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Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori  
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Description
Yuri, a modern day teenager who had just received her first kiss, is suddenly whisked away to ancient Anatolia where an evil queen wants her for a blood sacrifice. Luckily, the timely intervention of Prince Kail saves Yuri from the queen's grasp. For now. Kail promises to send Yuri back to her home, but the queen's persistent schemes to kill them both, plus their growing interest in each other, keep those plans delayed.

Note: Contains a side story called Orontes
Renka
that is published in the final volume (28) of Anatolia Story, which is set in the same historic period.

(Datenshi Blue's vol 28 does not include Orontes Renka. Instead, it was released separately by ShoujoMagic.)

In 2001 this series won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Красная река (история Анатолии)
天は赤い河のほとり
天是紅河岸
天(そら)は赤い河のほとり
ตะวันรักที่ปลายฟ้า
하늘은 붉은 강가
Anatolia Story
Dòng Sông Huyền Bí
Heaven Is Beside the Red River
Il Cielo Vicino al Fiume Rosso
Orontes Renka
Pulang Ilog
Red River
The Sky Is at the Banks of the Red River
The Sky Is Near the Red River
The Sky Is the Red River

Groups Scanlating
Datenshi Blue
Endless Dimension
Esthétique
Friendship Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.Sidestory 1 by Friendship Scans (692d ago)
v.23 by Shoujoshare (1929d ago)
v.23 c.1 by Midnight Scans (1992d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Complete)
16 Volumes (Bunkoban)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Anatolia Story by XileDragon

Forum
5 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1093 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2014, 5:32pm PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (28 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #79 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #63 (No change)
3 Month Pos #60 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #49 increased(+16)

List Stats
On 1319 reading lists
On 1087 wish lists
On 2213 completed lists
On 157 unfinished lists
On 484 custom lists

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Forum Posts
D'''= *spoilers* 14 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes ago
Why is it a tragedy? 530 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes ago
What if... 814 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes ago
Red River Paradox 879 days, 16 hours, 58 minutes ago
Red River 2135 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes ago

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Okay   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ginrin
January 15th, 2013, 1:18am
So many loopholes in the story that could make your eyes roll everytime but other than that this is enjoyable romance. Character development is present with time and not just the protagonist. This is your typical shoujo without much thought to read nor trick up to her sleeve.
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Love it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mnher15
November 18th, 2012, 2:41pm
I love this series.. the girl is such a strong girl and kail is the prefect king..reading this series makes my heart race up, because so many things happens and leads to another problem.. you could not get tired of reading this manga.. this series is one of my top 5 fav.
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Why haven't I read this before????   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mythcom
September 14th, 2012, 8:29pm
It was incredible from the start I loved it and I loved everything about it
Don't be disappointed by the art you will get used to it after the second chapter
I didn't get bored for a second
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Enjoyed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Gizmos
September 8th, 2012, 3:20pm
Starts good and goes steady for a while but close to the end it gets boring and repetetive. My suggest is you start reading and get as far as you can have fun.
It is definitely not a bad read, but because of length it gets boring. Definitely a good shoujo.
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Too much problems   
Rating: N/A
by micochin
July 5th, 2012, 12:38am
Is it a good manga? My answer would be a Yes. BUT, I stopped reading it because there's just too many problems. The manga didnt have that break where the couple could relax. As if the reader would always be worrying or headache because of too much problems. It would be okay to have those problems if Yuri and Kail would have enough time to be together, But they are always apart. 3/4 of the manga they are always apart from each other, and the 1/4 would just be talking and thinking of tactics. Well I havent finished it im on volume 22 because i got tired from all those problems. My own problems is enough for me, i wouldnt want to read such a problematic manga. Manga is my place where I could relax and fulfill my own fantasies. hahaha. But its a good manga, its not that bad after all smile

i'll give it an 8 since its not that bad and worthy of reading.
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Predictable and Repetitive.   
Rating: N/A
by hxoxolalala
June 26th, 2012, 10:02am
This manga was a little on the annoying side. I say this because Yuri always made stupid mistakes. When someone told her not to do something because it will cause problems, she did it anyway and some times got people killed. This manga was good i liked the fact that as the manga developed she became stronger and stronger and not so helpless. Another problem I had with this manga is how it became repetitive. Yes some mangas are repetitive and we can look past it, but this manga drew on for soooo long I found myself skimming the pages because i knew how they would end. All in all I did not favor this manga but i know some people will like the way the story develops. This wouldnt be my first choice to recomend but i would recomend it none the less. I say give it a shot but if you get bored half way through, I say skip to the end because the story wont change. You really wont miss much and you can put it together easily.
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Amazing and super awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by eugene92
March 31st, 2012, 4:24am
I'm in love with this story. I got hooked since the first volume. This series is definitely one of my favorite manga with such great plots and wonderful characters. Very highly recommended!!! And a must have if you're are a manga collector.
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OMGeee   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KissTheStars
March 12th, 2012, 12:32pm
this manga is a really good and i mean what i say i thought of reading this to pass time but now wow im soo glad i came across this manga because of this manga i no longer judge a manga by the cover im likee in love with old fashioned drawings like this one and the story progression as it goes on better and better showing yuri mature into a woman and the hottie kail to show his true caring side !
i highly reccomend this manga to all shoujo manga readers !! no matter what the age !! you will not regret reading this manga smile PEACE
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Compelling!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hyunwon88
March 4th, 2012, 10:10pm
A gripping story that should not be put aside despite the quiet old art style, this is still one compelling manga. The only negative side is the repetitive plot line of
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attempted rapes and untimely deaths from side characters
anyway this manga is absolutely worth it for shojo readers!

... Last updated on December 15th, 2012, 2:59am
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Awesome. So awesome.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
February 24th, 2012, 7:29am
So I've picked up this manga after putting it on my wishlist for a long time since I'm not sure if this is a good manga, although I've seen a lot of people recommending it not to mention that there's 28 volumes which is another reason why I'm not reading this yet since I'm not a fan of manga with long volumes. But, I'm kinda happy that I picked this up. Although at first I'm pretty irritated with Yuri defying her love for Kail, just because she's from a different "era". The another thing that I dislike is the constant kidnapping of Yuri. It's a bit annoying that she gets kidnapped every single story or scene, although she can still mingle her way out without relying on the help of Kail. Her bravery is what I admire of course! Not to forget that the people who spoils my mood by making their appearance is Urhi and that wicked Nakia. But overall, it's a good story although so many good people died. (I cried when Tito...uh, I better not say it. You guys should read it!) Since the ending is a happy one, I'll recommend this. :3
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