Red River Vol. 27
Yuri, a teen of the 21st century, has been transported to ancient Anatolia as part of a scheme by the evil Nakia, Queen of the Hittites. Only the intervention of Nakia’s stepson, Prince Kail, saved Yuri from the Queen’s bloodthirsty intentions. As an unintended consequence, the people of the kingdoms of Anatolia have embraced Yuri as the incarnation of the great war-goddess Ishtar.
Wedding day for Kail and Yuri has arrived, but Nakia is still on the loose. There is thought of postponing the nuptials, but with guests arriving from the nations allied to the Hittite Empire, the decision is made to proceed. Part of the ceremony involves the bride bathing five times in the waters of the holy springs in Hattusa, which worries Kail. Water being the medium of Nakia’s magic, the ceremonial bathing would give her a prime opportunity to strike!
Chie Shinohara is a Japanese manga artist 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. She is best known for being the author of Yume no Shizuku, Ougon no Torikago, Yami no Purple Eye, Akatsuki ni Tatsu Lion, Ao no Fuuin, and Red River.
A 28-volume manga series – over 15.3 million copies sold in Japan!
Over 100k copies have sold through in the U.S. to date (BookScan).
Winner of the 2001 Shogakukan Manga Award in the Girls Categor.
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