Basara manga

Completed   
Tamura Yumi 1991 released.
Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Gender Bender / Romance / Sci-fi / Shoujo / Tragedy
Legend of Basara
Vol.10 Ch.38.2
Ch.100
Ch.82
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Summary

"Basara - The spirit of freedom which denies old authority, transcending traditions and customs."
Born under a prophecy that will liberate and unite Japan, Sarasa has had to take her brother Tatara's place as the "Boy of Destiny." Fighting for the oppressed, Sarasa journeys across Japan to gain allies and defeat her enemies - all while keeping her identity a secret!

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Chapters(126)

Basara Ch.107(end) : Appendix 12 - Story of Sand: And the Day of Beginning

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.106

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.105

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Basara Ch.104

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Basara Ch.103

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Basara Ch.102 : Appendix 7 - Story of Start: Shinbashi

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Basara Ch.101

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Basara Ch.100.2

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Basara Ch.100.1

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Basara Ch.100

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.99

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.98

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Basara Ch.97

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Basara Ch.96

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Basara Ch.95

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Basara Ch.94

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Basara Ch.93

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Basara Ch.92

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Basara Ch.91

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Basara Ch.90.2

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Basara Ch.90

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Basara Ch.89

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Basara Ch.88

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Basara Ch.87

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Basara Ch.86.5

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Basara Ch.86

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Basara Ch.85

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Basara Ch.84

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Basara Ch.83

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Basara Ch.82

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.81

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.80

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.79

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.78

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.77.5 : v20 extra

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Basara Ch.77

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Basara Ch.76

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Basara Ch.75

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Basara Ch.74

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Basara Ch.73

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Basara Ch.72

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Basara Ch.71

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Basara Ch.70

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Basara Ch.69

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Basara Ch.68

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Basara Ch.67

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Basara Ch.66

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Basara Ch.65

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Basara Ch.64

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Basara Ch.63

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Basara Ch.62

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Basara Ch.61.5 : v16 extra

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Basara Ch.61

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Basara Ch.60

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Basara Ch.59

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Basara Ch.58.1

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Basara Ch.58

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.57

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Basara Ch.56

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Basara Ch.55

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Basara Ch.54

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Basara Ch.53

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Basara Ch.52

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Basara Ch.51

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Basara Ch.50

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Basara Ch.49

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Basara Ch.48

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Basara Ch.47

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Basara Ch.46

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Basara Ch.45

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Basara Ch.44

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Basara Ch.43

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Basara Ch.42.5 : v 11 extra

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Basara Ch.42

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Basara Ch.41.2

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Basara Ch.41

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Basara Ch.40.2

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Basara Ch.40

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Basara Ch.39.2

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.39

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Vol.10 Ch.38.2 : Vol 10 White Silver Ch1 - Bond

Mar 3, 2016

Basara Ch.38

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.37

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Basara Ch.36.2

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.36

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Basara Ch.35.2

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Basara Ch.35

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Basara Ch.34

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Basara Ch.33

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Basara Ch.32

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Basara Ch.31

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Basara Ch.30

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Basara Ch.29

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Basara Ch.28

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Basara Ch.27

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Basara Ch.26

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Basara Ch.25

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Basara Ch.24

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Basara Ch.23

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Basara Ch.22

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Basara Ch.21

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Basara Ch.20

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Basara Ch.19

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Basara Ch.18

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Basara Ch.17

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Basara Ch.16

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Basara Ch.15

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Basara Ch.14.4

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Basara Ch.14.3

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Basara Ch.14.2

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Basara Ch.14.1

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Basara Ch.14

Mar 1, 2013

Basara Ch.13

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Basara Ch.12

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Basara Ch.11

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Basara Ch.10

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Basara Ch.9

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Basara Ch.8

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Basara Ch.7

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Basara Ch.6

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Basara Ch.5

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Basara Ch.4

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Basara Ch.3

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Basara Ch.2

Jan 14, 2011

Basara Ch.1

Jan 14, 2011

Basara basara volume 23 omake

Jan 14, 2011
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2015-01-16 01:04
AGEHA
2015-05-14 12:11
Wow. When i first found this manga four years ago, i was put off instantly cause of the art. It looked unappealing, like it wasnt my kind of cup of tea hence I left it and didnt read it. Now when i've ran out of manga's to read and was desperately searching for one this manga's name popped up. I had nothing to lose so i've read it... and boy was i wrong! It was nothing everthing i didnt think it was.. and more. Anyhow I'm truly glad i've read this manga. Somehow it reminded me of Red River. Am I the only one?
2015-06-20 22:13
One of my personal favorites.
2015-07-01 00:28
This is a good story. I love gender bender , historical, action manga. THE FEELS XD
2014-08-18 20:01
One of the best shoujo manga ever!! in my top two!!! when i clicked on this i totally thought it was gonna be a disaster but it was so good and addicting. How the author makes you feel for the characters is just amazing. i love this manga and reread it so many times

48 Topics

  1. xyz April 11, 2016 2:31 pm

    i will start to read, hope its meet my expectation

    • kaa-kun April 29, 2016 2:02 am

      believe me it will. best manga ever

    • reinakun
      May 13, 2016 2:45 am

      It won't meet your expectations. It will SURPASS them.

  2. addyliciousyaoi
    March 8, 2016 3:23 pm

    I have read this (Basara) manga even before I got into yaoi and there's this particular scene when they (Sarasa and Ageha) were with the prisoners (I think) and Sarasa was still Tatara at that time. And the prisoners were kinda 'smelled' a woman among them and it was Ageha who stood for Sarasa and let himself be used (fucked) by men. I understand that it was part of his life, being a dancer and performer/entertainer as he travels with his group, but that time I haven't grasped what the extent of what he did for Sarasa. I think he really loved Sarasa, as much as one can love a family member closer to your most important person in life. I think Ageha sees Sarasa as a salvation of sort, not only for himself but for a lot of people. Ageha always provided every support he can and protected Sarasa as best as he could. He (Ageha) is my most favorite character, after him, on almost equal term, are Sarasa and the Red King.

    Basara is one of those stories that makes you look back how hard life is before all this advance technology yet it shows you that living/surviving does not depend on what life has but on how we tackle and live our lives. This story is politically-showered/challenged and most characters are, in a way, sullied by the way people of authority runs the country.

    Ending was bittersweet but none less realistic. After one survival, there's another hurdle to overcome not just for our main characters but for most of them. This story has wisdom on every turn, words filled with truth and sharpness that it will sting you but it will also open your eyes. While this was set historically, it is not too different with the modern world. Basara in itself is a continuous lesson, one that you'll find yourself adapting.

    Truly, truly a great read! A must have adventure!!!!

    • reinakun
      May 13, 2016 2:46 am

      You summed it up so very nicely.

    • addyliciousyaoi
      May 13, 2016 3:27 pm
      You summed it up so very nicely. reinakun

      I actually wanted to say more things because I don't think I can ever grasp the brilliance of this manga in my words but glad that you agree on how I see this wonderful story. :)

  3. greenxsin March 8, 2016 1:40 pm

    love this so much so so much damn i wish theres more i want more :(( ageha and asagi i love them too but kinda sad for them :(.... sarasa x shuri im happy for you both :)

  4. Aura Senja
    January 19, 2016 3:25 pm

    this site has missed chapter 38.2, when sarasa tell her comrade about her true gender . you can find it here
    http://www.mangatown.com/manga/basara/v10/c038.2/

  5. nyoh January 16, 2016 6:47 pm

    Watched the anime of this and was so into it that I had to read the manga straight away!! Btw the chapters are off

  6. Rocket November 24, 2015 6:00 pm

    Muratake and Tamon are the cutest people!!!!

    • reinakun
      May 13, 2016 4:31 am

      Nah, Sarasa and Shuri are the cutest couple! I actually ship Tamon with Masunaga. As for Muratake...definitely Muratake/Nachi/Hijiri. Or maybe Asagi/Nachi/Hijiri. Or better yet: Muratake/Nachi/Hijiri/Asagi! Yes, that's better.

  7. riz September 6, 2015 5:50 pm

    this manga is just beautiful. I love that there are extra chapters at the end that showed what happened to everyone ahah

  8. MangaMay July 28, 2015 9:30 am

    I'm so sad it's over now!! That was, honestly, one of the best manga series I've ever read. It was predictable in some parts, but it always made the story unpredictable in a way that still followed the story steadily so it didn't seem random. I'm glad I decided to read it though. Onto the next series!! (^o^)/

  9. Saki July 22, 2015 2:39 am

    Amazing story...love it. best story ever....thank you

  10. aya louafi July 9, 2015 10:39 pm

    I start reading this manga yestrday I did not like the art actuallt it's so bad
    but i liked the story allart .it's a good manga to read .it remember me in red river (≧∀≦)

  11. Paula June 14, 2015 1:51 pm

    Right now I'm at chapter 50 and I've noticed that people actually die in the name of the red king, but they are always miraculously saved by Tatara or the likes of him when it comes to the Blue Kings misdeeds or Momoroi's crimes. I like Shuri better than Tatara. I wonder how the story will develop, but right now I hope Shuri gets Suou back.

  12. Rina June 13, 2015 8:36 pm

    Why is every chapter in here TWICE?!? It's annoying!

    Loved the manga btw, was planning on reading it a long time ago but didn't get to it. Then started with the anime, which was good but too short. Thank goodness the manga is completed^^

  13. alwayslilsunshine
    June 6, 2015 7:15 pm

    I like the book but why do the chapters go all over the place??

  14. namjoon April 26, 2015 7:20 am

    as someone who also draw, i really think the art is great and it creates an aura that fits the story, although it is indeed a bit messy at the beginning, but it gets better and i get to like it much. tbh i think most of those usual shoujo mangas are the ones that i think has no originality in drawings. and i wont even start with the story, this is really great. i was about to give up looking for good mangas since i read most of it already

    • フルッピ April 26, 2015 8:26 am

      then you should start reading 7seeds after this ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
      tamura yumi sensei work is always awesome.
      (≧∇≦)

    • reinakun
      May 13, 2016 2:52 am

      When I first discovered this series (a decade ago, haha) I was really turned off by the art, to the extent that I didn't even want to try it. I'm so, so, so glad that I did. I eventually grew to love--yes, love, not tolerate--the art. Not only is it stunning, but it fits the story perfectly.

      Yumi Tamura is a fantastic artist.

  15. watever April 8, 2015 11:14 am

    oh god, i can't believe i just read this awesome book now!
    i wonder why everyone has a problem with the drawing? it's cool just as much as the story! but i feel so saaad when a character of this story is dead. And well, i wonder who is this destined woman that ageha supposed to meet?

    • reinakun
      May 13, 2016 2:53 am

      Uh, it's Sasara. The woman the fortuneteller told him about was Sarasa.

  16. Alyss Paradox
    March 31, 2015 8:31 am

    My cousin read this YEARS ago when she came to visit and told me it was amazing. I took a look at the first few pages and was like "nope" cause of the art. Oh god did I miss out. Couple years later, after reading all the manga in the library (XD true story) I decided to pick it up. I grabbed the first 15vols. At home I had it stacked up by my bed and I swear I must have gotten up only 2~3 times before I finished all of them and was begging my mom to take me to the library again XD To this day (5years later) it is STILL my fave manga. Along with Red River, Tokyo Ghoul, Judge, Gravitaion, and Breaker. Weird combo I know X3

  17. Jena January 2, 2015 6:27 am

    Ageha is the real mvp

  18. Anonymous December 31, 2014 9:29 am

    I started crying when Kagero was shot

    • reinakun
      May 13, 2016 2:55 am

      Yeah, that really gutted me, too--especially when it's revealed how Ageha acquired him later on.

      Nothing saddened me so much as Ageha's death, though. I cry every single time I re-read the manga. Though perhaps I'm being a bit misleading when I write the word "cry"--it's more "sobbing so hard I'm hyperventilating."

  19. Moonfairy December 8, 2014 1:19 pm

    Does the story have a happy ending?
    I'm currently in chap22, and its starting to get lot of twists, I don't really like sad stories, so plz tell me if this one ends well ( like "shuri and sarasa lived happily ever after" some thing like that)

    • natsuhi
      March 9, 2015 6:21 am

      i don't know if this is good enough for you because i don't really like spoiling endings but all i can say is that it was very satisfying

    • Alyss Paradox
      March 31, 2015 8:19 am

      It's a war so there's going to be a lot of tragedy at parts but if you are able to stay strong and get past it I assure you will be crying tears of joy by the end.

  20. noname October 8, 2014 1:25 pm

    Why ageha must died? :'(

    • Wildmoonchild
      January 17, 2016 9:41 pm

      I know, I just cried so much when he died I could barely keep reading.... but I soldiered through.... Ageha...*sniffle*

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