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Hokusou Fuuunden  
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Description
From myobi:

China, early Song Dynasty.

The setting is an era of absolute corruption, when bribery, torture, and threats were the normal way of doing business in the government. Then comes forth a young, new Official - Houjou - who challenges the corruption. Gifted by the Emperor with three beheading devices, he is charged with bringing justice back to the courts.

Based on the historical figure of Justice Bao (Chinese reading of the name), who was said to be an incorruptible official, this is a light-hearted romp through ancient China as he and his assistants work against the corruption that has become the norm in the Imperial Courts.

For more on the historical person and legends surrounding him, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bao_Gong

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
北宋風雲伝
北宋風雲傳
Hokusou Fuuun Den
Hokusou Kazegumo Den
Houkusou Fuunden
Judge Clear Sky Bao
Justice Bao
Record of Northern Song Affairs
The Legends of the Winds and Clouds of the Northern Song Dynasty

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4b by myobi (438d ago)
v.1 c.4a by myobi (1204d ago)
v.1 c.3 by myobi (1511d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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May 3rd 2014, 3:57pm PST


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Year
2001

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Serialized In (magazine)
Princess Gold (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1052 increased(+260)
Monthly Pos #2366 increased(+147)
3 Month Pos #4031 increased(+98)
6 Month Pos #4826 increased(+376)

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On 69 reading lists
On 129 wish lists
On 7 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 46 custom lists

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by myobiadyfia
June 9th, 2009, 7:22pm
The title translates rather literally to "Record of Northern Song Affairs" where "Northern Song" refers to the Chinese Dynasty of the time period. Though written in Japanese, the main character is (very loosely) based off of the actual historical figure of Justice Bao from Chinese History. The stories themselves have little to do with actual cases that Bao had, but they are nonetheless entertaining.
This series might make more sense if you realize that the figure of Bao in Chinese history is something on par with the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes, especially when you realize that Justices also hold a certain amount of political power in the system.
This is a shojou manga series, so expect to see some lighthearted humor and associated antics, as well as bishi men. Most of the chapters have at least a little humor in them, even when the chapter is serious.
The larger story arc has him in some way connected with spirits and a messenger of the heavens... I won't explain that further, but there is a mystic aspect that pops up in the plot and (at least early on) becomes a background driving plot point.

Interesting random note - Bao really did have a crescent moon shaped birth mark or scar on his forehead, it's not a Sailor Moon random ripoff. He's always depicted as having it, even in the historical monuments to his fame.

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2010, 10:17am
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