Manga Classics by Stacy King

Manga Classics

Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father's sudden Death. Elinor's attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne's brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting ...

Details Manga Classics

TitleManga Classics
Release DateAug 9th, 2016
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Classics, Graphic Novels, Romance

Reviews Manga Classics

  • Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
    Wow! what a read! Set in the countryside of 17th century, this Manga Classic is beautifully executed.The Dashwood sisters - Elinor and Marianne are like two opposite faces of the same coin. Elinor Dashwood is reserved, composed and cautious while the younger sister Marianne is expressive, emotional and volatile. Nonetheless, they both share a strong bond and deep affection for each other. Their bond strengthens further as the story advances espec...
  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    I'm giving this 5 stars not because of the story; but because of how the illustrations done by Po Tse, and on how good Stacy King was able to squeezed into 300 pages the entire tale of this classic story.The story of Sense & Sensibility is a typical romance story, which we could still read on some pocketbook novels nowadays. If I could the story alone, I would only give it 4 stars. I neither like it nor hate it; but I admit that I like some chara...
  • ♛ Garima ♛
    This is my favorite but of course after 'Pride and Prejudice' of Jane Austen.This was so amazing...seeing classic adaption in form of delicate work of Manga. Truly beautiful...
  • Roobie
    ⭐3.5 stars⭐
  • Nicole
    First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.So far, I think this is my least favorite of these Manga Classics. I still loved the way the story was told and I still loved the art work. The story itself, just wasn't for me. What I really really loved, though, was the relationship between the two sisters, I think that that was pretty much my favorite thing about the whole story.I have the actual book in my book shelve, maybe reading t...
  • Sophia
    This was my third of the Manga Classics series. I was eager to pick it up and experience one of Jane Austen's classic tales told in Manga graphic novel format after finding the last two engaging. I thought the adaption did well grasping the heart of Jane Austen's story both with words and art.The story is abridged to meet its new format, but covers the well-worn path of the Dashwood ladies losing husband and father and home in two quick blows. Th...
  • Sesana
    I feel like this entry in the Manga Classics series took a few more liberties than the ones I've read before. In particular, Fanny is much more of an overt villain than the much more subtle snob she is in the book. I didn't particularly care for the art, either. It's basically manga standard, but it isn't particularly good manga standard, either. But it is a basically decent and to the point adaptation, even so.
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me an eARC in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.Synopsis: This is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. This manga lets you read a modernized version of the story and view artwork at the same time. Marianne and Elinor are completely two different women. Both women are trying to cope with the sudden loss of their father. Sense and Sensibilit...
  • Monique V
    I enjoyed it greatly! I am guilty, why? I have not read sense and sensibility the book! I know shame on me, but I have to admit I am glad I read it in this format first. It gave me the feel of the story with incredible art. This was also my firts manga and it took me a while to get into it but eventually I did and the experience became enjoyable. I am exited to read the book now thanks to this! I recommend it!
  • Marjolein
    3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on This being my sixth Manga Classics I knew I was in for a treat when I saw Sense & Sensibility appear on Netgalley. Like the other installments in the series, this manga adaptation reads very fast but still manages to transfer the story quite well. I'm not a particularly big fan of the Jane Austen I've read so far, and I have to admit that all my knowledge about Sense & Sensibil...
  • Arybo ✨
    This is my least favorite Udon manga so far. I had different issues with this book, starting with the art style. It’s too much: I couldn’t feel the “Austen” atmosphere in these pages because of the drawings. The characters seemed like weeping all the time and their hair was everywhere. There were a lot of scenes difficult to read and appreciate. The main protagonists, Marianne and Elinor, showed just some parts of their souls: Marianne se...
  • Victoria
    Not your usual retelling of Sense and Sensibility, but I have to say, it's my favourite in this Manga Series. I've been pretty happy overall with the series - it helped me appreciate Emma more to start, but it also helped reawaken my love for my first Austen novel - S&S.It's the standard story, condensed, but it does give some insight I missed when I first read S&S all those years ago. I had never realized until reading this that their mother is ...
  • Kristin Davison
    I would like to thank Netgalley and UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Studios for the opportunity to read this book.Sense and Sensibility was the first Austen novel I read, and so has a special place in my heart. The author of this manga doesn't seem to have understand the meaning of the story, it's over dramatised and misses the point of the story. The characters don't look right and are doing things out of character. Overall this s not a well exe...
  • Lara Mi
    Sense and Sensibility is easily my least favourite of the Jane Austen Manga Classics. Although there were several elements that were very well done, there was just too much that did not sit right with me. I think for this particular one, it would be easiest if I go through the pros and cons.ProsJust like the other adaptations of this series, the backgrounds and over all panel layout were beautifully done. They are rich in detail and easy to follo...
  • Alice
    Ce genre de transposition, vous commencez à le savoir, je suis plutôt fan. Je trouve ça amusant et rafraîchissant et celui-ci ne fait pas exception. Pourtant, avant même d'entamer ma lecture, quelques petites choses me gênent. D'abord, il s'agit des mêmes auteurs que pour le manga Orgueil et Préjugés, ce qui compte tenu de la qualité de l'adaptation du texte n'est pas forcément une bonne nouvelle mais le pire est que les droits frança...
  • Nikki
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGEI received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Sense and Sensibility is my second favorite Jane Austen novel, so I was a little hesitant going into this manga since it has a lot to live up to. The Dashwood family lived at Norland Park in Sussex, England. We find John Dashwood visiting his sickly father, Henry. Henry’s dying wish is for John to take care of his mother and sisters as Jo...
  • Deni Ciubotaru
    I got this copy from Udon Entertainment on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I started reading the original Sense and Sensibility and I could not get myself to read it. I barely read 3 pages so when I found this one on NetGalley I thought it might help me but it didn't.I know this is different than the original novel in some ways but I really don't like the plot. There was too much crying and too much drama.I should make a drinking game ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Netgalley #15Many thanks go to UDON and Netgalley for the free copy of this Manga version of Jane Austen’s classic for my unbiased opinion. This is probably my favorite Austen novel, so I’m very excited to see how it translates.And translate it certainly did! What beautiful illustrations. I feel there may have been a slight cinematic influence as well. And all the famous quotes were included, which was a requirement. I think this format is an...
  •  ~Geektastic~
    (These observations are based on the ARC, generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review)This is not a horrible adaptation--I think younger readers and more hardcore manga fans will enjoy it. As an amateur Austen scholar, I enjoyed it as a curiosity and a peek into the weirdness of cross-cultural Austen adaptation, but I didn't particularly care for it on its own merits. The histrionics that are sort of typical of manga sto...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    I loved this manga adaptation of Jane Austen's classic story! The manga follows the original story pretty closely, and the artwork is beautiful.There's a lot of crying in this book! I mean, I suppose there's a lot of crying in the original story too, but seeing almost all the characters constantly collapsing into violent tears, hysterics, and/or fits of depression was over-the-top dramatic. Then again, Marianne Dashwood is the epitome of drama! h...
  • Elliot A
    I was auto-approved by the publisher Udon Entertainment through NetGalley to review this title.I have only read the original Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen once, but have watched television productions throughout the years.I’m still not sure about this one. I found the artwork pretty, but also comical. I understand that Austen’s works possess a certain amount of comical commentary of social customs; however, with respect to the artwork ...
  • Mavis Ros
    "Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness?" First off, it's exciting to read a classic tale out of one of your favourite authors being adapted into manga illustrations. The illustrations were beautifully well-drawn and satisfying enough to admire its emotions being depicted through the eyes of the beloved characters. I'm literally a Jane Austen fan so it comes to no surprise that I had enjoyed this a lot more than...
  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    Another excellent portrayal of classic literature in manga form. Jane Austen's story is brought to life in this volume of manga and we get to experience 18th Century England through her writing and through this art form. Her story illustrates the importance of marriage, social standing and social class in the 18th Century.We meet Marianne and Elinor Dashwood, sisters who are forced to move to a new home with their mother when their father dies. T...
  • Sammi
    Well, this has made the classics fun!! This is my first Manga Classic and also my first read of Sense and Sensibility (don't judge me!)I did get a bit confused with some of the characters, but I'm putting that down to me never reading the original lol. This is a fast-paced read, but I still went away feeling like I got the whole story. Plus the art work is stunning!!Will definitely be buying these gorgeous books and reading the whole Manga Classi...
  • pi
    This is a very good adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" that you can read in one sitting. Entertaining and true to the original book. I would recommend this comic (as well as the ones based on "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma") to both people who have read and love the classic, and people who are interested in the story but haven't decided to read it yet. Give it a try and you won't regret it.
  • Jessa Julian
    Sometimes, it's really easy to be an English teacher. The students can be interested in the literature or in the creative writing. Most of the time, it's a struggle. The kids typically don't see the intrigue or the entertainment in reading classic literature. Most of the kids will say that they think it's boring or dry because they simply don't want to admit that the archaic language tends to make these stories rather inaccessible. Many of my stu...
  • Amy Leigh
    This is a beautiful re-telling of Jane Austen's first novel. The artist truly captured the exquisite regency style of that era in the costumes, architecture and scenery. The art alone is worth owning the manga. The story was told in a much more simplistic way than Austen's novel but did not deviate themes in a way that takes any emotion or understanding away from the reader. I would definitely recommend this version for young ladies who haven't h...
  • Wayne McCoy
    'Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen with adaptation by Stacy King and art by Po Tse is another great addition to the Manga Classics line.The Dashwood's family fortunes are changed when their father suddenly dies. Sisters Elinor and Marianne live with their mother and are forced to move from their family home. Both find romance, Elinor with Edward Ferrars and Marianne with John Willoughby, but this being Jane Austen, you know th...
  • Kimber
    This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble.I received a copy of this book from Udon Entertainment on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This has never been one of my favourite Austen novels, which already gives this book a disadvantage. I've tried so many times to read the original book and really enjoy it, or enjoy a movie adaptation, but I just don't enjoy it for some reason, and that real...
  • Tanja
    This was a good enough adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, but I felt it was too sentimental, in a way that I don’t remember the original work was. But I read it years ago, so my memory might not be the most accurate.Like with other manga adaptations, it takes some time to get used to everyone looking younger than they are supposed to be. When I think of Colonel Brandon, I see Alan Rickman because that’s the first adaptation of Sense and Sen...