Manga Classics by Stacy King

Manga Classics

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.

Details Manga Classics

TitleManga Classics
Release DateAug 19th, 2014
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Classics, Graphic Novels, Romance, Comics

Reviews Manga Classics

  • Lola
    *4.5 stars*The idea of making manga adaptations of classics is simply genious and I literally can’t wait to see if Little Women will be made in a manga as well for it is my second favourite classic after Pride and Prejudice.Now this adaptation wasn’t perfect or one hundred percent accurate. There is even an epilogue at the end which we all know is not included in the original classic. Did the fact of not following the exact same plot bother m...
  • Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
    What a read! A classic tale adorned with beautiful artwork! I absolutely loved this Manga Classic. The storytelling was good. The characters' faces showed really good expressions. I could see when they were happy, sad or angry. Jane and Darcy were drawn beautifully. It was good seeing these characters in 2D. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    3.5 starsI'm a Jane Austen fan. I like the original stories, I like the retellings, so I couldn't miss with the manga.The art is beautiful, as with most manga, but Elizabeth's hair was a bit too puffy. I'm biased because of all the Pride & Prejudice movie adaptations I've seen so far.So, do you like Jane Austen and manga? If the answer is yes, you should give this one a try. *Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest ...
  • Patry Fernandez
    Me ha encantado leer esta preciosa historia en forma de manga... en general fue una muy buena adaptación añadiendo ciertos momentos cómicos para hacerlo aun mejor :DFoto-reseña ->
  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    I confess that I still haven't read the novel Pride and Prejudice, but I've already watched the movie version of it. Just like the other classic books, Pride and Prejudice is quite long to read and I must devote a lot of time to be able to finish it. But thanks to this graphic novel because I felt like that I was able to read the novel through this. Thank you Udon Entertainment for making it possible to published a graphic novel of this classic.
  • Jennifer
    My very first manga!!! ...and if I've gotta start somewhere, why not start with one of my favorite classics ♥While Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice isn't a word-for-word adaptation of the original, it's close enough and the art keeps the visual senses stimulated while devouring an interesting re-telling. I can't say with certainty that I'm officially a manga fan but I can say I'm happy to have experienced this type of reading experience and ev...
  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox
    4'5 estrellitas. Con lo que adoro Orgullo y prejuicio muy mal tenía que haber estado este cómic para que no me gustara. En general la obra está bastante bien adaptada, aunque se toman unas cuantas licencias resumiendo. Tiene todo lo que adoro de la obra original y un poquito más, ya que tiene viñetas realmente cómicas que me han sacado la carcajada. Y el dibujo (en blanco y negro) es precioso, muy a lo Candy Candy. Darcy es un chulazo con c...
  • Sheziss
    I cannot count the number of times I have watched Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley's version, of course). It was one of those movies that used to arise comments of the kind: "Oh no, not that again!". I loved the movie so much I tried to read the book.I barely read 30 pages until I gave up.Still, a graphic novel is a different matter. So, why not?The style is amazing, so beautiful. Each curl of Elizabeth, each sparkle, each hint of infatuation...
  • Niyura
    Ha estado bien, sin más. Podría haber estado mejor si no hubiesen representado la obra de forma cómica.
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    This was a fun read, although definitely both simplified certain parts of the plot (and also dramatised it in a hilariously cringe worthy way at times!) It was nice to read this as a whole from start to finish in such a short period time, after having read Pride and Prejudice for so long. It was a fun, easy way to follow and understand the basis of the story. It was also my first ever manga, which was such a fun experience and definitely somethin...
  • Aly Locatelli
    Read reviews and more at The Beautiful World of Books!**I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**Here's the thing about Pride & Prejudice:I never enjoyed it. Mostly because the first time, I had to read it under pressured circumstances in school and (as most people will understand) if school tells you you need to do something, it makes you dislike the task immensely. So the first time was a fail.The second ti...
  • Rebecca
    Read this review and more on my blog!In a nutshell: An enjoyable adaptation - a must read for fans of Pride and Prejudice and those who struggle reading classics.After many years and many attempts at reading it, I've still not read Pride and Prejudice. *pauses for gasping and fainting and screaming because it's just so shocking* I do enjoy classics but - like all books - I prefer some to others. I can't help but think that Austen just isn't for ...
  • Booknut
    "You are not the last man I could ever marry, but the only one. Indeed, I am ashamed of what I said then, for I was more wrong than I have ever been in all my life.""Then do me the honour of becoming my wife!"Experience the classic Austen tale like never before! I am a devoted Pride and Prejudice fan. I also love reading manga any chance I get. So when I discovered that someone has combined the two, I was over the moon with happiness. How could i...
  • Cee (The Mistress Case)
    Take your pick. You either like the manga or you didn’t.I’m on the dislike side.I believe this is a parody of Pride and Prejudice more than it is an adaption. There are a few parts which are funny and others which are annoying. I found myself wincing more times than I can count because of the exaggeration and inaccuracies.Did I enjoy the manga at the very least? Can’t say that I did.1) Elizabeth has no class. The manga portrays a petty, juv...
  • ♛ Garima ♛
    It is no secret that 'Pride & Prejudice' is one of my old time favorites so once I saw adapted Manga in netgalley, I cannot not request it and I'm glad I've been accepted. The cover and art is gorgeous!Even black & white images as well -I wish I can keep this book forever but as all comics, it is on lease and would be only available for 50 days...I'll cherish as long as I can then!
  • Yolanda
    Primer manga que leo, me ha encantado!!
  • Amy
    Not sure how I feel about this one...or the fact that I read the whole thing. Not bad outright but not really good?
  • Diamond
    Review originally posted on my blog (with graphics) @ Diamond’s ReadsI received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I remember voting on the Goodread’s Choices Awards last year for the Best Graphic Novel/Manga category. I remember being somewhat shocked that a classic won! I vowed to read some of the books that made the list (and won said categories) and I’m happy to say that I am really glad I made that ...
  • Kuroi
    When I heard we were doing catch-up week, I thought why not and picked the most irrelevant book I could find... So I got this ARC of Pride and Prejudice, everybody's favourite book, and it was less thrilling than I expected. Nevertheless, this is quite a solid adaptation and I would recommend both to first time readers and veteran fans.Firstly, I was excited at the prospect of it being a manga, and it does retain a lot of the elements including t...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    I received an e-copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!You may be shocked to hear that I have never read Pride and Prejudice or even seen any of the movies or the mini series, so I was going into this knowing absolutely nothing about the story itself, and this definitely made reading this manga interesting. I am honestly not a huge fan of classics and I've had Pride and Prejudice sitting on my shelf for a while, but as soon ...
  • Julie
    My 9-year-old has introduced me to graphic novels, and a Goodreads friend has more recently introduced me to Manga novels.Turns out "Manga" isn't a tropical fruit, but a Japanese-inspired comic book. I would describe them as graphic novels that contain characters that look part-zombie/part-kewpie doll, with a nipple or a breast spontaneously bursting out on random pages. (Talk about a non-sequitur). Sometimes characters have no features at all. ....
  • Silvia
    Ha estado bonito :)
  • Amina
    This was a great experience, it was my first manga classic and to be honest, I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was awesome and I had a lot of pleasure reading it.The adaptation wasn’t a 100% copy of the novel, I’ll give you that but only minor changes were brought and the essential parts of the novel were kept intact (unlike the carnage of the movie)I liked the fact that most of the characters were true to the novel’s ones and t...
  • Nic
    I enjoyed this manga, although you could tell it was written for a younger audience, as the language was simpler and the story was slightly different. I recommend it if you’d like to read Pride and Prejudice but either don’t have much time, or much interest in reading the classic (which is still my favourite book).
  • Vicky N.
    A beautiful adaptation of the classic we all know and love.It is not a faithful adaptation, but a retelling in comic that gives it a humorous spin and will make you yearn to read the book or watch your favorite adaptation.I really loved the art, I didn't expect them to be so manga-like, but it delivered.The writing did felt weak at times, but I was enthralled enough to ignore it.Really recommend it for all of those Austen fans that can get enough...
  • Leah
    Manga?? Seriously?? Oh, yes...I’ve never read any manga before – in truth, I wasn’t at all sure what it really is other than being some form of graphic novel, but honestly! Look at the cover! How could I possibly resist?Once I’d worked out that you have to read this from back to front and from right to left, I settled down to see just how awful it would be. And for the first few pages I really thought the answer might be pretty awful! And...
  • Erica (daydreamer)
    This book made me so happy. I didn’t even know it existed before a few days ago. I started reading it today, and three hours later, I finished it. It’s just so fantastic! It has all the charm and wit and elegance of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but then it has humor and a slightly modern feel at times, made possible through the manga drawings. Which, by the way, were extremely well drawn.There were times when I laughed out loud at the...
  • Sarah Marie
    Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen & PoTse5 starsPride & Prejudice is a popular beloved classic. It’s one of Austen’s most renowned works and is probably considered one of the world’s greatest loved classics. Merchandise for P&P is everywhere and it makes since that this famous novel would be adapted into a manga format. I personally haven’t watched the movie all the way through or read the book, but I definitely plan to. I...
  • Heather
    DNF. The historical inaccuracies drove me nuts - examples of such include Bingley walking into the bedroom where Jane is ill, despite the fact that no man but a doctor or husband would enter a woman's bedroom, immediate usage of first names - Darcy calling Elizabeth by her first name the very night they meet, and throughout the story, (ditto with Jane). This is best described as a manga "inspired by" Pride and Prejudice, rather than an adaptation...