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Chinese Novels Adaptation Manhua (Comic – 小说漫画)



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.

Ancient Manhua


A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated  (Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang) by Feng Nong

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.


The Ravishing of the Crown Prince  (Feng Yu Jiu Tian) by Feng Nong

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.


Scarlet Heart  (Bu Bu Jing Xin) by Tong Hua

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.


Feng Qiu Huang  (Fèng Qiú Huáng) by Tiān Yī Yǒu Fēng

Book 1 of the manhua had been released. The drawings are rather good and with color as well.


Eastern Palace  (Dong Gong) by Fei Wo Si Cun

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.


Xian Xia Qi Yuan Zhi Hua Qian Gu  (Hua Qian Gu) [English] by Fresh Guo Guo

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.


Journey to Seek Past Reincarnations (Xun Zhǎo Qián Shì Zhī Lǚ) by Vivibear

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.

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(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.


Mirror: Twin Cities (Mirror: Twin Cities) by Cang Yue

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) [English] 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 😛


Song in the Peach Blossoms (Ge Jin Tao Hua) by Mi Bao

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.

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Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost (香蜜沉沉漫画) by Dian Xian

An all time favorite novel in the English speaking world. The drawings look impressive.

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Song in the Clouds (云中歌) by Tong Hua

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.


Chong Zi (重紫漫画) by Shu Ke

This novel is rather similar to Hua Qian Gu so in comparison, I find this too kiddy.


Phoenix Against the Firmament (Phoenix Against the World) [English] by Lu Fei

There are too many Phoenix novels around so I tend to mix them up. This looks good.


Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (三生三世,十里桃花) [English] by Tang Qi

Not surprising that there is a manhua for this popular novel. Very cartoonish.


Queen of No.11 Agent (特工皇妃楚乔传) [English] by Xiao Xiang Dong Er

Wah, nearly every popular drama also got manhua.

The Golden Hairpin (簪中录) by Ce Ce Qing Han

The novel is pretty good and the manhua also looks pretty good.

Modern Manhua


Grave Robbers’ Chronicles  (Grave Robbery Note) by Kennedy Xu Lei

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.


Summer of Bubbles  (Show Princess) by Ming Xiao Xi

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.


An Angel Will Stand in For me To Love You (There Will be an Angel to Love You Instead of Me) by Ming Xiao Xi

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.


The Whirlwind Girl (旋风百草) by Ming Xiao Xi

Nearly all of Ming Xiao Xi’s novels have manhua.









Tiny Times  (Xiǎo Shí Dài) by Guo Jing Ming

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.


Fleeting Midsummer  (N University’s Weak Student) by Pò Nǎo Dai

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.


Come and Eat, Shan Shan (Shan Shan Lai Chi One) (Vietnamese Version) by Gu Man

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.

Just One Smile is Very Alluring (Love O2O) [English] by Gu Man

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 😛


With You (Best of Us) by Ba Yue Chang An

Very cute and adorable manhua with color. Most of the youth novels have manhua.


When He Comes, Close Your Eyes (他来了,请闭眼) by Ding Mo

Don’t think he looks like Wallace Huo.

Memory Lost (美人为馅) [English] by Ding Mo

Wah, another Ding Mo’s novel has manhua.

Bringing the Nation’s Husband Home (国民老公带回家)[English] by Ye Fei Ye

The drawings are quite nice and there is even an anime version.

Vengeful Girl With Her CEO (先婚後寵:總裁大人小嬌妻) by Mei Jiao

The anime with English subs which I think is derived from the manhua is pretty good looking.

Trapped With the CEO (天價寵妻: 總裁夫人休想逃 ) by Bai Cha

Wah, so many dog blood President/CEO novels have manhua. When I’ve time I’ll include most of them here. I don’t like the male lead’s hair color but I think it was changed later as per the anime.


23 thoughts on “Chinese Novels Adaptation Manhua (Comic – 小说漫画)

  1. Woot comics! 😀

    The art is pretty awesome in the ones you listed here, but I’m not a big fan of the character design of the Hua Qian Gu comic cuz it’s just so not the same as the book descriptions. The faces are way too pointy. I can deal with Hua Qian Gu cuz she’s cute (face is still too pointy), but OMG WHAT DID THEY DO TO BAI ZIHUA??? He looks NOTHING like the novel descriptions and doesn’t show any of Bai Zihua’s character… O_O

    Actually the art that you showed of the Hua Qian Gu characters back in your HQG review/summary post is WAY better than the art of the comic and fits the novel much better…

    • Only the preliminary draft has been released on HQG so I didn’t pay any attention to BZH. I don’t want to comment yet till I see the final product. I think I only notice Tang Bao & she is very cute, lol.

      Thank you for noticing I’ve carefully selected those pics. Most of the pics on my blog have been selected with upmost care as I like to look at pretty stuff, haha…

  2. for Eastern Palace (Dong Gong) by Fei Wo Si Cun , maybe you can check the link :

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  4. Wow I’m a fan of manga and most of the listed ones above are drawn so well *___* Maybe I’ll read them, just because of the beautiful pictures xD

    I’ve never read any novel of Fei Wo Si Cun since she is famous for her sad endings. I have to admit that I only read books with happy ending. The only exceptions are (good) short stories ;))

    Come and Eat, Shan Shan looks so cute! Particularly the boss ❤ Will you please make an announcement when the manhua is released? It's a pity that manhua are not as popular as manga yet :(( Somehow there are not many manhua being translated in English.

    • I thought you can’t read Chinese? I can’t read those manhua:(

      I also don’t like FWSC. Not only for the sad ending but I also don’t like her style but Eastern Palace is an exception.

      Don’t worry, my blog has everything on Shan Shan lol. Phong & I are also eagerly waiting for the release of the manhua which is scheduled in March 2014.

      • Although I can’t read Chinese but I can “read” the pictures =))))))))))) Sometimes I “read” raws of manga just because of the art style ;D

        I’m looking forward to Shan Shan the manhua 🙂

  5. Hello! where can I find the manhua for Eastern Palace?

  6. Hello, I have read one of the manhua in vietnamese but I can’t seem to find the english version of it it’s called Pharaoh’s Concubine if you know what is called in English and where I can read it! I’ll be very Thankful!!! ^^

  7. i really want to know more about vivibear’s manga and i just finished reading qishi huanxiang ye just now . its pretty cool and awesome. but i cant seem to find ‘journey to seek past reincarnations’ ?

  8. Hi, do you know if the manhwa for jouney of the flower is completed? If so, do you know where I can buy them?

  9. Hi, I love Bu Bu Jing Xin so much~~ Where did you find its comic? I couldn’t find any scans of it =(( so sad …

  10. I wonder whether Hongkong kungfu manhua such as Tony Wong’s works popular in Mainland?

  11. Hi! Do you know where I can buy Shan Shan and Just One Smile is Very Alluring manua? Thank you!

  12. Cant wait for Come & Eat Shan shan manhua 😆. I like the drawing. Is there anyone know who the artist is?

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