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Best-Selling Chinese Author Gets Manga'd (Again)

It's not Jin Yong's first manga adaptation, and it probably won't be his last.


Jin Yong, also known as Louis Cha Leung Yung or Zhā Liángyōng, depending on your preferred romanization, is an extremely popular author in China. He's sort of like the Chinese equivalent of J.R.R. Tolkien, except he wrote martial arts chivalry novels instead of fantasy. Nonetheless his works have inspired over 60 TV and film adaptations (including Japanese anime), as well as dozens of RPGs and whatnot.


Why am I telling you this? Because Japanese publisher Tokuma Shoten has announced that they'll be creating a manga adaptation of one of his works, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, one of his most popular works-- it was made into an anime as recently as 2001. The story follows the children of two men who went from villagers to heroes during a past invasion; it's set in the time of Genghis Khan (during the Song Dynasty, roughly 960-1279AD).


The manga will be drawn by Hong Kong mangaka Li Zhi Qing, who also created a Romance of the Three Kingdoms manga, as well as other tales by Jin Yong. The first three volumes will go on sale in Japan simultaneously on February 26, so if you're interested in importing it, you might want to consider ordering soon.

Devillyon Feb. 25, 2009 at 5:45 p.m.
I am so gonna keep track of this.

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