I'm surprised that there's a post for this here. The Ravages of Time (Huo Feng Liao Yuan) is really a great manhua, but I expect a lot of hardcore RTK might have some issues with it.
Mr. Chen Mou takes a lot of liberties with the history and characters. 3K fans might be very surprised with some of the portrayals. Lu Bu, for instance, is not the usual arrogant muscle-brained moron, but in fact and frighteningly intelligent and strong warrior with some loyalty issues. Then there's Diao Chan. A lot of Diao Chan fans might be kind of be ticked at the way she is portrayed.
Anyway, almost everyone in the manhua is very intelligent -- which is a far cry from the Japanese shonen manga where in main character is usually isn't the brightest crayon in the box.
I would recommend this manhua to anyone. RTK fans might enjoy it more since a lot of the names will be familiar -- I knew absolutely nothing about Chinese history when I first read it and I was confused!
The first volume is a bit confusing, but it gets better from then on. Volume four and five are especially exciting.
Note: Liaoyuan Huo, the leader of the Handicapped Warriors, is actually a historical character. Or shall I say one of his many disguises will eventually evolve into a historical charcter. It's a surprising twist considering who he's employed with. If you want a clue as to who that is -- read volume four.
LonelyStrategist wrote:At the beginning in the comic Ravages of Time (Feng Huo Liao Yuan), who is this Xu Ling which Sima Yi plotted to kill? I never heard of him. Is him a new addition?
Xu Lin is, I believe, a fictional character. I think the whole point of having him in the manhua is to give Lu Bu a reason to go on a death-avenging killing spree.
LonelyStrategist wrote:Thanks anyway! I have been checking up all the Kongming.net's biographies for that 'greatest advisors of all time.' Guess Yuan Fang is also a new addition?
Yuan Fang is another fictional character. It's through him that we see how incredibly messed up
the Yuan family is.
Lu Kang wrote:A group of Scanlaters are translating at Fifay.net . They are already up to the 34th comic. They are doing a might fine job at it too.
The project is actually being switched to a new group -- the same translators/editors, but under a different group name -- Remnant Warriors
. They are scanlating volumes 6 and up.