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Red River, Vol. 1 (Red River #1)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  7,515 ratings  ·  108 reviews
Youri, a pretty Japanese girl who just passed a college entrance exam, is ecstatic after her first kiss with her handsome childhood friend-turned-boyfriend, Himuro. Meanwhile, she starts to notice that water becomes agitated whenever she goes near it! One night, hands appear out of a puddle on the street and drag her into the water. She emerges from the water to find that ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published June 23rd 2004 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 25th 1995)
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Miriam
An extremely silly schoolgirl is magically transported from modern Japan to ancient Anatolia, where an evil queen wants to sacrifice her and a playboy prince wants to get frisky with her. (Neither happens; this book is appropriate for a younger audience.)

Many Hittites were blonde, apparently. Especially the wonton ones.
TheBookofJules
I am on a serious manga kick right now. Really, I think I've read more manga in the past month than I have in ten years. But, hey! That's okay, because sometimes you find some real gems, like this one.

Yuri is a regular junior high girl who is transported to the ancient Hittite civilization by an evil queen who plans to use her as a sacrifice. Queen Nakia wants her son to be on the throne when the emperor dies, but he is sixth in line. By using Yuri as a sacrifice, she could use her blood to cur
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Chennijen
Aug 25, 2008 Chennijen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers of shoujo manga with a historical bent
Whoa. I had no idea that the recent wave of manga-translating extended as far as this series! Craziness...
I read this in Chinese when I was in...high school? And it's not bad, for a shoujo romance-type. (I originally picked it up because the artwork looked a little like Saitou Chiho's...I was a fan of hers, back when she used to write PG stories.) It falls nicely into the niche of stories where young girls are magically whisked to some random place/time in history (in this case, it's ancient Ana
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Johanness
I've finished reading every single release. I plan to re-read it again, it was so in-depth and it was form reading this that I actually noticed that I like Historic-fiction. Loved this manga. One of the best I eve read, 90+ Chapters, it took me a few months to complete it cause I could only read it from the net, since they weren't selling it where I could buy it, I so plan to buy the series when I can. I love the part where the Egyptian guard totally steals her. >xD
Arushi
The fact is, that even years after reading it, I remember this manga quite well. That says quite a bit about how good it was.

This is a love story at its core, but it is also a coming of age story, a story about a king finding a true queen and then not letting her go, about a girl adapting her life to the life of the man she loves and the sacrifices she makes for him, made all the more important because he never asks for them. It is a story about two people who come together across time and form
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Lexie
I had, until I began re-reading this series, forgotten what a prick Kail could be at times. Mind you he wasn't the worst offender ever, but its kind of shitty to threaten a girl with "bedding her for real" if she tries to run away (even if you're attempting to keep her idiotic neck safe).

Though to be fair Yuri wasn't much better. The scenes (in the first couple of books at least) went something like this:

Yuri: I must go do this stupid thing!
Kail: But its stupid! And will get you killed!
Yuri: It
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Beth Martin
Truth: it actually took me an entire weekend to streamline this glorious, wondrous crack into my system. I started mid afternoon on Friday, and ended late night Sunday. It consumed the majority of my waking hours. Addiction was indeed a fierce, unrelenting thing. Even so, this is a massive undertaking of 90 chapters of manga, most chapters averaging around 120 or so pages. Be warned.

Truth: I am writing this review to include tankoban issues 1-28, e.g. the entire series, since I read it all onlin
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Feby
typical heroine.
but I love the hero. =D

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edit setelah selesai baca sampai vol.28:

Sebenarnya... nilaiku untuk komik ini cuma 2,5. Tapi berhubung bintang GR purnama semua, jadi dibulatkan deh ke atas.
Alasanku, karena banyak banget ya inkonsistensi di cerita ini. Misal:

1.
Nakia ingin penggal kepala Yuri untuk ambil darahnya --> tapi di tengah2 cerita, tau2 si nenek sihir malah bikin konspirasi kirim Yuri ke medan perang. Gimane cara ambil darahnye??

2.
Yuri ga bisa
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Farhanah Nurhidayah
oh my god, this manga has taken over my life. i mean seriously it took me about a week to finish up the whole series. let me tell you, it was fucking awesome manga ever! at first i thought it was short and light read but no it wasnt easy than it looks. the world building was top notched. i think the author did an amazing job trying to make an existing material and put it in fiction way it was very good. the way she illustrated the world it was beautiful drawing. i like reading history but it doe ...more
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
A pretty good premise for a time travel manga. Crazy queen needs sacrifice, asks Gods, Gods tell her there's a girl from the 20th century (1995) and the crazy queen can manipulate water and whilst on a date, Yuuri (the modern gal) is sucked into a puddle.

Poor girl is confused but what bugged me a bit was she seemed a bit too much of a crybaby. I don't know, if a handsome guy started making out with me to save my life (and didn't act like a jerk about it) I'd be a little more grateful than runnin
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Jasmin
My first foray into manga... and jebus am I hooked. I started reading it after I got home from work at 11 pm last night, kept reading until 6 am, "napped" for two hours, got ready for work while continuing to read. I am on the 16th volume. Exactly the type of escapism I was looking for: historical-fantasty-romantic-adventure fiction. Granted if you're really squeamish about violence and sex or dislike female leads getting rescued, may not be the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Prince Kail ...more
Shojo_otaku
why yuuri why ?
*mild spoilers ahead *


ur clothes will come back ,
and kail sama will help u get back ...
ust dnt act brashly ...
Soobie's heartbroken again
E adesso ci riprovo.

Già alcuni anni fa avevo provato a leggere l'intera serie ma mi ero interrotta a non mi ricordo che volume. C'era solo il mio personaggio preferito dell'intera serie appoggiato al muro, in ombra, a piangere la perdita della donna che amava. E vederlo così disperato...

Inoltre, ho fatto il proposito per il nuovo anno di finire di leggere tutte le serie complete che ho a casa. Sarà una lunga lettura.

Dell'autrice avevo già letto Romance of darkness, Vol. 01 e Il sigillo azzurro,
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Shakif
I didn't like this book. I thought it was rather boring. I only read it because a friend if mine told me to read it. It is basically about a girl who magically went to ancient Egypt and is stuck there with a evil witch who is on her back to kill her. And the prince is the one who saves her but the real question is will she make it back to her world. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.
NotQuiteAllHere
This was interesting and I enjoyed it.... though I could have had Yuri cry a little less. It was an unique idea and I want to read the next one
Jess
Holy guacamole this is dirty (and a tad sexual assault-y). Is this really for teens? IDK man.
Lovekitty
I read this manga in one day. Not because it was so compelling, but because it was my only form of entertainment for a while and I was eager to get this series started.
That isn't to put it down, though.

Red River vol. 1 is about a fourteen going-on-fifteen year old girl named Yuri whose sucked back in time to the ancient Hittite Empire by an evil queen who wants her blood to fulfill the curse to kill the remaining princes so her son can become the rightful heir to the throne.
Luckily, Yuri is s
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Nandani Putri
INI MASUK DALAM SALAH SATU JEJERAN KOMIK FAVORIT AKU! /ngga nyante/

Mungkin memang agak sedikit 'dewasa' ya, tetapi kalau kamu mau mengenyampingkan hal seperti itu, boleh jadi cerita dalam komik ini benar-benar superb.

awalnya tentang Yuri yang terperangkap masuk ke masa lalu. KYAH, aku selalu suka ceritanya shinohara chie entah kenapa. Misterius dan addicting ya kaya begini ini hohoho. Oke lanjut.

JUJUR AKU JATUH CINTA ABIS SAMA YANG NAMANYA KAIL MURSILI! too perfect gitu nggak sih....huhuhu. Dan
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Alysse
Red River, also known as Anatolia Story, is a tale about a girl. Yuri lived pretty normally for a Japanese girl right before the start of the 20th century. But strange things started to happen when she was near water.

In the grand Hittite Empire, who, despite it's power as great as even Egypt near its height, is often forgotten as history passes. But within this empire, as with many before and after, a queen wishes to gain power. Her son is the youngest of those in line for the throne, and the ki
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Kereesa
Apr 25, 2013 Kereesa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Shojo Fans/Fans of Inuyasha
Recommended to Kereesa by: Jay, through Nic
When I first started Red River, I thought it was going to be like another certain time traveling manga/anime series I follow.


Inuyasha?

But Red River ended up being very different from Inuyasha, and focused more on both historical accuracy and the romance angle between Yuri and Kail. Its setting is also in the Hittite Empire, a place I know NOTHING about, and I respect the dedication done throughout the series, so far, to keeping it mostly accurate to that time.

(That being said, I don't know much
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Bianca
*Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden Love

Finally, after saying I am going to try to read some manga for months I have finally picked one up. I had no idea where to start or even what I would like but my cousin gave me a huge list of the manga she likes to read but I tried to put a couple on hold and there were hundreds of people ahead of me (who would have known). Instead of waiting forever I just decided to see what my library had (which wasn’t much) and found this one. Okay so I wasn’t t
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Guadalupe
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Kimmie
This manga was a lovely little find to uncover, one I believe I found by accident and out of boredom for an afternoon. However it is also a series that I enjoyed reading very much.

The story follows that of a young girl who is sent to another world - or back in time, actually - and who's main purpose for most of the first half of the story is to get back home to her own time. She manages to meet the Prince of that country and stays with him during her time, but soon discovers that perhaps her pl
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Hina
Just to let you know, I'm reviewing this as all 28 volumes :P

Now, on with the basic desciption. Suzuki Yuri is magically transported to Hattusa, the capital of the Hittite Empire ( Ancient Turkey ). She was summoned by the Queen/Tawananna who wished to use her as a human sacrifice to complete a ritual to ensure that her son, Juda Haspasrupri, would get the throne. Yuri is saved by Kail Mursili II, third prince in line to the throne as she is being chased by the Queen's guards. He gives her a kis
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M
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Astrid Yrigollen
I am torn. I like the artwork and the story moves along at a quick pace.There is danger, romance,intrigue but something is bothering me. I read the first volume in one sitting( not hard to do with manga) but I did not like that they made the Prince so sexually mature that he already had a reputation in the Kingdom as being a womanizer. They did not disclose his age yet but the main girl Yuri is only 14 going on 15 and he keeps hitting on her. Now I know this is about a different time era where g ...more
Heini
Sarjassa on 27 osaa, mutta en viitsinyt laittaa luetuksi kuin vain tämän ensimmäisen. Lisäksi luin tätä Anatolia Story nimellä, tiedä sitten miksi nimi oli vaihdettu. Joka tapauksessa, pidin tarinasta. Nuori japanilainen tyttö vedetään vasten tahtoaan ajassa taaksepäin muinaisen Turkin alueelle aikaan, jolloin mm Babylonia oli olemassa. Heti alussa tyttö joutuu pakenemaan sotilaita ja törmää prinssiin, joka pelastaa hänet. Loppu tarina onkin sitten näiden kahden suhteen etenemisen seurantaa, ilk ...more
Julia
This follows the story of a young teenager of 1995, Yuri Suzuki.
When water starts to move on its own around her, she begins to fear rainy days, swimming pools, and anything else pertaining to water. But one snowy day, she gives in and goes to the movies with her boyfriend. After the movie, the snow had begun to melt, and she's dragged through a pool of melted snow and finds herself in an oceanlike amount of water.
Struggling free of what's gripping her, she pops up out of the water -- only to fin
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Emrie
A modern Japanese high school student is magically transported back to an ancient Mesopotamian civilization. As the evil Dowager Queen tries to sacrifice her, she is saved by the future king of the Hittite empire. They fall in love, but the Queen doesn't give up that easily.

Their romance is intense and often marked with tragedy. The author was truly able to create strong emotional responses from the character's struggles.
☆Eiko
現代日本に生きる十五歳の少女が、ある日突然古代のヒッタイトに!
という、序章はよくある異世界トリップストーリー。

異国の美しい衣装、珍しい風土。多種多様な人々との交流。戦。信念。栄光と汚れ。
『普通の女の子』である夕梨が見知らぬ土地であるヒッタイトで、どんどん成長して歴史を紡いでいく爽快さ!
時には豪胆に凛々しく戦い、時にはどっぷりラブロマンス!人々&夫への愛に生き、明るく優しく聡明な彼女は女性の理想像だと言っても過言では無いかもしれません。

んが!

心理描写にかなり注目してしまう私にとって、ユーリは異様なくらい不自然に感じてしまうのです。
攻撃する意志を持って人に刃物を向けるだけでもかなりの勇気が居るのに、人の血脂や臓器が飛び散る戦場に居て、しかもそれらを身に被る状況だろうに何故この子はパニックに陥ったりPTSD発症したりしないんだろう…ってゆうか、どんだけ剣の達人なんだ!何年も何十年も稽古してたかもしんない兵士達にやすやすと勝つなんて!

とか。

少女の時期を抜け、人間の情念、邪念やおぞましさが身に切迫してわかるだけに、ところどころの場面で…ユーリはフィクションであると当たり前ながら実感してし
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Chie Shinohara (篠原千絵 Shinohara Chie, born February 15) is an award winning Japanese manga artist best-known for Red River, known in Japan as Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori: Anatolia Story. She has twice received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo, in 1987 for Yami no Purple Eye and in 2001 for Red River.
Aside from her comics work, she has also written several prose novels. She has published the six
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