Manga Hunter here again. I read this visual novel a long time ago about two years ago and I fell in love with it. It wasn’t translated into an English Format as far as I know so i wasn’t able to play it myself, but the game’s storyline was very interesting focusing on the romance of the Three Kingdoms’ history with another race involved in this history the Maozoku, a human race with cat characteristics, but they are called by the human race with the name Jyuuza. The main heroine is Kan-U, the only female in the tribe of Maozoku. She was happy with her tribe, but when her tribe was forced to participate in the war by a general named Sou Sou (a real general in the romance of the three kingdoms). This story is filled with heart warming romance and reveals secrets of the characters that brings the story to a new level of fantasy and understanding. This visual novel was also adapted into manga format and I believe some of the chapters are already translated. This manga series also complete. I hope you guys can give the time to either play the game, read the manga, or read the story summaries for each route of the game. The links are provided below (click on the picture for more information on the visual novel, click on the manga cover for more information on the manga, and click on the last group picture for the visual novel summaries for each route). Remember to support the translator and creators of this work when you can.
Juuzaengi ~Engetsu Sangokuden~ by: Idea Factory
(image from the Visual Novel database)
Set near the end of the Han Dynasty, the Han reign is now plagued by corruption, hardship and unrest – including the rebellion movement by the Yellow Turban rebels. Far away from human conflict is an isolated community of Maozoku living deep in the mountains, whom are said to be the descendants of a youkai, Kinme, which raged the lands years ago. As a result, they’re shunned and discriminated by humans and given the derogatory name “Jyuuza” which makes a reference to the cats being the 13th animal left out of the 12 zodiac signs – despicable creatures left out by humans, animals, and the world alike.
Among the Maozoku lives Kan U, a half-human and half-Maozoku and strives to do her best to make up for her origins. She’s now a reliable pillar of support and everyone only wishes to continue to live peacefully – that is till the day Sou Sou, an ambitious general, leads his army into their hidden village on a search for the Yellow Turban rebels. Accused of hiding the rebels, they have little choice but to be pulled into an unreasonable agreement to fight for him and defeat the rebels in order to prove their innocence.
Hence, Kan U and the Maozoku are thrown into an era of conflict, and this sets the stage for Jyuuzaengi’s Three Kingdoms story.
(Summary from the Visual Novel Database)
Juuza Engi – Engetsu Sangokuden by: Idea Factory & Sayo Ichi
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Story Routes Summarized