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Monster Hunter Orage (モンスターハンター オラージュ, Monsutā Hantā Orāju) is a shōnen manga by Mashima Hiro, who is more commonly known for the popular manga/anime series, Rave Master and Fairy Tail . It is loosely based on the Monster Hunter series of video games by Capcom. Monster Hunter Orage premiered in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Rival in April 2008 and released by Kondansha USA Publishing at June 2011.
The story takes place in a fictional world full of monsters and adventurers called Monster Hunters, who, as their name implies, hunt the monsters. The plot revolves around a young Monster Hunter, Shiki, who was taken in as an apprentice to a Monster Hunter named Greylee as a child. A few years after Greylee's death, which was due to a gunpowder incident, he returns to his master's residence, Akamaaya Town, to join the guild there. In that guild, he meets a girl called Ailee and after a series of events, he finds that she is the daughter of his master. From this point onwards, they form a party to find the legendary dragon Myo Galuna, which was Greylee's lifelong ambition.
- The word "Orage" is not a misspelling for "Orange." Rather it is a French word translating to "Thunderstorm."
Main Article: Monster Hunter Orage: Characters
- Shiki Ryûhô (シキ・リュウホウ) - Main Hero of Orage. Wields a Dual Sword
- Ailee Jeskar (アイリィ Airii) - Main Heroine of Orage. Wields a Long Sword
- Greylee Jeskar (グレリィ Gurerii) - Father of Ailee Jeskar and master to Shiki Ryûhô. It is known that he can wield any kind of weapon but prefers wielding a Great Sword
- Curlon Belusas (クーロン Kūron) - Also known as "The Prince" also has a crush on Ailee and thinks of Shiki as his rival. Wields a Gunlance
- Sakya (サクヤ) - Sakya is a daughter of the blacksmith that has crossed paths with Greylee before. Wields a Light Bowgun
Volumes and Chapters
|Volume 1||Release Dates:||Japanese: August 4, 2008|
English: June 28, 2011
|Volume 2||Release Dates:||Japanese: December 4, 2008|
English: August 23, 2011
|Volume 3||Release Dates:||Japanese: April 3, 2009|
English: December 27, 2011
|Volume 4||Release Dates:||Japanese: August 4, 2009|
English: March 6, 2012
Monster Hunter Orage Exlusives
- Myo Galuna is an Elder Dragon that is only seen in the MH Orage and not yet in any games
- Delma-Ioprey is a Bird Wyvern not yet to be seen in any MH games but only in the MH Orage
- Naco Agul is said to be a Pelagus in the Canidae Family that is only seen in the MH Orage and not yet in any games
- Gilkuza is an Elder Dragon believed to be a zombie dragon.
- English Volume 1 at Amazon
- English Volume 2 at Amazon
- English Volume 3 at Amazon
- English Volume 4 at Amazon