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.
reviewed by inzaratha for reviews for the unreviewed. read more
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.
The story is set in the Tang Dynasty in China, which is place that Change Ge Li was born. She's the same Li who one day will vow revenge after the murder of her family. From that point on, our protagonist princess, Li, who looks like a boy (because she's young) choose to change her outfit, maybe because womens are treated differently than the mens or because she's a "dead" princess. As it goes on, Li interacts with people and shows her value like a strategist.
First of all, the story is by far the best in recent times. Is truly hard to find strong and smart female protagonists, but i have to say, when it comes to the historical genre it is common. And i'm really thankfull for it.
The art is beautiful helping you to immerse in this story. Is one of the most beautiful arts i have seen in my life, really. Her uncanny ability and inteligence is presented in such manner, starting darker showing us the fate of the protagonist on subjects like death and be a woman, before turning into an absolutely likeable story.
The characters is also something, the female characters Li and Mimi have a spectacular dynamic, and Mimi is a beautiful person but she's broken, how you can see in her final moments and Li who is moved by this woman who looks a lot like her dead mother. Apart from them, the story also have Sun who is a leader of an army and Mujin who serves Sun. The majority of the characters have an influence in the story and in how Li will act in this story.
Finally, Song Of The Long March is something that everyone should read.read more
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