Russian President Vladimir Putin in An Isekai Manga?

Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has become the most notorious and discussed president in the world in recent times. Putin is the Russian president since 2012 and he has been seen as a symbol of power and strength by many people. On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. This incident is criticized by almost every country in the world. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has a long and brutal history. Ride on King is a manga series that is heavily inspired by Vladimir Putin.

Ride on King which is serialized in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius, is written and drawn by Yasushi Baba. This series is quite popular in Japan. Ride on King also has a significant position in the list of Japanese Bookstore Recommended Top 15 manga series, and ranked 10th on the list.

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The story focuses on Alexander Purchinov who is president for life of the country of Pursia. Pursia is a country ruled by violence and the influence of its government. Purchinov is loved by his citizens. He is a master of martial arts, and he desires to conquer and ride all kinds of things which is a direct reference to Vladimir Putin. Alexander always desires to be dominant. He has successfully conquered wild beasts, machines, and even a nation. One day, he is going to work by riding on his pet Tiger and is suddenly attacked by some assassins. Purchinov is a skilled fighter, so he easily beats them. But an incident happens afterward, which knocks him out. But, after waking up, he finds himself in a new world of Orcs, Elves, and monsters. Purchinov is ready to ride on every kind of beast in this new bizarre world.

On the MyAnimeList website, this manga has a rating of 7.59 out of 10 which is an indication of being a pretty good manga. In MyAnimeList, there are over 2000 readers listed and has also a good number of readers on the other websites.

Ride on King manga is an isekai-fantasy series and it currently has more than 40 chapters released. This manga was started publishing in 2018 and the Sol Press website is the perfect place to read the official English version of this manga. Ride on King manga falls under the genre of action, adventure, comedy, and Shounen. Readers can easily relate the protagonist of this manga to Vladimir Putin. Ride on King is a parody of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s public behavior.

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In this battle between Russia and Ukraine, the Anime India team is very sad because we don’t support war and we always desire peace. War always brings chaos in one’s life. This article addresses the current chaotic condition in Ukraine and we are also praying for all the Indians who are struck in Ukraine, will be able to return safely to our country.

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