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 also known as Katsuya Terada’s The Monkey King, is a fantasy manga series, written and illustrated in full color by Katsuya Terada. Story[edit]. Based on the 16th-century, Chinese fantasy adventure classic, Journey To The West (also the inspiration for Dragon Ball!) Katsuya Terada’s.

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The strength of this book is by far the high quality of the illustrations. Over time, the story of the Tang mixed with pre-existent folktales of wildly sexual white apes and epic hero narratives.

Apr 27, Jonkey rated it really liked it. In the next frame, there is a close-up image analogous to Monkey’s outstretched tongue, but this time the demon’s tongue is making contact with Sanzo’s breast.

Awesome artwork, story is out of order due to the author believing anyone interested would already know the basics of the original story. But sex as salvation also has broader metaphysical and soteriological implications for Monkey. Customers who bought this item also bought.


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Terada may treat her differently because, unlike all of the other women in the comic, the Ox King’s wife is not a demon, monster, or religious character but a human. In her study of various manga versions of the Japanese Heian literary classic The Tale of GenjiMiyake demonstrates that the conventions of the aforementioned categories necessitate a focus on certain subject matter, thus shaping the narrative to fit the audiences’ expectations.

All kinds of tricky demons try to capture the monk, apparently for delicious human flesh. He cites several recent appropriations, of which Terada’s work, to be complete in English in three volumes, is the most considerable. That may sound adequate, but there are probably only 2 – 5 illustration boxes per page.

The next frame shows a close-up of the same scene. Amazing art meets chaotic storytelling, storytelling which does start katsya make sense some 70 or so pages in.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Third, I found it hard to read because, despite the beautiful art, the pictures did not always flow the smoothest. Knig three is yet another tale of vanquishing a demon. I estimate that to be a little over 11 pages per chapter. One person found this helpful. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 3 comments.


The full version of this story has books and some authors have considered this story on par with such classics as the Tao-Te-Ching.

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Honestly, the plot was so scattered and just not well explained that I’m not really sure what this book’s about. Additionally, Monkey’s form is represented more abstractly: But the legend has never been more brutal, more barbaric, more beautiful, than in Katsuya Terada”s The Monkey King Volume 2! Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In many of the other accounts, the female demons seek to take the power latent within the sperm through coitus, while the male fiends seek to absorb the energy by eating the monk.

You’ll notice I said “I think” it’s a prequel. Apr 14, Olivia Dunlap rated tefada liked it Shelves: I got this one for the art and I’m glad I did; the story itself is I don’t have the superlatives to do it justice.