The ‘Art of War’ is a celebrated book among readers across the world. It is basically about cold politics besides the art of indulging a nation into war. But have you ever imagined that it has a form of manga as well? Yes, you are not dreaming, and it is true. If you have an otaku friend who has a habit of collecting different issues of different manga stories, you would positively get the vintage copies of this book. In this article, we will be discussing different facts about the manga form of the Art of War.
About The Art Of War
The Art of War is a very famous book among people who love to indulge in politics. When we are telling about the manga version, then there might be some confusion about the origin of it among the readers. This is so because of the origin of manga comics in Japan. On the other hand, Tsan Tzu, author of the Art of War has his origin in China. Now the question comes to the readers’ mind how come these two different worlds blend with each other? Well, we do not have a compact answer to one sentence. But we believe that you can get to the answer when you are done with reading the article by yourself.
Art Of The Book
The Art of War has a different style of artwork that we are accustomed to seeing in the common manga books. When we go through the common manga comics, we see that there is a touch of modernity in the characters and the ambiance of the story. But this is not at all applicable in the case of this book. The artworks of this book are basically the traditional ones from medieval China. Unless this special type of trend was followed by the illustrators of this book, there is a high chance that the ambiance would be hampered. Can you imagine that the people of medieval China are giving and taking lessons on the national polity and war while wearing a modern dress? If you are able to, then imagine that they have guns in their secret pockets. We can bet that you would burst out in laughter while imagining this.
We have tried to identify the names of artists in this book. But the drawing is not done by the same person. Also, we have found out that different people have illustrated their different volumes. So, when you would have the five volumes of this book, you would see that the artworks have the proof of being drawn by different artists.
There were only a few copies of this special manga edition of the Art of War by Tsan Tzu. So, it is obvious that it is currently unavailable in the market. But you can find it in different online platforms that have been designed for reading manga comics. Moreover, if you are seeking the hard copy, then you can find it in the possession of different vintage collectors.