ice_of_dreams: (reach)
Becaue of Rend, I'm actively looking for Historical Japanese Manga.

Here are the things that people have pointed out to me from [profile] free_manga  

Any period is welcome, Heian, Tokugawa Era or the Bakamatsu period or whatever else other period there is before the 1900's.

Time travel is ok too. Flashbacks like Gekka No Kimi, are fine too.

The Shojou/Shounen sometimes is a bit stretching it because there are things that don't fall under that category, but for simplicity's sake I just kept it under Shoujo, Shounen and Shounen-Ai/Yaoi.

DD= has direct downloads. All underlined I've already sifted through and downloaded.

Shounen
Getsumei by Morita Kenji [Entropy]
Shinsengumi Imon by Kurono Nanae [MangaCity] and [The Jupon Gatana]
Samurai Executioner by Kazuo Koike [Licensed by Dark Horse Manga]
Rurouni Kenshin by Watsuki Nobuhiro [Licesed by Viz] (uh is this shounen or shoujo?)
Samurai Deeper Kyo by Kamijiyo Akimine [Lic. by Tokyopop]

Amatsuki by Takayama Shinobu [Hanami] (DD)
Onmyou Taisenki by Kaido Hiroyuki [[profile] pms_manga  ]
Kurogane by Toume Kei [DV] & [M-S] (check out manga-ka)
Peacemaker Kurogane by Kurono Nanae [Lic. by ADV Manga]
Vagabond by Inoue Takahiki [Lic. by Viz]
Blade of the Immortal by SAMURA Hiroaki [Lic. Dark Horse] 
Lone Wolf and Club by Koike Kazuo [Lic. by Dark Horse]
Lady Snowblood by Kamimura Kazuo [Lic. by Dark Horse]
Shigurui by Nanjo Norio [Kotohana] BT


Shoujo
Gekka no Kimi by Shimaki Ako [ShoujoMagic]
Hana no Utage by Tami Takada [Impossibility & Solaris]
Hanakanmuri no Hime by Tami Takada [Impossibility]
Hana Meguri Goyou by Ishimoto Miho [Shoujomagic]
Tsuki no Toiki by UEDA Rinko [The Sylphs]
Tsuki no Shippo by UEDA Rinko [The Sylphs] initially, licensed later on, I have no later copies
Ryo by UEDA Rinko [ETC] and [Hikaru no Go Translations] (time travel)
Sakuran by Anno Moyoko [Fifay.net] ** (DD) hosted in [profile] manga_haven
Otogi Zoushi by Seto Narumi [Lic. by Tokyopop] [M-S] started downloading
Kaze Hikaru by Watanabe Taeko [Lic. by Viz]
Amakusa 1637 by Akaishi Michiyo [Aerie] & [Perfect Illusions]
Haikara-san ga Tooru by Waki Yamato (unknown translator/licensor)
Oedo wa Nemuranai (Edo Never Sleeps)by Honda Keiko [Wingtip Cafe] (DD)
Nashi Muku Samurai by Waki Yamato (unknown translator/licensor)
Yokohama Monotogari by Waki Yamato [Ivyscan] (DD)
Home by UEDA Rinko [Nekohana] & [K2less] & [Boku-tachi]
Niji no Okusa by Miuchi Suzue [Stage Storm]
Motto Kokoro ni Hoshi no Kagayaki wo by Matsuba Hiro [Lic. by ADV] 
Inu-yasha by Rumiko Takahashi [Lic. by Viz]



Shounen-Ai/Yaoi
Mangetsu Monogatari by Nakamura Shungiku [SiH]
Tsuki wa Yamiyo ni Kakuru ga Gotoku by Nakamura Shungiku [SiH]
Umi ni nemuru Hana (Sleeping Flower) by Nakamura Shungiku [Essence of Purity]
Taisho Mugen Kitan by Higuri You [SiH]

Amasakaru by Azumi Moka [Peccatore Sanctuary]
Romance by Azumi Moka [Eigomanga]
Bakumatsu Seisyun Hanafubuk by Nabako Kamo 9 [Countless Time] etoangayama
Soshite Haru No Tsuki by Ikushima Miya [Hanami] on going not yet finished downloading, maybe later

If you have any suggestions that aren't in the list, or if you know a place where I could get direct downloads of these manga point me out in the right direaction. 

Thanks for all the help!
ice_of_dreams: (manga)
This is going to be large. So anyway it's behind a cut.

Map of Rend )

Everything I said before but in a map this time.

It took me an entire day to find all of the necessary pictures. Haha, even rank is specified. Also, their "Daimyo flags" or Daimyo sigils are there. All daimyo flags are based on previous daimyo who held that particular territory.

Ranma and Ikkasei's are behind them becuase there are two people in the map under "Saotome territory" and Sei's father (sugoshi) has an overloard, plus the Ikkasei seal that you see in the Imperial way is actually Japan's Prime Minister seal and I didn't want to toy with the prime minister *shudder*. The Kunos only have one becuase Kuno is still directly under his father, he hasn't earned the right for his own seal yet.

For more information on seals or mon, here's Wikipedia's easy explanation. [here] and Military communications in Feudal Japan [here]

Reminder, Tendo patriarch in Rend is dead. (I didn't put it on the map... but anyway). The guy posing as Sei's father (Ikkasei Sugoshi) was drawn by Rumiko Takahashi. Haha. He appears in Rumic World 1.

One province each dotted line (sanuki, sagami) , the ones grouped together is one 'do' or way which are represented by double dotted line (Tokaido etc).

Tokaido, East Sea Way: fifteen provinces. Fitats, Simusa, Katsusa, Awa, Musasi (Musashi), Sagami, Isu (Izu), Suruga, Kai, Tutumi and some other provinces I can't find.

So in the fic, the entire administrative division's head would be Happosai ruling the Tokaido. Ranma has Sagami. And Happosai stays at Musashi.

Ranma's han (fief) is in [12 Samurai Archives Map] (The Province of Sagami) which has a city called Kamakura where Rose Brier is. I relocated Nerima to Kamakura (yes, it's time for suspension of disbelief) to Kamakura so that there would only be one place for all of Ranma's cities.

Kuno land would be the Tosando, east mountain way: Dewa, Muts (Mutsu) Simotske, Kutske, Sinaro, Fida, Mino and Umi. Which by the way, is a large friggin amount of land. (7 in the PCL map)

Tendo land (2 on the PCL map) is Narikaido, South Sea way : Isje (Ise) and Kiu (Kii), Awa, Sanoki (Sanuki), Tosa, Ijo (Iyo), Awasi(Awaji) and Iga.

Although I'm placing both Ise and Kii in 5 (PCL MAP) so that Tendo land is surrounded by water.

I'm placing Ise and Kii as Ikaasei land along with Setsu (Settsu), Yamatsiro (Yamashiro), Yamato, Kawatsi (Kwatchi) and Izumi. This is Ikkaasei land. This is 5 on the PCL map bringing me an ordinate amount of trouble because this is Gokiraido or the Imperial Way.


All are their original groupings (1855) except Iga, Ise and Kii, which aren't supposed to be in Gokuraido (history wise) but rather part of Narikaido. However, I couldn't have the Saotome territory bordered by Tendo territory, so I merged lands.

Why 1855 and not 1600's well because in the 1600's everything was so messy because everyone just said, "I think I'll take over my neighbor, I'm stronger" then took land. I know, I'm cheating, somewhat. I don't have a 1600's political map anyway. Especially since I've rewritten history and Ieyasu Tokugawa isn't anywhere close to edo.

Map from Perry-Castaneda Library

Daimyo Flags (yes they really were the daimyo flags for that particular location in the 1500's-1600's) were courtesy of Flags of the World.

Ranma pictures were stolen all over the net.
ice_of_dreams: (manga)
Here's a map of old Japan with their names. (A lot of the prefectures were renamed)

Anwyay:
http://www.samurai-archives.com/map.html

Here is a better map from the PCL Map Collection:




Found here: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/japan_1855.jpg
**From Japan as it was and is by Richard Hildreth. Phillips, Sampson, and Company 1855.

It's a more detailed map than the one in "The Samurai Archives" because other than Province Boundaries (Sagami, Sanuki) it has the Administrative Divisions(more modern) although around 1855 and presumably earlier it was called 'Do' roughly translated into 'Ways'.

Names in parenthesis are the ones in the "samurai archive" and the ones used in the fic. Names in the old map were written by a foreigner so it has letters like j etc. A Japanese friend assures me that there are few changes in Japan when it was closed so history books even if it's 200 years apart are ok for information. But really, LAND BOUNDARIES change so much in the feudal eras. I'm in 1600's and the earlies boundary map I have is 1855. It's really sad.

The Administrative Division, from the 1855 map, has grouped these provinces together:

Tokaido, East Sea Way: fifteen provinces. Fitats, Simusa, Katsusa, Awa, Musasi (Musashi), Sagami, Isu (Izu), Suruga, Kai, Tutumi and some other provinces I can't find.

So in the fic, the entire administrative division's head would be Happosai ruling the Tokaido. Ranma has Sagami. And Happosai stays at Musashi.

Ranma's han (fief) is in [12 Samurai Archives Map] (The Province of Sagami) which has a city called Kamakura where Rose Brier is. I relocated Nerima to Kamakura (yes, it's time for suspension of disbelief) to Kamakura so that there would only be one place for all of Ranma's cities.

Kuno land would be the Tosando, east mountain way: Dewa, Muts (Mutsu) Simotske, Kutske, Sinaro, Fida, Mino and Umi. Which by the way, is a large friggin amount of land. (7 in the PCL map)

Tendo land (2 on the PCL map) is Narikaido, South Sea way : Isje (Ise) and Kiu (Kii), Awa, Sanoki (Sanuki), Tosa, Ijo (Iyo), Awasi(Awaji) and Iga.

Although I'm placing both Ise and Kii in 5 (PCL MAP) so that Tendo land is surrounded by water.

I'm placing Ise and Kii as Ikaasei land along with Setsu (Settsu), Yamatsiro (Yamashiro), Yamato, Kawatsi (Kwatchi) and Izumi. This is Ikkaasei land. This is 5 on the PCL map bringing me an ordinate amount of trouble because this is Gokiraido or the Imperial Way.

Anyway... ... ... Here's the photoshop version of Rend with Ranma 1/2 characters as main political leaders. [click]
ice_of_dreams: (poison)
Just finished with chapter 9 and 10 edit.

But since this is also a resource post:

Heirarchy of Feudal Japan )

Following the links go to )
ice_of_dreams: (Default)
As promised, here's the Ryu Kumon Arc excerpt.

This is licenced by Viz Video. Please support Rumiko Takahashi and Viz by buying the manga if you really like it.

These are just the major points of the Ryu Kumon arc, and hopefully it'll entice you enough to want to read the entire thing by buying it.

The scans and translations were not made by me and was downloaded through eMule.

Volume 28 in thumbnails )
There's also a Happi sidestory after that. :) But mainly the entire volu,e 28 is Ryu Kumon.

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