Ancient Manhua Adapted from Novels
There are too many Phoenix novels around so I tend to mix them up. This looks good.
A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated by Feng Nong
This is a firm favourite with many visitors to the book bar, be it the novel or the manhua. I didn’t read the book but I did check out the manhua which is very well-drawn. This may be one of the reason why this book is so popular. It will be even better if they are all coloured. Sadly, I read that after Volume 2, it will not be continued because the publisher has gone out of business. Hopefully, another publisher will take over and continue such good work.
A Tale of Two Phoenixes by Tiān Yī You Fēng
Book 1 of the manhua had been released. The drawings are rather good and with color as well.
Blood X Blood by Yao Zhou
This novel is very popular but I’ve not read it as I am afraid of blood, lol. For those who like Twilight, vampire or dracula, this manhua should be your cup of tea.
Chong Zi by Shu Ke
This novel is rather similar to Hua Qian Gu so in comparison, I find this too kiddy.
Descent of the Phoenix : 13 Years Old Princess Consort by Yī Shì Fēng Liú
After I read the synopsis, I feel like this is my kind of book. But Lidge told me the book is addictive and has about 1,800 chapters. I am allergic to long novels:( The manhua is quite good-looking and colourful but a bit cartoonish. If you plan to follow this manhua, you’ve a long road ahead of you as only 7 chapters have been released.
Doomed to be Cannon Fodder by Xiao Xiao Ye Yu
The drawings are okay only.
Eastern Palace by Fei Wo Si Cun
Of course, the infamous step-mother of C-novel will have at least one of her novel adapted into manhua. This has recently been published in August in a magazine called ” 天漫·赤风” so it is not a manhua booklet. The drawings are pretty good but kind of childish and most of them have no color. I like the one with colors, haha.
Empresses in the Palace by Liú Liàn Zǐ
The manhua is very pretty and colouful, a lot more professional looking than Bu Bu Jing Xin manhua. I read that it has even won an award in China. It is published monthly as part of a magazine called ‘Psyche’. I can’t find a nicely scanned copy of it online so you’ve to make do with the one in baidu and search for the remainder there. Instead, I found a very adorable copy of the Q version of the manhua which is incomplete and on hiatus. The 2 set of manhua are available for sale in Chinese.
Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost by Dian Xian
An all time favorite novel in the English speaking world. The drawings look impressive.
Hua Qian Gu by Fresh Guo Guo
The preliminary pictures released look quite good. It will look even better if the final product has colour. The author Fresh Guo Guo approves of this and the publisher said they’ll strife hard to bring the best Xian xia manhua to us.
Ice Fantasy by Guo Jing Ming
This is really ugly, not my cup of tea 😦
Journey to Seek Past Reincarnations by Vivibear
The drawings look pretty good and nice but unfortunately I don’t like the novel as it is kind of weird with so many foreign characters.
Knight Fantastic Night by Vivibear
Why so many of Vivibear’s novels have manhua? Indeed the drawings look very good with color but I don’t like her novels.
Martial Universe by Tian Can Tu Dou
The male lead looks to kiddy, nothing like Yang Yang 🙂
Mirror: Twin Cities by Cang Yue
Cang Yue is a rather popular novelist who specialises in writing wuxia novel with a touch of fantasy. I’ve never read any of her book but Sherry, our loyal reader is a fan. I took a peek at the manhua which I feel is very well-drawn. I think it was drawn by the same person who drew Grave Robbery Note. There is no online version so you’ve to buy the book.
Pharaoh’s Concubine/ Song of Sand and Sea by You Shi
This is a rather old and long novel which is being illustrated with a pretty looking manhua. However the male lead is an Egypt prince so too foreign for my Chinese taste 😛
Poison Genius Consort by Jie Mo
I don’t have the patient to read such a long novel but I find the drawings too childish.
Princess Wei Young by Qin Jian
I don’t really like the drawings. The guys look kind of dull, not refined looking.
Queen of No.11 Agent by Xiao Xiang Dong Er
Wah, nearly every popular drama also got manhua.
Smile to Overturn Three Kingdoms by Meng San Sheng
Due to xiaoyuer’s strong dislike for this book, I didn’t bother to check it out or post it on the book bar which have a few of Meng San Sheng’s other novels. Is Cao Cao the leading male? I find the male lead in the manhua very attractive. The manhua looks very nice, something like Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang. I think this manhua is also part of a magazine and has been on hiatus for a while. The last update is chapter 22.
Song in the Clouds by Tong Hua
Another Tong Hua’s novel with manhua. This one looks better than Bu Bu Jing Xin but I still find it too cartoonish for such a tragic novel.
Song in the Peach Blossoms by Mi Bao
Nowadays so many ancient novels are being adapted as drama as well as manhua. This one looks pretty good with color. The girl is cute but the guy looks kind of flat, not much expression. The novel is okay since I can still remember the plot after so many years.
Step by Startling Step by Tong Hua
Don’t get misled by the cute pictures above. It is not part of the manhua but it is the Q drawings, I found online. I used it because I don’t like the manhua. I don’t think they look good at all. I can find cuter and better ones drawn by fans online. The only nice thing I’ll write is they are nicely colored. If you don’t believe my taste, check out for yourself. So far, 2 chapters have been released.
The Golden Hairpin by Ce Ce Qing Han
The novel is pretty good and the manhua also looks pretty good.
The Ravishing of the Crown Prince by Feng Nong
This is a ‘boy love (BL)’ novel which is not my cup of tea. I am mentioning it because it has the same author as Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang. I did take a peep at the manhua, a bit too graphic for my prudish nature, haha…Yah, I don’t read Japanese manga so I got quite a shock. I think only Vol 1 or 2 have been released. If you need more information, you can ask sookybabi.
Not surprising that there is a manhua for this popular novel. Very cartoonish.
Not bad looking, but could be better.