Monday, 23 March 2015

[MANHUA REVIEW] 19 Days by Old Xian

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Recommended for: those who could use a good laugh. Humor is the best medicine.
Read on March 22, 2015, read count: 2 

I’ve stumbled upon this Chinese mangaka a couple of months back when I read, The Specific Heat Capacity of Love 爱的比热容 (another noteworthy Shounen-ai manhua by the same talented mangaka but please prepare the tissues when you read it). Then yesterday I decided to pick up another one of his production - 19 Days. Oh boy, I was glad I did so for it was an insta-mood-lifter. Coincidentally I was feeling kinda down after reading a couple of tearjerkers in a row. And this little gem here delivered the sunshine back to me again.

19 Days is filled with slapstick humor that brought me to tears from laughing too hard. My stomach aches from the constant giggles I had to suppress. I think I looked much like a loony with glistening eyes and a fist in my mouth, shoulders shaking non-stop. The characters are loveable, sweet, cute and freaking hilarious! I couldn’t get enough of them. Love em to bits and pieces.

As for the the artwork style, it is simplistic yet it brought out the charm of the story and was really pleasing to look at. Another plus point is that the whole manhua is in full colors. What a surprise! What a joy!

MUST READ. Pick it up. Read it and fall in love with life. Life should be fun. <3 

Dontcha think that this book cover would make an eye catching poster?

19 Days,Volume #1
Old Xian
Publication Date:
Comedy, School Life, Shounen Ai, Slice of Life

The cute and funny adventures of a boy and his best friend. Also contains insert art of the characters by the mangaka.
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* Reviewed on March 23rd, 2015

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  1. Hello! I'm really like that manhua too! It was love at the first sight :)
    But I'm a little confused, maybe you can help me... You sad, that the publication date is 2014. So, that means there is a printed version? Because this is just so beautiful art, I want to buy it, if it possible, but can't find... T-T
    Thank you! :)

    1. Hi Szilvia,

      I am not exactly sure if this has been published in book form at all. If not mistaken I took that date from mangaupdates. I think the mangaka drew this as a webcomic of something. It could still be ongoing work. I dunno much cos I can't read Chinese and most of what found on the blogs about it were in Chinese.

      I agree, the artwork is really good and unique. It would look great as a paperback.