Author: Tang, Deng Zhihui (Art), Zheng Jian He (Story) Demographic: Seinen
Genre/Theme: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Martial Arts, Supernatural, Seinen
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Synopsis: "The journey to the West was a conspiracy of heaven! After Sutra (Buddhist sacred texts) went missing for more than a decade, Heaven sent its army to search, in order not to let the Sutra once again fall into the hands of heaven, the journey to West begin again."
Post by Coming on the Clouds on Aug 1, 2017 15:59:01 GMT
Believe it or not the art style that this and Feng Shen Ji are in is fairly common. I don't know why more of those are translated. Perhaps most of them are actual wuxia series. Those things never get translated for some reason.
The Dragon people fought against the invaders, the Deva and Di Shi Tian. One of the Dragons, Shou, grabbed the main character, Bai Lang, and Xiao Yu to safety. We learned Xiao Yu is the Sutra that Buddha had entrusted to the Dragon King.
Art work is more akin to manga but it's all colored for some reason.
The objective is Bai Lang needs to return Sutra to Nirvana. His first step is to find Tang San Zhang.
Bai Land absorbed Shou (Shou transferred his life force to help him out - had a DBZ and JoJo vibe)
I noticed a lot of cursing which I assume it's the fan subbers. This is why I wanted to see official scans. Sometimes, fan scanlations are for some reason too crude in language. Oh well, too bad, this doesn't have an official release.
He runs into Asura after a battle with one of the Deva soldiers. Fortunately, the Asura tribesmen attacked and ate the Deva. The violence content in this series isn't grotesque. It's done off panel. The lord of Asura advises Bai Lang to head north and keep heading north.
gives me world building which is definitely needed. Though, it's one page about Asuras vs Devas. Reminds me of Chinese history where the plains people often fought the mountain people.
Grandpa of the earth didn't want to associate with Bai Lang but hesitantly tells him about humans such as them using money.
I don't like posting scans from fan subbers. I do like this scene, it shows his character. He's naive. A common aspect. After eating, he heads to a brothel based on the advice given by the local butcher.
The monk said he had finished his journey to the west. (is this series based on the Chinese tale or loosely based on like only using names just like Magi did)
A wolf Deva caught up to Bai Lang with the scent.
The monk did go back but after talking with the Sutra (pretty short scene) went back to save Bai Lang.
It has been a good read. I'm tempted to read more. Unlike the other series I sampled this one is good. We really build on the backstory of Tang San Zhang, a businessman who lost his wife and child to a dragon. He had become a monk to cope with the tragedy. Ironically, he crossed paths with the Deva who had turned the black dragon (whom killed his family) into a white horse. He rode that horse to the west.
Well, I didn't expect this since this series so far had low levels of fan service. I assume demons of the "dark side" crave human flesh and destruction. But copulation. The woman spread her legs in front of Bai Lang while sticking her tongue during her explanation.
Other than Magi, I had Inuyasha vibes especially from the witch hunt and how different demon species treat each other. The centipede demons were once humans.
Also, I seen and read a disturbing scene of a centipede woman trying to copulate with Bai Lang because she wants her son to have siblings.
The centipede woman was the only one living. Her husband and son were killed but revived. I assume that's why she copulating with other men instead of her husband.
That was a short arc for the pig but the joke fell flat on me in how things got resolved. I didn't expect a lot of sexual jokes given how little fan service we had.
I'm stopping my journey in this series. I gather enough intel.
I stopped around ch. 75. I realized why I couldn't drop the series. It's a shonen series in a sense because of the journey/quest that has an objective that forces you to explore different countries/kingdoms/areas.
I realized the sex jokes and certain scenes are pretty frequent. Other than that, this series I can recommend. It's not grotesque in bloodshed and gore. There's nothing dark either which is surprising given the artwork and how old these characters are. It's based in China and mythology where human and demons eat and rape each other. It's a clean series, no rape or torture.
I can recommend this to most people except for normal folks who just started out and are queasy to sexual stuff.