Alt title: Legend of Basara

Vol: 27; Ch: 107
1991 - 2000
4.34 out of 5 from 595 votes
Rank #908

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?

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Ebonyslayer Dec 22, 2018
Score 10/10

The last manga series that I finished reading during 2018. Although I haven't read or watched a lot of shojo series, I can say with absolute confidence that Basara is one of the best shojo, no, best manga to ever come out in the 90s. I only got to read part of the series when I was in high school, then I heard that the author's other work 7 Seeds was getting an anime adaption, so I was motivated to finish... read more

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xheng187 Jan 7, 2019
Score 10/10

I remember reading this back in 2010 just over a year of being a manga reader, came across it because of 7 seeds (which at the time was incomplete) and written by the same author. BE WARNED THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

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Basara takes you to a post-apocalyptic world that was destroyed by humans and natural disaster but is still striving with what it can.   A... read more

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