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  • The Six Stars of RG Veda

    The Six Stars of RG Veda

    WARNING: SPOILERS

    Taishakuten, the god of thunder, rebelled and took over the Heavenly Kingdom three hundred years ago. He killed Ashura-ō, the guardian god, and began a cruel reign as a new Emporer. Kuyo, the true stargazer, gave a prophecy (the full prophecy is listed below) to Ashura-ō and then later to Yasha-ō.

    Prophecy as said by Kuyo:

    “Six stars will fall to this plane. The dark stars that will defy the Heavens. And you shall undertake a journey. One that begins when you find the child of a vanished race. I cannot discern the child’s alignment. I only know that it is he alone who can turn the wheels of Tenkai’s destiny. For it is by Heavenly Mandate that through this child, the Six Stars shall begin to gather. And then someone shall appear from the shadows. Even my powers cannot clearly make out his figure, but he knows the future and can manipulate both evil and heavenly stars. A roaring flame shall raze the wicked. Six stars will overpower all others. And inevitably, they will be the schism that splits the Heavens.”

    WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW

    To follow the prophecy, Yasha-ō awakened Ashura after three hundred years of slumber. The two set out to gather the Six Stars. Once they gather each one, Ashura shows a much darker side than his usual kind childlike side. He kills his mother and takes the seal from her. He merges it with his sword, Shura-tō, and awakens the true Ashura (god of flame, blood, and war) and begins to destroy the world. The Six Stars are his sacrifice to complete his awakening. He absorbs their powers as he kills them, making himself even stronger.

    Taishakuten knew of the true horror behind the prophecy and awakening of the true Ashura. He came up with a plot to attempt to stop this prophecy from becoming true with Ashura-ō.

    The Six Stars

    Ashura

    阿修羅

    Clan: Ashura

     

    Yasha-ō

    夜叉王

    Clan: Yasha

     

    Ryū-ō

    龍王

    Clan: Dragon Tribe of the West

     

    Kendappa-ō

    乾闥婆王

    Clan: Kendappa in the East

     

    Karura-ō

    迦楼羅王

    Clan: Karura Tribe

     

    Sōma

    蘇摩

    Clan: Soma Tribe


  • Character of the Week: Ashura

    Ashura

    Relatives: Shashi (mother), Ten-ō (half brother), and Ashura-ō (father)

    Ashura’s mother gave birth to him and Ten-ō, giving him up and keeping Ten-ō. He slumbered for 300 hundred years while everyone thought he was dead. Yasha-ō comes along and awakens him. He ages somewhat quickly and his power only seems to grow as well. He holds a very dark secret within him.

    Ashura is a very kind child at first. He vows to get stronger so he can protect the ones he loves. He has a dark side to him as well, the true Ashura. This side comes out when Ashura or someone he loves is in trouble. The True Ashura is a bit more merciless and chaotic.


  • Anime of Week: RG Veda

    RG Veda

    A manga created by the mangaka group called CLAMP. It was their debut manga in 1989 and totaled 10 volumes. The story is filled with Vedic mythology and named after one of the four Vedas, Rigveda. The manga is known for the detailed artwork. From 1991 to 1992 a 2 episode OVA was adapted of the manga.

    RG Veda

    The manga begins explaining about a 300 year old prophecy. Taishakuten rebelled against the Heaveny Emperor, Ashura-o, 300 years ago and took over. The story follows Yasha-o after he awakens the child Ashura. The two journey to collect the Six Stars and help save their kingdoms. They meet comrades along the way as well as the six stars. The group then heads to the Heavenly kingdom to take back the throne only to find out a horrible secret.