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Shutohel

ITOH Yu

[Japan]

This manga is set in the Western Xia state at the beginning of the 13th century, when there were violent, ongoing incursions by the Mongol army. A present-day boy called SUDO, a high-school student who has been plagued by vivid dreams of a battlefield, is reborn as Shutohel, a female warrior for the Western Xia army who has lived for vengeance on the Mongols, and travels to the battlefield. This is an epic, long-form action manga featuring elaborate, dynamic depictions of combat and the enigma of an ancient script.

©ITO Yu / SHOGAKUKAN

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ITOH Yu

Japan

ITOH Yu was born in Tokyo. She made her debut as a manga artist in 1999 with Kageneko (Shadow Cat).

( 2012 )

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