Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice (Manga Classics) By Stacy King [ARC Review]

RELEASE DATE:  September 17, 2014
AUTHOR: Stacy King
GENRE: Young-Adult, Historical, Classics,  Romance.
PUBLISHER: UDON Entertainment
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.

Recommend it?

 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. 

MY RATING: 4-stars14-stars1 4-stars1[3/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Please Feel Free To Comment Below. ❤

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9 thoughts on “Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice (Manga Classics) By Stacy King [ARC Review]

  1. TeacherofYA March 23, 2017 / 2:20 am

    I saw this in my library and I think it’s wonderful bc you can use it in the classroom to bridge the classics to get a deeper understanding. I should read this and suggest that! Excellent!

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  2. Arec March 23, 2017 / 4:20 am

    As someone who loves Jane Austen, adaptions of her work, and manga, I was super excited when I found they made this! I enjoyed this this adaptation a lot. I thought the art was beautiful and I thought it stuck more to the original story than the most recent movie adaptation. The only issue I had was that I felt the over dramatized Lizzy’s reactions to things. I know they had to for visuals sake, but it still felt too much.

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    • ravenblake99 March 24, 2017 / 2:24 am

      I totally agree with you on the Lizzy’s character. Manga usually illustrated with dramatic expression but this one seemed a bit over dramatic. Yeah, I pretty much fell in love with the beautiful art. Despite the issues, I’m glad you enjoyed this book. Thanks for the visit! 🙂


  3. Trang (Bookidote) March 27, 2017 / 9:03 am

    OMGGG THEY MADE THIS? THIS IS SOO COOL. I loved reading mangas before I’m going to give it a shot 😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

    • ravenblake99 March 29, 2017 / 12:31 am

      I hope you love it! They also adapted some other classics too so you might want to check them out. 🙂


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