en masse; got away with kissing and embracing Tatara.

I 100% agree with you...  that's why don't like this manga at all.

Literally no reason that Agaha should be spared. Or that Tatara should give a single crap for him. It felt like muh Mary Sue "all da hot guys must like me" crap. 

 

His crimes weren't even actions permissable during war like Shiuri's; they were like murder for sport and other horrible shit. 

 

I liked how Shiuri got that cute girl after the prison escape only to basically punch her in the face when she tried to make a pass at him. Meanwhile Agaha; the guy who was in control of an entire region where villages would hang themselves en masse; got away with kissing and embracing Tatara.

A really good manga even if I dislike the art.

Wonderful read. Longer than it may seem since each volume is >100 pages, but definitely worth it. The art is good, character development is ever present, and the plot twists! *flips a happy table*

too much adjectives to  describe the end of this series but if I've to choose one it'd be : backbone shivering

I think you might be thinking too much into it. Also if you are actually wondering about the history of M.butterfly I advise you to read an article by Esther Kim Lee titled “The Miss Saigon Controversy” from A History of Asian American Theatre (2006).Also I wouldn't glorify it as a tragic international love story so much. It tells a tale with the glorification of the west imperialism to an oppressed and obedient "exotic" oriental east extending on the international rape theory. There is a lot of controversy over it. An author would have to be pretty brave to even touch on Madame Butterfly without realizing the historical burden that it holds all the way back to 1887 ​Madame Chrysanthemum 

After hearing about this, I've been wondering if the author wrote Ageha's character with this story in mind. Basically, there was a Chinese opera singer who attracted a man working at the French Embassy and began an affair with him in order to obtain government secrets. The Chinese opera singer was actually a man though. How the Frenchman didn't realize is a headscratcher. But there's a Puccini opera called Madame Butterfly of tragic international love between a Japanese woman and an American soldier, and a play and movie M. Butterfly was made with the Frenchman's story as the inspiration, but framed to evoke the opera, particularly with his attempted suicide upon learning of the deception. It's pretty interesting.

One year later, and this manga still means so much to me. I think I'm going to read this again.

OHHH MY GOODNESSSS! That was sooo good! >O< As great as 7Seeds! I'm totally a new fan of Tamara Yumi.
One of the best manga's ever made, The perfect shoujo.
troi oi!!!!!download o dau??????????
Basara is an amazing series. While the artwork may not be considered the best the plot, which revolves around a young woman who is trying to save her people and reform/revolutionize her country, will keep you captivated.
Basara is worthy of your time.
For those put off by the tragedy tag, please do not give up this manga because of it. There is great tragedy yes, but this is one story that you will not regret reading and will burn in your memories fondly after.

An epic classic read that takes GB to the same tier and above Must Reads.

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