Seinen Song of the Long March by Xia Da

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Song of the Long March by Xia Da​




Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Gender Bender / Historical / Seinen / Tragedy

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Extract of the review written by Inzaratha from MiAnymeListIf you are searching for your next favorite try Song of the Long March, it is an intelligent tale of revenge and survival after a political coup set in historical China.

Song of the Long March ( aka Chouka kou) is Not your average manga or rather manhua.

Li Change is the daughter of the emperor and is raised in a way to cultivate her intelligence rather than her beauty. When her family is assassinated in a political coup by another family member, she escapes and disappears while allowing her death to be faked so that she can plan revenge. This is a gender bender and she lives as a boy. This is the story of Change's journey.

The art is first rate. The female mc is very smart and strong but she is real and not superhuman, she sometimes fails. That also leads to another great thing about this story, a great plot with a story that you really are excited to read the next chapter, a plot done with realism where you don't know exactly what will happen next. The characters do not fall into stereotypes of either reverse harems or buxom chicks, they have good and bad sides to them and personalities. There are no purely evil or good characters in this but multifaceted human beings.


I only have read the first 2 chapters and I wanted to open the thread here :super. Nice art, nice plot, really nice characters (by casualty I was looking for a story about a strong woman, so I got lucky). I see it's also historical story.

Does someone know of some references for this story? In what ancient story the author inspired to write this one?
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_Dynasty

Key characters:

Imperial Courts -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Taizong_of_Tang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Jiancheng
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fang_Xuanling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Ruhui
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuchi_Jingde
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wei_Zheng

Rest -
Not sure on historical accuracy.

MC seems to be a historical character, however none of her deeds was ever recorded other than the name.

---------- Post added December 07, 2013 at 12:09 AM ---------- Previous post was December 06, 2013 at 01:53 AM ----------

Chapter 28 out

http://egscans.com/song-of-the-long-march-028/

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chapter 29 part I up at egs

---------- Post added January 02, 2014 at 10:57 AM ---------- Previous post was December 16, 2013 at 09:51 PM ----------

Chapter 29 part II up

PS: ukimix, if u make a discussion thread, u actually need to discuss or something.

---------- Post added January 19, 2014 at 02:45 PM ---------- Previous post was January 02, 2014 at 10:57 AM ----------

Chapter 30 part I up

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Chapter 30 part II up
 
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*Spoiler*

Being a historical piece and all, the current arc is making a run towards an historical event that leads to the destruction of the Eastern Turkic Khaganate.

Historically, Tang under the leadership of Li Shi Min, allied with many of the Turkish subjugates, like Uyghur, Khitan and other neighbours of the Turks. and wiped out the Eastern Turkish Kharganate.

Tang also promoted many former turkish generals and gave them titles. including marriages.

So far the author has been dropping hints of what is to come for those who knew the history the story is based on.

#1, Li Jin offering a position in the Tang's Army to Ashina Sun.
#2, Chang Ge heading to Uyghur and stopping on the way in Xue Yan Tuo to perhaps turn it against the Turks.
#3, Ashina going to Khitan etc.

So while the story is quite peaceful at the moment, it will inevitably leads to an all out war against the turks. well. given the speed of the chapters, somewhere in 2 years :DDD
 

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Synopsis :

Shortly after astrology predicts destruction to befall the Tang Dynasty, a coup d'état led by the crown prince Li's very own brother kills him and his wife and sons. Li's daughter, princess Yongning, manages to escape, but is soon declared dead alongside her family. Full of wrath, the princess swears to avenge them as she takes on the identity of a young man, Li Chang Ge, and moves to the Shou province to advance her goals.
Li Chang Ge uses her wits to gain the trust of the Shou emperor and swiftly climbs the military ranks as a brilliant strategist. Captivatingly drawn, Song of the Long March portrays the feisty girl's adolescent journey toward countless unknown adventures, faithful comradeship, as well as formidable enmity awaiting her along the way.
[source: MAL]


Title: Chang Ge Xing ~ Song of the Long March
Original Chinese Title: 长歌行 
Source: http://www.u17.com/comic/14325.html
Artist: Xia Da (夏达)
u17 profile of artist: http://i.u17.com/108005/



 
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This was pretty good from what I remember. Is it still on hiatus?
 

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This was pretty good from what I remember. Is it still on hiatus?
Oh you read this ? didnt know ! :wtf yeah still on hiatus as far as i know, seems hiatuses are a syndrom only author of the greatest stuff have :arf
Have you read all teh chapters out ? im still catching up and enjoying this a lot !
 

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Oh you read this ? didnt know ! :wtf yeah still on hiatus as far as i know, seems hiatuses are a syndrom only author of the greatest stuff have :arf
Yea awhile back, I enjoyed it and like other Manhua's I really enjoyed the artsyle.

Sad Togashi and Miura noises..... :emocat
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Have you read all teh chapters out ? im still catching up and enjoying this a lot !
Nah I dropped it for some reason I can't remember. Would you recommend me picking it up again?
 
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