Red River

Alt title: Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori

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From Far Away

From Far Away

On her way home from school one day, Noriko is unexpectedly plunged into a strange and extraordinary fantasy world. Her troubles compound exponentially when she is rescued and befriended by a handsome young man by the name of Izark. He may be brave and courageous, but inside Izark lurks the darkest evil imaginable. And according to an ancient prophecy, Noriko possesses the power to unleash that evil. Now, inexorably bound together, these two unlikely allies must navigate a world both wondrous and hostile.

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Canal Canal says...

Both manga are about a Japanese girl that gets transported to another world. There are some people after the heroine since Yuri is to be used as a sacrifice by the Queen while Noriko is the person who will awaken the Sky Demon. Fortunately the heroine gets saved by a handsome guy who takes her under his protection.

BlackxHayate BlackxHayate says...

The plots of Red River and From far Away are definitely alike. Both have the lead girl, who gets whisked away to a land far back in time, where they speak a different language. Both get saved by a prince or warrior, and find that they play important roles in the place they are now in.

daysie1234 daysie1234 says...

They share similar themes: Shoujo, Romance - but primarily the theme of 'person in a strange world'. Both deal with a japanese girl who is transported to a different era/world and she meets a handsome guy who protects her.

Mayu2016 Mayu2016 says...

Both Anatolia Story and From Far Away have the same feel between the main characters.  The girl from our world and the guy from the other world develop equally strong feelings for each other; the manga reads quickly as you try to see how they will overcome their struggles.

mrinal mrinal says...

In both mangas female protagonists are transported to parallel worlds, and saved by chivalrous handsome saviour. Their lives are endangered as they are pulled out of modern worlds as sacrifices, and our respective heros save them and fall in love.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature a normal Japanese high schooler being transported to another world/another time, and ending up falling in love with a very powerful man. 

Yellowpooh7 Yellowpooh7 says...

I have personally read both these wonderful books. Both books have the main character get transport to different world/time period and both are trying to reach their goal to get back home. Both books have a thrilling and exciting romance that will leave at the edge of your seat! In both the books their main character’s have to make a tough decision to either fall their heart or go back to their pervious lives. Also if you are huge fan of the tv show “Outlander” then you will denfinlty like these amazing and well written mangas.

Basara

Basara

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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chamomille chamomille says...

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.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

asfjklfasdjklfs asfjklfasdjklfs says...

Both stories have a historical feel to them, strong elements of adventure and war and both mangas have a romantic subplot to them. They're both really good.

angelwolf123 angelwolf123 says...

This, for sure. Red River and Basara both have powerful female leads, powerful plots, and powerful romances. They both have the grand fantasy feel to them. If you liked one you will certainly enjoy the other. Both of these girls become warriors and influential figures in historical landscapes dominated by male customs. 

I can't recommend these manga more. You like historical fantasy? Intricate plots? Badass female characters? Awesome royal family romance? Just read it man.

0aries0 0aries0 says...

Both has strong female lead forced prophecy/destiny down a certain path. Lots of intrigue, fighting, betrayals, sacrifice. Loved them both but Red River will still be my all time favourite!

Legend of Nereid

Legend of Nereid

General Temedes devoted his absolute loyalty to his country, which was put above everything else in his life. But as he found himself falling in love with Matia, the girl whom was rumored to become a great danger to his country, General Temedes was forced to make a choice – to kill or not to kill the girl he so dearly loved for the first time in his life, all but for the sake of his beloved country and people…

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gymnopilus gymnopilus says...

If you like Legend of Nereid or Red River, then you you will probably like the other. Both start with a girl being pulled out of their normal lives. Both have a historical sense and have powerful men as the love interest.

closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

I couldn't stop thinking of Red River when I read Legend of Nereid. Both have strong female characters who have similar mind-sets and beliefs. There are a lot of internal political stuggles and war in both. They also have a similar cast of supporting characters, with coniving queens, a sweet love interest and a more forceful one, and a servent that is scary dedicated to his respective master. Legend of Nerid is the darker of the two titles and Red River has more fanasty, but both are great reads and you should enjoy one if you liked the other. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature a fairly normal girl falling in love with a war genius, somewhere in the past. 

Ouke no Monshou

Ouke no Monshou

The main character is Carol, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American teenager from a wealthy family with an interest in Egyptology studying in Cairo. When her mentor discovers the tomb of a young pharaoh, a curse is put on the excavation team and Carol. The curse sends her back in time to ancient Egypt, where she becomes embroiled in the affairs of Egypt and other ancient countries such as Assyria and Babylonia. Carol meets Memphis, a handsome young pharaoh whose tomb she excavated in modern times. Despite his headstrong, at first violent nature, they fall deeply in love. This angers Memphis's half-sister, the Priestess Isis, who has longed to marry him. Carol, due to her exotic looks and curious ability to tell the future, becomes a major player in ancient history.

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DivineMaiden DivineMaiden says...

Both story involves a modern heroine being transport to ancient worlds and become "goddess" to the people there. Both have plenty of romance triangles with royalties and both are full of historical references.

redblood redblood says...

Both these series are about a girl that are transported back in time. Both of those girls are seen as a God by the people because they know things that hasn't happened yet or things that will happen or they know how to build things. The two main countries that the focus are most on is Hattusa and Egypt in both of them. These two series are very similar to each other, but there are still enough things that makes them different so it won't be boring reading the other one after reading one of them. If you enjoyed one of these two, then I strongly recomend you to read the other one. 

Fushigi Yugi

Fushigi Yugi

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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Canal Canal says...

In both manga the heroine gets transported to another world and ends up falling in love with the guy who saved her when she first arrived. She ends up missing her chance to go back to her world and while she's stuck there she agrees to help out the emperor in Fushigi Yuugi or the third prince in Red River, at least until she finds a way to get back to her world.

daysie1234 daysie1234 says...

Female character gets transported to another world/another time. Female character is the target of devious plots is in need of protection...enter in sexy guy(s) who keep her safe from harm. Historical fiction/romance/love triangles in both.

Tokyo Crazy Paradise

Tokyo Crazy Paradise

After the death of her parents, Tsukasa turns to her classmate Ryuji, a yakuza boss, for shelter and a job. Ryuji is generally grave, but purposefully indebts Tsukasa to him so that she has to keep working for him, and he can keep his friend near him. Tsukasa is a simple-minded girl who desperately searches for money to pay off her debts to Ryuji. To make money, she takes on suspicious jobs in addition to being Ryuji's bodyguard, but always ends up in trouble. Ryuji and Tsukasa take turns saving each other as they fight together against the spread of dangerous drugs and weaponry that would destroy Tokyo even more than it has already degraded.

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morfire16 morfire16 says...

Both manga have very strong female protagonists and lots of fighting where the girl can hold her own. Also there are interesting romantic relationships with a lot of back and forth.

Jena Jena says...

The female lead is ultimate strong and very passionate agaist violent people. For people who like strong female lead who can fight, this is the one that you can never miss in your whole life. Trust me you will love it!

Sabaku no Harem

Sabaku no Harem

Mishe a strong willed girl raised from poverty has caught Prince Kallum's attention. Attention as in, "you will become one of my concubines", thus begins Mishe's adventures into Prince Kallum's world.

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closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

Both are about girls who end up in a prince's harem. Both main characters are strong-willed, caring, and don't act or look like a traditional concubine. They both win their respecitve prince's love and get themselves into situtions that the prince would rather they have stayed out of. Red River an element of magic that Sabaku no Harem doesn't, but overall they are similar enough that you will probably enjoy one if you liked the other. 

daysie1234 daysie1234 says...

These stories are very similar. They both have a strong female lead that is compassionate and, though they lack traditional concubine features of having heritage/status, they constantly prove themselves to be resourceful and able to solve problems. 

Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

Princess Yona lived a happy life with her peace-loving father, King Il. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her smart-mouthed bodyguard, Hak, Yona's only difficulties in life were her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. Then one day a betrayal in the palace causes Yona to lose everything, turning her into an exile with no one left but Hak to defend her. Yona is determined to become strong in her own right and defeat those who wronged her, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom. 

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BlackSummerDays BlackSummerDays says...

Both are historical and feature a female mc who is engaging and relateable and becomes stronger as the series progresses in both battles of wits and battles of strength. Yuri and Yona are also very emotionally strong even when they have their moments of vulnerability in the narrative it's never distasteful or out of sync with their character. Both are very inspiring and likeable and are surrounded by an interesting cast of characters both friendly and villainous and inbetween.

In Yona's case there is no transportation but her circumstances change just as drastically as Yona's at the start of the manga.

sammydalammy sammydalammy says...

Both of these manga are historical romance that draws you in. The main characters in both works also have slow burn romances, where they don't act upon the love they have for the men until later in the manga. The art styles are very different, but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment that can be received from both manga.

Psyren

Psyren

When high school student Ageha Yoshina finds a red calling card in an isolated, ringing pay phone, he believes he's merely stumbled upon the game 'Psyren', a curious urban legend. He initially intends to trade information about Psyren to the world's foremost fortune teller for a famous reward, but after his childhood friend Sakurako – who happened to possess one of the cards – disappears, Ageha rushes into the game's dangerous world to find him. Now trapped in a post-apocalyptic landscape and pursued by Psyren's deranged inhabitants, Ageha must fight to survive and unravel this world's mystery before the game takes his life.

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kittycat kittycat says...

Living in a town one minute then teleported to this desert like area the next, how will the transported people survive? And if they do survive how will they get back home? The only difference is that the people in Psyren go into the future when Yuri Suzuki from Red River is sent into the past.

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu are Tokyo schoolgirls with nothing else in common, until one fateful day at Tokyo Tower changes everything: the three are transported to the magical realm of Cephiro, and find that their fates are inexorably intertwined. The sinister Zagato has kidnapped Princess Emeraude, whose will power keeps Cephiro safe, and the three girls are told that they must become the legendary Magic Knights in order to save her. This task will be difficult and dangerous, as Zagato has sent his most powerful minions to stop the girls before they can fulfill their destinies. Protected by an ancient wizard's blessing and determined to find their way home, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu set out on the adventure of a lifetime

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kittycat kittycat says...

Being transported into a new world and not knowing how you’re going to survive isn’t an easy thing? Can the girls of Magic Knight Rayearth and Red River survive and find a way to go home? Or are they going to be stranded in this new land for the rest of their lives?