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Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori  
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Description
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
Renka
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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Красная река (история Анатолии)
天は赤い河のほとり
天是紅河岸
天(そら)は赤い河のほとり
ตะวันรักที่ปลายฟ้า
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
Esthétique
Friendship Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.Sidestory 1 by Friendship Scans (969d ago)
v.23 by Shoujoshare (2206d ago)
v.23 c.1 by Midnight Scans (2269d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Complete)
16 Volumes (Bunkoban)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Anatolia Story by XileDragon

Forum
5 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1164 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
10
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5+
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Last Updated
January 9th 2015, 8:00pm PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (28 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #132 decreased(-31)
Monthly Pos #50 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #49 increased(+1)
6 Month Pos #47 (No change)

List Stats
On 1363 reading lists
On 1145 wish lists
On 2407 completed lists
On 173 unfinished lists
On 530 custom lists

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Forum Posts
D'''= *spoilers* 291 days, 17 hours, 8 minutes ago
Why is it a tragedy? 807 days, 12 hours, 1 minutes ago
What if... 1091 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes ago
Red River Paradox 1156 days, 15 hours, 55 minutes ago
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great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yoyo_
January 23rd, 2008, 4:12pm
I really like this manga. The art and the story are pretty good. I also like the the main character. highly recommended!
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Awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yushi
July 16th, 2007, 12:42pm
This story is awesome n the drawings r ok too. can't wait to read the next chapter!
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Amazing. Definitely Worth Reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
May 16th, 2009, 9:44am
Top-notch manga, everyone. READ IT. You MUST read it.
Heroine is not some stupid shoujo. At the beginning she may be considered that, but she just arrived at a brand new place in a brand new era. What else do you expect? Art is pretty good, story is awesome, characters are well-described, historical facts are accurate enough, and smut was evenly paced and not overdone (I hate that...).
I said it before, and I'll say it again. YOU MUST READ.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2013, 10:44pm
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complement girl   
Rating: N/A
by anyone
July 18th, 2006, 6:42pm
i love this story it one of my favorites. even if it wasnt made in anime im happy enough that it around.^^in a way there so many characters i like. so i say prince kail .BUT i say i love (not like) juda he so nice and nice looking .anyway my freinds like ramses i like him but after chapter 11 i dont know.anyway^^ this a great romance story.ah!!! i cant wait to get volume fourteen .^^
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Uncaring Male Lead.   
Rating: N/A
by Lilacs
September 17th, 2014, 7:09pm
The male lead, Kail, thinks and says he loves the female lead, Yuri, but his actions say and indicate the opposite.

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1. He doesn't want Yuri get back to her world, so, he become anxious about it; and, what does he do? He tries to rape her. She constantly tells him to stop, but he's only focused in HIS desires, his want. She was terrified, and calling for help, but, nobody went to help her, because just as he says, "I rule this country. I am King! I can have anything I want!". So, Yuri starts to call Hadi and fortunately she goes to help her and, begs Kail to do not do that. He insists in Yuri is his concubine, etc. Hadi keeps begging to Kail to please do not do that. Yuri shouts "Hadi!", and then Kail realizes how much Yuri is terrified from him (she was crying and shivering).

2. After Yuri got back to where Kail was, after she had the miscarriage and was taken care of by Ramses and his doctors in Egypt (the ship where she traveled was sunk by Nakia's schemings and Yuri nearly dies), the first thing Kail does is trying to have sex with her.
She just lost their baby! And Kail behaves like that. :/ :(
So, she stops him, and asks him for his forgiveness because she lost their baby. He says the gods fell in love with him (baby) and wanted him back, and now he's wishing them happiness. Then, Kail says: Translation 1: He's happy she came back to him / Translation 2: the greatest sorrow would have been to lose her.
After that, they have sex, and he asks her why Ramses didn't force himself on her.
Super inconsiderate to be asking that after she was suffering and crying because of her miscarriage. :/
Honestly, I had thought that the moment Kail saw Yuri again, he would ask her how she's feeling after all she went through. Emotional support. Not sex.

3. Several times when she's worried or scared about something; for example, if she would be a good queen or not, and talks about it to Kail, he only says: "When you're alone with me you don't have to worry about such things. [...] Right now I don't care about territory, or treasure, war or politics". But, she does. She worries and cares about it. She's just a teenager in another time and place, away from her country, family and friends.
The times when she talks and express to Kail something that worries her, he just kisses her, and they have sex.
It seems he doesn't like to address her thoughts and worries, he just evades them.
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Awesome Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kirashinki
July 16th, 2013, 12:15pm
I really love this manga! AWESOME!!! Prince Kail is so sweet~~ I got Kail fever for days after reading this >__<
What I don't like is only one. Shinohara-sensei didn't wanna to write about Yuri's family which she left behind. At least sensei could tell a little about their condition. I'm so curious how they manage their life after Yuri went missing...
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Damn Glad I Didn't Miss It!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by japcraze
June 23rd, 2013, 8:37pm
A time travel romance manga that I will DEFINITELY RECOMMEND. I almost missed it by the first look! cuz I am just not used to the sharp faces I guess. But I am super glad I decided to read it in the end cause in my mind the drawing got really beautiful maybe cause I start enjoying the series. Yes, I think that the series is long but it's not a usual series that you can find anywhere! It's a mixture of real history and a bit of unrealistic story yes but it just makes it all the more interesting don't ya think? But there's something that kind of constantly piss me of, that is when Yuri is being super stubborn and insist on doing things her own way which in the end causes trouble for Kail. (or maybe I am just biased since I love Kail so much!! =D) Overall, this is just an SUPER AMAZING manga that you MUST READ!!
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Enjoyed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Gizmos
September 8th, 2012, 3:20pm
Starts good and goes steady for a while but close to the end it gets boring and repetetive. My suggest is you start reading and get as far as you can have fun.
It is definitely not a bad read, but because of length it gets boring. Definitely a good shoujo.
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Compelling!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hyunwon88
March 4th, 2012, 10:10pm
A gripping story that should not be put aside despite the quiet old art style, this is still one compelling manga. The only negative side is the repetitive plot line of
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attempted rapes and untimely deaths from side characters
anyway this manga is absolutely worth it for shojo readers!

... Last updated on December 15th, 2012, 2:59am
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I adore this story   
Rating: N/A
by Krysic
August 16th, 2011, 4:00am
I adore this manga so much. it's....just amazing. I love the story, the characters, it's just divine! it's my treasure, I read this 7 times and I still adore it. I love how Yuri grows from weak and whiny to strong and determined, and Kail has his own interesting personality but he still doesn't let it get in the way of his job as a leader to his country and people. I love this story! This is truly a classic to me, and I will treasure it forever C:
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