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Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo

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Thank you @netgalley for sending me a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo manga in exchange for an honest review!
This adaptation is very interesting. The plot is of course condensed, but it focuses on the important points, giving the reader a good overview of the source material. The artwork is also stunning, it captures the ssence of the plot and the characters!
As a fan of the original novel, I can say this manga didn't disappoint!
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Let it be known I’m bias just because The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers are my favorite classics. For this graphic novel version I liked how the artist explained their illustrations and how the book has its own character relationship guide. Authors way back when just expected us to know everyone and remember who’s who so it’s a great help for those who have issues tracking names so they don’t have to do that additional work. Especially in a book like this where everyone is tied to someone somehow lol. The story was of course slightly trimmed as explained and the artistry was well done and very detailed.
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The manga genre is growing among teens and adults, but I found this classic very difficult to follow in this format. The plot line is relatively complicated, and the alternate format was just hard to read. I’m sure those who enjoy this format might have a better experience.
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I was planning to read "The Count of Monte Cristo" this year, and reading this manga helped me get familiar with the premise. I'm reading a graphic novel for the first time, and I'm looking forward to reading more soon. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and the plot itself kept me hooked till the very end. I would highly recommend it to readers who feel intimidated to read the unabridged book and also to ardent fans of this classic. You shouldn't miss out on Edmund Dantès' journey coming to life through this beautiful graphic novel.

 Thank you NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for sending me the ARC of this graphic novel. 💖😊
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This was a much more captivating read than I expected. 
I have always tried to read classics, but usually get bored with them quickly, so this Manga Classics series is a great way to read more of them and at the same time figuring out which ones I might want to read in the original. 
I  watched the MC’s character development with interest. Most of it was believable even with cutting lots of the original text. 
What I did not find believable was the love story, if one can even call it that. Leaving aside the fact that his “feelings” came from one moment to the next, this entire “relationship” was extremely disturbing, starting with the Count buying Haydée as a slave and keeping her. Yes, he did tell her, she was free, but only once they got to a country where slavery was illegal, or at least that’s how it read. I don’t think I need to say much more about that point, but this also means the power dynamic was off from the beginning. Secondly, the Count referred to her as his “daughter” multiple times throughout the book, even right before getting together with her? This entire relationship was just a lot of WTFs and I am seriously concerned for anyone who romanticizes it or likes the MC. 
Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but root for the MC to win out over the people who had wronged and falsely imprisoned him, not including his first love, because the way he treated her was just cruel and not considering her circumstances at all. The way he step by step destroyed his opponents was very well thought out and smart, I really enjoy reading stories like this, especially when it is all shown and not just said to have happened later. 
The art style fit the characters and story very well, even though sometimes it was hard to tell apart the female characters. 
All in all a really good adaptation of a classic and an interesting read.
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

This one was absolutely fantastic, growing up the count of Monte Cristo was what i studied in school and this manga was just so well done, the art style was perfect and it was just an easy, fun read. 

I loved it and it is one of the first mangas i have read in a while so i am glad it was this one. 

4 stars
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So I've never read the novel version of this. I had no idea what I was getting myself into -- just that it was a manga with a seemingly handsome dude on the cover, as manga is known to have, which makes it pretty irresistible. I KNOW IT'S A DIFFERENT TIME when this story happened, but this plot was really weird to me.

Still, I enjoyed it -- it mixes politics, espionage and other action-type plots typically seen in action movies and puts it into a manga. I think I've discovered a new favorite manga genre.~
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Something new for me. Never read a complete manga. This in specific is a very good option for  enjoy this amazing classic. I really liked the simplicity of the conversation lines. The think, the thing that I loved the most was the drawings, beautifully worked. It’s perfect for young and adult people alike. Good choice to read and enjoy a lot, thanks to  NetGalley.
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I don't know how to say this, but I lost interest in this story while reading. And I am not entirely sure why.

My knowledge of ”The Count of Monte Cristo” was limited before going in. I remember watching a cartoon about the count's escape from prison, and how exciting that part was is still standing sharp in my mind. Of course, the tape ended there as volume 1, so I never got to see the rest.

This is a dark story about rich people misusing their power, and a victim (our count) fighting against them, fighting for justice.

The story should interest me – it's about justice, an underdog's fight, revenge, love, kind acts, manipulation, etc, but I ended up flipping the pages to get through it.

I don't know 100% percent why, but I think the fact that I was struggling to read the letters made this a slow and torturous read.
I received a review copy of the ebook, and the quality of the pages, might not reflect what you will get if you buy ”the correct” copy.
My review copy was pixelated and that and the combination of the slim letters made it difficult to read the words.
It made no difference if I zoomed in, plus the setup of the pages means that I couldn't scroll it the right way to read it.

”The Count of Monte Cristo” is a classic for a reason, and my review copy might not reflect what you receive, so don't put too much notion into my review.
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The copy on NetGalley is poor quality, making it difficult to read and see the artwork. Along with this, it starts at the end, forcing readers to thumb to end to start reading it. The latter wasn't too big a hurdle for reading this, but the former was so bad that I couldn't continue reading it.

This book has already been published, and thankfully the physical version doesn't look awful, but no other graphic novel that I've read through NetGalley has looked this awful.
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The manga-version of this classic is well done in my opinion and an easy way to read classics more. The art style is not really my favorit but that doesn't do any bad to the story. I wish that the characters would be drawn with more differents because I was confused sometimes about who is who. The story itself was also not my favorit because I felt like running in circles a little bit so I was happy to read the manga otherwise I would have probably dropped it. 
Still very well done, just not my type of story.
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Thank you Netgalley and publishers for gifting me a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo manga classic in turn for my honest review.

4/5 stars

I have always been a big fan of the movie The Count of Monte Cristo and was very excited when I received this to see how they compare.  They were very different from each other, not just the fact that they were in Manga form.  

Dante has a beautiful life, he is about to get married to the love of his life and he is about to become the captain of his own ship.  When jealous colleagues and love rivals gang up to send him to prison for a crime he didn't commit, will his plan for revenge ruin everything? 

I am glad that I read this as a manga and was able to look at each of the character's faces.  There is a lot going on and a lot of moving parts that need to be remembered.  I enjoyed reading this and learning the original plot of the book and how different it was to the movie!
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This is a really creative way of representing the classics in literature. I never would have thought of this as an option, but it's a great way to reach young readers.
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A really interesting and engaging way of telling the classic. The Count of Monte Cristo is in itself a gripping story and with the drawing it becomes more. Perfect addition to the novel
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Great way to expose a new generation of readers to a classic novel. My 11-year-old is dyslexic, and this makes reading a classic much easier for her. Thank you.
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I really enjoyed this. The art was absolutely gorgeous. I am a sucker for a retelling, especially a Count of Monte Cristo retelling! Wonderfully done, from someone who does not read a lot of manga but just dips their toe in whenever the mood strikes. Great adaptation! 

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Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this manga in exchange for an honest review.

I loved the art in this, my only critique is that this had a lot of characters in it and at times it was hard to follow - it was very ambitious of them to fit the whole story into one book. I actually think they would have been better off splitting it into two books so that they skipped over less, however all-in-all, I think it was well done.

If you like manga, this is a worthwhile adaptation to wet your whistle with.
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Thanks to NetGalley & UDON for letting me read a copy of this in exchange for an honest review!

I've read the original novel by Dumas, and it's a beautiful book. I think it can be quite difficult sometimes to adapt classic literature for manga or comics. However, this version of The Count of Monte Cristo has been done beautifully.

The characters are each distinct in appearance and recognisable. Edmond Dantes (The Count) is especially superb in design. I was curious to see how well the story could be condensed into a manga and I have to say that the abridged manga version is just such a good read, and I think is a good way for people to read the story who aren't necessarily able to read entire classics. 

I would definitely recommend this version to anyone!
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This was my introduction to manga. I chose this because I know the story well. This did a great job of illustrating the pain and suffering of betrayal.
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Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo, an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, is a beautifully illustrated and engaging retelling of the timeless tale of revenge and redemption. The story follows Edmond Dantès, a young sailor who is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned for many years. After escaping from prison, Dantès transforms himself into the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo and sets out to exact revenge on those who wronged him.

The manga adaptation does an excellent job of capturing the essence of the original novel, while also adding its own unique visual style. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and provide a vivid representation of the story's characters and settings. The action sequences are particularly well-done, with dynamic panels and fluid movements that bring the story to life.

One of the strengths of this adaptation is its ability to condense the lengthy novel into a more manageable format without sacrificing the complexity of the story. The pacing is well-executed, with each chapter building upon the previous one to create a gripping and suspenseful narrative. The dialogue is also well-crafted, with the characters' motivations and emotions coming through clearly.

Overall, Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo is a fantastic adaptation of a literary classic. It is a must-read for fans of both manga and classic literature, as well as anyone who enjoys a good revenge tale. The book is accessible to readers of all ages and provides a fresh take on a story that has captivated audiences for generations. I highly recommend this manga to anyone looking for an exciting and visually stunning retelling of Dumas' masterpiece.
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