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1. Click on the green arrow download button on the right side of the dA page,
2. Or change to a different browser (like Firefox),
3. Or update your Flash player at
4. Or right click with you mouse, then select “ play ”, but you might have to do this with every page.

Chapter 1 Bonus Knite: Chapter 1 Bonus by yuumei

Chapter 2 Knite: Chapter 2 by yuumei

:w00t: Here’s the first chapter of Knite! :D I hope you all enjoy! There’ll be about 7 or 8 more chapters to go so I’ll be super busy as usual.

Translations to other languages can be viewed here :iconknites:
If you are interested in translating Knite, please read this… Thank you!

I’ll post a few pages of the scriptless jpeg version onto dA everyday until the next chapter comes out. I was able to finish Ch1 in roughly a month over winter break but I'll need to slow down now that I’m back at college and I have to work on commissions to pay for college XD

:heart: BIG THANKS to :iconneneno: my Art Major friend, for proof reading the script and critiquing my drawings. Also BIG THANKS to my best friend, Leah, who helped me with the story plot, and my roommate, :iconmisosouper: , for fixing my typos XD. Last but not least, BIG THANKS to :icongo-devil-dante: for her awesome Flash tutorials that taught me how to make this comic possible! :D :hug: :heart: :love: I love you all!

Everything was drawn in Paint tool SAI, the textures were added in Photoshop, and the comic was put together in Macromedia Flash.

PS If you haven't already, you can also read my first one shot comic 1000 W0RDS by yuumei
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Given 2010-07-15
Knite: Chapter 1 by *yuumei "Amazingly sweet, touching and inspiring story by *yuumei, with wonderful illustrations and colours." ( Featured by NikiVandermosten )
LivVirtual Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that swallow song! The teachers at Chinese school made us sing it at the Spring Festival performance.
tinyperson1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhh nononononononono
i'm not tearing up
oh nonononononononono
ChiwwyDawg Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, this is where it began: my love of comics, and discovering that maybe I could make them too. Haven't read this in a while--gonna be so much fun to binge read it all again! :happybounce: 
KeltronX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful.
rinCoTM Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018   Digital Artist
i don't know what to else to say but I LOVE EVERYTHING!! The way it's all composed is so touching >///< how the art glows and the story just warms my heart TT^TT but the Chinese aspect just really...hits home, i guess?
Luzanami Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I've been to China for 2 weeks. I'm a fervent lover of the sky, especially night's sky.
But there.... There was no sky. Only a gray fog. It made me so sad.
There was nights I almost cried for the moon to show itself to me.
There is no word to describe the happiness I felt when back home and saw a bright blue sky during the day, and a shiny moon at night surrounded by countless stars
RunaStark Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried .. it's awesome!
HanJoo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018
this delivery felt very from the heart <3
LoveableSue Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Truly beautiful!Love 
Fayerye Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is INCREDIBLY. BEAUTIFUL. Wow. I'm completely blown away O.O Heart  the atmosphere, the lighting, the usage of colour, THE STORY EVEN?! I haven't seen something that outstanding and touching for a long time.
Naitachhal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! Just wow.
AL357 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There were stars in Shanghai, 2009, when I was in kindergarten XD
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was really moving. Hopefully, things are starting to change there? China grew a lot industrially, a bit like during the Industrial Revolution here in Europe, but they seem to have been started to take pollution seriously. I hope the situation will be better within the current generation, but it will probably take a little longer...
shivkmr001 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
very good story, feels more than anime.
Ganalef Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
美麗。 非常喜歡。  關於稱號,我是覺得就是“knife”。可能就是我一點點醉。
TheSpiritOfWyk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
绝对的神作!;) (Wink) 
llOkamikazell Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Student General Artist
I love it!!!! I hope someday my art is as good or atleast close to your level :P I've only read the first chapter and I'm already hooked now XD its a really deep story line and a great plot! This is inspiring me to try to illustrate me story 
Falco-L Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea behind it, the art style....

this is simply fantastic.

Thank you.
Aztec613 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is quite heartwarming
I look forward to reading the rest
Ghost825 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Wow...that was a sad but beautifully drawn story. I got to visit China in the summer of 2013, it was so weird not being able to see the sky in some cities or seeing people walk around with masks. I hope one day that is not the case...
Phoenix-of-Pyrrhia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god that was beautiful, both the artwork and the story

aah that song... 
ArtByZiara Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful, amazing story! I got goosebumps.
Cobalt9317 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
What a wonderful story.
WhenUniversesCollide Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow... just... WOW...
WinterWolfRose111 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
This is so awesome! Why isn't this an anime?!
devALLjapan Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good question
JadeyPlays Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
Your art is always so beautiful and inspiring! KEEP IT UP! My Face Intensifies 
SanotheHero Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
Graceotter01 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the story
Sinchanpelman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
I love the increment of light as the chinese boy gets the bird out of the bag
Sinchanpelman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Oh... but not all the politicians are thiefs (at least as I know) ... (although nowadays it is difficult to see one honest politician)
Sinchanpelman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
I think it depends on the person!
celestialsuniverse Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp* I'm pure Chinese as well!! >w<
clarinetistdoves Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I'm second generation chinese, so my parents were born in china and i wasnt. most of my relatives live there, and I've only been there once in 13 years ;-;
CocaineJia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
this is breathtaking
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Love it!
thefiretailedweasel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
*claps* I love it! Can't wait to read the rest (I bet Imma get hooked X'D)
fishyawesomeness Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:00 I remember that song <3 i used to sing that a lot when I was young. I live in Beijing now. It's very polluted.
Nightcorepop Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
claponyo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Moving story. Great work! Love it
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