RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2014
AUTHOR: Stacy King
GENRE: Young-Adult, Historical, Classics, Romance.
PUBLISHER: UDON Entertainment
SUMMARY: Beloved by millions the world over, Pride & Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold, new manga adaptation. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen’s original, perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King.
* I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review *
I love reading manga comics and when I found my favorite classic in manga adaptation, I can’t resist reading it. Honestly, I liked this manga but sadly, I didn’t enjoyed it as much as I expected to because I really didn’t expect this to be a fun retelling of Pride and Prejudice. The characters in this book really surprised me because they aren’t the Darcy and Elizabeth I expect them to be. The Darcy character really weirded me out because I can’t imagine him to be shy and awkward guy that blushes. He completely lacked the cool persona that original Darcy possessed. I liked Elizabeth at the beginning but as the story progressed she began to seem a bit over dramatic and annoying sometimes which made me cringe a bit. Some characters are full on ridiculous like Mr. Collins and Mrs. Bennet but surprisingly, I found myself enjoying them. I loved the beautiful art of the manga, it was eye catching, captivating and totally gorgeous. Everything from Regency England to Clothes is spot on and It would look even more beautiful if it was in color instead of black and white. The characters are beautifully drawn and their facial expressions perfectly displayed the emotions they are feeling. Mr. Darcy and Wickham definitely looked swoon worthy in this. When it comes to the manga, the art always comes first for me because It’s one of the best aspects of manga comics and also the first thing that draws my attention. The Illustrator has really done a great job and I absolutely loved it.
Overall, I liked it! Though there are minor changes in the plot, the story stayed close to the original plot. Despite my issues, I really think this would make a great entertaining read but I must warn you though some parts may look silly and ridiculous.
I would definitely recommend it to the people who are looking for manga classics that has beautiful art and fun plot. It won’t take much time because its super fast read so if you love P&P then definitely check this out sometime maybe you’ll like it more than me.
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