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Sangokushi (三国志) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, based on Eiji Yoshikawa's retelling of the 14th century Chinese literary classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It was adapted into an anime television called Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi (横山光輝 三国志).
|Written by||Mitsuteru Yokoyama|
|Published by||Ushio Shuppansha|
|Original run||1971 – 1986|
|Anime television series|
|Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi|
|Directed by||Seiji Okuda|
|Produced by||Hiroyuki Yano|
|Written by||Akihiro Arajima|
|Studio||Dai Nippon Printing|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||October 18, 1991 – September 25, 1992|
- Liu Bei Xuande (劉備玄徳, Ryūbi Gentoku) Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura
- Guan Yu Yunchang (関羽雲長, Kanu Unchō) Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji
- Zhang Fei Yide (張飛翼徳, Chōhi Yokutoku) Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara
- Zhao Yun Zilong (趙雲子龍, Chōun Shiryū) Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi
- Zhuge Liang Kongming (諸葛亮孔明, Shokatsuryō Kōmei) Voiced by: Show Hayami
- Hong Furong (鴻芙蓉, Kōfuyō)
- An original character in the manga. She was a daughter of Hong family, who Zhang Fei served. When Liu Bei escaped from the Yellow Turban, he saved her. Meeting Liu Bei and falling in love with him from his younger day, that makes her based on Lady Gan.
- An original character in the anime, she was Liu Bei's apprentice who grew up to be his wife. She died of her injuries during the Battle of Changban, this makes her based on Lady Mi.
- Cao Cao Mengde (曹操孟徳, Sōsō Mōtoku) Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto
- Xiahou Chun (夏侯淳, Kakōjun) Voiced by: Kōsuke Meguro
- Although his name should be Xiahou Dun (夏侯惇), both the anime and the manga named him Xiahou Chun (夏侯淳).
- Dian Wei (典韋, Ten'i) Voiced by: Masahiro Anzai
- Zhang Liao (張遼, Chōryō) Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura
- Xun Yu (荀彧, Jun'iku) Voiced by: Masashi Ebara and Michitaka Kobayashi
- Cheng Yu (程昱, Teiiku) Voiced by: Bin Shimada and Jun Hazumi
- Sun Quan Zhongmou (孫権仲謀, Sonken Chūbō) Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita
- Sun Jian (孫堅, Sonken) Voiced by: Bin Shimada
- Sun Ce (孫策, Sonsaku) Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara
- Zhou Yu (周瑜, Shūyu) Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka
- Lu Su (魯粛, Roshuku) Voiced by: Aruno Tahara
- Zhuge Jin (諸葛瑾, Shokatsukin) Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi and Kazuo Hayashi
- Emperor Xian (献帝, Kentei) Voiced by: Ai Orikasa and Hikaru Midorikawa
- Dong Zhuo (董卓, Tōtaku) Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
- Lü Bu Fengxian (呂布奉先, Ryofu Hōsen) Voiced by: Kazuki Yao
- Diaochan (貂蝉, Chōsen) Voiced by: Ai Orikasa
- Chen Gong Gongdai (陳宮公台, Chinkyū Kōdai) Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki
- Yuan Shao (袁紹, Enshō) Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki
- Gongsun Zan (公孫瓚, Kōsonsan) Voiced by: Nobuaki Fukuda
- Liu Biao (劉表, Ryūhyō) Voiced by: Kazuhiko Kishino
- Narrator Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa
The manga was first serialized in the Kibō no Tomo magazine, which changed its name to Comic World in 1978, and then to Comic Tom in 1980.
The anime was largely faithful to the manga, though it centered mainly on the camps of Liu Bei and Cao Cao, often minimizing the scenes of other camps. The anime stopped after the Battle of Red Cliffs, which is about the midway through the manga series.
The manga series has shipped over 80 million copies.
- "List of recipients of the Japanese Cartoonist Association Awards" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2007-02-28.