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Shoukoku no Altair  
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Description
Mahmut is a young Pasha serving on the general's council of Türkiye. The clouds of war are gathering over his country. With Türkiye's council split between the warmongers and the pacifists, Mahmut begins his quest to keep the peace at any cost. As he finds himself deeper and deeper in the politics of the ancient world, new enemies and allies surface. Who will prevail? What will Mahmut do if war proves to be inevitable?

In volume 4 included is a oneshot: Anastasia no Shinei Taichou

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
将国のアルタイル
将国之天鹰星
ALTAIR ดาวจรัสฟ้า อินทรีถลาลม (Thai)
Altair - Tale of the Great War
Anastasia no Shinei Taichou
Anastasia's Captain of the Guard
Shokoku no Altair
Türkiyeli Alnaşr Altair
The Stratocracy of Altair

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.51 by Sense-Scans (13d ago)
v.10 c.50 by Sense-Scans (19d ago)
v.10 c.49 by Sense-Scans (49d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (151 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 12th 2014, 6:54am PST

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Year
2007

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Shounen Sirius (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Monthly Pos #287 increased(+230)
3 Month Pos #480 increased(+50)
6 Month Pos #519 increased(+6)

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Has weight, more depth than others   
Rating: N/A
by suki_san
July 28th, 2014, 10:51pm
A fantastic find among historical manga out there.

The character is not perfect, nor is he totally helpless and annoyingly weak. He can hold his own in combat, strategize, thing on multiple levels of politics, economics, culture, and yet still retain a desire for the ideal of keeping peace for his kingdom. He starts out as an extremely naive and idealistic thinker, who criticizes others who advocate war or military strength as the solution to their country's problems. However, as the manga goes on, the author lets him experience many more things. And unlike other mangas where the hero stays the same THE WHOLE TIME, this kid actually LEARNS from his mistakes and experiences, and incorporates them into wiser and more thoughtful decisions in the future. It's really easy and fulfilling to follow his progress through the chapters, and find that he is gaining more allies and revealing new talents for negotiation, business, and war.

I do always have at least one thing to criticize about manga, though, and for this one I'd have to say that it lacks a universality. Now, let me just say that to be criticized in this area means that the author is doing an awesome job. What I mean when I say that it lacks universality, is that it tends to focus pretty much only on Mahmut, our main hero, and leaves out the (undoubtedly) significant contributions the 14 other generals, 13 other Setros alliances, all the ministers and generals and sultans and.......yeah, you get the point. All those other humans in the world, you get the impression they're just sitting there twiddling their thumbs while Mahmut is out there doing all the important things in history. It would feel more realistic if more important, significant things were happening even if Mahmut wasn't present. But as I've said, to be able to create a world that lets me even consider others beside the main character is a feat in itself. Many works of manga tend to keep their worldview narrowed and focused on the main character, precisely to avoid criticisms like this one. But this author is not afraid to present a world that is real and includes more than just Mahmut and his adventures.

I look forward to seeing how this work will grow and expand, with its characters as well as the scope of its plot and political action.
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Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jan19
April 1st, 2014, 8:45pm
I love both the art and the story. I like how this manga is set in Turkey, there aren't many, if not none. The story is well written, the plot makes it easy to read. I also enjoy reading war strategies. The art is just beautiful. It looks very nice and clean, it's comfortable to read. While there are some manga where you got to squint while reading. I love this very much, especially the characters.
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Fantastic in every manner   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Keilis
March 11th, 2014, 6:20pm
The artist and assistants do an amazingly intricate job of detailing Turkish culture, from the street markets to attire to the very architecture of fortresses and castles. Character art is incredibly beautiful, and unusually shoujo-esque for a shounen manga, further differentiating it from normal shounen. Panel sizes and techniques are used very well to emphasize what's important and how the action flows.

But those are just the surface of the manga. The meat of it comes in its plot and war strategies. It's clear that a lot of thought was put into character motivations and how they respond to enemy military tactics. Characters aren't completely good or evil -- a breath of fresh air from overly simplistic shounen manga. They aren't defined purely by individual motives, but also by the interests of the country.

The manga's an excellent series for anyone looking for a more mature take on politics, character action, and art that many shounen manga simply don't offer.
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pretty naive, but yet thoughtful MC   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
March 1st, 2014, 3:04am
the MC is some of naive who want everything ended peaceful
that's not what make this manga gone to astray, he is thoughtful of every action
and after the war for 4 sultans it more interesting development since it's go to more political way

not the strong is win, but smart
it's kind of fun, for me, to read this kind of series

and btw even it's sound middle-east and turkish environment
there's (maybe) no real religion involved
so it's come neutral in term of thatso read it with ease biggrin
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I simply have no idea   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ahmsab
January 24th, 2014, 9:49am
How this isn't very famous yet , it has been ongoing for a long time , the manga simply gets better with each volume , and yet I never even heard of it up until a few days ago (where I basically marathoned the whole thing ).

... Last updated on January 24th, 2014, 12:41pm
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Excellent   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aeylis
January 14th, 2012, 9:08pm
Can't believe a few years have passed since starting this series. It is excellent, and always leaves me waiting for the next chapter.

The art is gorgeous. The characters are superb and each have their own motivations for acting. The storyline is engaging and intelligently written.

In short, this is a gem. Read it.
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out of the ordinary   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shiro_13
October 11th, 2011, 10:27pm
great plot.nice art.
simple and yet complex in its own way
.i can't wait for the next chapters. now i'm a big fan.smile
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Othello in my Shokoku no Altair?   
Rating: N/A
by jasperv
September 16th, 2011, 7:50am
it's rare for Middle eastern cultures to be portrayed in mangas (yaoi-eating and shoujo-harem sheiks doesn't count)
I guess the wave of turko-mania that struck the middle east had finally reached the distant island of japan indeed we live in the age of globalisation
and the story is well written like the title of my comment suggest
there's even some well known and obscure Shakespearian plays in there and that's sup prising for a shounen

... Last updated on September 16th, 2011, 2:58pm
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Unique art, unique storytelling, unique characters!   
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by Selim
May 24th, 2011, 6:55am
This series is definitely one of a kind. It deserves a lot more attention than it has. The pacing of the story and the extremely good ottoman influenced story makes this series worth a shot! This is without a doubt one of the best things I've ever read. Hands. Down.
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Not your average shonen manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PsychoticEmo
August 29th, 2007, 4:36pm
For some reason, I really love the two chapters that have come out so far. I think it's really easy to get into, and most of it seems to be very realistic. The good looks of both Mahmut and "Poison" are also a plus, and Boredom's scans are some of the highest quality I've seen in a while. The only problem is that all of the untranslated Turkish can get a little confusing without the translation guide (which was made by Boredom, and didn't come with the original scans), and it's a pain to keep looking back and fourth between the translation guides and the manga itself.

Some people might also have issues with Mahmut and his little eagle friends, but I don't mind.

I'll be waiting to see how this manga will turn out as more and more chapters get released, because it's still up in the air at this point.

... Last updated on August 29th, 2007, 4:46pm
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