Manga Monday

Alison Can Read has started doing a Manga Mondays Meme and well I think it's a fun idea. I've been reading manga for what seems like centuries but really only the past hmm 17 years. Wow that long already. I started reading it in middle school and would buy bootleg and fansub vhs tapes, yes vhs tapes, of things like Sailor Moon. Which at that time was still airing new episodes in Japan. The good old days. Why do I love manga, well it's basically YA/Romance books in cartoon form. I think that's why you see a lot of YA books being made into manga. Like for example Twilight and Clockwork Angel. The fun part of manga is that more often then not you can find a drama adaptation of it and of course the Anime version. 

My Manwha Feature;

Goong by So Hee Park
Volumes: 27 (complete)
American Publisher: Yen Press (currently at Volume 12)

"Monarchy ended long ago in Korea, but there are still other countries with Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. What if Korea had continued monarchism? What if all the beautiful palaces which are now only historical relics were actually filled with people? What if the glamorous royal family still maintained the palace customs? Welcome to a world where Korea still has the royal family living their lives! But for Che-Kyung, a high-school girl, this is a tragedy, since she has to marry the prince who turns out to be a total jerk!"

Love, Loss, Love Triangles, Love squares and of course political intrigue. This series has all that. I love this series although I'm very behind on it. Well let's say I'm ahead as far as the American published version goes but behind as for as the series as a whole. There are actually two Korean dramas based off this series as well. The first was created and ended before the manwha itself ended and then the second was a spin-off.

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About Jen S

I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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1 comments:

  1. Wow, this is new to me. It sounds great. I'd like to try Korean manwha. And I love royalty :-)

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