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Song of the Long March 52 has been translated.
And it pushed the plot along too.
A cross dressing, consumption ridden, princess of the Tang in the territory of the Goturik nomads during the era before Crusader Kings.
Basically German pre-WWI in Austria manga or Altair, but Chinese.
Shameless self bump, also for those who care about the art style -
You can notice the artist incorporating traditional Chinese painting techniques into it. See this shot here.
So who here is expecting MC's boy toy Ashina to rebel against the great Khan?
And how will this relate to the history of the Goturiks that we know, when they settled wast, into Khazaria then get reabsorbed into the Pecheng/Cuman?
>the japanese serialization of this is going to end in the next chapter
already ended. It ended in Ultra Jump but the series will be published in Summerzoo’s own Japanese magazine, which is called I-MAGIC.
This series has been always translated from chinese.
it has a crappy "chinese anime" (manga panels in motion). They should really let Pierrot animate this one day
i don't know, i dropped it after 1 episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-nrcgTs9-8
There is 8 episodes so far: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKRnmPxKJcEtfW6RWZb-V5A/videos
The goal of the MC started out as revenge because the pretender emperor killed her family (the legitimate heir) to get to the throne. However, after some introspection and Taoist teachings, she realized it is less important who is the emperor and more important whether the people are suffering because of it. If she starts another revolution so close to the previous one, the nomads are going to invade and the people will suffer, so her goal is now to support the Tang dynasty and the false king to stabalize China. Her part will be to make the nomads less of a threat - remember - Nomads are always the biggest threat to China. None of the other neighbouring kingdoms can stand up to her army, except those nomads who train for their whole life to raid China.
How is that very Chinese and very Communist? You can take that scenario for any other story and it would just be described as a person growing up and not letting vengeance tie them down.
It is the core of the Chinese philosophy - Western culture believes if the king is bad (like in MacBeth), nature will turn on the people and their lives will suffer. This incentivize rebellion to overthrow the evil king. However, Chinese philosophy is more in line with suck it, you are not gonna throw a rebellion, just work with the system and make people's lives better.
I can see where you are going with that, but that's kind of talking in absolutes which is rather silly. Even history shows how it's usually a bad idea so long as your neighbors harbor preparations and intentions to invade, which most of history does feature because we didn't have nukes pointing at each other to deter everyone.
I won't say you are reaching, but the author presented the case in a rather reasonable fashion. The turks are a threat, and the MC herself becomes conflicted after finding out about her mother's real intentions and more importantly never really had much love for her brothers, possibly even father as far as the manga shows because as she's growing up she's realizing what giant douchebags they were while her uncle was actually trying to protect her.
If you wanna claim that the story bent over backwards to make a point, then sure but I'd have to disagree, it's written rather smoothly.
Plus guys like Wei Xing or whoever put it best. He prioritizes the people first, the country second, then the Emperor. The ruling power is only fit if they are capable is what is being hinted at here. You can say that's propaganda for the Chinese government, but that's like saying any King Arthur story that puts Arthur in a good light is British propaganda. If anything it reminds people that incompetency should be judged, and China isn't exactly at war right now.
Yeah, but Freezing got big because the girls were hot as fuck, and all that inspired was a bunch of yomanga shills posting smut web toons.
You still don't see Korean series with threads here on /a/ much if at all. Stuff like Noblesse, Lookism, Gosu, etc all which top Naver are lucky to get 1 thread a month and they get shut down hard by shit posters.
Lim Dal Young series is special in that his artists practically have brand recognition for their girls, kinda like how Tosh would for Shokugeki no Soma. Their quality (of the girls) and quantity (how much series they pump out) is what gets attention.
I enjoy Song of the Long March a lot, but I have to wonder if it'll ever take off on /a/. I'd swear it would have 10x the chance if you just replaced everything with a Japanese counterpart.
On the positive side as that anon said, we are not attracting shitposter yet. It would be good to have a way to discuss these less popular works but alas. Or least post about those that we are excited about.
One thing that makes this series kinda hard to discuss about is how it shifts genre pretty frequently due to dabbling in everything. Like when she went all wuxia on those brigands, or played chessmaster at Gongsun's place.
On one hand, part of me wants to see the plot dip back into those genres in the future, on the other, I'm interested in seeing how the author will possibly diversify the story even more.
Of all the manga, manhua, manhwa, webtoons I've read. This is in the top 10 for me. Heck, that art alone is enough to place it there. What about you, anons?
P.s: Shit is finally starting to get real in the manhua.
Absolutely regarding the art. Do I sound like a fag if I say that Changge is absolutely lovely as a boy?
And the artist has a strong background in Chinese traditional painting. You can see the influence everywhere.
Taking bets here - Will the Ugyurs suspect this Tang lady or trust her story?
She will eventually sing the song her mother sung to her when she was a baby, that I'm sure of. And she will win all of them over eventually.
Cause it's a lot more tragic that way when shit hits the fan and has to choose between the Ugyurs and Tang, though I hope she will somehow get a happy ending but that's not likely.
No, but it does have to do with central asia having gene inflows from both east asia and west asia.
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