Cover image for Basara. Vol. 27 / story and art, Yumi Tamura ; [translation, Lillian Olsen ; touch-up art & lettering, Bill Schuch].
Title:
Basara. Vol. 27 / story and art, Yumi Tamura ; [translation, Lillian Olsen ; touch-up art & lettering, Bill Schuch].
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Title Variants:
Basara.
ISBN:
9781421509846
Edition:
Sh©þjo ed.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2008]
Physical Description:
192 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
General Note:
"This book reads from right to left"--Page 4 of cover.

"First published by Shogakukan Inc. in Japan as 'Basara.'"--Title page verso.

"Final volume!"--Page 4 of cover.
Abstract:
"In this special collection of side stories, join Sarasa and Shuri after the war, as they rebuild Japan and travel the world together. In the distant Huang Empire, Sarasa is infected with a fatal disease -- but will Shuri betray the Huang Emperor to save her? And when the new Japanese government is beset with turmoil, it's up to two children to convince a reclusive hermit named Hayato to lead his country. Finally, Yumi Tamura offers a glimpse of life before the apocalypse ... before the ruined world Sarasa knows ... before the beginning of Basara!"--Page 4 of cover.
Audience/Reading Level:
Rated T+ for older teens.
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Summary

In this special collection of side stories, join Sarasa and Shuri after the war, as they rebuild Japan and travel the world together. In the distant Huang Empire, Sarasa is infected with a fatal disease--but will Shuri betray the Huang Emperor to save her? And when the new Japanese government is beset with turmoil, it's up to two children to convince a reclusive hermit named Hayato to lead his country.



Finally, Yumi Tamura offers a glimpse of life before the apocalypse...before the ruined world Sarasa knows...before the beginning of Basara !


Author Notes

Yumi Tamura broke into the manga world with a bang, winning the 1983 Shogakukan Grand Prize for new artists. Since then she has gone on to write many extremely popular shojo manga stories such as the hit series TOMOE GA YUKU (There Goes Tomoe), ANO NATSU GA OWAITA (That Summer has Ended), and X-DAY. But the title that solidified her reputation as a top shojo manga artist was the breakthrough fantasy/action manga smash BASARA. Always one to experiment in action/adventure formats, CHICAGO is Tamura's latest completed work.


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Library Journal Review

In the desert of post-apocalyptic Japan, 15-year-old Sarasa's twin brother, Tatara, was the "boy of destiny" expected to become a great leader. But when their village is destroyed by Red King (one of the four sons of Japan's ruler), Tatara is killed, and to keep her people's hope alive, Sarasa masquerades as him and leads her remaining people to safety. In this volume, while seeking allies against the Red King, Sarasa-as-Tatara is captured by a band of pirates, whom she draws to her cause. But the army and navy of the Red King's ally Shido are closing in on them, and Sarasa must carry out a desperate plan to save them. Sarasa's conflict with the Red King is complicated by their having already met, though each is unaware of the other's true identity, and having developed a powerful mutual attraction. Tamura's art features the same androgynous look of much shojo work, but the traditional flowery expressionistic effects and silly bits of business are kept to a bare minimum in favor of a much more realistic style. This compelling, epic 27-volume adventure series, full of intrigue and complex characters, is highly recommended, especially for older teen and adult fans of CrossGen's Meridian. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.