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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The boundaries of normative action are blurred most clearly in the portrayal of sexuality within The Monkey King.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Terada presents one violent encounter per chapter, and transitions be damned. It was good that I did because I don’t think I would have liked it as much.

Paperbackpages. Following this injunction, Terada breaks from a close-up of a concerned Pig within a small frame to a sidelong gaze of a contemplative Monkey.

View all 3 comments. A holy monk is given the task of traveling to the source Indiato obtain a “pure” copy of scripture. Jan 22, Martyn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: However, the sexual activities of Monkey and Sanzo function within the narrative as methods of salvation rather than obstacles to spiritual attainment.


Fantasy Fantasy Books Graphic Novels: Duan Fitzell rated it it was amazing Sep 27, monkfy All content is c ImageTexT – unless otherwise noted.

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Its like, twice the price of normal manga, but then, it is full colour and the jaw-dropping artwork is gorgeously grotesque throughout. In Terada’s narrative, the female characters are nothing if not passive sexual objects within the action of the manga.

As the graphic novel unfolds, the scenes are shown in gruesome detail that inundates the reader into a grotesque sado-voyeuristic experience. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. In the two next images, we find Sanzo bent over as Monkey continues to squeeze her breasts and Pig watches. Terada also explicitly constructs duality in the figure of the monk, who upon meeting Monkey is transformed into the hypersexualized sadomasochist nun Sanzo Figure 1.

However, Katsuya may elaborate on this later. He does so first in a very literal sense by using the sounds of their screams to obtain release from captivity within the cauldron.

David Brooke rated it really liked it Mar 17, Regardless, I still don’t regret my purchase, if only for the fantastic visual style. The artwork is amazing, as expected, but unless someone knows the tale beforehand, there are thing nigh on impossible to understand in the narrative. Not a perfect manga by any means, but certainly an artful one worth reading for its beauty alone. Mar 05, Yblees rated it it was amazing Shelves: Along the way, Monkey vanquishes innumerable demons in order to redeem himself of the demerit incurred by his previous rampages on earth and the great mischief he once inflicted on Heaven.


Thus, any act of sexual congress in which they are engaged would not only be considered transgressive but an impediment to their journey. Jalan ceritanya sangat berterabur dan mengelirukan Kekuatan komik ini adalah pada lukisannya yang detail dan cantik.

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It’s jarring the first time it happens, and it’s actually very difficult to come to the realization that he, the main character, is in the past. Although no sex is openly presented, terda are instances of woman being fondled against their will.

Though the entire narrative is replete with sexually vivid kihg, sexual acts serve as a tool through which Monkey and Sanzo overcome evil demons and achieve their ultimate goal in service to the Buddha.

All of it is in color, all of it is atmospheric, and all of it is easily distinguishable.

The Journey to the West is a fantasy well-established in Asia and a lot of what happens in this manga is never explained. Trivia About The Monkey King: On the next page, the Ox King demon breathes fire onto Monkey, setting him ablaze.