Since I was young, I love to read funny English comic books. I guess there is where I got my sense of humour, lol. Therefore I pay close attention to any novels that have or will have manhua adaptations. Unfortunately, I can’t read Chinese and also cannot use google translate to read to me. Thus, all I can do is look and enjoy the drawings. However, I don’t have much artistic gene in me so my taste in art as well as my comments will be questionable.
Recently, there seems to be a trend to adapt novels into manhua. I feel really excited to see my favourite novels with pictures. For those who can read Chinese and like manhua, you can take a more detailed look here. I’ve only heard of some of the novels and I think all of them are ultra long. I will cover those not on that website as well as those books posted in the bar. I have also included the links to them (the one in brackets are manhua raw links) so if you need further info or possibly translated links, check out the book bar. If I didn’t include a link for English translation, it means there is none. Do bear in mind, not everything in Chinese has been translated into English. Feel free to share your view or leave a comment for those I have left out.
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.
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.
(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.
Feng Ling Tian Xia (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.
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.
(Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan) 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.
Book 1 of the manhua had been released. The drawings are rather good and with color as well.
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.
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. I personally feel Tang Qi’s Three Lives Three Worlds novels will look even better if they get adapted into manhua.
(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.
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.
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.
Pharaoh’s Concubine (The Song of the 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 😛
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.
An all time favorite novel in the English speaking world. The drawings look impressive.
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.
This novel is rather similar to Hua Qian Gu so in comparison, I find this too kiddy.
There are too many Phoenix novels around so I tend to mix them up. This looks good.
Not surprising that there is a manhua for this popular novel. Very cartoonish.
This is a very famous adventure and mystery novel. Only 5 volumes have been released which is a lot already. I plan to read the novel, plus look at the manhua when I am having a long holidays. I am not sure if there is any English translated manhua as this book has an official English translated version.
I don’t like the storyline of this novel but I did take a look at the manhua. It is rather beautiful, kind of like the Japanese manga with pretty girls and handsome guys. The manhua is finished so you won’t be left at the edge of the cliff.
This is another completed manhua by the same author as Summer of Bubbles. I think she might have a few more based on her novels such as Afternoon Lavendar, etc. Since, I don’t like her novels which come across as one-dimensional and weird, I will leave them to those who like her style.
Nearly all of Ming Xiao Xi’s novels have manhua.
I am sure most of you have heard of this book since the movies have been released which will be followed with a drama. The manhua is quite nice but not coloured. Because Guo Jing Ming is a very enterprising author, you will never be able to find all the manhua online, so you need to buy them.
This is a little-known novel but the manhua is rather cute, just like the book. I like it being so colourful but the drawings are not as refined as the ancient manhua. I feel it is suitable for the young ones especially those in college. Chapter 19 is the latest chapter which has been released and the manhua has not been updated for some time.
Part 1 of the manhua has just been released but unfortunately I can’t find a clearer copy in baidu:( Nonetheless they are still very nicely and cutely drawn so do take a look. Feng Teng is so handsome and Shan Shan is so adorable. They look just like how I imagine them. I am trying to buy an original copy so that I can scan, translate and post them so wish me luck.
Not surprising to find a manhua for Wei Wei since it is such a popular novel & drama. The drawing is pretty good but Bong doesn’t like it because Da Shen is modeled after Jing Bo Ran, not Yang Yang 😛
Very cute and adorable manhua with color. Most of the youth novels have manhua.