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Souten Kouro  
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Description
China 2 A.D.: The corrupted Han Dynasty has thrown the entire country into chaos. Peasants revolt against the government. Into such an age, the ruthless and infamous hero, Cao Cao Mengde is born. Destroying old customs and values, he tries to unite China, with a band of promising and intellectual followers, handpicked for their individual talents and potential. Generally thought a villain, Cao Cao Mengde is portrayed as a hero in this story, which focuses on what kind of person he actually was.

There are two other protagonists: Liu Bei Xuande and Sun Quan Zhongmou. Liu is a man of high morals and infinite potential. His servant, Zhuge Kongming is a mysterious man, who helps Liu to become a king who is loved by millions. Sun is the third descendant of the Sun family. A young and immature king also comes into the picture, creating more chaos. This is a Tale of the Three Kingdoms ("Sanguozhi") in which these three men rage war throughout China.

Note: Republished under Gokuatsu - "Beyond the Heavens" after the anime started airing. Every three volumes are combined into a single volume.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Дорога под Небом
За гранью Небес
極厚 蒼天航路
蒼天航路
Gokuatsu "Beyond the Heavens"
Gokuatsu - "Beyond the Heavens"
Gokuatsu - Souten Kouro
Gokuatsu Beyond the Heavens
Gokuatsu Souten Kouro
Neo Romance of Three Kingdoms
New Tale of Three Kingdoms
Sōten Kōro
Soten Koro
Sotenkoro
Souten Kouro - Extra-thick version
Thương Thiên Hàng Lộ

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.61 by Lion of Genesis (258d ago)
v.5 c.60 by Lion of Genesis (270d ago)
v.5 c.59 by Lion of Genesis (274d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
36 Volumes (Complete)
18 Volumes (Bunko)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (24 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 12th 2014, 10:00am PST


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Year
1994

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #955 increased(+339)
Monthly Pos #2366 increased(+393)
3 Month Pos #4137 increased(+287)
6 Month Pos #4522 increased(+1045)

List Stats
On 182 reading lists
On 205 wish lists
On 16 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 82 custom lists

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Why no love?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TundraDweller
March 24th, 2015, 4:02pm
Another take on R3K. In The Ravages of Time, all the major characters are heroes in their own right. In the classic manga, everyone other than Kongming pales in how interesting they are. Here, Cao Cao is the hero. A confident, charismatic visionary. The other major players are different from how they are usually portrayed. All in all, it is definitely interesting. Sadly, scanlation is stuck at volume 5/36. I don't get it. None of the R3K adaptations seem to be popular. Am I missing something?
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