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In a post-apocalyptic Japan where nothing but desert spans the horizon, prophecy tells of an unborn child named Tatara who will restore abundance and wealth to the land. Tatara is born in the small village of Byakko, alongside a twin sister Sasara; but after the Red King sends an army and kills the boy, it's up to Sasara to secretly take his role and live as Tatara. Now, she must defeat the Emperor and his four sons to give the land back to the people, but she also finds herself falling in love with Shuri, a mysterious man from a hot spring she visits. Can Sasara bring hope back to her people?
Both mangas are similar with the characters struggle to fight for its people and freedom. Both main characters have to go through obstacles to survive in both love and war. They are destined or prophesized females who have to cover up their past and gender in order to survive in a world ruled by man. So if you liked Basara, I recommend Legend of Nereid.
Although Nereid is not that long and complicated as Basara, both manga are very similar. Both follow the story of a girl who is destinated to destroy the kingdom. Both girls should have been assasinated but survived, became stronger, started to think and act for themselves and slowly made the prophecy about them come true. Both manga are very romantic and tragic at the same time.
If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.
For no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Yuri Suzuki is suddenly snatched out of her modern world by a pair of hands emerging out of the water. She is transported back to Hattusa, the Hittite Empire's capitol, during the time of the Bronze Age; its queen, Nakia, wishes to use Yuri has a human sacrifice. The only way Yuri can survive is by becoming the concubine to the Prince of the Empire, and Ishtar to the people of the Empire. With danger at every turn and her heart torn, will Yuri decide to stay in Hattusa, or try to find her way back home?
Basara and Red River are very similar – both set in historical background, both main female characters are considered saviors destined to change the country and both stories will not let you stop reading until the end. If you liked one because of the interesting plot and passionate love, you will definitely like the other.
Basara and Red River are both feature a historical rural setting where the characters are striving to live through each day. There are overwhelming obstacles the main characters must face to try and make their love for each other succeed.
These two manga are both brilliant. In both, the protagonist has a bloody past and sets off on her journey because of that, one girl against an entire kingdom, but ends up in unexpected places with unexpected people. Both were very emotionally engaging with a plot that kept me reading long after I promised myself I'd stop. I cannot imagine disliking either of them.
Both manga have lots of fighting action in them, they both take place in different time periods (where Saver goes to the past, Basara is so far in the future it seems like its taking place the past...if you read the manga, you'll understand), both have a little bit of romance, and both have great character development.
In the year 1580 in feudal Japan, Fifteen-year-old Usagi is a klutz of a ninja who can't seem to complete her training. As she's unfit to be a ninja her great grandfather sends Usagi to Segachi on a very special mission: to marry the skilled ninja Hanzo Hattori and bear his child! However, there's a problem: Hanzo has no desire to be married. Usagi is allowed to stay with Hanzo for one year in order to complete her training, during which she tries her hardest to catch his eye. But lovely rivals such as Yuri and the Princess Sara, and love triangles with childhood friends and others stand in the way of true romance. Will Usagi ever end up with her beloved Hanzo?