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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 (1129d ago)
v.23 by Shoujoshare (2366d ago)
v.23 c.1 by Midnight Scans (2429d 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

Forum
5 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1186 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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6+
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5+
 2% (27 votes)
4+
 1% (16 votes)
3+
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 2% (29 votes)

Last Updated
June 30th 2015, 2:33am 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 #156 decreased(-15)
Monthly Pos #123 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #103 decreased(-9)
6 Month Pos #100 decreased(-25)

List Stats
On 1377 reading lists
On 1160 wish lists
On 2461 completed lists
On 178 unfinished lists
On 551 custom lists

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Forum Posts
D'''= *spoilers* 451 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes ago
Why is it a tragedy? 967 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes ago
What if... 1251 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes ago
Red River Paradox 1316 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago
Red River 2572 days, 6 hours, 48 minutes ago

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Good but...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by jainlyn
January 27th, 2010, 3:02am
I admit the plot was good, it was very exciting and sometimes the suspense was really heart-thumping, i also liked how the heroine matured over time, as at the beginning she was very annoying but she grew strong and smart. The other characters and even the tragedies were also a good mix to the story..

But by around the middle of the whole story, it was redundant already. I'm talking about the evil queen's ploy to ruin the heroine's future. Sure at the beginning it was interesting how the queen's always one step ahead of them, but it got tiring how it's always the same. I know she's the main antagonist of the story from the moment the story began, but that was the problem. She wasn't some sort of powerful magician, the prince was equal to her in terms of magic; she was also a powerful queen but that has its own equivalent (king, duh); and that was why it was redundant. The antagonist wasn't that powerful enough for the story to continue on for so long.

But the last confrontation was a good twist, thus also the ending.
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wow...well...i finished it...   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by Da Red One
January 25th, 2010, 8:02pm
well...i liked it well enough...Yuri had those moments when you just wanted to drop her off the highest tower in the kingdom...but i digress, all around good story...maybe a bit drawn out at some places...nice thought out characters...actually made me wanna do some research on the Hittite empire...and my favorite character was Kikkuri, wow what a playa playa....for this one you have to be in for the long haul though...but it is worth it...if you like girl gets taken to another world, or historical romance...give it a shot...but there was one thing i didn't like...
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now i don't get why they let Queen Nakia live...that pissed me the h-e- double hockey sticks off...i mean come on she screwed everyone over all so she could get let off scott free...no if i were Yuri i would have said "Off with her blankity blank HEAD!!!
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Like Basara   
Rating: N/A
by lilchoconut
January 4th, 2010, 6:59pm
I feel this is a lot like Basara, but I like Basara better. Anatolia story is a bit too fantastical and unrealistic. It was enjoyable, but I felt the characters could have been more and better developed--a lot of characters lacked individuality. I think this might be because there were too many characters who had relatively important roles, and not enough was told about them.

It was a good read, but it feels like I've just skimmed the surface of an interesting story, and the story could have had more to offer. It was a bit disappointing... =(
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great story. worth giving it a shot.   
Rating: N/A
by coolpuprocks
January 3rd, 2010, 8:12pm
It's a great story. The romance is frustrating at times, but it's great how it builds up to that anticipating moment. I also like the twists in the story. I'm a sucker for when an author kills off characters that the author spent a good deal of time developing. it's a great plot changer and pretty risky; it takes great skill to pull that off, which this author does wonderfully. i like how there's some historical truth in the manga as well. the heroine is idealistic but surprisingly not annoying because she actually ends up growing and doing a shitload of stuff.
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A definite must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
December 23rd, 2009, 6:03pm
A definite must read, especially for lovers of historical romances. The story was compelling, and the characters were absolutely lovable. It is indeed a bit lengthy, but as said before, the plot will definitely carry you to the end.
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I should have read this long ago!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by soleil
December 1st, 2009, 9:57pm
I thought I wouldn't like this because the art style is that of the 1990s but no I was wrong! This is one of the best if not the best mature shoujo I've read! Being it historical didn't bore at all because the story is developing so well and I like the art now very much. And the characters are so likeable, especially Yuri. Wish there are more manga with heroine like her.
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well...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Di27
October 18th, 2009, 10:37pm
i really dont care to the people there who cant be bothered to read a long series just because the first few chapters or volumes didnt satisfy them.. i know of countless of times where i thought "ahh this will be a boring manga" but corrected again and again (sometimes right) same goes when i think a manga is interesting all i can say is that this manga is GOOD i cant begin to imagine the kind of research the mangaka has put in to make realistic and entertaining for us and it would be an insult to say its crap just coz you were bored for a few minutes its called a PROLOGUE, an INTRO... in most cases it isnt meant to be entertaining its meant to give you the background of the story so you can understand it!!

well anyway this manga is so good although the side story Orontes Renka disappointed me but i dont think the series should suffer for that maybe the ending is a bit rough but it is a brilliant story and definately in my TOP5

... Last updated on October 18th, 2009, 10:38pm
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Boring same thing   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by purplefinch
October 4th, 2009, 7:08am
I gave this manga two chances. First I only read up to chapter 3, then I read up to chapter 7 or something. Just could not take it. It is incredibly dull, and many stories are like this. If you read one like this, you read them all. Highly unrealistic, the prince looks like a female with hugo hands, and boring characters.

And the politics try to make it intriguing but it fails horribly. Terrible politics, and the whole thing with the evil queen. Oh gosh where did we see evil queens before?

But the art is nice besides huge hands and long fingers. Pretty good. Needs more detailed backgrounds, however. The backgrounds gives it even more dull flavouring.
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my 5 years old's stories   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
August 28th, 2009, 9:30pm
i like the story the 1st time i read it,
but then it's like cinderela, snow white, sleeping beauty, little mermaid....where the queen is evil (also has magic), n a prince charming, riding a white house. At this point it's still ok..
then the story gets too telenovela or cheap soap opera, repeating again and again where the queen always escape from accusations, and then start bullying the heroine again..

... Last updated on August 28th, 2009, 9:36pm
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Good, really good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thebikernun
August 21st, 2009, 9:34am
I truly enjoyed the story and art of this manga. The depth of the characters, the growth in the relationships and the intrigue all had me wrapped around the writers finger. Very entertaining!

... Last updated on September 16th, 2009, 5:06pm
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