Seinen Feng Shen Ji by Zheng Jian He

Discussion in 'Manhua' started by thornofcarrion, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. thornofcarrion

    thornofcarrion The Original

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,713
    Likes Received:
    5,883
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Feng Shen Ji ​


    [​IMG]




    Demographics : Seinen

    Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Martial Arts

    Publishing Status : Ongoing

    Author : Zheng Jian He

    Artist : Tang Chi Fai

    Groups Scanlating : Easy Going Scans

    Mangaupdates



    About the Story


    The Great Shang dynasty has been in power for many years but the Gods' find fault with the new emperor. Instead of submit to their will at the expense of his people, the Emperor resolves to throw off the Gods' yolk and free humanity. However, not only the Gods but a rival, the young Zhou who submits to the Gods' will for his own purposes will face him!

    The fate of the dynasty, nay, the fate of all humanity will be determined by this great battle between the forces of Heaven and Earth!
     
  2. scav

    scav MH's Most Passionate Member

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    11,096
    Likes Received:
    8,302
    Country:
    The Wall
    heh, just started the chapter 1 and i gotta say the art is awesome.
     
    thornofcarrion likes this.
  3. benelori

    benelori The Hero MH Deserves

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,345
    Likes Received:
    10,864
    Country:
    Romania
    So I caught up to this and I have to say I was pretty engrossed...I absolutely adore the "hero escapes the prison where he matures" plot device, so of course I like this title a lot...the art is gorgeous and the cliffhanger of the last chapter:gwah...
     
    thornofcarrion likes this.
  4. kidopitz27

    kidopitz27 MH Senpai

    有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3,457
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Country:
    Philippines
    i think i know what they are trying on the mines saying that there is a man eating monster in the mines to stop people from going outside their caves at night so that they can use the ogre (the one he helped by giving medicine) to dig or help them dig large amount of rubble (he said that he don't want to stay in the mines for too long)
     
  5. thornofcarrion

    thornofcarrion The Original

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,713
    Likes Received:
    5,883
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Indeed and those who are supposed to be eaten or taken away from the beast, have already escaped through the tunnel. The chopped arm could be one of the guard's.
     
  6. benelori

    benelori The Hero MH Deserves

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,345
    Likes Received:
    10,864
    Country:
    Romania
    Why did he reveal himself? I just can't understand that last move:blink
     
  7. thornofcarrion

    thornofcarrion The Original

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,713
    Likes Received:
    5,883
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Looked like a desperation move. He wanted to save the children but he could have kept his silence. I doubt both the outcome of the battle between Li Jing and God would permit both of them to survive. So, if he has kept his silence, he could have more time. If Prince is able to stop the battle between the god and Li Jing, all the wrath will be directed towards Gou.
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  8. Zangetsugetsu

    Zangetsugetsu Registered User

    初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    12
    Country:
    United States
    It is quite unfortunate that the participation on this thread is so little. It would be great to get this manga it's own designated forum with the likes of the others at the top.

    I started reading this manga recently and also have come to enjoy it greatly. I have come to find that I look forward to this manga release over that of the manga which have their own designated forum at the top.
     
  9. benelori

    benelori The Hero MH Deserves

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,345
    Likes Received:
    10,864
    Country:
    Romania
    Yup the story is quite good...I've rarely read stories were gods and mortals were so outrightly combined and thrown into conflict...and the art is gorgeous...

    However it is manhua, which contributes to the lack of a fanbase, and thus lack of a designated section...
     
  10. Zangetsugetsu

    Zangetsugetsu Registered User

    初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    12
    Country:
    United States
    If Tower of God can get it's own section, Feng Shen Ji can eventually get it's own section... if only we could get more people to read it...
     
    benelori likes this.
  11. thornofcarrion

    thornofcarrion The Original

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,713
    Likes Received:
    5,883
    Country:
    Pakistan
    I am bit shocked at the pace of the series. Looking at the released chapters and events already occurred, its going all guns blazing. The recent chapter was good again.

    I was pretty certain Zi Yu cannot die off screen.
     
  12. Zangetsugetsu

    Zangetsugetsu Registered User

    初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    12
    Country:
    United States
    I thought this past chapter was great as well. It is unfortunate that Ah Gou underwent the loss he did a chapter or two back.
     
  13. benelori

    benelori The Hero MH Deserves

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,345
    Likes Received:
    10,864
    Country:
    Romania
    Wow, just wow...I have caught up again and I'm pretty much amazed by the developments...

    The defeat of grandpa was pretty gruesome and I like the face of this new villain...grandpa's daughter...cool chick...

    All these prisons for Gou seem to matter on an ideological level as well, not just as plot devices...to be under the chains of the gods and manage to persevere under them to finally conquer them is presented literally and figuratively as well...
     
    thornofcarrion likes this.
  14. ukimix

    ukimix Intl Translator

    有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,095
    Likes Received:
    2,462
    Country:
    Colombia
    Wow man, I love this comic. So great. The pace is excellent, the art, the plot, everything. I just read the whole thing in the last week. Pretty well suprised....
     
  15. benelori

    benelori The Hero MH Deserves

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    14,345
    Likes Received:
    10,864
    Country:
    Romania
    Oh nice:clap...pretty well timed too, with the end of this arc...I absolutely adore that Tian is not the current main villain...female villains are:hurr...especially this one...doesn't really subscribe to comicbook stereotype from what I've been reading
     
  16. ukimix

    ukimix Intl Translator

    有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,095
    Likes Received:
    2,462
    Country:
    Colombia
    Yes. The story of Shi Xing had a pretty nice twist turn when we knew he was a good king with noble feelings and actions toward his people. That also portrayed the Xin Yue as THE bitch among the bitches.

    Only things I didn't like it so much until now:

    - The art is just great. (I think I will postulate it for the best art category in the current manga awards, dont you think it has a chance?). But in the panels about the fights, in some moments I think the author focuses too much in drawing the bodies of the figthers much more that in their movement:

    [​IMG]

    So, sometimes, to me, beyond the perfect lines and the amazing colors, the art lacks of some fluidity...

    - I didn't like the plot development of Zi Dian. I feel it a bit farfetched, since his attempt of rape and his personality seems to be there only to construct a better relationship between Ah Gou and Ah Lan, and to project Ah Gou as a noble and brave warrior. Nothing more than that, and I don't think that line was necesary at all: Ah Lan and Ah Gou could have a good relationship since the beginning, and Zi Dian disproporcionate and violent behaviour wasn't necesary at all.

    - I also would like Shi Xing to have a better fate. He's just a really greta character. It would be a shame if that is all about him, and I hope for him that in the story there would be a world beyond dead from where he could have another chance or at least a moment of freedom of his evel curse.

    - Almost there is no humor in the story. I only remember one joke (Ah Gou saying that Xin Shi was a handsome kind).

    The rest, 95% of the comic, is just amazing. Pretty great comic and I'm really happy to have found it. Thanks for the thread, because that was the way i follow to find it :-)

    I found this interesting post about the historical background by starspawn08 from mangafox:

    I will read about it, since I didn't know about this background.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  17. Murim

    Murim Registered User

    下級員 / Kakyuuin / Jr. Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    58
    Country:
    Antarctica
  18. ukimix

    ukimix Intl Translator

    有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,095
    Likes Received:
    2,462
    Country:
    Colombia
  19. thornofcarrion

    thornofcarrion The Original

    伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,713
    Likes Received:
    5,883
    Country:
    Pakistan
    This series has become one of my recent favorites. The plot development is excellent. Wu Geng's growth is impressive. Rather than being all guilty about earlier assumption of Zi Yu's death, he didn't let it drown himself. Wu was willing to move forward.
     
  20. ukimix

    ukimix Intl Translator

    有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    3,095
    Likes Received:
    2,462
    Country:
    Colombia
    I don't know much about manhua. But I wonder if they won't have another great comics like this one. I enjoy the art so much. It's a gift to the eyes.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
Loading...