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Sangokushi ( is a 三国志) Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, based on Eiji Yoshikawa's retelling of the Chinese literary classic . It was adapted into a television Romance of the Three Kingdoms anime called Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi (. 横山光輝 三国志)
Characters [ edit ]
Shu Han [ edit ]
An original character in the manga. She was a daughter of Hong family, who Zhang Fei served. When Liu Bei escaped from the Yellow Turban, he saved her. Meeting Liu Bei and falling in love with him from his younger day, that makes her based on
An original character in the anime, she was Liu Bei's apprentice who grew up to be his wife. She died of her injuries during the
Battle of Changban, this makes her based on Lady Mi.
Cao Wei [ edit ]
Although his name should be Xiahou Dun (夏侯惇), both the anime and the manga named him Xiahou Chun (夏侯淳).
Eastern Wu [ edit ]
The manga was first serialized in the
Kibō no Tomo magazine, which changed its name to Comic World in 1978, and then to in 1980. Comic Tom
Although Eiji Yoshikawa only wrote the story up to
Zhuge Liang's death in the Battle of Wuzhang Plains, the manga continued until the fall of Shu Han.
With this manga, Mitsuteru Yokoyama won the 1991
Japanese Cartoonist Association Award for Excellence. [1 ]
The anime was largely faithful to the manga, though it centered mainly on the camps of
Liu Bei and Cao Cao, often minimizing the scenes of other camps. The anime stopped after the Battle of Red Cliffs, which is about the midway through the manga series.
Theme songs [ edit ]
"River of Time"
( by 時の河 Toki no Kawa) Fence of Defense "Don't Look Back" by Fence of Defense
( by 空 Sora) Mimori Yusa "Standing Alone" by Fence of Defense
References [ edit ]
^ "List of recipients of the Japanese Cartoonist Association Awards" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-02-19 . Retrieved 2007-02-28.
External links [ edit ]