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Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet

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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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This is an absolutely beautiful rendition of the classic tale. The characters are wonderfully drawn and give a depth to the story that I hadn't previously seen with just reading it.

I shared the story with my children and the teen was thoroughly impressed. They said it gave them a much better understanding of the story and it actually helped them pass their lesson on Romeo and Juliet with flying colors.
My younger daughters (7-9) also loved this book as the action was easy to follow. I feel like this book was a great addition to the Classics series and would work for all ages, story content and appropriateness considered.
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This graphic novel was brilliant. I wish this book was around when I was at school as I would of understood the book so much better than I did. I just loved how easy it was to read and understand with brilliant pictures connected with the old English words of William Shakespeare. It makes it so much easier to understand the contect the morals and means of his words. This is why I really believe this book should be read in all schools or it could be a handy book to have open as you read the full text as Shakespeare wrote. The pictures were just so expressive making the story so much more powerful to read . It aided the intake of the old English language. I recommend this book for children and adults alike as you can really learn from reading it and it's more of a fun and very enjoyable medium. I just couldn't put this novel down and had to read it in one sitting. I really do look forward to reading more classics through graphic novels.

So much praise goes to the creators and publishers for bringing such powerful story to life. Also creating such a wonderful supportive reflection of a literary masterpiece.  

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The story was fine but the copy I received was really annoying to read so I couldn't continue. So I didn't finish the book maybe this type of book arent for me digitally.
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This is one of my favourite classics, and being able to read it in a different way was nice. I'm not really into manga, but I really enjoyed this one. It doen't change the original story, it illustrates it and it makes it easier for people that are not into classics to be able to read them. I just think that it was a nice read and that everybody can enjoy it.
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The art was absolutely stunning! You could tell all the characters apart and they definitely did not suffer from the common ‘same face syndrome’. 

This is a great introduction into Shakespeare’s works. It is less of a hurdle with its drawings and  more simple language. I suggest reading this book if you are looking to get into Shakespeare or have already read some of his works. 

Overall, it was a wonderful adaptation.
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I've seen so many interpretations of Romeo and Juliet, this one is so beautiful. I truly love everything about this, the art style, atmosphere and everything that pulls it together.  I'd love to read more :)
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Such a fun way to reading classic story. Romeo and Juliet isnt my classic fave, I can bring my self read the full length novel but this manga make my reading journey much fun.

I really like the artwork and I appreciate the classical narration. I will happily recommen this manga to some friends.

Thanks Netgalley for providing my copy.
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I was very pleasantly surprised to see that this manga book uses Shakespeare's original text, rather than modernized, simplified language for a young audience! Of course it is abridged, but it does a wonderful job of introducing kids to Shakespeare's rich and memorable stories and immortal lines in a gentle and entertaining way. This book will no doubt make young readers feel hooked on Shakespeare and perhaps even inspire them to act out their own versions of Romeo and Juliet.
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Love this adaptations, this takes a story we all know and puts in a different media that is easily assessable for many people. Super fun and adds another layer of enjoyment to the story. 10/10 would recommend.
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I really love this classic by Shakespeare and reading it in the manga style was a treat. The illustrations really added to the stories and the cosy feeling of the books. If you enjoy manga and these classics I would highly recommend picking up these editions.
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Thank you Netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book for free. 

I've been trying to read and re-read classics that I haven't read since high school. Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare's most know work. It is a tale of love and heartache that can make even the coldest of hearts feel something. I've read many adaptations of Romeo and Juliet but never one like this. Reading it in a Manga style can be confusing for someone who has never read a manga before but it's quick to get the hang of it. For me, reading it in this style makes it even more dramatic than the story already was. The harsh lines that are used in the illustrations to represent movement and the dark, bold words used to emphasize loud noises really brings the story to life. If you like manga or like reading old stories in new and fun ways, I highly recommend this one. I enjoyed it much more than the other manga classic editions.
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This manga adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is perfect in every way. Highly recommend for any one who loves the classic!
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