Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
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Alternative 日出処の天子 ; 日出處天子 ; 日出處的天子 ; Emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun ; Heaven's Son in the Land of the Rising Sun ; Hi Izuru Tokorono Tenshi ; The Son of Heaven ; The Son of Heaven in the Land Where the Sun Rises
Author(s) Yamagishi Ryouko
Artist(s) Yamagishi Ryouko
Genre(s) Action ; Drama ; Gender bender ; Historical ; Mystery ; Romance ; Shoujo ; Shounen ai ; Supernatural ; Tragedy
Type Japanese Manga - Read from right to left.
Release 1980
Status Ongoing

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This is one of the most well-known titles by Yamagishi Ryouko. It shocked the public immensely when first published, because the story depicted how the legendary regent of Japan, Prince Shoutoku - who also supported the spread of the new religion; Buddhism - fell in love with a man, suffering because of it, and acting on his unrequited love. This is no ordinary shounen-ai manga, but its homoerotic theme is the biggest motivating force behind this convoluted story with complicated language and plot-line. 'Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi' is regarded as a masterpiece in the manga world.

Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi won the 1983 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.


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