Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was my first contact with a Chinese manga, but I felt like I was reading a manwha .. why? Because I was reading something that had great art but everything else was absolutely horrible, so the overrated manwhas of today.
This manhua is the definition of inconsistency when you have an excellent work of art 100% colorful, with beautiful sceneries, but with a tedious, not at all engaging story, a raw cast and horrific dialogues/interactions.
There is also something that can briefly describe this manhua: emptiness; absolutely empty. The progression of the work and everything presented in it's vague and unattractive.
The story begins
with a confrontation between two fighters, a ninja and a warrior, the fight is super well drawn, with an amazing use of colors and a nice quadrinization, but it really bothers me that the narration kept describing each action when a "show don't tell" would be much better in the situation. But I admit that I found the narrative quite confusing and the whole existence of the fight sounded more like a show off. Continuing in the narrative, when it takes shape and begins to tell a story, it is absurdly draining.
In the end, beautiful art does not make up for the void that all its other aspects present. Nothing exciting happens and I already predict that all its progressions will have no effect, dropped. This serves as a lesson that, art does not make a work good, but its script, art can even be average, but if your script is good, you've done a good job.