Monday, December 8, 2008

Manga Messiah

I'm willing to bet a good number of people have heard about this already, but I think it's worth writing about.

manga messiah coverI went to Powerbooks yesterday, originally to look for that elusive "This Journal Will Actually Change Your Life 2009". I found it eventually and browsed about while thinking of whether or not I should spend P720 to help save some trees when I found myself staring at this book...

I had seen this once before and thought to myself, "meh, I don't like the art at all!" But then, seeing it again made me realize something...

I was jealous.

I wanted to do something like this before... To turn the Bible into a manga, but what stopped me was that my drawing style consisted of bishounen (beautiful boys). I don't dare draw God in such a way... so much more his 12 disciples. The last thing I want is for someone to interpret my work as shounen ai / yaoi when the story is about God.

..but I'm kind of regretting that I stopped myself now. His Good News is being spread like wildfire and yet I have done nothing to do what He's asked.

Anyhow, I bought the book, which I found to be cheap at only P175 when it's full colored and printed in Japan. Is it bad that I find Archangel Gabriel pretty as well as Messiah and the 12? Mary is cute too. ;.; It's well worth it, though like the Bible, the material is too heavy to read all in one day.

Maybe some time in the future, I will have the chance to do something similar too.


  1. Hi!I wanna ask sth,where did you bought it?I wanna bought it too!!

  2. Oh hi! Are you from the Philippines? If you are, you can find it at Powerbooks, last I checked, they had a few more in their Trinoma Branch.

    If not, I'm sure you can order this from Amazon. ^_^

  3. Somehow, found myself warped to this page. XD

    I have this too, and I'm trying to get my Mom to read it cos she's not so diligent in reading the Bible. ^^;

    I went to OMF the other day, and found several more mangas like this. I think maybe 5 more. There's one about the Creation (and boy, Lucifer was so good looking and with manly pink hair~ you'd quite understand why he can tempt you to be worldly! jowk~) There was a book on Genesis, another on the David and the kings, and I think one on the apostles based on Acts.

    1. I think I have 3 books already... there's another one or two coming out... I think there are 5 in all. xD Although I haven't read the Acts yet. I kinda fall asleep everytime I try reading it. TAT;;;

      Lucifer and his manly pink-hair... feathers, lawl~ xD Gabriel has purple, right? :3