What are the best historical fiction manga?

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    #1Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin

    During the Meiji Era, there lives a wandering swordsman named Himura Kenshin aiding those who are in need. One day, Kamiya Kaoru came to him for help. Kaoru must keep her father's school of swordsmanship against the evil Battokiri.


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    Teresa Sandoval
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I've always been a bit interested with anime. A big anime fan recommended this book and I constantly thank them. I love the characters and the interesting story line."
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    #2Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms

    Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms

    Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms is a historical fiction manga written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kono. This manga tells the story of Minami Hirano who survived the Hiroshima bomb attack and her life in a quiet, old town.


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    Dylan Perkins
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Interesting historical piece. Told through the eyes of a woman in Japan after the war in Hiroshima. The plot moves quickly and it was a time and location that hasn't been discussed much before. "
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    #3Black Butler (Vol.1)

    Black Butler (Vol.1)

    The illustrious Ciel Phantomhive is a 12-year old boy known as the dog of the Queen of England. Deep inside his manor, he has a contract with a demon but loyal butler named Sebastian. Together, they are yet to reveal some dark secrets.


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    Judy Smith
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I love Kuroshitsuji (aka. Black Butler). I saw the anime many years ago and decided it was time to relive the experience in a different medium. The manga takes longer to get into the premise so the chapters prior to that made the series feel a little comical."
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    #4A Bride's Story (Vol. 1)

    A Bride's Story (Vol. 1)

    A Bride's Story Vol. 1 is a historical manga written by Kaoru Mori and translated by William Flanagan. Originally published in 2009, it focuses on Amir Halgal as she struggles to cope with the cultural differences with her husband.


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    Laura Montgomery
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "If you have to ask why this review (and reviews in general to date) have all been five stars, then your missing out on a true manga treasure. The story: Twenty year old Amir has been sent to marry a boy eight years her junior (Karluk). This she has dutifully done, and these first five chapters dwell largely on how she and her new family are acclimating to this. Chapter four gives us a little insight on, what I'm sure will become, a future trial for the new couple (and their new family) to try and overcome. All in all, the first five chapters might be a bit slow in pace for `throttle jockeys' but the story progresses and is told well."
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    #5InuYasha (Vol. 1)

    InuYasha (Vol. 1)
    Kagome discovers a magical well that brought her to a different dimension where she met a half-demon called Inu-Yasha. Together, they plan to recover the lost pieces of "Jewel of Four Souls" before the evil mortals get their hands on it.

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    Julio Durán
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I got this book as a gift. First let me say I don't get manga. The art work was cool but the story was way to strange for me. I don't maybe because I've had sex before I didn't understand it. "
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    #6Vagabond Vol. 1

    Vagabond Vol. 1

    Vagabond Volume 1 is a Japanese anime/comic book written by Takehiko Inoue and illustrated by Eiji Yoshikawa. Originally published in 1999, it focuses on Shinmen Takezo and his journey to reach enlightenment by way of sword-fighting.


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    Frank Kelly
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "There are 12 volumes of these and i have read every single one of them. Not only is it the best fiction manga series i have ever read but it is also the most well written one . It is a bit heavy when holding but other than that this is definitely a great buy"
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    #7The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 1

    The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 1

    The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 1 is a historical manga written by Kairi Yura and Sai Yukino. First published in 2009, it focuses on Shurei Hong who becomes the consort of the Emperor, Ryuki.


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    George Carr
    Written on May 5, 2018
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    #8Pandora Hearts (Vol. 1 )

    Pandora Hearts (Vol. 1 )

    Pandora Hearts follow the story of Oz as he goes to investigate the mysterious prison called Abyss and a bloodstained black rabbit known as Alice. There are more secrets that lie ahead waiting for him to discover.


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    Frank Barnett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I am very much a fan of historical fiction. I feel like it has much to offer and give a fresh look at a topic in history that has much meaning. I was not a huge fan of some of the books that have come out of the genre though. Pandora Hearts changed that perspective. This was a great read that made sense and got me invigorated with what the characters were doing."
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    #9Red River (Vol. 1)

    Red River (Vol. 1)

    Everything was going great for Yuri: she had just passed her college entrance exam, and she was also having a great love life, as she finally kissed her childhood best friend. But she noticed that something was wrong every time she went near water, until one night, something dragged her and took her to a village in Middle East. Now she has to escape, or she will be used as a human sacrifice. 


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    Julia Stewart
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "It was a wonderful story. Good strong characters that are very interesting. The pictures are beautiful. "
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    #10Blade of the Immortal Vol. 1: Blood of a Thousand

    Blade of the Immortal Vol. 1: Blood of a Thousand

    Blade of the Immortal Volume 1: Blood of a Thousand is a historical fiction manga written by Hiroaki Samura. It was first published in 1994 by Dark Horse Comics under ISBN 1569712395. It follows the adventure of the immortal Manji.


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    Jesse Lucas
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a good manga, definitely not top tier, but pretty solid little story line, worth following from this volume on. If you like some of the that classic manga style from a true master, this is a great read. If you like action and fast paced writing, this isn't for you. "
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    #11Basilisk (Vol. 1)

    Basilisk (Vol. 1)

    Basilisk is an adventure fantasy manga illustrated and written by Masaki Segawa from 2003 to 2004. This historical manga won Kodansha Manga Award in 2004. 


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    #12The Earl & the Fairy (Vol. 1)

    The Earl & the Fairy (Vol. 1)

    The Earl & the Fairy (Vol. 1) is a graphic novel and a historical fiction book written by Mizue Tani for young adults. This romance-themed manga was published on March 6, 2012 by VIZ Media LLC.


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    Andrew Morales
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This solution is very fitting for this topic, I know my teenagers is into this topic too"
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    #13Emma (Vol. 1)

    Emma (Vol. 1)
    After being rescued from her miserable life, Emma has been working all her life as a British maid for a wealthy family. She eventually falls in love with William, the eldest son, but they are forced to keep their romance secret as society would never allow such relationship. 


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Best What are the best historical fiction manga
1Rurouni KenshinBooks 38 Paid
2Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry BlossomsBooks 33 Paid
3Black Butler (Vol.1)Books 32 Paid
4A Bride's Story (Vol. 1)Books 30 Paid
5InuYasha (Vol. 1)Books 29 Paid
6Vagabond Vol. 1Books 26 Paid
7The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 1Books 24 Paid
8Pandora Hearts (Vol. 1 )Books 23 Paid
9Red River (Vol. 1)Books 20 Paid
10Blade of the Immortal Vol. 1: Blood of a ThousandBooks 19 Paid

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