Basara バサラ Legend of BasaraMay 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
Author(s) Tamura Yumi
Artist(s) Tamura Yumi
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Romance, Sci-fi, Shoujo, Supernatural
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
Genre Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Manga Author Yumi Tamura
Publisher Japan Shogakukan
English publisher Canada ,United States Viz Media
Magazine Japan Betsucomi
Original run September 1990 – June 1998
TV anime: Legend of Basara
Director Noburu Takamoto
Network Chiba TV
Original run 2 April 1998 – 8 June 1998