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Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori  
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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
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.


Related Series

Associated Names
Красная река (история Анатолии)
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
Friendship Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.Sidestory 1 by Friendship Scans (1276d ago)
v.23 by Shoujoshare (2514d ago)
v.23 c.1 by Midnight Scans (2577d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Complete)
16 Volumes (Bunkoban)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1209 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 16th 2015, 5:17am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (28 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #99 increased(+3)
Monthly Pos #106 increased(+12)
3 Month Pos #113 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #105 decreased(-4)

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D'''= *spoilers* 599 days, 9 hours, 9 minutes ago
Why is it a tragedy? 1115 days, 4 hours, 2 minutes ago
What if... 1399 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes ago
Red River Paradox 1464 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
Red River 2720 days, 2 hours, 27 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emihneleh
May 28th, 2008, 11:30pm
romance, action, suspense in a historical setting with the lead character much more willful than many other shoujo heroines yet also feminine and cute at the same time. this is my favorite manga of all eternity. HANDS DOWN.
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chie shinnohara   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iaminlovewithU
May 22nd, 2008, 10:47am
i love the MANGAKA SO MUCH
she is my favorite by far!!! this manga is soo
good i hope the last chptrs get scannilated soon
im DIEING waiting for this !!! prince kail is hot and i love him
if Yuuri isn't with him in the end i will be devistated
ramses is kool but KAIL needs to win!!!
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Rating: N/A
by cyttonmyface
May 18th, 2008, 10:08pm
The manga has a lot of the qualities that you would see to make it an instant classic. probably a must read for any girl around the age of 15-18. Usually shoujo isnt my cup of tea but it was an enjoyable experience.... one that i dont regret wasting nights reading through the end.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
May 7th, 2008, 5:31pm
Started out good, but not enough romance. I was totally expecting a lot more of an underlying love story, but it was focused more around politics. I got bored pretty fast. Although I liked the main character. So okay. Personally, I found Kanata Kara to be much better than this manga. For one thing, in Kanata Kara, the author actually took the time to create a language barrier in which the main character had to overcome. In this story, the main character was just able to "magically" overcome the language barrier by kissing a guy. By the time I got to volume ten I just couldn't read this manga anymore because it had become so boring. If you're looking for a historical, adventure, romance then skip this one and read Kanata Kara instead.

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2011, 8:53pm
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by chibiPhreek
May 2nd, 2008, 10:03pm
This series is one the best shoujo manga I have ever read! After reading the first volume, it compelled me to keep reading, and because the U.S. only translated a volume a month, it was pure torture to know what happened next. This is a MUST READ for all those manga lovers who love shoujo because this is a rose among weeds!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flapple
April 19th, 2008, 10:59pm
this is great!!!! i loved it even though its shojo and imma boy it still has all the killing and romance i need smile (lots of killing) anyways it seems like vol 20 is missing many pages to whoever scanlated it, but thanks i cant wait for vols 21-25 smile

Great smile
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addictive like a drug   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by christine357123
April 18th, 2008, 7:21pm
this manga is soooo addictive it is like honestly like a drug
not that you know ive consumed it
but to evryone out there, it is one of the must reads
im literally dieing to know what happens in vol. 21-25.
they seem to be missing but the last three volumes arent but its really a manga to die for.
fantastic plot characters drawings i love the hint of history in it as well.
and also you get really attached to the characters.

... Last updated on April 18th, 2008, 7:23pm
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by sofi-lee
April 12th, 2008, 3:50pm
Ah! I'm killing myself waiting for vol. 21-25! It's a GREAT manga, great plot and great characters...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ese
March 25th, 2008, 6:04am
I think Anatolia Story is one of delicious manga by Shinohara Chie sensei. Besides, i love classic/old shoujo style of drawing. The plot is not something too cliche than any other shoujo manga nowadays so, i'll give this one of my fav series. biggrin Definitely OiSHii!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
March 24th, 2008, 5:24pm
What a good and addictive story, i want more! I am still waiting for those five volumes that are missing to finish it off because this story is just too good. I love this kind of heroine and our main male lead is so great and good looking....ah. Although the art is outdated is pretty good so i will try and read more stuff from this mangaka in the meantime.
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