Stacy King is a marvelous writer. I love her manga adaptations of classics (even though I’ve only read two so far). I enjoy her adaptation even more due to the fact that she puts so much research into her work – you can clearly see that in the final pages of the manga where she explains how she visited the locations mentioned in the story and puts her sketches.
I enjoyed the art very much and the characterization through it. For example, I loved that every male character had a specific sword which was weirdly very fitting for his character.
There is no point in putting a summary of the story of Romeo and Juliet since this play by Shakespeare is one of the most famous stories in the world. This is why I am keeping this review short. I believe everyone who enjoys Shakespeare and plays, in general, will sincerely enjoy this manga classic.
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I don’t think it is a secret that Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece The Count of Monte Cristo is my all-time favorite novel. I have written an extensive review of the book this summer which you can read here. I think the novel is simply one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. I adore the plot, the characters and the whole vibe of the book. The writing is simply stunning. So, naturally, when I got the chance to read the Manga Classics retelling of my favorite story I simply could not say no.
I rather liked this manga. I liked that there was little to no step away from the original story. The art is beautiful, but I must say I was not amazed by it. At the moment it did seem like the dialogues were made easier in a way. That I didn’t like. I believe they did it in case a person who did not read the original novel wanted to read the manga. I am a bit opposed to that, but that is simply because I think the original work is amazing.
One thing I particularly like about the art in this manga is the way certain characters were drawn when they were young and old. I think it was done masterfully. Also, Edmonds disguises were wonderful!
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
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