Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
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Alt name(s):
  • 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
  • 日出処の天子
  • 日出處天子
  • 日出處的天子
  • 8.04
  • 8.47
  • 15
Pub. status:
  • 5,562
  • 290
  • 14
This is one of the best-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 supported the spread of Buddhism - fell in love with a man, suffering because of it, and acting on his unrequited love.

This is no ordinary BL manga, as its homoerotic theme is the driving force behind a convoluted plot centred on complex characters and depicted in complicated Japanese as representative of the setting. Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi is regarded as a masterpiece in the manga world.

Won the 1983 Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo.
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