[Manwha] Princess [1996]

Ah, Princess.

The manwha, Princess, is about women’s ordeals. That is the easiest way to describe how the series is. And it is something I will talk about personally at the end of this entry.

The first volume of this series was released in 1996. The last published volume was 31 released in 2008. It continued on as a webtoon later on. More on that later.

The story begins as we are told that Ramira is a small but prosperous nation. The nation is politically stable at the beginning of the comic. Within Ramira, we see the main cast.
There are about 8 main characters and numerous side characters. Given the scale of this manwha, the amount of characters is adequate.

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[Manga] Ii Hito [1993]

Ii Hito ( いい ひと ) means “a good person”. いい being “good”. ひと means a human being.
If you’ve watched anime, you have probably heard of both words frequently.

The protagonist is Kitano Yuji. He is a young man who has just arrived in Tokyo for work. He has a girlfriend in Daeko. Their relationship starts out as a long distance one in the beginning but they’ve been a couple for some years ever since their college days.

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[C Drama] Xiao Ao Jiang Hu [1967]

Before you go on, I warn thee: This is going to be long, very looooong. And this article is FULL of spoilers. You’ve been warned.

Known as Xiao Ao Jiang Hu (Chinese). In Korean, it is called, 소오강호 (So-o-kang-ho), is an ancient Hong Kong novel that was serialized between 1967 to 1969 in newspaper.
In English, it’s known as The Smiling, Proud Wanderer.

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[Manga] Ozanari Dungeon [1989]

Ozanari Dungeon is what I’d call a typical fantasy adventure series. This was released in 1989 which is more than 30 years ago although I must point out that it ran from 1989 to 1996.

Typically, in a fantasy adventure, there is always one thing: The MC has hidden powers of some sort.

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[Manga] Kaji Ryuusuke no Gi [1992]

Kaji Ryuusuke no Gi is one of a kind. You are unlikely to see anything even remotely similar in the future because such an era has now passed.

Released in 1992, this was released when the manga industry was truly wild west.

This manga takes on politics from inside rather than outside. This itself is very rare as most manga view politics from outsider’s view which is almost always seen as corrupt and, thus, bad.

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[Manwha] Love at first sight season 2 [2008]

This is a review of Love at first sight season 2. I haven’t read this manwha since I finished its scanlation. Therefore, I had to re-read it. I had even forgotten why I started to dislike this series so much near the end.

After reading it again though, I see why.

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[Manwha] Anuki [2002]

Anuki sets its place in a fictional war ridden era. Given technologies displayed in the manwha, I take it’s somewhere around 1930, basically World War I era.

Released in 2002, this was another manwha that drew my attention in early 2000 along with Yureka. I’ve fully scanlated this. However, due to translation quality, I’ve pulled the link.

A warning though; this review is spoiler heavy.

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