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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.


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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 (843d ago)
v.23 by Shoujoshare (2080d ago)
v.23 c.1 by Midnight Scans (2143d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Complete)
16 Volumes (Bunkoban)

Completely Scanlated?

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Anatolia Story by XileDragon

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1127 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 17th 2014, 10:00pm 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 #102 decreased(-4)
Monthly Pos #62 decreased(-9)
3 Month Pos #49 decreased(-5)
6 Month Pos #44 decreased(-1)

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OMG, you HAVE to read this   
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by luvxallxmangas
December 10th, 2007, 3:22pm
this is one of my favorite mangas. the historical setting is intriguing, and the romance between kail and yuri is great. thrown in are an evil queen who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, a couple of guys who fall for yuri and keep kidnapping her xD, wars, a baby, and devoted followers, and there you go!! instant success. i can't wait to read more. . .
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good story... but heroine's an idiot..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wiskiz
August 9th, 2007, 10:57am
pretty interesting story.. so far that i've read... (only 2 volumes) but the first 2 volumes show what an idiot that girl, yuuri is.. sigh... i hope she gets some brains and becomes more mature and level-headed later... though she does have a pretty good heart... SIGH... it's almost a sin for her to get by being so brainless... it's all thanks to the prince kai that she can survive... she'd better do something important later... else i can't carry on reading...
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anatolia story   
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by chie shinohara
July 16th, 2006, 5:01pm
this is an awsome story!!! for some reason i love ramses he just sooooo HOT!!!!! but after volume.11 i was stunned but i still love him. i barely have 13 volumes. please give it a try !!! if you like fushigi yugi then you'll love this manga a bit longer but its worth it~~ramses is so hot ~~i also like juda he so kind ^^
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love it~~   
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by decipiatur
October 3rd, 2005, 4:06am
I'm extremely pleased when i found out that MangaONE is continuing to scanslate this title even though it's licensed(uh, it's still not available in my country T_T). This manga has a very interesting plot, thanks to the fantasy-historical theme. Can't wait for the next release!! =D oh yea, prince kail is so dashing~~ =P
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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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by guri73557
June 15th, 2008, 4:36pm
Anatolia story or Red River is my favorite manga. It has lovely art, a lovely story line, and an awesome plot! I love the romance! The only down side to this story is that releases take FOREVER and it is so addictive that it gives you anxiety.
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I tried it but... failed   
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by sandsoftime
June 28th, 2008, 9:57am
From all I have read about the manga I just had to try to read. But from the first chapters I completely disappointed - not only the heroine is out of character (she is to wise from one hand and knows too much about the politics but the complete baby who can not make her own decisions too well) and the atmosphere were off. I understand it's the love story but the mangaka miss all the point about the politics and the hole living of the historical period she is drawing about. She can just look into good history books and it'll be not so funny! Or maybe I am just too old for it. But the drawing are pretty.
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I'm on it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by manga-lover1988
December 19th, 2007, 2:57pm
So far one of my favourite historical and romance manga. I've neveer been into historyical manga but this one catches my eye and capture my heart.. tellin me to read this manga.. then here i goes getting fired up waiting for the next release.. just like Kanata kara.. this both manga are just my type..
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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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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mayuchi89
May 5th, 2013, 2:37am
Is a very complicated n incomplete manga that make me so speechless while reading it..why i say is not incomplete,that is becoz the mangaka make the manga until like 28 volume man thats really long right?,but the mangaka didnt even think to put a little bit of subplot of what happen to the time yuri was before that is 'the future'.. i was keep on wandering while reading one vol after another,'maybe in the next volume there will be a story about what happen to yuri's family n friends'. But shockingly there is none, yeah totally suck. The plot is goin in around board, is like the same thing every time... war,kidnap,attempt murder,accusation of murder,kiss n kiss...bla4 it the same round n round until the last vol. I bet the mangaka really out of ideas.. im not sayin is a bad manga and im not tryin to b the bad guy here, im just spoke out the truth of what i thought. The story in the begginning is very splendid, but after a while i dont know like until vol 10 n above i really feel like quiting..but i still proceeds until the last vol coz i already read until ten vol ofcourse i want to know the ending n somemore i already spend like 2 day to read it until vol anybody who willing to waste their free time to read this please dont forget your surrounding n keep yourself clean n healthy,coz im sick already ..haha..byee
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