Based on the 16th-century, Chinese fantasy adventure classic, Journey To The West (also the inspiration for Dragon Ball!) Katsuya Terada’s. Katsuya Terada’s take on the legend of the Monkey King in a savage, lusty saga that The Portland Tribune calls “a Buddhist version of Conan the Barbarian. The Monkey King has 55 ratings and 7 reviews. Lanzz said: Seperti buku pertama, hanya lukisannya sahaja yang detail dan cantik. Jalan ceritanya sangat be.

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With her tongue freed, she begins to place her tongue into the Ox King’s mouth while whispering ” Na … mu … ” in Japanese characters, which are the first two syllables of the incantation of Amida Buddha Namu Amida Butsuthe bodhisattva of infinite light and the primary object of devotion and aid within the Japanese Pure Land Buddhist tradition Figure 5.

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Thus, Terada’s narrative creates a codependence between the transgressive sexuality displayed within the manga and the pilgrims’ salvation and redemption. All of this has led to the manifold plurality of Monkey narratives within China and abroad, and it would be an egregious error to assume that the multiple narratives derive from or are folk or popular versions of this classic text. Aug 28, Colin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A rare example of a manga painted entirely in full color, The Monkey King is the epic of Goku, a savage ape once imprisoned by Lord Buddha himself, but now freed by the monk Sanzo to serve as his bodyguard on a journey to the West.

The font, which appears to be a very stylized form of hand-written calligraphy, is very hard to read because it is so small. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 10mm I really liked it in other words. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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Tapi jalan cerita sangat kelam kabut dan mengelirukan As the graphic novel unfolds, the scenes are shown in gruesome detail that inundates the reader into a grotesque sado-voyeuristic experience.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The full version of this story has books and some authors have considered this story on par with such classics as the Tao-Te-Ching. However, her action is not sexualized: Secondly, the book itself is simply beautiful, and rivals that of the manga art found in Robot. Instead, the many Monkey stories act as a hall of mirrors reflecting the cultures and languages from which they originate as well as the other expressions of the narrative.


I could not finish it. So, I can’t fault The Monkey King too much for this. See all mokey reviews. Now the Monkey King will get his parole with one condition — he must escort a Buddhist nun through the demon-haunted wastes of the Silk Road on an impossible quest: The strength of this book is by far the high quality of the illustrations.

It’s a welcome addition to what continues to be a living myth. Omnkey all of these negatives, I still recommend this book because I feel it captures the “atmosphere” of the original narrative. This essay is the intellectual property of the author and cannot be printed or distributed without the author’s express written permission other than terwda for purposes consistent with Fair Use.

Write a customer review. The sexual acts, which in and of themselves are not novel—as even the Ming versions are replete with sexual encounters—permeate Terada’s version; however, in The Monkey Kingthese acts are portrayed as non-normative and violent in a manner that represents the deeds as transgressive in nature.

The next chapter brings the narrative back to the period before Monkey’s ming or his imprisonment under the Five Phase Mountain, which continues until he is chained to Gogyosan Five Phase Mountain by the Buddha at the end of chapter twelve. He searches out an immortal who teaches him magic and the secrets of immortality in the original. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Please see our legal notice. Instead of being crushed under a mountain by the Buddha, he is literally nailed to the side of a cliff.

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With that out of the way, I’d like to address all the good, and boy is there a lot. I don’t recommend it though as a favorite The final frame of the page focuses closely on Monkey’s outstretched tongue, about to lick the breast of the nun. While Journey to the West is considered a Ming classic and has been canonized as such, the narrative has been told and retold through a wide variety of media, including oral traditions, anime, comic books, and film.

Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Volume 2 has more of a plot and goes off on some pre Reading through the many comments about how “scrambled” this story is, I wanted to try to clarify what the mangaka has done here. Terada’s The Monkey King is not only a novel seinen presentation of Journey to the Westbut also a unique adaptation that develops the story into a Japanese narrative that builds upon indigenous understanding of monsters and demons.


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View all 3 comments. The afterword makes some attempt to explain, it helps, but not enough.

However, we again see that the nun begins in a passive and vulnerable position. The journey is perilous, fraught with danger on every turn as powerful demons seek to capture Tripitaka, for his flesh, once consumed, grants immortality. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. After a seven-year hiatus, Katsuya Terada, one of Japan”s most sought-after commercial illustrators, returns to his adaptation of the saga The Monkey King is Asia”s greatest fantasy epic, the inspiration for everything from Dragon Ball to Saiyuki.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Feb 17, Leila Anani rated it really liked it Shelves: Weird, and nigh incomprehensible if you don’t already know the story it’s based on. While both versions have certain masculinist agendas the traditional narrative highlighting the female stereotype as a ravenous sexual being and the Terada version taking away female agencythe graphic novel keeps with certain elements of its seinen genre by hypersexualizing its women, all of whom are depicted as large-breasted and nude, and who lack the agency to act or often even to return the gaze of the on-looking reader who has full access to her body.

In one of the first appearances, Arzach flew around a circular tower, spotted a topless maiden changing and took the trouble to enter the tower. So Monkey and Buddha are enemies. But I entered into this book knowing that it is a “retelling” and not necessarily faithful to the traditional narrative.