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Gensou Suikoden V: Reimei no Shiro  
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Two years after Lordlake was razed by her Sun Rune, Queen Arshtat dispatches her son the Prince, her sister Sialeeds, and their royal bodyguards Lyon and Georg Prime to inspect the state of the ruined town. The Prince sees the grim state of the dried-up town and report on it, but Arshtat scorns this; she declares that Lordlake's citizens deserve their desolation for stealing the Dawn Rune. Arshtat's husband Ferid pulls her back to her senses, and she dismisses the inspection party with a whisper.

The next issue of contention is the Sacred Games for Princess Lymsleia's hand in marriage, being held somewhat early for the ten-year old Lymsleia. The two main contestants, both representing themselves with a champion, hail from rival noble houses: The foppish Euram Barows, and Sialeeds' former fiance, the charismatic Gizel Godwin. The royal family, however, favors the mysterious outsider Belcoot, as a neutral option less likely to cause strife; the Prince attempts to aid Belcoot quietly with Ferid's approval. However, Gizel successfully rigs the Games to his advantage, and his champion Childerich defeats a drugged Belcoot while the Barow's champion is disqualified.

However, Lord Marscal Godwin, Gizel's father, is less than impressed with Gizel's activities, thinking that he has made an enemy of the Prince and the royal family as a whole with his plotting. Additionally, the royal family took Zegai, the Barows champion, into their own personal custody, who could perhaps help reveal the Godwins cheating and offer an excuse to annul the engagement. Thus, the Godwins launch a preemptive attack at the engagement ceremony in Sol-Falena, Falena's capital. Arshtat and Ferid had anticipated and prepared for the attack, but not the involvement of the elite Nether Gate assassins, who overwhelm the palace's defenses. The struggle culminates in Arshtat and Ferid's deaths, while Lymsleia finds herself a captive. The Prince Ardil, Lyon, Georg, and Sialeeds are forced to flee.

Volume 2 Contains 2 Side Stories/Oneshots:
The Secret by Fujuu Mizuki (can be found in Suikoden 5 Anthology as the 14th story)
The Light that Falls in the Distance


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Associated Names
幻想水滸伝5 黎明の城
Genso Suikoden 5: Castle of Dawn
Gensou Suikoden 5: Castle of Dawn
Gensou Suikoden 5: Reimei no Shiro
Suikoden V
Suikoden V : Le Château de l'aurore (French)

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v.4 c.4 by Destiny Project over 6 years ago
v.3 c.1-2 by Destiny Project over 7 years ago
v.2 c.4 + Sidestory 2 by Destiny Project over 7 years ago
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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If only   
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by _uninstall
December 11th, 2013, 6:37am
If only Aki Shimizu, author of Suikoden III: Successor of Fate, were the one who picked this up, it would have been as riveting and perfect as her adaptation of Suikoden III. The art done on Frey is a little bit messy and awkward, the action even worse. Suikoden V has a splendid story, setting, and design. The manga didn't really graze the beauty of it. But then again, it did end prematurely. Still wish Aki Shimizu would adapted this instead...
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It's okay, but ends prematurely.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Axis
November 19th, 2010, 7:43pm
At first, it seemed like a slow-paced manga, but ended prematurely at volume 4. The art was above-par, and the story had promise (being based off the playstation 2 game, Suikoden 5), but finished at an early point in the original story. It would be good if it was continued, but is decent nevertheless.
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