Publisher: UDON Entertainment Corporation
Release Date: May 12th 2015
Series: Manga Classics
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Girls & Women, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, manga
Just in time for the 200th Anniversary, Manga Classics: Emma brings Jane Austen's classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful, new manga adaptation. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of manga-ka Po Tse (Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice). - Manga Classics editions feature classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions. Proudly presented by UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing.
I knew absolutely nothing about the original Emma by Jane Austen so I had no idea what to expect going into this. I’m sure the original Emma is probably a bit more serious, but I thought this was a super sweet, light story with little bits of humor that work so well with this art style.
Just like I mentioned in my review of Les Miserables, this one has inspired me to read the original novel and even check out the movie. I also think it is a great way to tell a classic story in a modern way, which is sure to captivate new audiences.
Things happen a little quickly in this adaption but the positive side is that there really isn’t any filler, making for a fast read. However, it is a bit difficult to keep all the characters and names straight since we don’t get to know too much about anyone.
I felt like Les Mis had a bit more depth to it but I think that’s only due to the nature of this story; Les Mis is a lot more emotional. Still, I definitely recommended this one and I can’t wait to check out the other manga classics.