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Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet

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I just finished reading "Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakepeare." 
This ebook tells of the story of two starred-crossed lovers caught in the between a family fued. 

I really enjoyed the Manga Style. The illustrations were big and bold; perfect to catch the reader's eye. 

The only issue I had was that Manga is not made for an ebook. Manga is a Japanese style of reading right to left; instead of the American style of reading left to right. 

I received a digital advanced reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for my review. 

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Such a tragedy between the two love birds. The illustrations captured the longing, and the passion between Romeo and Juliet beautifully. Definitely would recommend this to my friends.
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Great adaptation  and illustrations  must for who love classics and manga . Love it . Everything soo cute and amazing I devored this book in just 1 day.
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Great book for those who love reading Romeo and Juliet and manga. The illustration was beautiful. Wonderful adaptation. Highly recommended.
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De todas las novelas que leí de Shakespeare, ésta siempre fue la que menos disfruté.

Ahora, años después, leyendola en formato de manga fue una experiencia completamente diferente.

Siento que la historia cobró un nuevo sentido, incluso el dramatismo y la pasión las percibí de una manera diferente.

Exquisito.
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Wonderful art and well lettered. Enjoyable to look at if you are not intrested in Shakespeare. Manga and art loves will enjoy this book as well as people who love Shakespeare often risque wit.
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The art was beautiful and the story flowed and followed the original story pretty well. The language has been modernized to make it easier for young readers to understand. A great series of classic books to introduce young readers to classic stories and might spark an interest in reading the real deal when they are older.
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I love when they make monga comics from a classic in Romeo and Juliet totally checks that box I find it always gives it a fresh new feel and you can really tell a good animator by the facial expressions and the details in the photo in the animator for this manga classic is excellent. Also being legally blind I have to expand the picture a lot to see the facial expressions but not if the animator is really good and I know I keep talking about the animator but the one for Romeo and Juliet was awesome I wish I could remember his name. All I know is the author and animator made this a totally refreshing look at a classic even my teenage daughter wanted to read it. since before I went blind I’ve love comics and now with technology I can read them again and this is just the second one I have read and I loved it. I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.
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A classic play told in a different format. William Shakespeare’s plays have never been my favorite. Possibly because we were forced to learn it in school in a very textbook style method and then write multiple essays that never went well. Or maybe it was the writing, which I never understood at times and wondered what really was going on in these plays.

Contrary to my previous experience this manga format was enjoyable. The art isn’t anything fabulous, but it is good. The manga panels are detailed and depict the scenery in utmost detail. There are many scenery changes and each was beautiful. The character designs are unique, yet slightly stereotypical for the time period they are reflecting. Juliet’s character design was my favorite followed by Romeo’s. Also, each character had their own set of facial expressions which helped bring emotions to the story.

The manga, through its art, is able to depict many emotions. There were a lot of comedic and gag expressions used throughout. I felt it bought more life into the play and helped make it more lively and relatable. 

The writing can at times be lengthy given it is following Shakespeare’s original work. However, coupled with the manga artwork it’s a bit more helpful in understanding not only what the character’s are saying but also their feelings. I also liked how the words didn’t overlap the art in an awkward manner but fit with the artwork. 

Overall, I found this to be a great read. The artwork was definitely an asset to this original play. I wish I had this format available during the time I studied this play as it would have been very helpful and I would have definitely loved it.
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If you love the tale of Romeo and Juliet and if you love manga, then you're going to love this manga.
I definitely recommend this.
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As much of a theatre nerd as I am, this manga being in the original Shakespearen text really made me not enjoy it as much. I would have preferred a translated work to read.

However, with that being said, I do think that the artists did a fantastic job creating visuals that aided in reading the manga.
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This is exactly what you'd expect based on its title: a word-for-word classic in manga style. It's been maybe a decade since I last read any manga, so this was nostalgic for me. I always enjoyed the story of Romeo and Juliet, and appreciate having a visual element to go along with the story. It helps clarify what you'd otherwise have to imagine yourself based on the old Shakespearean writing (which can be challenging if you're not accustomed to it). The drama, action and emotion of the original story is well-suited for a manga rendition, and this portrayed the characters and situations excellently. I especially enjoyed some of the interactions between characters that were illustrated with a manga sense of humor (if you read manga, you'll know what I mean when you see it). I think overall that this book accomplished what it intended to, and if you are a fan of Shakespeare's work as well as manga, this book is good choice.

Thank you for the free copy o received in exchange for my honest review.
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“For never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

First of all, the art was absolutely gorgeous and really brought the story to life! It was an enjoyable read, but if I had to be completely honest, it would have gotten lost with this book without having already read and studied Romeo and Juliet in my English class. It’s in English but more of old English, so it can be difficult to understand what is going on if you have not read Romeo and Juliet before. But overall, it was an enjoyable read and I’m very thankful for a manga version of it!
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Its cute. Nothing special i mean its a manga classic. The illustrations were good amd i do like the classic romeo and juliet. Yeah nothing remarkable.
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Thank you Udon Entertainment and Netgalley for the ARC. 

I'm new to manga. I'll give this 3.5 stars. It was fairly easy to read and quick to get through. It's been out for a little while and I still was able to obtain an ARC. I would recommend it. I enjoyed the take on Romeo and Juliet and manga. It was nice to change up a very old story.
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I didn’t know what to expect, as I hadn’t read manga before, but enjoy Shakespeare and the story of Romeo and Juliet. I enjoyed the layout, story and illustrations.
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Now, this is how Shakespeare should be adapted to manga! Modernised language but not slangy nor excessively modern, faithful to the original plot without outrageous omissions or additions & changes, beautiful art with expressive faces and lovely settings. This is what I'll be showing the children when they want to read a classic in graphic novel/manga version, as it's simply one of the best in Udon's Manga Classics series.
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Dnf at 30%
I just could not get into this. Old English is not for me. I speak english as a second language, but this just too hard to understand and although i liked the illustrations, it was confusing and very boring.
Thank you for Netgalley for the ebook.
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(First of all, thank you so much NetGalley, publisher, and author, for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review)

I can't believe searching for books in Netgalley that I would find a manga version of Romeo and Juliet. I have been in love with this story since I first read it so many years ago and I love to read and watch different adaptations. So of course I requested this manga and I enjoyed it so much. I love the drawings and the sketch of the characters at the beginning of the manga. I really, really recommend it.
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I love this adaptation! It's very faithful, it maintains the language of Shakespeare. The illustrations are beautiful and I definitely recommend it to manga fans and fans of Shakespeare who enjoy comics as a whole.
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