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The Scarlet Letter maybe one of classic I enjoy watched long time ago, and read it now with manga format not less fun. The art is beautiful, the drawing showing detail expression and the plot grabbing mostly from original sources. My small concern is the male MC look too feminine at picture and less charismatic.

This arc given by Netgalley for exchange with honest review.

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This book was close to the original story in a way that made it more accessible to readers. I loved the art style, and the storyline hit everything that was essential from the original book. It was a good read and I would recommend it!

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The scarlet letter is by far one of my classics. It is mysterious, interesting to read, and the only one ive managed to read all in one sitting. Many people find it too boring or not even entertaining. However, I absolutely adored it.

And this, this was everything I wanted it to be. It stayed exact to the original and I found it super interesting to see in this format.

I also loved how the letter A is different then the rest, it shows just how important and on everyones radar it was.

All in all, I loved it, and if you didn’t like the classic, you should give this a try.

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Hello my first manga. This is really great and I love the classics being turned into manga! Thank you so much

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It was a good manga and I enjoyed reading this book. Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read it.

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I am sorry for the inconvenience but I had technical difficulties in accessing this book. Again, I am sorry for the inconvenience.

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Thank you to Net Galley and publishers for the ARC

A lovely adaption of the original novel. It was a really fun way to read one of my favourite classics, beautifully done.

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First off, I love that this edition is a thing. I think it's amazing trying to make classics more accessible and to cater for a wider range of audiences!

Okay, into the review!
I found the art style adorable, though I have to agree that it did make the ages a bit hard to grasp, especially considering the main character looked quite young?

I haven't read the classic but from what I've grasped from those that have is that it's pretty true and accurate to the original story.

I thought the A being the only thing in colour made it immediately draw my eye in every scene.

aaaand overall, I love love loved this edition. I can't wait to read some more manga classics!

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I read the original version of this book in high school (around 15 years ago), and as far as I can remember it is fairly accurate.

Hester Pryne commits the sin of adultery and is forced to wear a red letter A on her chest. She refuses to name the father. Hester's husband appears, but has changed his name and forces Hester to keep his secret. He discovers who the father is, but rather than reveal him he tortures him in secret. The father eventually confesses.

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I loved this! I know I personally had a really hard time following the original book back in high school (why? I don't know) but this made it extremely easy to follow along and understand what was happening.

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I tied to read the original Scarlet Letter many years ago when I was doing my undergrad. I believe I made it half way through the book, and then gave up. I turned turned to the Cliff notes version because there was so much incidental material to slog through the original before getting to the meat of the story. This manga adaptation, in my opinion, is the perfect way to read this classic. It keeps all the important parts of the story and whittles away the inessential things. All the essential themes of the original work are expressed in this manga adaptation. I’m impressed with the skill of the author and artist. Well done!

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Again, loved the art. Just amazing how the story is portrayed. The story itself wasn't totally my cup of tea, but the art was great!

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I enjoy classics being brought to the attention of a younger generation. I can appreciate when art, be it manga or comic is used to capture the attention of those who would, generally, not be interested in classic literature. I, myself, am a bit of a book enthusiast but sometimes find myself disinterested in reading something older than my grandparents. So thank you NetGalley, for the opportunity to try this book out!

The book stays fairly close to the original source material (obviously it won't be 100 percent authentic). But the real star of the show is the art- it's clean and holds your attention.

I would recommend this book!

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I have been wanting to read The Scarlet Letter for some time, but I kept putting it off. I have also been wanting to try reading Manga for some time. I guess both of these were intimidating to me, so I figured why not try them together?

The manga format was not as hard to get into as I expected. The artwork actually lent itself quite well to the creepiness of the story. Reading back to front was a bit weird at first, but I got used to it quickly.

Since I hadn't read the original book, I don't know how true this representation was. But I did get a good feel for the characters and the themes of the novel. I think I probably would have been bored to tears reading this in novel format, so I think that this is a good way to introduce certain readers to classic literature. The manga book gave me a good sense of the story, and if the story had interested me, I may have followed it up by reading the novel. I found this story line too melodramatic for my liking, so I doubt I will read the novel. I am giving the Manga Classic a higher rating than I probably would have given the novel.

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This is an enjoyable manga version of the story. The artwork is well done & goes well with the story. I have nothing bad to say about this version of the classic.
I received this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion from NetGalley.

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This was very fun and made reading about a classic much more engaging. I would really recommend these to younger people who may be in school to better understand what is happening in these older classics.

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This story flowed smoothly and quickly because the adaptors chose the plot points well. I feel like the adaptors did a good job of capturing some of the larger complexities and themes of the novel. The story is actually quite empowering.

If I hadn't found this manga, I wouldn't have known, since I didn't fare well reading the original. I think this would be wonderful for readers who want to understand the story, but who may struggle with reading classics.

This definitely inspires me to read Hawthorne's original now as well.

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Interesting way of intaking this classic. Very very hard to read in this format and I highly suggest reading the original before going into this manga.

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Thank you NetGalley for giving me this opportunity for reading this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I wasn't that drawn in by the cover to be honest but this is one of my favorite classics so I gave it chance. I also love manga and the art looked promising!

The story was well done and easy to understand. The psychological turmoil and guilt were expressed well in the drawing. The way Hester was treated brought back all the emotions I first felt when I read the original story. I liked being able to actually see the expressions on the characters while I was reading.

My only complaint would be how fast paced and short this seemed to be lol it's not much of a negative, I just think I would have liked to enjoy the story longer?

The illustration was nice and easy to follow. There are a lot of twists and turns in the story if you haven't read the original classic. I enjoyed taking my time and reading along.

Thank you again.

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I don’t usually fare that well with classic novels so, although I’ve been interested in reading The Scarlet Letter for years, this manga was my introduction to Hester’s story. I feel like I definitely got the gist of the story and the characters (I vote that Hester’s husband is certifiable), although I don’t doubt that I’ve missed out on a lot of the complexities.

I’m really enjoying catching up on some Manga Classics that have been on my TBR pile for way too long. I loved the artwork in this adaptation, particularly the splash of colour each time the A was pictured. The manga stories I’ve read previously have been exclusively black and white so the colour really popped for me here.

It was such a quick read that I was done before I gave much thought to the themes of the story. Right now part of me is fuming at the way Hester was treated and I’m shaking my head at yet another story where a woman’s sexuality is the subject of fear and condemnation by men and the church.

Once I read the novel I expect another part of me is going to be loving Hester’s strength and compassion. I liked what I saw of her in this manga adaptation but the format can’t provide the depth that novels can.

If I was on the fence before about whether or not I wanted to read The Scarlet Letter I’m not now. I’m intrigued enough to want to delve deeper.

Thank you to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the opportunity to read this book.

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