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Juushin Enbu  
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From Yen Press:

Legend speaks of seven heroes, each one bearing the power of one of the stars of the Big Dipper. Two of these stars are constantly in conflict, destined to battle and throw the world into chaos… Not that Taitou has ever paid much attention to old stories. Headstrong and defiant, he is the last in his village to complete his coming-of-age ceremony — a fact his sister Laila incessantly teases him about. When he is finally deemed worthy, he is presented with the Kenkaranbu, an ancient sword that can only be drawn by a true hero. As the frustrated Taitou struggles to unsheathe the sword, a mysterious thief appears, making off with the blade and citing the legend of the Big Dipper. The stars have been set in motion, as Taitou sets off after the Kenkaranbu and the truth of his own destiny…Hiromu Arakawa, creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, brings the legend to life!


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Associated Names
Hero Tales
Jushin Enbu
Jyushin Enbu

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.19 by Cougarpeople over 8 years ago
c.18 by Cougarpeople over 8 years ago
c.17 by Cougarpeople over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete/Discontinued)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (131 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 5th 2015, 12:53am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan Powered (Square Enix)
Shounen Gangan (Square Enix)
Yen Plus (Yen Press)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #620 increased(+181)
Monthly Pos #1608 increased(+25)
3 Month Pos #2926 increased(+498)
6 Month Pos #3370 increased(+1169)
Year Pos #5389 increased(+1216)

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On 374 wish lists
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pretty good! Go Arakawa!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Usagi~Gurl
January 9th, 2010, 9:01pm
I'm so glad Hiromu has another work, besides FMA that isn't a oneshot. I know that this story isn't just written by her but b a group of people which they name "Huang Jin Zhou" But I'm sure she had the biggest influence on it. I'm not sure if anything will ever be as great as Fullmetal Alchemist, for I am obsessed with that series, but I have high hopes for Juushin Enbu or "Hero Tales". So far I've read the first vol. and I think it is great.

I've now read up to ch 17. I love this manga!!! It's great!! A must read!!

Now I've read ch. 19, when is the next chapter coming out!?!?! FMA is over right? what's taking so long!

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2010, 11:20am
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I'm sorta basing my opinion off the anime, so... disclaimer.   
Rating: N/A
by GoldenKaos
April 9th, 2014, 3:05pm
It's a kinda standard/above average coming-of-age shounen fighty manga really, I would have probably gotten bored of it if it hadn't been Arakawa and Wuxia at the same time - two of my favorite things.

That's my impression, I won't go any more in-depth as it was the anime I experienced and not the manga. These letters may change if I ever get round to reading it fully.
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by halida
April 1st, 2010, 1:09am
It's good but not THAT good, more like shounen good. It's better than most Jump manga but still not on par with Arakawa's other series, namely FMA. FMA is definitely on a whole other level. But I'd still recommend this to anyone who loves shounen manga
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Nicely done!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cswave
August 4th, 2009, 12:11am
The plot is exciting and fast paced, though the plot thickens during the recently chapters and keeps us interested. The main character's super strong which is cool and the secondary characters have their own unique personalities. Slightly cliche but good nonetheless.
So far, not as good as fullmetal. But maybe it'll pick up later on.
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by blackmokona
July 25th, 2012, 11:02am
This is flat out bland. Really, Arakawa is noted for world building and characterization, not art, so that's a waste of talent right there. Storytelling is not nuanced enough to carry off the cliches.
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Rushed beggining, good mid, unimpressive ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ColorlessHuman
February 23rd, 2013, 1:41pm
My second Arakawa story. The story seemed really rushed at the beginning. With the developments in first chapter and that too so much of it. Seemed like, it won't continue for long. But then gradually it gained some good pace and character development was done well too, by the end. Sadly, since the manga hasn't been fully scanlated, I haven't been able to read the final few chapters; but its not like we don't know the ending. Main thing is how it comes about. Even FMA ending was not something which couldn't have been known, the real deal was how was history developed to meet that specific end. Anyways, this a good manga, and I'd suggest everyone to read it.

P.S. The art went totally mature by the end with much brutal blood shed; well not contemporary seinen level brutal, but i'd say it went mature.

Edit 02/04/2013
ending not impressive.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2013, 7:13am
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