Manga Classics by Crystal S. Chan

Manga Classics

Heavily influenced by his childhood in British-ruled India, Rudyard Kipling created some of the most well-read children s stories in Western Culture. Book One of The Jungle Book(s) includes Mowgli s Brothers, the story of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the heroic mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the tale of a young elephant-handler, and in The White Seal, we meet Kotick, a rare...

Details Manga Classics

TitleManga Classics
Release DateApr 28th, 2017
PublisherUdon Entertainment
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Classics, Graphic Novels, Short Stories, Childrens

Reviews Manga Classics

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Thank you to the effort of those who are behind the publication of this graphic novel of The Jungle Book because through this, I've finally got to read this awesome classic book. Before, I thought that the story of The Jungle Book is only about the boy who grew up in the jungle; instead, it is a compilation of short stories. Aside from the first story, which is the well-known tale of the jungle boy, Mowgli, there are several stories that I like i...
  • Hamad
    Thanks for the publisher for providing the book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are mineI didn't know that this was originally written by Rudyard Kipling, this may be the only thing that I ended up with after reading this book 😞😞😞I expected this to be good as the manga version of Les miserables, it wasn't.I simply read this for the nostalgia as the jungle book was a part of my childhood but that was not delivered too.The b...
  • Nicole
    Manga Classics: The Jungle Book!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. I read the original book two years ago and absolutely loved it, so when I saw on NetGalley that they turned it into a Manga Classic, I just had to have it. I love these Manga Classics, seriously, I read all of them and they are just such a fun and easy way to read those classics. I love that the song parts were included in the manga, cause they were s...
  • ♥Emm♥
    A lively retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic – the saga of a boy raised by the inhabitants of the jungle making up the first half, with the second being a series of individual short stories.It’s a vibrant adaptation, and I appreciate that the artist goes their own way and doesn’t drawn too much from the iconic 1964 Disney film, considering how infused that adaptation has become with peoples’ image of the original.I’ll admit that I ...
  • Kayla
    A copy of this book was sent to me by the publishers in exchange for an honest review, So thank you so muchI grew up with the Jungle Book, like watching the Disney movie and letting other people read the book to me. I just absolutely adore this story and I was always so fascinated by it so when I got sent an ARC of this book I was super excited to dive straight into this.The illustrations are so beautiful and they capture the story and make it ve...
  • Atlas
    * * * *4 / 5I picked up a copy of the The Jungle Book, manga edition on a whim and I was very pleasantly pleased with it. I have read my fair share of manga in my youth and this book follows the traditional format of being read right to left (a handy guide at the back for those that have never read a manga), as well as having loving, classically manga illustrations. As far as I can tell, The Jungle Book follows Rudyard Kipling's original seven st...
  • Marjolein
    Read all my reviews on I've read most of the other Manga classics, and they were always nice, so even though I had only seen the Disney movie with the same name, I wanted to read this version of the Jungle book.I had some problems at first to get into the short story collection, probably since I was unaware that the original stories were quite different from the movie, and did not seem to follow in a chronologi...
  • Sarah Marie
    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Crystal S. Chan, & Julien Choy2.75 starsThe Jungle Book is a famous classic about young Mowgli who is raised in the jungle. There is a famous Disney film based off of Kipling’s tale and it has kept this story relevant and one that many kids love watching. I have never read anything by Kipling and I didn’t know what to expect when it came to this manga adapted version of the tale. I’m a big fan of the Mang...
  • Lör K.
    Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest reviewPublication Date: 03rd April 2017Review Date: 27th March 2017Hard Cover Pricing: $24.99Paper Back Pricing: $17.99I’ve never read Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, only the Just So Stories, so when I saw this manga classic that had been put online by a publisher I’m auto approved for, I just had to grab the book and give it a read.This was an amazing introduction to the world of ...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    I liked how this manga presentation of The Jungle Book actually followed the real stories from the original book, including not just the story of Mowgli, but also Rikki-Tiki-Tavi, The White Seal, Toumai of the Elephants, and others. I wish they would make another one for Jungle Book 2 with even more stories!The artwork is so beautiful, and really brings the characters to life! I loved seeing the facial expressions of Mowgli and Rikki-Tikki and th...
  • Julie's Bookshelf
    Thank you Netgalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.This was my second manga, the first for my son. He had a better time adapting to the right-to-left reading than me. The story was great, just like the original is. But unfortunately, I can't say I was the fan of many images. There were so many CRASH and BAM and way too many horrific facial grimaces for young kids not to become mock-violent afterward.That being said, we did enjoy the ...
  • Daisey
    I grew up watching the animated Disney version of the The Jungle Book and just read the original book a few months ago. It was very different from the movie and actually includes several short stories about different characters. In my opinion, some of those stories were great, but as in most short story collections others were less impressive. This book is a wonderful adaptation of those original stories and stays true to their details. I truly e...
  • Amy Leigh
    If you loved The Jungle Book growing up you'll really love this manga classic. It separates the stories and goes deeper than the disney movie. It's a real treat and I will be buying copies for my nephews!
  • 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.*I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The Jungle Book was never a favorite for me. Although I liked it (Disney version which was the only one I knew), I just never cared as much for it as others, so I wasn't as excited to pick this one up, but I did want to...
  • Elaine Mullane
    If you are used to the style of Manga, this book shouldn't take you too long to get your head around. I studied Japanese in university (as a minor subject) and first became interested in Manga then. Traditionally, they read books from right to left, and therefore from back cover to front cover, in Japan, so this style of reading isn't new to me and didn't cause me any major concern. However, if you are new to Manga this can be a little off-puttin...
  • Nicola Mansfield
    I was so thrilled when I saw a new Manga Classics was out! I love this series and have read them all. Jungle Book excited me as 1) I've read the original and 2) these are short stories, something the series has not done before. The art is just as magnificent as on previous volumes and the author notes on adapting the original at the back are as illuminating as ever. This series stay as close to the originals as possible only adding artistic licen...
  • Isabell (IsabellReads) Edvinsson
    I was sent a copy of Manga Classics: The Jungle Book in exchange for an honest review.I am very unfamiliar with manga, and this is probably the first manga I’ve ever read. It was certainly a quite different experience. The artwork in this manga was set in black and white, which I was a bit bummed about since I prefer graphic novels in colour. But nevertheless, the artwork was very detailed and also had a bit of a humorous twist. That said I did...
  • Jane
    I don't think I have actually read the original book by Rudyard Kipling, but I have seen quite a few of the movie and/or cartoon adaptations and therefore I have always thought that The Jungle Book is only about the man-cub Mowgli who was raised by wolves somewhere in India. But it would seem that I have been living a lie, because that's not the case! Some of the short stories are about the famous boy named Mowgli, but some stories are about diff...
  • Vijay Anand
    I received a copy of this from the Publisher, through Netgalley.There isn’t much I can say about the story, seeing as how practically the world (and certainly my negligible readership) would have become acquainted with Mowgli, Bagheera and the rest of the cast of characters through TV shows and multiple movies, not to mention of course the Rudyard Kipling classic. This is a Manga edition, meaning it needed to be read from back to front, from ri...
  • Sesana
    This one kind of fell flat for me. I'm not a great fan of The Jungle Book, though I have read it and I think this is a pretty good adaptation. For one, it keeps the original structure, including the stories that are unrelated to Mowgli. The poems that accompanied each story are here, too. But I really didn't like the art. The animals were far too stylized for my taste, and in a crude way. The wolves especially have weirdly spiky looking fur, and ...
  • Littlest Bookshelf
    The Jungle Book is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. The six stories that the manga adapts include Mowgli’s Brothers, Kaa’s Hunting, Tiger! Tiger!, The White Seal, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Toomai of the Elephants, and Her Majesty’s Service.This is the first time I’ve read The Jungle Book in any form, with my only introduction to the series being the popular Disney animated film and the recent live-action movie. Heading into the m...
  • Jill Jemmett
    The Jungle Book has 7 different stories in it. The first is “Mowgli’s Brothers,” which is about Mowgli, who grew up with wolves. The next is “Kaa’s Hunting,” and it is about how Mowgli used what he learned from Baloo and Bagheera to defeat the snake, Kaa. In “Tiger! Tiger!” Mowgli moves to a human village and he has to kill Shere Khan, the tiger, to prove his worth. The next 4 stories aren’t about Mowgli. “The White Seal” is...
  • Bruce
    The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and Chrystal S. Chan, is an illustrated Manga Classic book retelling seven different stories in a complete illustrated format. Six poems are interspersed among the stories, providing a sing-song character feel while helping to clarify the culture being illustrated. The stories target younger readers who enjoy action and adventure. Since this is a Manga book and is read differently than others types of books, a ...
  • J Aislynn d'Merricksson
    The Manga Classics version of Kipling’s The Jungle Book brought to life beloved childhood stories, and introduced me to a few I was unfamiliar with. There are seven 'books’, three of which centre around Mowgli, the wolf boy, and his rivalry with Shere Khan the tiger. The remaining four are all independent, stand-alone stories. Kotick follows a young white seal on his adventures searching for a place where his people can be safe from human hun...
  • Renee Taylor
    "I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review"Heavily influenced by his childhood in British-ruled India, Rudyard Kipling created some of the most well-read children s stories in Western Culture. Book One of The Jungle Book(s) includes Mowgli s Brothers, the story of Mowgli, the abandoned man-cub who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the heroic mongoose, and Toomai of the Elepha...
  • Gabrielle
    Thanks to NetGalley This book is made up of 7 different stories by Rudyard KiplingThe first 3 stories in this collection are about MowgliThey areMowgli's Brothers - What the movie is mostly based offKaa's Hunting - Take's place before the end of Mowgli's Brothers and introduces Kaa and the MonkeysTiger! Tiger! - Direct sequel to Mowgli's BrothersThese are all the Mowgli stories just the ones that the movie takes most of its material from.I think ...
  • Lynndell
    Thanks to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the opportunity to read and review Manga Classics! Manga Classics include Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which is true to the original classic with added cliffhangers to keep manga readers interested and eye-catching illustrations. After the story ends, the details of adaptation from classic literature to manga lets us see into the transformation. Each story in this collection follows these same guid...
  • Eleanor Luhar
    The Jungle Book isn't my favourite book ever, but I like this Manga Classics collection and thought I'd give this one a try, too. This one was quite different from the others I've read, containing seven different "books" - three of which made up The Jungle Book story itself. The other tales were of a white seal trying to save his friends from the murderous men, a mongoose protecting his new family from snakes, a young boy who witnessed the dan...
  • Audrey Adamson
    Manga Classics bring to life classics tales for adult and children alike Unlike, the Disney movies of the same name, The Jungle Book contains more stories than just Mowgli's and this manga delves into those.The Jungle Book contains seven stories (three of which are about Mowgli) about the animals and inhabitants of India based on Rudyard Kipling's experiences there as both a young child and an adult. The collection of stories includes Rikki-Tikki...