Thursday, January 8, 2015

Genghis Khan (manga)

Yokoyama Mitsuteru is quite well know for his history manga but i think his Genghis Khan is the weakest out of all. Genghis Khan is quite admirable history figure despite his slaughter because he is able to unite Mongol Tribe which is not his an easy feat and conquer so much land creating lasting legacy. I guess to a Japanese mongolian culture is not as easy to get into as Chinese one but the manga doesn't cover the story of Genghis Khan thoroughly. The first half part is decent but unfortunately Yokoyama didn't give good enough coverage on the global campaign of Genghis Khan, the deed he is most well known of and even skip the obligatory "pouring molten metals to that the throat of the governor that dared to kill his merchant" which is probably inspired part of the Game of Throne where Viserys got his gold membership from Drogo. Apart from the major flaw i guess the manga give enough coverage of one the most famous conqueror in history.

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