Publisher: UDON Entertainment Corporation
Release Date: August 19th 2014
Series: Manga Classics
Genres: Adaptations, Comics & Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, manga
Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo's classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition!
The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!
When I saw this, I knew I had to give it a try-classics in the form of manga? Sign me up! While I do own a copy of the largely (literally) intimidating novel, I’ve always been hesitant to pick it up so I’ve only seen the movie. Reading Les Misérables this way was enjoyable, and I feel more inclined to pick up the original now that I have a taste for the story.
It only ever felt shortened because of the time jumps, which were obviously necessary, but they did rush the story a bit. However, the manga still stands strong on its own and tells what feels like a full story.
I had no problem connecting to any of the characters, I felt for all of them. The visual format helped get emotions across really well, also. Speaking of the visuals, the artwork is really well done, as you can probably tell by the cover.
The characters, the writing, and the pacing are all really solid, nothing ever felt too slimmed down. I would definitely recommend this people who are curious about the classic but do not wish to trek through 1463 pages of the original.
Not only is this a gorgeous manga, it’s also a
great adaption of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.