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Gensou Suikoden III - Unmei no Keishousha  
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From Tokyopop:

"A long war between the Grasslands and Zexen has taken a heavy toll. When a long-needed truce fails, a quest is undertaken to find the legendary Flame Champion, who saved the Grasslands in another war years before."

The third of the Suikoden series highlights the struggle of the bearers of the 5 elemental True Runes; True Fire Rune, True Water Rune, True Lightning Rune, True Earth Rune and True Wind Rune; amidst the chaos that ensued within the Grasslands. Who is the mastermind and what is his/her/their purpose?

Based on the PS2 video game, it is also loosely based on the Water Margin classics, though it's limited only to the gathering of 108 Stars of Destiny in order to restore order.


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Associated Names
幻想水滸伝 III
幻想水滸伝3 運命の継承者
Genso Suikoden III
Genso Suikoden III - The Successor of Fate
Gensou Suikoden 3 Unmei no Keishousha
Huyền Thoại Bất Tử
Suikoden 3
Suikoden III
Suikoden III: Unmei no Keishousha

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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (67 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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March 23rd 2015, 7:35pm PST

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Comic Flapper (Media Factory)

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English Publisher
TokyoPop (11 Volumes - Complete)

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Diverse characters, gorgeous art, emotionally-moving narration   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by _uninstall
December 11th, 2013, 6:29am
This is easily a recommendation for anyone who enjoys a fantasy story. Though it's based off a video game, this manga is an effective stand-alone. As a fan of the games, I must say that this delivers better than its original in terms of plot and characterization. I should also emphasize the art; Shimizu Aki honestly has the talent as a mangaka. The manga was clearly made with an inspired artist. This along with Vinland Saga (and maybe Chang Ge Xing, but it might be a little too early are my favorite manga of all time. I'd go back and read them again and again.
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Genso Suikoden III   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
August 19th, 2008, 11:59am
Hmm, what country do you live in RilleL? I've had all 11 volumes since last school year.

Any way, even though I prefer the game, this version is actually really good. I've read other games that are adapted into manga, and I have to say, this is the best I've seen so far in English. It stays relatively faithful to it's game counterpart, while still reading well. I really wish there was a better way to display more of thew characters (in every Suikoden game you recruit 108 characters) but I can understand why in a graphic novel this would become a very unrealistic proposition.

I really wonder why it was Suikoden III that was selected to have a manga adaptation. All the other Suikoden games received novels, and none of those are in English. I really wish that the first two games were graphic novels as well because I really liked them better. But this is great too, go read it!
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by RilleL
January 14th, 2008, 12:00pm
Wow, very nice indeed. I honestly didn't thought much of the manga the first time i saw it (i thought the art was too shounen, how wrong i was). Amazing artwork with a very intriguing story.
Even though it's a little light on politics and factions, it's still a little too much for a shounen imo.
The only downside is probably that we won't get any new volumes soon. Vol6 is the latest and nothing is pointing towards a vol7 release...
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Absolutely good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Axis
December 22nd, 2007, 9:40pm
I found myself rereading this series a few times.

A lot of it mirrors the game, while keeping a nice progression in story. There are some differences, but it's not that noticeable.
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A must read for Gensosuikoden fan   
Rating: N/A
by Silluete
December 19th, 2007, 10:55am
well if u are Gensosuikoden fan there is no more i can say for u JUST READ IT ALREADY!!!
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