30 July 2015
A couple of months ago I stumbled across a manga classic on Netgalley, an adaptation of Les Miserables. Les Mis is one of my favorite movies of all time and I knew I had to pick it up the moment I saw the Manga adaptation of the story. I then realized there was more of these adaptations and now that I've read all of them I want to share them with you guys!
In case you haven't realized by now; Manga Classics is the classics in manga format - and it's fantastic!
It's not like I've read all of the original classics, of these I've actually only read Pride and Prejudice and Emma but I know the general story of The Scarlet Letter and Les Mis. I had no idea what Great Expectations is about so that might be why it's my least favorite of them all.
Emma and Pride and Prejudice is definitely my favorites but Les Mis is also up there!
Having read 2 of the original classics and all 5 of the manga classics I can easily say that you definitely have to have a general idea of the story, at least. It just happens that my 2 favorite manga classics is the ones where I've read the original classic beforehand.
I absolutely love the illustrations in them, it's such a fun way to read, or reread, the classics. I feel like they stay true to the classics and even though you can't include everything in a graphic novel they included every thing they could - which is why they're about 300 pages each!
So, if you're looking for something new to read and want to change things up a bit, then try the Manga Classics. They're definitely worth it!
Manga Classics may be one of my favorite discoveries of the year! And I wish everybody knew about them!