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A beautiful warrior princess is the only one who can save her land from a tyrannical ruler whose only form of governing is oppression and corruption. In a remarkably daring departure from CLAMP's usual fare, this stand-alone historical fantasy set in ancient Korea features striking brushstrokes reminiscent of "Shirahime-syo."
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 10th 2004 by TokyoPop (first published 1996)
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Starbubbles
This was fantastic, and had all of the makings of a CLAMP classic as well. This comes off as unfinished, but truly great in its own right. Even though it is one of their earlier works, (evident even without knowing the release date due to artistic choices) it still follows the atypical subject matter they are so known for. Most mangakas would not pick a Korean legend for their inspiration. China yes, but not Korea. I loved that they took it on while putting their own stamp on it.

The art was fin
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Natalie
The only problem with this book? It is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too short.

That's it.



Ok, ok. There's not much to say about this book except that it is one of CLAMP's well written fantasies. The main character Chun Hyang is extremely likable. She hates the Warlord and his son and stands up to them when everyone else is afraid to. She meets Mong Ryong who is a perverted traveler who just falls for her VERY quickly.

As good as this manga is there is only a couple of adventures in the one manga. The last
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Heather Veley
This is an excellent manga about a young girl in ancient Korea who pairs up with a cheery but secret government official who travels the land to right the wrongs of the yang ban or the people put in charge of running a town. This book is great for the people who enjoy series like Naruto or similar mangas. There is a lot of action and humor and will keep its readers entertained.
Kayla
Jun 03, 2011 Kayla rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
I felt like I was reading a fairy tale! It took me back to what it was really like to simply enjoy a good story, and the art was fantastic. Chun Hyang is such a good role model for young girls too, she teaches them to have courage in a world dominated by men, and that having honor and pride is important for one sense of self.
Jane Francis
Bought a copy at the library. The rating should be higher, OT would do. I'm not quite sure how it got a lower one (not for 13 yr olds, as it suggests), considering some of the content. Didn't enjoy it too much (could benefit from some re-working, or just a general clean-up), but the general story idea was okay.
Tria
Feb 01, 2013 Tria rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Still don't get why CLAMP postpone great series such as this one. Not only the art is good, the storyline is like a fairytale adventure. This isn't like the typical romanced-themed Chun-hyang stories, this is about a spunky girl with a lot of courage, fighting for justice.
Roberta
Read the Italian edition.

I really liked this book. The Korean setting is really interesting, and the characters are funny.
It is also very pleasant to read a manga made of one volume. Long stories are good but a short one is refreshing.
Tricia
Really hoped more was done with this story as I loved it. Too bad its the only volume made. I would have thought it would have popular as it was a great to story to begin with.
Vicky
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Kimberly
What else could expect from CLAMP? This book was so good, but I wish there was more!!! And I think that there should've been more about Chun Hyang and Mong Ryong!
Kelly
I'm not sure how closely this follows the original Korean folktale it's based on, but it's got Clamp all over it. Fun.
Melissa
A one-volume manga based on a chinese tale. Another great read by CLAMP!
Kaylynn
I wish they could have finished the story, but what was there was fun.
Lord
One of the CLAMP's very best. Shame this has no continuation (yet).
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