Manga Classics by Crystal Chan

Manga Classics

Chafed by the -sivilized- restrictions of his foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and ...

Details Manga Classics

TitleManga Classics
Release DateSep 1st, 2017
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Classics, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction

Reviews Manga Classics

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    When I was in grade school, I used to watch the anime series of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Hence, when I saw this chance for a reading copy of the classic tale, I immediately grabbed the chance to download it. Reading this manga brings back memory during the time I enjoyed watching the said show. I wasn't able to catch all the episodes of that anime, but through the perusal of this adaptation, I was able to know the rest of Huck's adve...
  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー)
    This manga infected me with a bad case of indifference.I don't think many of us envision English or American classics in a manga format. Once you've shaken off the strange feeling that is brought about by the incongruity of anime-styled characters speaking in a Southern accent....well, once you shake that off, there's still nothing to see here.Huck Finn's outrageous adventures do have a lot of promise in manga format - the style draws out the awk...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    I received a copy of Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is another flawless adaptation into Manga done by the wonderful Chrystal Chan and Chan (the artist). I’ve now read a handful of the Manga Classics, and I’ve got to say, I am still in love with the concept. Converting classics into Manga form creates beautiful and approachable works of ...
  • Marjolein
    2.5 Stars Full review to come!
  • Nicole
    Adventured of Huckleberry Finn!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. This review is going to hurt me more than any review I have ever written. I love these Manga Classics, they brought me closer to stories that I never thought I would like.  But this one on the other hand. I thought I was gonna love this. Adventures. I love adventures. But I was just so damn bored throughout this whole book. The story was beautifully d...
  • Sesana
    I have tried several times to like Huckleberry Finn, in every form, including the original novel. This was my last attempt, and it was no more successful than any of the others. I at least got all the way through the story this time. The art is fine, though I'm perplexed by Huck being the only character to have improbable manga hair. I also found it very interesting that the adaptation team chose to leave the racial slurs intact from the original...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    A wonderful adaptation of Mark Twain's Adventure of Huckleberry Finn into manga form! I think the authors and illustrators did an excellent job of condensing the story into a small volume without losing the integrity or flavor of the story. I love how the various accents of the characters are preserved, but the dialogue is still clear and easily understood. The artwork brings a lot of emotion into the story, and firmly connects the reader to the...
  • Wayne McCoy
    'Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is an ambitious retelling of the famous book by Mark Twain. The adaptation is by Crystal Chan and the art is by Kuma Chan. After 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' Tom and Huck are flush with money. The attempts by the town folks to civilize Huck make him itch to be free. When his drunk father shows up and threatens to take all of Huck's money, he sets out to hide. Going with him is runaway slave Jim....
  • Elliot A
    I was auto-approved by the publisher Udon Entertainment through NetGalley to review this title.The story of Huck is a slow one and requires at times a lot of patience, but it’s worth the effort. Keeping that in mind, the comic also unfolds extremely slowly and requires the reader’s attention and patience. The artwork is very vivid and helps tell the story remarkably well.Overall, it’s a good story and a good comic and when read in small chu...
  • 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.I finally got around to reading this after receiving my ARC sometime in October...and I didn't finish it. I barely got 50 pages in. This manga adaptation didn't have much going for it.I had not read HuckFinn or Tom Sawyer going into the manga adaptation, I c...
  • Jodie
    Book ReviewTitle: The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnAuthor: Crystal Chan (Goodreads Author) (Adapted by), Kuma Chan (Art by), Mark Twain, Jeannie Lee (Lettering)Genre: Manga/ClassicsRating: DNFReview: In the opening of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn we are introduced to Huck Finn in the mid 1800’s in Missouri, USA. Huck is living with a widow and her old maid friend who have taken Huck in away from his father. Huck is a very smart boy as he...
  • Joana Bookneeders
    * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*3.5 starsI was really excited for this book since I've never read the original classic but I've always wanted. I can't say this is one of my favorite manga classics. But it's a pretty good one nonetheless. It talks about racism, feuding families, abuse, alco...
  • Soobie's scared
    Well, this has been extremely difficult to finish!The adaptor chose to maintain the different dialects Mark Twain used in the original book and from an Italian point of view that was hard to read. When it was Jim's turn to speak... Oh my... I mean, it took me almost 120 pages to understand that gwyne meant going.Funny that they chose to maintain the N-word all over the place but they eliminate every mentions of Huck smoking. It seems weird. I mea...
  • Peachy
    "Because as long as I was in, and in for good, I might as well go the whole hog."Themes: slavery, racism, adventures, mischief, family rivalries, religion, morality, childhood, growing up, friendshipsI've always loved manga and I've always loved classics. So to be able to read a combination of both is such an incredible experience.My first pick is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I used to watch the animated Tom Sawyer series when I...
  • Lakhsesis
    I received an ARC from Netgalley for a honest review. Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for providing me the free copy of the book.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn had lots of potential, but it fell victim to bad narration and lazy artwork. This book is a sequel of Tom Sawyer, and describes the adventures of his friend Huckleberry Finn. We get to see a unique friendship blossom despite slavery between Jim, a black slave and Huck, as...
  • Derek Royal
    This manga version of Twain's masterpiece is very similar to the series' same handling of Tom Sawyer. There are places where the storyline is thin -- that is, a connectedness and causality between events aren't readily apparent -- and a knowledge of the original is necessary. And there are a couple of key scenes, such as Huck's "I'll go to hell" decision, that are muted in this version's rendering. But overall, it's an interesting adaptation. I'm...
  • Jenny Clark
    This continues to be a cute manga series with great character designs and attention to detail. Some details of the book are lost, but not much. Overall, a good way to explore Tom and Hucks world.
  • Littlest Bookshelf
    Written by Mark Twain in 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the controversial story of Huck Finn and Jim as they sail down the Mississippi River to leave their pasts behind.This version of the story does a commendable job of maintaining the original intent of Mark Twain while adapting it to the graphic novel format. I found some of the eye dialect a little difficult to understand because of the spelling and grammar contained in the story...
  • Audrey Adamson
    Manga Classics is a great way to get through the classics in a manner that is more visually friendly. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has some issues that made me not enjoy it as much as others in the series.As usual, the art is lovely and the story is mainly condenses in away that is easy to understand and focuses on the main points the author was trying to convey. So it does well making the story accessible to a reader who might not want to ...
  • Evelyn
    * Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*This manga is based on the classic The adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I’ve never read the original story, so I was quite excited to start reading this manga. In the beginning of this book ‘Huck’ lives with a widow, who tries to raise him. After a while his father comes back to town, and isn’t happy with the way he is being raised. So his father kidnap...
  • Connie
    This beautifully illustrated graphic novel published by Udon Entertainment is a delight to read. It brings the adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a way that an ordinary novel can’t. I am completely hooked on this genre! I love how the books are mainly composed of conversations between the characters with a small amount of narration throughout. The pictures tell the story in a way that adds to my enjoyment, and also quickly shows actions ...
  • Sharon
    Udon Entertainment and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.After 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River, he meets up with an escaped slave by the name of Jim. When their adventures come to a drastic halt after a pair of con artists take over the raft, will Hu...
  • Kami Gardner
    I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and the publisher. Thank you for allowing me to read this book.I thought this was a pretty decent adaptation of the novel. It stuck to the story pretty well, and even used the language that was used in it. I know that that makes some people uncomfortable, but Mark Twain used the language and words he did for a reason, and to do an adaptation and change all of that wouldn't have worked out so well.I als...
  • Bernadett
    i got my copy from netgalley the time when the n-word wasnt a slur but how they called them african people…. do not get offended. the book in itself ( i mean the original classic too ) pretty damn racist and sexist but hey, its how it is. the art is very simplistic and it is best recommended for middle grade children to read. its adventurous and fun to read anyone who liked black butler (Kuroshitsuji ) will most likely find this as a fun read e...
  • Taylor Wilson
    I was excited about reading this book because I've never read the original classic so this was basically a new story for me. This book cover many topics, racism, friendship, abuse, etc. While some parts of the story were more interesting than others, all in all the book is good. The story is both heartbreaking and funny. The graphics are easy to follow even though there are several types of dialect throughout the book. As with most manga books, t...
  • Tabby Shiflett
    3.5 StarsA new twist on a classic story, Huck Finn in Manga format. I am a huge fan of this series and of the idea of retelling classic literature in a modern way. The artwork, like all the other adaptations, is quite spectacular. The text portrays the story arc well (with just a few artistic licenses and omissions). The language is more difficult, as it is in the original work, but once you get used to it, it's an easy read. If you like this one...
  • Rachel McKitterick
    *thank you to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars.I admit, I havent ever read the orginal story "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" but I was excited to read this and it was quite good. Both as a story, but also as a Manga Graphic Novel. I felt that it worked and it was nice to read and experience the story this way. Definitely recommend if you like Manga, Graphic Novels or the origin...
  • Kelly
    I love that this manga (Japanese comic) took a classic and was able to put a storytelling spin on it. It's definitely different and unique, and I think that fans of classics (because they have more than just Huckleberry Finn!) will definitely appreciate this line of classic retellings in comic book format.Note: An e-ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Courtney Lavallee
    I have been reading classics in manga form, as I'm not a huge classics fan.This particular story I just couldn't get into, I'm thinking it's because I've been reading a ton of classics from different genres back to back. So I dnfd this book for now but will pick it up at a later date and retry it.
  • Skye Hegyes
    I received an ARC of this manga from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Everyone knows the story of Huckleberry Finn. Even if they've never read the novel (I haven't), it's such a classic that everyone hears about it. This manga was a good start for someone who has a hard time reading the original novel, as I do, and I found it interesting to read. I like the artwork style of this manga as well.