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Exploring the World of Manhua: Top 5 Recommendations for New Readers

Manhua, the Chinese counterpart to Japanese manga, has been gaining popularity worldwide for its unique storytelling and stunning art styles. For those new to this world, here are five highly recommended manhua that you should start with.

 

1. The King's Avatar (全职高手)


Synopsis:

Ye Xiu, a top-tier professional esports player, is forced to retire but soon returns to the competitive scene with a new identity and a fresh perspective. Follow his journey as he rises through the ranks in the online game Glory.


Key Staff:

Written by Butterfly Blue and illustrated by various artists.


Why Read:

Captivating storyline, detailed game mechanics, and dynamic character development.


Where to Read: Webnovel

Current Rating: 8.5/10 on MyAnimeList

Read More: The King's Avatar Manhua

Watch Trailer: YouTube




 

 

2. Battle Through the Heavens (斗破苍穹)


Synopsis:

Xiao Yan, once a prodigy in martial arts, loses all his powers. Through hard work and determination, he sets off on a journey to regain his strength and uncover the mysteries of his past.


Key Staff:

Written by Tian Can Tu Dou and illustrated by various artists.


Why Read:

Rich world-building, intense martial arts action, and an engaging protagonist.


Where to Read:MangaToon

Current Rating:8.3/10 on MyAnimeList

Read More:Battle Through the Heavens Manhua

Watch Trailer:YouTube



 

3. Tales of Demons and Gods (妖神记)


Synopsis:

Nie Li, a powerful demon spiritualist, is reborn after his death and given a second chance to save his loved ones and his city. Using his knowledge from his past life, he aims to change the course of history.


Key Staff:

Written by Mad Snail and illustrated by various artists.


Why Read:

Reincarnation theme, strategic battles, and intricate plot twists.


Where to Read:Webnovel

Current Rating:8.1/10 on MyAnimeList

Read More:Tales of Demons and Gods Manhua

Watch Trailer:YouTube




 

 4. Spirit Blade Mountain (从前有座灵剑山)


Synopsis:

The Spirit Blade Sect is holding a grand ceremony to select new disciples, and Wang Lu, a seemingly ordinary young boy, decides to take the exam. Little do they know, he is anything but ordinary.


Key Staff:

Written by Xian Man Dong Man and illustrated by various artists.

Why Read:Humor, adventure, and a fresh take on cultivation stories.


Where to Read:MangaToon

Current Rating:7.9/10 on MyAnimeList

Read More:Spirit Blade Mountain Manhua

Watch Trailer:YouTube



 

5. The Ravages of Time (火凤燎原)


Synopsis:

A reimagining of the Three Kingdoms era with a focus on strategy, political intrigue, and warfare. Follow the exploits of the cunning Sima Yi and other historical figures as they navigate the turbulent times.


Key Staff:

Written and illustrated by Chen Mou.


Why Read:

Complex characters, historical depth, and masterful storytelling.


Where to Read:MangaRock

Current Rating:8.7/10 on MyAnimeList

Read More:The Ravages of Time Manhua

Watch Trailer:YouTube



 

Conclusion:

Manhua offers a treasure trove of stories and artistry that rivals its Japanese and Korean counterparts. Dive into these recommended titles and discover the rich world of Chinese comics. Don't forget to share your favorite manhua and recommendations in the comments!

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