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A shounen story where 2 teenagers went back in time to the "Three Kingdoms" period of China. An entertaining action series with some light moment & a bit of romance. You also get to learn a bit about that era.
From JanKenPon: Middle schoolers, Shiro and Masumi, encountered a mysterious dragon that brought them back to the time of the Three Kingdoms; situated in ancient China. As soon as they arrived, they were rescued by the Han Kingdom. Not long after these events, Masumi was kidnapped and Shiro barely escaped death... Soon the story gets more complicated as they are stuck in the past.
In 1997, Ryuurouden won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen manga.
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Best Manga out there IMHO
I was waiting to read this since translation had stopped for awhile but i got bored one day and decided to read it anyways....Boy was i surprised how much i was missing in my life until i read this. This manga has everything i want in a series. Romance, action, good art, awesome plot, and drama. Please someone translate it again i want it bad. Very bad
... Last updated on September 23rd, 2013, 3:29am
Very good read.
I am not going to tell so much about the whole plot, But I enjoyed the story up to about chapter 103 so far. I love the authors work so far, the romance is just enough for an action series.
The beginning of the story reminded me of Eden no Ori during the plane ride. The plane ride scene both the MC's were playing around and the love interest were talking about the MC in very similar ways.
Back on track though great read, pretty lengthy but enjoyable none the less. I recommend for all mature readers.
Ryuuroden beautifully infuses a great depth of originality into the Romance Of The Kingdoms classic. As a huge fan of the ROTK classic, Ryuuroden offers a rich content that has nothing but excellence. The originality develops without harming the Three Kingdoms background and within it lies an ingenuity of direction and focus; whilst ROTK was a story on the Three Kingdoms era, Ryuuroden is a story of a focal hero in the Three Kingdoms era with a designated enemy that brings chaos and destruction against the Three Kingdoms era itself. This theme is so deeply and perfectly crafted that the Three Kingdoms era could still exist without being harmed in itself; i.e. any changes to it is marvelously replaced by the heroism of a Shiro Amachi, i.e. when the ROTK element retracts, the story pulls us forward through the struggle of Shiro against the bringer of chaos. In fact, Shiro's journey has so far beautifully encompassed all three major kingdoms within the timeline. The author has succeeded in retelling the story through a totally new point of view without failing to put him through the major events of ROTK in a manner that is different but does not fail to include the essence of ROTK; the important characters and the tactical warfare.
I find this manga to be so beautiful that I have read this manga countless times even as the new sequel of Ryuuroden has begun to spin off. Even though some of the arcs may be boring to some (I reckon the wolf arc, the spirit body arc and the Mongolian arc), reading it patiently will eventually pay off when the reader understands where the author is trying to lead Shiro into. In fact, I have followed this manga for more than 12 years since its publication in my country and this manga remains the only manga that I constantly earnestly wait for its next tankobon release.
Those who enjoy ROTK, shounen and martial arts manga will find that Ryuuroden is one of its kind which contains the perfect symmetry of these genres.
... Last updated on March 29th, 2011, 1:08am
absolute disappoinet ment
after patiently reading all 37 volumes now I can say I waste my time....... at first I gave it a 10 for being good. It really made me hook up to it. But after vol 20+ it get's infinitely drag and until to the point.... I'm just looking and doesn't care anymore and waiting for it to end but until vol 37 it still didn't end... Great utterly disappointed.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
the girl nasumi is just getting passed on from the prime minster to the emperor and all attempts are to nothing then this chuntai guy is the enemy till no end. It's really frustrating to no end.
I would probably read the sequel if it really END!!!
unique & fun!
this manga is incredible! the characters in this manga (which is from 3 Kingdoms) are well drawed and very charismatic.
But the storyline quite slow, but each volume will entertaining
Well, i already read 37 volumes and i wasn't disappoint at all. Usually long volumes were boresome, but this is an exceptional.
Not bad, but slow
"It was too dragged. The plot is so slow, IMO. And I don't like how it seems there's always a reason to prevent Shiro and Masumi to back together again. Honestly, their scene is what I'm waiting for."
I completely agree. Also, the cast is quite large -- and without much character building. Maybe for chinese history buffs this would be a treat, but its simply tedious for the layman.
It was too dragged. The plot is so slow, IMO. And I don't like how it seems there's always a reason to prevent Shiro and Masumi to back together again. Honestly, their scene is what I'm waiting for.
definitely the best manga I've ever read........ the battle scene is awesome, the art' s great and the story line is incredible, ( although if you've ever read Romance of Three Kingdoms u'll be able to predict the story, ) however, it takes too long time before e next volume is released, T.T
Ryuuroden really got in my nerves. Very interesting plot and beautiful characters. I REALLY looking forward for this one to completed. I thought Ryuuroden is already completed, because its been such a long time since the last time i'm searching for it.
Just to figure out how it turns out in the end makes me crying to read the manga T_T
Recommended to everyone (got violence and some nudity).
... Last updated on June 13th, 2007, 9:31pm
very good manga....
hmn... i've already read this manga until vol 36... the story become more interesting, u must read this manga but there is some problem with its release in my contry, coz it take about 6 or 9 month for 1 volume P_P