The Manga Classics line of books has interested me. They have usually been classic literature that I should have read growing up. So to be able to experience them in a way that is more appealing to myself and others.
Loved the take of graphic novel/manga on a classic book! Although the original book is fun to read, reading it as a manga makes it even more exciting!
My introduction to The Jungle Book was through The Walt Disney movie of the same name, and later the novel. The Manga version has been by far the most interesting of the three. The illustrations were interesting, and followed the original story closely. Once I became accustomed to the reading style, I became excited with the graphic novel. The images are “cute” and have a characteristic of large eyes. Although the “cuteness” appears to be for the young reader. The graphic novel should be recommended for an older reader, some areas could make the younger reader uncomfortable.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this magical eARC.
As most of us did, I loved this story as a child, and the neat thing about the very best graphic novels is that they can readily comport us back to the stunned fascination of our childhood, and there ain't much that can!
This is a beautiful interpretation of a beloved classic, and I will look forward to purchasing it upon release, it is clever, well done, and it makes me excited about seeing other interpretations of childhood classics.
Until next time, May you always love and view animals through the eyes and wonder if a child, dear readers...
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for making this available..
This is the second manga I have tried to read. Unfortunately manga definitely isn’t for me, but it wasn’t that bad.
The drawings were cool and interesting, I would’ve probably enjoyed it more if it had of been in colour or some what bright, I just couldn’t feel the emotion of the jungle book in black and white..
I'm a big fan of the Manga Classics series, the artwork is always superb and this adaptation is no exception. Unlike with some of the other Manga Classics however, I didn't read the original The Jungle Book as I wanted to experience the Manga Classics adaptation without being colored by the source material.
I really enjoyed this one, I really didn't know what to expect since when people think of The Jungle Book, they'd often think of the Disney adaptations of it. I loved experiencing Manga Classics' take, it felt really true to the source and it was easy to see what elements inspired other interpretations' divergence. I was also pleasantly surprised to find the other animal-related stories in the second half of the book, I thought I'd be distracted by how the story moves completely away from Mowgli, but that wasn't the case at all.
All in all, another solid installment in the Manga Classics series.
I really enjoyed the art style to the book. I liked looking at the pictures, but I found the book a bit boring. I wanted to love this because back in the 90s Disney did a live action Jungle Book movie and LOVED it. I always wanted to read the book that inspired the movie and decided to go for the manga to check it out and I am not sure why this is considered a classic. I mean I guess back in the day this book can be considered adventurous, but to me the story does not live up to what I thought it was going to be.
I think that it's really awesome to take a classic and turn it into a manga. My biggest issue is that it's hard to read on a tablet/phone. Since they are read back to front, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to start the book. Also the page breaks are not very easy to see so sometimes you can not tell what page you are on.
I love that these short stories were turned into manga. They follow Mowgli, a boy who was raised by animals in the Indian jungle. There are also stories about some of the different animals and many adventures that were had. Rudyard Kipling stories were influenced by his British upbringing in India. Being able to read these stories in an illustrated book really brings them to life.
I received this ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!!
Ive posted a full review on Goodreads and I look forward to reading more from this author!
All of my stars are for the art in this one. I loved the way the characters were designed whether they were human or animal. I also really liked the sense of movement through the panels and how they drew the scenes. It was well laid out. However, when it comes to the story I didn't really like it. It was weirdly convoluted and the animal stories at the end didn't make a ton of sense to me. It was a good way to read the story, but I think I'll stick with the Disney movie.
Welcome to the jungle! This is the first volume of “The Jungle Book.” Mowgli is a man-cub who is raised by a wolf pack in the jungle. Other stories included in this book is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Toomai of the elephants and the white seal. The stories were enjoyable to read. The artwork was perfect for the stories of the book. If you are expecting the story to be like the Disney movie — it’s not. There are some scary moments in the story. It’s a fascinating look of what life in the jungle could be like. Reading this manga story has made me want to go and read the original story. I have also become a fan of manga graphic novels . This is the first time that I have read one. This manga is very well done. I recommend it to everyone!
Magna is hard enough to read backwards, but it’s even harder on an e book. The format made it difficult to understand the story as an ebook. The story itself was good, but I think magna needs to be in paper format.
Although I never read the original book, I have a few copies at home. I loved this version very much. As far as I could see it was close to the original story. It was wll written and a fun to read. I will not use it in the classroom, bus being also a Scoutmatser I will let the scouts know about this great book.
Thank you for letty me read it!
One of my absolute favorite childhood stories, I think "The Jungle Book" will always have a special place in my heart. This edition is great because there are bonus stories that I had never heard of before! And this would make a great gift for any kid.
Although I am a huge fan of the Jungle Book story and I’ve really enjoyed the Monte Cristo “Manga Classic”, this one was not a huge win for me.
Fun adventures. Characters were well done. I just got a little confused with the way it was segmented into shorter stories that didn’t necessarily flow logically in time.
As always though, I thought the artwork was great and I was still entertained reading through it!
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the author, the publishers and the NetGalley team for providing me with an Advanced copy. I cherished this opportunity to read it in exchange for an honest review.
I sadly didn't appreciate this version of the Jungle Book very much. I've read manga's previously but (at least in e-format) found the reading style to be jarring. I was also confused when some stories ended and others started because they didn't have a clear ending unless you happened to see 'The End' in the bottom right corner.
I've never actually read the Jungle Book, but I'm not sure I necessarily would. It just wasn't completely for me. I think the manga style was a little confusing with everything that was going on. I did like that the stories were clearly marked as ending, but I think it should have been a little bigger. There were a couple of times I didn't immediately realize that the story had changed because the end was in the bottom corner. The art was nice though, as with all of the Manga Classics. Overall this book was just okay.
Sadly this doesn't live up to some of the other Manga Classics I have read. Seeing as only 3 of the 7 inches included stories are The Jungle Book that most of us know and love, i really think this should've been titled "The Jungle Book and Other Stories." I really enjoyed she stories, while others really fell flat for me. Artwork was catchy and I enjoyed the inclusion of many of Kipling's poems.
Thank you to NetGalley for the review copy.
Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book! The title and this beautiful cover drew me in and i was excited to read this book! I will be recommending this book to others for readers advisory
There is something a bit jarring about seeing a classic story like this in a Manga format, but it's also a wonderful way to connect this story to reluctant readers, or just people who want to read it the story with a fun new visual element to it. I can't be mad at something that gets kids reading.