arts • 07 Sep, 2017
Vietnamese Manga The Holy Dragon Imperator Now In English
Award-Winning Best-Selling Comic Translated Into Amazon-available Ebook
The Holy Dragon Imperator Vol. 1 took home the Silver Award at Japan’s 9th Annual International Manga Awards and has since gone on to become the most widely read book ever published in Vietnam. After worldwide exposure at Japan’s Comic Book awards in 2016, the demand for an English version has been huge.
First to jump at the opportunity was Amazon, who has stocked its digital shelves with a fully translated version of the book. This marks a significant milestone for Vietnamese comics as traditionally breaking into the international market has been arduous, at best.
The alternate history graphic novel tells the tale of a man living under the Tran Dynasty during the second Mongolian invasion, and depicts devious political maneuvering amidst an intense war.
Words by Jake Hornberger