Ryūrōden

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Legend of the Dragon's Son
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Cover art of the first volume of the manga.
龍狼伝
(Ryūrōden)
Genre Historical, Fantasy, Adventure
Manga
Written by Yoshito Yamahara
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine
Original run 19932007
Volumes 37
Manga
Ryūrōden: Chugen Ryōran-hen
Written by Yoshito Yamahara
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine
Original run 20072016
Volumes 17
Manga
Ryūrōden: Ouha Rikkoku-hen
Written by Yoshito Yamahara
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine
Original run 2016 – present
Volumes 1
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Ryūrōden (龍狼伝, lit. "Legend of Dragon and Wolf"), translated as Legend of the Dragon's Son, is a historical fantasy manga by Yoshito Yamahara. It was serialized by Kodansha in Monthly Shōnen Magazine from 1993 to 2007 and collected in 37 tankōbon volumes; in 2005 it was reprinted in 10 bunkoban volumes. In 1997, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen manga.[1] It is followed by a sequel series, Ryūrōden: Chugen Ryōran-hen (龍狼伝 中原繚乱編), which was serialized in Monthly Shōnen Magazine from 2007 to 2016 and collected in 17 volumes and later Ryūrōden: Ouha Rikkoku-hen (龍狼伝 王霸立国編) from 2016 to present and collected in 1 volume.

Outside Japan, both series are licensed in Taiwan by Tong Li,[2] in Indonesia by Elex Media Komputindo, and South Korea by Final.

Ryūrōden is about Japanese teenagers Shiro and Masumi who are swallowed by a dragon on flying to China on a junior high school trip. They find themselves in China in the year 207 during the prelude to the Three Kingdoms period, at the start of the campaign leading to the Battle of Red Cliffs. As they learn how to survive, in part through Shiro's knowledge of the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (as well as his growing aptitude for martial arts), they become known as "Dragon Leader" and "Dragon Princess," working for Liu Bei and Cao Cao, respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hahn, Joel. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 16 August 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2007. 
  2. ^ http://www.tongli.com.tw/BooksList.aspx?B=KD0177

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