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Manga Classics: Emma

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Never got to read the book before it was archived. Sorry.
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I really loved the art and story. Emma is a classic and it was really enjoyable to read it in manga format! It just took a while to get used to reading left to right and reading starting on the last pg of the pdf.
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Review copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the second manga classic I've read and it won't be my last! I'm loving getting a taste of the story before actually reading the novels! Emma is a match-maker. I wasn't crazy about her at first but I really got into the story around the 25% mark.
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I quick easy read of Emma that will appeal to manga readers.
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Thank you for the opportunity however I could not access this file to review it.
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Manga Classics Emma was such a great read. Although I have never read the story before, I found it really easy to follow.

I absolutely enjoyed the story and loved the characters. The graphics were drawn so nicely and I loved all the dresses. Emma’s character really shone out in the story and her thoughts and feelings were very well portrayed. Although her audaciousness was extreme at times, her intent to good and to help others really resonated with me. She (almost) made it seem reasonable to meddle with other people’s love lives.

I loved how the characters and plot slowly unravelled as the story went on. Nothing was a shock and turns of the events were pleasantly predictable. Through making some of the subtle hints more obvious in the manga, the writers made it a lot easier to understand the characters and to fully appreciate the plot.

Overall, I enjoyed reading the graphic novel and am eager to read the classic! I definitely recommend manga classics to readers who are still hesitant to pick up the real books (I totally understand because I am one of those readers). They won’t disappoint!
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I received a copy of Manga Classics: Emma from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

	I can’t say enough positive things about Manga Classics. I adore the idea of taking the classics and putting them into new and potentially more approachable mediums. With any luck this will help get more kids (and adults!) to read the classics, which is a worthy goal if I’ve ever seen one. I’m still not-so-secretly hoping for a Secret Garden version, or perhaps a Little Women one; though honestly at this point I’ll take anything that is offered to me. 
	I have to confess, even though I’m a huge Jane Austin fan, I’ve never been able to get through Emma. I’m not sure if it just wasn’t keeping my attention, or something else. I’ve tried the book multiple times, and even the audio book version. No luck. Even the movie failed the hold my attention (though admittedly I can be a bit of a snob when it comes to movie adaptations for novels). When I saw the manga version I knew I had to at least give it a try. 	
	Reading Emma in manga form…it changed everything for me. Suddenly I found myself enthralled, and ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting. I am so grateful for Stacy King and Crystal S. Chan to have made this for us. It really proved that the concept does work – sometimes a change of medium is all you need to add a whole new level of appreciation to a work.
	From my multiple attempts at reading Emma, I have a pretty decent understanding of Emma’s character (which I suspect is the reason I ended up giving up so many times). I believe that her slightly silly and shallow manger was portrayed perfectly here, as were the rest of the characters. 
Despite the fact that there’s a rather large cast in Emma, the artist managed to make all of them distinct and easy to recognize (for which I’m very grateful for). Second to the character designs were the clothing designs, which were perfect. The dressed were simple or exquisite, depending on what was called for, and status was easily identified based on the clothing style and type. 
While I don’t think I enjoyed Emma quite as much as Pride & Prejudice, there’s no doubt in my mind that it was due to the original story, as opposed to anything else. I’m so happy I finally managed to get all the way through a version of Emma. I can’t wait to start reading the next Manga Classics book!
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I enjoyed reading this. Emma is one of my favorite novels from Jane Austen, so there wasn’t much this manga could do wrong. And it was all I would have expected from a manga, to be honest. The characters were made a bit more extravagant which is normal in manga. They have followed the story the way it is, and they used the best and important scene from the book. 
If you enjoyed reading Emma, I would recommend reading this manga. But I would also recommend reading the book before the manga, because in the book Emma’s thoughts are more explained and you understand her actions more than the way they are explained in the manga.
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I'm grateful that the publisher has given me an opportunity to download and read these amazing adaptations to manga of some of the classics. I admit that I still haven't read my copy of the novel of this particular classic book; so this manga version is a big help because I was able to read on how amazing this story is. 

Reading the novel version would take me at least a week or more to be able to finish because they are really long. But this manga adaptation/graphic novel really made it easier for those who want to read it because we're able to read it for several days only.
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Having never read the Austen classic, I thought this would be a good way to give Emma a try (I am a die hard P&P reader). The Manga version gives a great overview of the story, but I found it difficult to differentiate between characters for a good portion of the book.
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Manga is such a fun way to revisit these classic stories. Also the graphics are gorgeous!
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Yet another great adaption from Manga Classics.  This adaption has the same artist as the Pride and Prejudiced adaption, but the art seems more consistent here.
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Once again another wonderful adaptation by Stacy King.

I only gave it three stars because Emma's story isn't entirely that appealing to me. She's always putting her nose in other people's business and it's annoying. From the very beginning I knew she'd end up with Mr. Knightley but it was getting complicated as the story progressed. This was also part of the plan after all that the reader will be confused how the characters are going to end up together. 

I did find it kind of rushed in the end when Emma changes her mind instead of dismissing Mr. Knightley she runs up to him and he confesses. But I do understand with limited pages to tell the entire story. However, I wouldn't know if this is how it played out in the original piece because i never bothered to read the full work of Austen. Then again this was a fun read with friendly and calm characters except for Mr. Elton's wife who is very lively and noisy.

My next Manga Classic reads are Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility.
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as King's adaption of Pride and Prejudice. I read it right after finishing Austen's original and found it didn't stay completely true to the plot and butchered a lot of the language and speech. It was still enjoyable and the art as ever was great (even if there was far too much winking involved) but I found it just a bit too over-the-top and dramatized in parts - though one could argue that was intentional to highlight Austen's message.

I want to give it more stars but I don't think I can, even though I did still enjoy it.
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This was my very first manga book and I was a bit nervous about how I would like this style of book. With that being said, I believe this was the best possible manga book I could have started with. Since Emma is my absolute favorite Jane Austen book, I felt like it was a good starting off point since I was familiar with the storyline. This adaptation did not disappoint. The illustrations were brilliant and showcased the characters' personalities beautifully. Would recommend to anyone looking to start manga or a seasoned vet in the genre as well.
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I like manga and I llike the movie, but I didn't het through the book. But  this manga is however amazing. It read fast and it was  really nice. The artist and the writer both did an amazing job by giving this story yet another  lovely adaption.
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We've owned this adaptation of Emma for almost a year and it's pretty consistently checked out! The art matches the story nicely and the adaptation is pretty flawless. As always, the Manga Classics from Udon are a big hit!
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Well I must say that this was better adapted than the manga version of Pride and Prejudice put out by this publisher thanks to no additional made up scenes and a closer adherence to the original characters.  

My biggest complaint though is that manga will just never be a good medium for this type of story.  Manga typically requires its characters to over express, and so much of Jane Austen's stories are a result of subtlety and nuances.  Emma's reactions in this telling were often over the top and over exaggerated which often gave a different meaning to the scenes than in the original novel. 

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Fantastic job again with the illustrations, it's a great new take on classic books.
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First, let me say that I LOVE these Manga Classics. I adore them, and I'll probably end up purchasing them in physical copy at some point. The story itself (sorry, Jane Austen), unfortunately fell flat for me. I'll probably read the original at some point, but I'm giving this edition a 3.5 star rating.
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