Chang An in the Tang Dynasty of China (618–907): The demon star is passing through the sky, calamity is about to befall the Tang Dynasty.
Princess Yongning is forced to flee the castle after her family is killed. Because she is young, she is able to pass for a boy and becomes renowned as a great military strategist. On her journey, she makes trusted allies with her skills as well as fearsome enemies while aiming to protect the Tang Dynasty and exact revenge.
If you are searching for your next favorite try Song of the Long March, it is an intelligent tale of revenge and survival after a political coup set in historical China.
Song of the Long March ( aka Chouka kou) is Not your average manga or rather manhua.
Li Change is the daughter of the emperor and is raised in a way to cultivate her intelligence rather than her beauty. When her family is assassinated in a political coup by another family member, she escapes and disappears while allowing her death to be faked so that she can plan revenge. This is a gender bender and she lives as a boy. This is the story of Change's journey.
The art is first rate. The female mc is very smart and strong but she is real and not superhuman, she sometimes fails. That also leads to another great thing about this story, a great plot with a story that you really are excited to read the next chapter, a plot done with realism where you don't know exactly what will happen next. The characters do not fall into stereotypes of either reverse harems or buxom chicks, they have good and bad sides to them and personalities. There are no purely evil or good characters in this but multifaceted human beings.
This is well translated, and unlike many manhuas is not confusing and you can actually even pronounce the names and remember them. A great selling point of this is that the Military strategy comes alive and is not boring in this too.
There are lots of historical groups featured that are vying for power and land in tribal conflicts to spice things up.
Yes this manhua is a 10 and you will not be disappointed.
It is not yet completed or completed in translation so I cannot review the ending.
I really hope that more people will notice this and read it as right now it is not getting the attention it deserves.
Male and female readers alike will enjoy this seinen.
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I have only recently gotten into historical mangas, and this one blew me out of the water.
It's hard to believe the author is so young- the art is beautiful, the plot is perfectly complex, and the characters are intelligent, powerful, and flawed. This manga will go down as one of my all time favorites and I encourage anyone looking for a new heart-stopping read to pick this up immediately!
Song of the Long March contains:
-A strong female lead who does things her way. She is smart and has not even a bit of weakness making herself strong, making it enjoyable to watch her journey running away from those after her.
-The side character does not pale against the main character either with each side character with their own characteristics and goal as they cross paths with the female lead.
- The story takes place in the historical era of China and is a twist of the runway princess that is wanted dead. Have the female rather than, in hiding, make her own path. A story that keep you at the edge of your seat every time she finds herself in a predicament.
-Artwork is breathtaking with detail not forgotten in each panel of the Manhua and an art style that fit the era the story takes place.
First: I love the historical genre! You learn so much about Chinese history and the ancient Chinese culture which I find so fascinating!
Second: I love the plot! It grabs you and pulls you in at the very beginning, and leaves you at the edge of your seat through out the story with very little to no boring stretches.
Third: Out of all the manga/manhwa/manhua I have read I think that this one probably has the most beautiful art in my opinion. Each character is unique, and the author puts so much detail into the characters, the buildings, the background, everything!
I could go on and on about Song of the Long March, but I'll just comment on one more thing, my favorite thing about it. The characters. They are realistic. Each and every one of them have unique personalities. Chang Ge is so strong in many ways, but she has her weaknesses too. She struggles and has to fight her way through both outside and inner challenges. Like every human being out there, she makes mistakes. She is not a perfect person with no flaws. I absolutely love how she slowly grows up and matures over time as she begins to understand, bit by tiny bit, what life is really all about and what is truly important. She is indeed and amazing character!
As I said, I could go on and on about this manhua. I love it so much! It is definitely in my top three! 10/10read more
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