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Once there was a warrior from the noble class who tried to overthrow the court. He failed and died. His wife was taken and married off to his enemy, and his three sons were fostered in different monasteries. These sons, each gifted in the arts of war, grow up and seek to destroy the men who killed their father. But sibling rivalry and jealousy are more dangerous than the battlefield. The youngest brother, a delicate beauty in the bedroom and a demon on the battlefield is particularly vulnerable. Will he ever find comfort and love, and with who?


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Associated Names
A Long Time Ago (AZUMI Moka)

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Latest Release(s)
c.Part 2 by Peccatore Sanctuary over 12 years ago
c.Part 1 by Peccatore Sanctuary over 12 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (61 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 9th 2016, 8:45pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy GOLD (Libre Shuppan)

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Year Pos #6058 increased(+1324)

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Very pretty art though...   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
July 11th, 2008, 6:02am
Very pretty art though I found it a very confusing adaption of a historical event. Some of the scenes were rather random and abrupt and the pacing was rather dicey. Had it been properly fleshed over a volume or 2, the story might not have suffered so greatly.

So if you're looking for eyecandy, yes this is it but if you're looking for a story with at least some depth, there're the works by say... Mizukami Shin and others to consider.

... Last updated on July 11th, 2008, 6:05am
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fast faster the fastest!!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lylicagalatea
February 23rd, 2010, 12:05pm
You get the idea... a whole, complex life compressed in two chapters.
So fast that the manga is basically a sequence of moments in the life of Yoshitune.
"If you do something, do it right." This is what I think, thus I believe this manga was better not done. You simply CANNOT do right to Yoshitune's life by making a two chapters long manga. So you better not do it at all.
Because there's no time to show the depth and the complexity of the characters, the political background is just hinted at, and events that took months or years to happen are cramped into one page.
It's a pity because the art is beautiful and the story/legend was worth a longer manga.
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gorgeous but flawed   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
March 29th, 2011, 3:18pm
very, very, very beautiful art; amazing reproduction of clothing and armour.

but do yourself a favour and read up on the history before reading this, because otherwise you're not gonna understand the half of it; it is so compressed. and from the presentation in the first two (long) chapters i don't think the rest of the tankoubon will shed more light (i've ordered it since i can't find a raw online to check).
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Don't know if this is the only two parts of the story???   
Rating: N/A
by LC13
May 15th, 2010, 9:49am
I don't think that this story has two parts only. I saw the raw be x boy gold magazines that i have on my folders and it seems like that there are more of the story. I can't read japanese, however, the same author and the characters that are drawn are similar to this story. Right now, I can't be sure 100 percent if it is the same story, however, if it is; I can say that the brother is fully a bastard that he can get someone to have sex with his brother.
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Japanese legend   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daniyagami
October 15th, 2009, 8:46am
This is the legend of Yoritomo, Yoshitune, Benkei (for those who would like to read the complete legend, search these names on Google). I'm glad I knew the legend from other sources because I could follow the manga better. As others said, the story it's pretty confuse but the art is wonderful, one of the most beautiful mangas I ever read. I really loved it.

... Last updated on October 15th, 2009, 9:09am
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by TiraSeita
July 8th, 2008, 2:32pm
Beautiful artwork but so sad... If you can stand the angst and the complete loss of innocence, though, I recommend you read this one.
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Kinda sad story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by candyloop
March 7th, 2007, 8:05am
Itís not that often you see armour drawn in such accurate manner (and o-yoroi at that), overall it's not a bad story, kinda typical and angsty.

8 because of the attention to the detail

... Last updated on March 7th, 2007, 8:13am
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