Chang Ge Xing a.k.a. Chouka Kou ~ Volume 1 chapter 1 Japanese sample

長歌行 1 (ヤングジャンプコミックス・ウルトラ)

So, this series has been running in Japan for a while now as well and volume 1 got released there at the end of january.
Oddly enough, it seems to have quite a handsome amount of “¥ 1より” offers on amazon.co.jp. Not too popular over there? (Through Clamp’s Gate 7 volume 1 is listed from 1 Yen as well, which I assume should be rather known and popular….?)
There is even the complete first chapter on s-manga.net online as a reading sample.

Now looking at that Japanese first chapter, and compare that with the chinese version published online, see something?
The prologue before the chapter title page is pretty much devoid of text in the Chinese online version, but there is already quite a portion of narration in the Japanese one.
The first chapter is also not simply called “part 1”, but actually has a title: “誓いの姫” (Oath’s Princess).
No idea, if that are changes in the Chinese hard print volumes as well, through. (Without a credit card I just have no ways to get my hands on it right now. T___T)
Also interesting to note that the Japanese version seems to contain some in-line explanations/translation notes.

(And I seem to have thought too deep into the “道” Hanzi in the teaser, I was guessing this would be some philosophical debate amids a fight, but seeing this scene used its real context in the Japanese version, it also seems to be a mere simple literal “way”, or rather “principle”.)

Will most probably get this Japanese version somewhen. When I will actually start reading through this seriously will stay open through, I still have over 1m³ of stuff to read…

Chang Ge Xing ~ Chapter 1, Page 1-11


Title: Chang Ge Xing ~ Song of the Long March
Original Chinese Title
: 长歌行
Chapter
: 1 (page 1-11)
Source
: http://www.u17.com/comic/14325.html
Artist
: Xia Da (夏达)
u17 profile of artist
: http://i.u17.com/108005/
Reading direction: Right to left