Tuesday, April 6, 2010
All-Request Week 2010 continues with the very first manhua (Chinese-language manga) ever posted on HFG. Angelbolt requested a title called 1/2 Prince (aka Half Prince) that I had never heard of.
Originally a series of novels written by Yu Wo, 1/2 Prince takes place in a future where virtual reality games are popular. The main character is a girl who is the first person to log onto the latest VR game called Second Life. As such, she gets to do something no one else can...play as the opposite gender. She's inspired to do this after her brother makes some sexist comments regarding female players. Her "bishie" male character is named Prince.
This manhua is a really fun read, especially if you have played games like World of Warcraft or Everquest. It's definitely worth checking out. You can find scanlations over at Odd Squad Scanlations. They are actually approved by the creators.
This post features artwork from the manhua as well as from the official artbook. The manhua artist is Choi Hong Zhong and the artists for the novels are Ya Sha and Zhan Bu Lu.