Based on the 16th-century, Chinese fantasy adventure classic, Journey To The West (also the inspiration for Dragon Ball!) Katsuya Terada’s. 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 has 55 ratings and 7 reviews. Lanzz said: Seperti buku pertama, hanya lukisannya sahaja yang detail dan cantik. Jalan ceritanya sangat be.

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Mar 05, Yblees rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Monkey King 2 books. Although no sex is openly presented, there are instances of woman being fondled against their will.

What we have are a series of non chronological scenes from “journey to the west” reimagined in graphic form with lashings of sex, gore and kink thrown in. All kinds of tricky demons try to capture the monk, apparently for delicious human flesh. Katsuy jalan cerita sangat kelam kabut dan mengelirukan In this recreation of the ancient narrative, the author intimately links this transgressive sexuality with the ability of the pilgrim-protagonists to achieve redemption for past misdeeds through immediate katshya from a variety of fierce, demonic, and gruesome enemies.

Arman rated it really liked it Jun 12, Prior to becoming a pilgrim through conversion, Monkey does not engage any females in a sexual way: Jason rated it really liked it Katshya 16, Open Preview See a Problem? But the legend has never been more brutal, more barbaric, more beautiful, than in Katsuya Terada”s The Monkey King Volume 2! Dragon Girl and Monkey King: Duan Fitzell rated it it was amazing Sep 27, In other words, the world of the original is not all bunnies and butterflies.


In the Journeya warrior monkey or ape, a bound and gagged Buddhist nun, a pig, and the severed head of a cannibal relentlessly press mobkey to India, beset at every turn by demons the monkey invariably defeats.

Volume 2 has more of a plot oatsuya goes off on some pretty weird tangentsbut volume 1 is like a collection of random bible stories. The second cause for my usage of “transgressive” is the role of sex within the narrative as it relates to Buddhist monastics.

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An absolute must have for any graphic novel fans. Chapter eight opens with Monkey locked in a pillory, with nails driven through his eyes and arms. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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This chapter depicts Monkey’s birth from the cosmic stone egg, long before his conversion to Buddhism. In the following frame, Monkey slips the gag out of Sanzo’s mouth, which is open and dripping with saliva.

Often times, the letter “i” in these sections looks like a comma. Apr 14, Olivia Dunlap rated it liked it Shelves: They are bound, gagged, and killed at will.

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A few chapters are crammed full of dialogue balloons consisting of more than two sentences, while the majority only uses short, glottal single-word sentences or just sound effects like “bang” or “thud”. Roy February 23rd, at 7: Too raunchy and scrambled for me. Next, Terada again shows Monkey saving the pilgrims, but this time through the power of transgressive sexual acts with the nun and Pig—to which I will return.


The Best Books of Weird, and nigh incomprehensible if you don’t already know the story it’s based on. David Brooke rated it really liked it Mar 17, You’ll notice I said “I think” it’s a prequel.

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Since I love mysteries anyway, I rolled with it and thoroughly enjoyed this sumptuously illustrated epic. It is drawn as though light is being emitted in and around the frame, overexposing the act.

It’s a welcome addition to what continues to be a living myth. Ka Ch rated it teradx was amazing Jul 06, This essay is the intellectual property of the author and cannot be printed or distributed without the author’s express written permission other than excerpts for purposes consistent with Fair Use.

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In this chapter, Sanzo is not saved entirely of her own volition: