Banners of 128 Dynasty Warlords from “Three Kingdoms” by Mitsuteru Yokoyama


(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 02:00 Aug. 27, 2009)

The Sangokushi(Three Kingdoms) manga based on the Chinese literary classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of the best known works of Mitsuteru Yokoyama, along with super-robot manga Tetsujin 28-go and ninja manga Akakage.

In the shopping arcade of Shin-Nagata, Kobe, near the life-sized statue of Tetsujin 28-go we spotted Sangokushi-themed banners, each featuring a character from the manga, 128 in all.

Pics after the cut!


"The World of Sangokushi"


The first was Yi Ji. The names of all personages of the Three Kingdoms are pronounced differently in Japanese (e.g. Yi Ji is pronounced I-Seki) and the banners were sorted in the order of the Japanese syllabary.


2. Gan Ji. The colour of the banner represents the kingdom the person served. Orange: Shu Han, pink: Cao Wei, blue: Eastern Wu, green: others, or neutral.


3. Yu Jin


4. Yuan Shu


5. Yuan Shao


6. Wang Yun


7. Wang Ping


8. Hua Xin


9. Jia Xu


10. Guo Jia


11. Guo Si


12. Hao Zhao


13. Yue Jin


14. Guo Huai


15. Xiahou Yuan


16. Empress He


17. Xiahou Dun


18. Xiahou Ba


19. He Jin


20. Hua Tuo


21. Hua Xiong


22. Guan Yu


23. Guan Xing


24. Han Sui


25. Gan Ning


26. Guan Ping


27. Yan Liang


28. Wei Yan


29. Jiang Wei


30. Qiao Xuan


31. Xu Chu


32. Yu Fan


33. Yan Yan


34. Emperor Xian of Han


35. Huang Gai


36. Gongsun Zan


37. Huang Zhong


38. Go-Kokudai, a fictional younger sister of Wu Zhi.


39. Cai Mao


40. Zuo Ci


41. Shikyo-Shonin, a fictional oracle from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.


42. Sima Yi


43. Sima Hui


44. Sima Shi


Shima Shi's banner was in disarray, we couldn't get a good look at him.


45. Sima Zhao


46. Ten Attendants


47. Zhou Cang


48. Zhou Tai


49. Zhou Yu


50. Lady Zhurong


51. Xun Yu


52. Jiang Wan


53. Zhong Hui


54. Jiang Gan


55. Jiang Qin


56. Zhuge Jin


57. Zhuge Liang


58. Xu Huang


59. Xu Shu


60. Xu Sheng


61. Suu-Shi, concubine of Cao Cao.


62. Cao Rui


63. Cao Xiu


64. Cao Hong


65. Cao Zhi


66. Cao Zhen


67. Cao Ren


68. Cao Cao


69. Cao Pi


70. Sun Qian


71. Sun Jian


72. Sun Quan


73. Sun Ce


74. Sun Shangxiang


75. Two Qiaos


76. Taishi Ci


77. Zhao Yun


78. Zhang Jiao


79. Zhang He


80. Zhang Zhao


81. Zhang Song


82. Zhang Ren


83. Diao Chan


84. Zhang Fei


85. Zhang Bao


86. Zhang Yi


87. Zhang Liao


88. Zhang Lu


89. Chen Gong


90. Chen Gui


91. Chen Deng


92. Cheng Yu


93. Cheng Pu


94. Dian Wei


95. Deng Ai


96. Tao Qian


97. Dong Cheng


98. Dong Zhuo


99. Ma Su


100. Ma Dai


101. Ma Chao


You can see banner 1 through 101 by going straight down the arcade from where the life-sized Tetsujin stood, but the arcade ends a little past banner 101. To see the rest, you must go back a little and enter this "Marugo Ichiba (Circle 5 Market)".


The entrance is located somewhere around Cao Cao's banner (No. 68).

Ma Teng


103. Ma Liang


104. Fei Yi


105. Mi Zhu


106. Princess Fuyo, fictional first love of Liu Bei.


107. Wen Chou


108. Fa Zheng


109. Pang Tong


110. Pang De


111. Man Chong


112. Meng Huo


113. Meng Da


114. Yang Yi


This is the end of "Marugo Ichiba".


The rest of the banners are placed in "Nishi Kobe Center Gai" arcade, a little north from here.


115. Li Jue


116. Lu Xun


117. Li Ru


118. Li Dian


119. Liu Qi


120. Liu Zhang


121. Liu Shan


122. Liu Bei


123. Liu Biao


124. Liu Feng


125. Lu Bu


126. Lu Meng


127. Lu Su


128. Lu Zhi


Unfortunately, Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Three Kingdoms is not translated to English as far as we know, but there are many gripping films and television series based on the Chinese classic including Red Cliff. It'll be a good place to start if you're interested.

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