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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The Monkey King: Volume 2 by Katsuya Terada

Based on the 16th century Chinese fantasy adventure classic, Journey to the West also the inspiration for Dragon Ball! 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: Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about The Monkey Kingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 29, Steve Cooper rated it it was amazing. This version terxda with the best. Sexed-up kijg ultra-violent, Terada’s dark interpretation contrasts well with the hilarity of Chinese Odyssey and the whimsy of Monkey Magic.

It’s a welcome addition to what continues to be a living myth. In fact, these stories feel like a logical extension of their more innocent predecessors into a world that is at the same time more emotionally relevant and wildly exotic. Terada has taken the familiar building blocks of the story; transported them to a dangerous, seedy neighbourhood; and used them to construct a seductive piece of architecture. There’s an opium den in the basement where they play Monkfy Harry movies on a big-screen TV, but there’s also a chapel in there somewhere.

Unfortunately, the congregation seems to be broke and is forced to perform degrading acts in order to pay the rent: Kihg 18, Lanzz rated it it was ok Shelves: Kekuatan komik ini adalah pada lukisannya yang detail dan cantik. Tapi jalan cerita sangat kelam kabut dan mengelirukan Apr 14, Olivia Dunlap rated it liked it Shelves: First of all, the art in Katsuya Terada’s The Monkey King is the reason that I pursued the graphic novel in the first place, and in that respect, it did not disappoint.

The lusty, gruesome depictions of the Monkey King’s adventures was definitely a spectacle that is worth seeing. But from a literary perspective, the novel left much to be wanted. Terada attempts to truncate a multitude of the King’s adventures into five to ten pages each, with little explanation for the transitions and context be First of all, the art in Katsuya Terada’s The Monkey King is the reason that I pursued the graphic novel in the first place, and in monkeey respect, it did not disappoint.

Terada attempts to truncate a multitude of the King’s adventures into five to ten pages each, with little explanation for the transitions and context between. As such, the story felt really convoluded and messy. I felt like each individual chapter of the novel had enough content to have filled out an entire novel on its own, and a lot of potential storyelling was simply lost.

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I mean, come on; if Journey to the West was an epic of over two thousand pages, a graphic novel trying to represent it should feel a little bit more substantial. At times, I felt like something was simply lost in translation, but of that I can’t be sure.

The Monkey King: Volume 2

Regardless, I still don’t regret my purchase, if only for the fantastic visual style. Monket still have to read the afterword and other information offered at the end of the novel, but I would recommend it to those whose stomachs don’t get upset easily. Nov 18, Holly Letson rated it did not like it Shelves: The art is amazing, but the story is quite lacking in my opinion.

I would not recommend this particular version of the story to anyone. Sep 09, M. Started this, and in all honesty I could not finish it. Too raunchy and scrambled for me.

I found the plot slightly confusing, or at least not gripping. The artwork is amazing, I do love the style I don’t recommend it though as a favorite The artwork is amazing, as expected, but unless someone knows the tale beforehand, there are things nigh on impossible to understand in the narrative. Mar 05, Yblees rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading through the many comments about how katuya this story is, I wanted to try to clarify what the mangaka has done here.

The early chapters particularly, seem to have been done as one-shots, with something maybe approximating a back story or plot only appearing in the second half of the book. Volume 2 has more of a plot and goes off on some pre Kaatsuya through the many comments about how “scrambled” this story is, I wanted kinh try to clarify what the mangaka has done here. Volume 2 has more of a plot and goes off on some pretty weird tangentsbut volume 1 is like a collection of random bible stories. The original JTTW is full of political?

Buddhism in China has splintered into numerous sects because the original teachings have become corrupted. A holy monk terzda given the task of traveling to the source Indiato obtain a “pure” mokey of scripture. He has katsjya travel through demon infested badlands so Buddha gives him a pig-demon, a sand-demon and the Monkey King kafsuya of the heavens as bodyguards.

Monkey gets a reduction in his prison sentence and a band around his head that causes excruciating pain, which the monk can control.

All kinds of tricky demons try to capture the monk, apparently for delicious human flesh. You can see how this story can get kinky and sensational really fast! Katsuya Terada’s retelling of the story subversively pits the Monkey King, as an agent of Anarchy, against the Buddha’s embodiment of Law and Order. So Monkey and Buddha are enemies. The monk is some kind of vessel for a power that is outside the control of Law and Order so possibly also Buddha’s enemy. Mar 01, Helmut rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wird er meist als charismatisch, witzig und clever beschrieben, tauchen hier seine kinf Seiten auf: Eine Orgie von Lust und Gewalt.

Gelungen und schon sehr barock sind die Charakterisierungen der Kumpane: Feb 17, Leila Anani rated it really liked it Shelves: This graphic novel is one of those that has a marmite effect. If you pick it up simply as a graphic novel with no knowledge of its source material you’ll be confused and possibly offended. If however, you know the legend of Katsuga well and have an open mind you’ll see the genius in what this has done.

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What we have are a series of non chronological scenes from “journey to the west” reimagined in graphic form with lashings of sex, gore and kink thrown in.

We have bondage nuns, nude babes turning i This graphic novel is one of those that has a marmite effect. We have bondage nuns, nude babes turning into demon insects, head munching, tentacles, wombs and a depiction of Buddha that would make many Buddhists weep.

It’s irreverent, its freaky weird and yet its also deeply philosophical and true to its source material. It reminded me a lot of the katsuay serialized in Heavy Metal magazine.

Fans with an terara mind who like things like Bizarro fiction are not going to want to miss this, but it certainly does deserve its parental advisory sticker. It doesn’t make katshya whole lot of sense and is very disjointed, but the artwork is stunning!

Jan 22, Martyn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Definitely not the Masaaki Sakai version from my youth! Amazing art nonkey chaotic storytelling, storytelling which does start to make sense some 70 or so pages katsjya. I am familiar with both Wu Cheng’en’s classic Chinese work “Journey to the West” and with the stories of Buddhism in general but I have to admit I was lost for the first half of this; the odd page coalesced and made me think “ah, here we go” only for the story to zoom away from me again.

The art however spurred me on, it’s amazing and Definitely not the Masaaki Sakai version from my youth! The art however herada me on, it’s amazing and reminded me of the sort of stuff Clive Barker could produce before his work was neutered by spirituality. A good job too because the story does come together by the end and left me excited for volume 2. I sympathize if you are coming to this cold and wondering what the hell is going on; maybe read up on the sources and give it another go – it is, after all, a very quick read and is worth the effort.

Oct 02, Aktsuya Valera rated it liked it. I picked this up mostly because of how amazing it looks. I think it’s a prequel of sorts to “Journey To The West,” albeit katshya graphic and violent.

Which is great, in my mind. You’ll notice I said “I think” it’s a prequel. Honestly, the plot was so scattered and just not well mobkey that I’m not really sure what this book’s about. Most scenes are just amazing eye candy, regardless of whether or not they make sense. All that being said, it’s a sexy bunch of art and great Be-a-u-ti-ful artwork. All that being said, it’s a sexy bunch of art and great writing, marred by an incomprehensible plot though it is, it merits a read on good looks alone.

Apr 27, Fizzy rated it really liked it. Monky really liked it in other words. Its like, twice the price of normal manga, but then, it is full colour and the jaw-dropping artwork is gorgeously grotesque throughout. Sep 22, Joshua rated it really liked it. The artwork is monkry good but the storylines are fairly confusing to me.