Basara バサラ Legend of Basara

May 4, 2009




This is a manga from year 1991. The manga has a good story. It’s a blend of  Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Romance, Sci-fi, Shoujo and Supernatural.  Sometimes is this manga sad sometimes It’s happy. There is always something what’s going on in this manga.


Summary on the manga

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!



Alternative Name バサラ; Legend of Basara


Years of Released 1991


Status Completed


Author(s) Tamura Yumi


Artist(s) Tamura Yumi


Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Romance, Sci-fi, Shoujo, Supernatural


the anime

Summary on the anime

In Basara’s post-apocalyptic setting, Japan has been controlled by a succession of corrupt and oppressive rulers of Saffron Clan. The current one is the Golden Emperor, a sovereign so obsessed with maintaining his power that he has had most of his children killed. He later appointed territories to the remaining children, allowing them to rule as subordinate kings and expend their energies in rivalries amongst each other, instead of trying to dethrone him. As a result, most of the Kings neglect the people they rule.

Though the peasants have been downtrodden for decades, they have not completely lost their rebellious spirit. Four swords named for the Ssu Ling gods – Byakko, Suzaku, Seiryū and Genbu – forged for fallen rebel leaders two generations past, are the symbols of underground resistance groups across Japan. The sword of Byakko is kept in Byakko Village, and according to a prophet, a child of fate who will lead a revolution will be born there. When a pair of twins are born – a girl and a boy – the prophet says that one of them is the child of destiny. Villagers believe the boy, Tatara, is the child of destiny, but ultimately the girl, Sarasa, is the leader. When the local ruler, the Red King, destroys her village and has her brother beheaded, she assumes his name and duty to lead her people in rebellion.

Sasara undergoes psychological strain over having to pretend to be a boy. As such, she often visits hot springs to ‘let her hair down.’ During these visits, she runs into a mysterious young man named Shuri, and they fall in love with each other.


The anime has 13 episode . the manga ends really early so if you don’t read the manga you are going to miss a lot

Basara バサラ


Genre Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance


Manga Author Yumi Tamura


Publisher Japan Shogakukan


English publisher Canada ,United States Viz Media


Demographic Shōjo


Magazine Japan Betsucomi


Original run September 1990 – June 1998


Volumes 27


TV anime: Legend of Basara


Director Noburu Takamoto


Studio KSS


Network Chiba TV


Original run 2 April 1998 – 8 June 1998


Episodes 13


One comment

  1. […] Maawaaaaaaa! goood sooo gooos i love this manga love it love love love XD i’m in manag/bishounen heaven waaaaaa man i love the story it’s sooo cool and the pictures waaa XD i would love too hear the character’s voices!!!! Oo and they are soo cool and interesting…. But I  think I can guess how everything is going to end T^T that’s not good but but……  hahaha…..hahahah at first I got disappointed with the bishounen on the cover cuz he is a………( hahaha u can guess) but after some pages I did not care I love ran !!!!!!!!!! ran is sooo coool I want to hug ran and waaaaa XD waaa I also like ran’s dad XD the story kind of reminds me of the manga and j-drama Mei-chan no Shitsuji and Saver,Basara. […]

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