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Thank you to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for approving my request to read and review Sense and Sensibility manga Classic.

I have read a few of the other Manga Classics and have enjoyed all of them. It's a fun way to read your favorite classics or, if you're new to these stories, to be introduced to the classics. The artwork is beautiful and the adaptation into manga was well done. Highly Recommend!

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That was a lot of fun; the story is great, and although the character designs were a little distracting (their eyes are so big!), having the visuals enhanced the story for me (especially when the artist used the visual tricks of manga where a character's emotional state influenced the visual landscape. Fun, and I'll be reading more of these (they remind me of more up to date versions of the Classics Illustrated comics I read in middle school!).

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*I was given a copy of this book from free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

I adore the Manga Classics retellings. I've read more than one now, and they are always crafted with such care, excellently paced, and charming to look at.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as others, but when I think about it, that has to be because of the chosen story to adapt, not the creative team responsible.

I don't much care for this story, but I'm blown away by how good the Manga is.

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I have never read the book Sense and Sensibility, but I am a big Jane Austen fan. If you like Regency novels with flairs of romance and drama (as I do), this is definitely a good adaptation of a book that can provide that and more. When reading this book, I kept in mind that women of that time period had very little freedom and that if one were to go out of this social expectation, it could spell trouble for them. The two main leads, Marianne and Elinor, are polar opposites in terms of their aspirations for finding a husband and for their personal happiness. The focus of this manga I felt was mainly on Marianne's romantic affairs with Willoughby, which got tedious at times; however, I wished that the story was more on Elinor, as she seemed a far more sensible and likable character. Even Colonel Brandon I would have liked to see more of. Willoughby and Brandon were also opposites of each other and the manga did portray that to some respect. I do feel that Brandon could've been developed more but I suppose his character is meant to be like that in some regard. Edward had so little screen time and I am not sure if that is how it is in the novel but I would've liked to have seen him more, especially if he is the love interest of a lead character. Overall, I enjoy how the creators of the manga did their best to capture the essence that makes a Jane Austen adaptation enjoyable.

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I absolutely adored this new and refreshing take on Sense and Sensibility! Having previously read Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice I knew this was one I didn't want to miss. The story, though slightly dramatized, is brought to the reader in a way that presents us the beloved original by Jane Austen while also using creative license to add some exciting and unexpected twists. Instead of detracting from the classic I love so much, I found that these additions only added to the story line and make it more fantastic. In addition, the artwork was incredible! Without revealing any spoilers I will say that each character was drawn in a way that immediately hinted at their character and role in the manga classic. As a reader familiar with the story, I delighted in seeing these characters portrayed in a way brought chills to my skin as I recognized and reveled in the way the drawings hinted to their personalities. All in all, I am sensing a great desire in myself to add this manga classic (along with perhaps some of its sister novels) to my personal collection. What a job well done!

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This Manga is based on Janes Austen's novel. The story is about Marianne and Elinor Dashwood. Lots of drama and love triangles and relationships falling in and out of love, heartbreaks

This is Jane Austen's first novel, and it is my favourite, I loved this Manga. I loved the writing the graphics, everything. I loved all the drama and romance. This story is the best love story. it has the best happy ending. I enjoy all the Manga classics. If you don't want to read a full novel this really helps you get the story.

I continue to recommend this Manga to everyone that likes Manga's and historical -romance and of course for the people that like Jane Auten.

I would like to say Thank you to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Studios for giving the opportunity to read and review this graphic novel.Also the book cover is soo pretty!

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This was such a beautiful and captivating rendition of Sense and Sensibility. I would have never thought for a Jane Austen book to be reintroduced in manga form, but I love it. I loved seeing this classic come to life through the beautiful art and I absolutely loved watching my favorite scenes from a book play themselves out through a new medium. I would recommend this book to someone trying to familiarize themselves with the story or anyone who is already a fan of the wonderful Jane Austen classic.

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I enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed the manga adaptation of Jane Eyre. This is one of the better manga classics and I think die hard Jane Austen fans would enjoy it immensely. I didn't love the art style but it was good enough and the story was portrayed accurately.

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I got through about 40% of the book but I was very confused as I have not read the source material. But I couldn't stand it and was done by then.

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My first manga, that too an adaptation of one of my favorite author, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and I immensely enjoyed reading this. Getting used to the manga format was a little difficult at first, but after a few pages got used to it, and it was kind of fun reading backwards, as I am intrigued to check the last few pages quite often.

To bring out visually, all the thinking Austen's characters do, is quite a difficult task, the personality of the characters develop in our imagination after several lengthy thoughts in the mind of the lead characters. Po Tse's illustrations is beautiful, and bring out the personality of the characters well represented visually. Stacy King has scripted well keeping the original story intact and not missing the important events.

Marianne's transformation from an emotional, frank and open person to becoming a more sensible person is a beautiful journey, especially when she forgives Willoughby on knowing his dark secret and moving on.

It was a great experience reading this adaptation, and I am definitely interested in trying the other classics as well.

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Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and has brought out my favorite classics.

In addition to pride and prejudice, sense and sensuality is number 2 in my favorites list. Reading the whole thing as a manga is a completely different feeling and an exciting thing.

The cover is beautiful and the drawing style is very romantic and soft. I like these pastel colors and the flowers.

Everyone knows the story of the Dashwood sisters and their difficult time after their father died. Your path to a happy future that leads to many problems and misunderstandings is not an easy one. Nevertheless, the sisters do not give up their courage and fight for a safe and happy future.

For me, the story has been wonderfully implemented and drawn. The soft style only fits time and shouldn't have been any different for me. I found it really fantastic to be able to dive into a long-known world again.

Thank you for this great manga that really gave me a few nice hours. The work gets 5 stars from me.

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I was really excited to read this version of Sense & Sensibility by Manga Classics! I honestly love these comic book adaptations of classic novels. Jane Austen is my all-time favorite author, and I am always happy to read adaptations of her books. I have a few classics-as-comics from various publishers (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Fahrenheit 451) and I absolutely love them all! This is the third classic-as-comic that I have read from Manga Classics and I have been impressed with them all. I think it is really important to study the great works of literature, and adapting them into comic book format makes them super fun, quick, and easy to read. I was impressed with the book; for a shortened version of the text, the authors did a fantastic job of selecting the important parts of the text, highlighting and explaining it in a fun and easy way. I thought that the illustrations were very cute and would add helpful visualizations for younger readers. Pride and Prejudice is a very long book and this was a great condensed version: all of the major plot points were hit, making this a really accurate adaptation.

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This manga reimagining of Jane Austen's classic romantic tale was brilliantly rendered in black-and-white imagery, which depicted the characters with a mixture of anime style features and regency era dress. The story remained true to the original, if some of the emotions were more heightened, and this would make both a brilliant introduction to Austen's classics or a lovely way to revisit her renowned tale.

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I really enjoyed the book. Sense and Sensibility is one of my favorite books and I loved the manga version of that. It does justice to the original story.

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I absolutely adored this adaptation of Jane Austin's "Sense and Sensibility". The storyline is faithful to the original and yet makes brilliant use of the Manga art form to convey the story. The characters were delightfully drawn and animated. Both Marianne and Elinor were faithful to the time period and yet somehow also to standard manga drawing. I loved the way that their characters were clear from the images themselves. This would be a wonderful way to introduce a child to classic literature.

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Manga Classics are great books. I love seeing the manga reimaginings of these classics that make 'boring' classics accessible to new generations.

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This is a wonderful adaptation of this classic novel. The art style is absolutely beautiful. Everything about this was enjoyable.

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Another Manga Classics in the books. Beautifully illustrated and masterfully written
Sense and Sensibility tells the tale of heartache, love, and finding a happy ending where you might not suspect it.

This is about two sisters who love each other above all else even when they are about as different as can be. It is their journey to find love in a troubling time in their lives; to be happy in a world where everyone meddles in their lives.

I cried with these characters, laughed with them, and wanted the best for them. Extremely well rounded and dimensional, even the characters I did not like I at least empathized with them. Elenor was my favorite character. I loved the way she showed that one can be hurting and keep up appearances. That you can be calm and collected and still be broken.

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Honestly, you know what, this is a weird story to review. Obviously I’ve read Jane Austen’s works a few different times, and watched various adaptations of them. That sort of happens when you go to school and get a degree in literature.

But this adaptation is a bit of a different creature, because it is a manga adaptation and not a live action TV mini-series or movie. It gets translated a bit differently, and so I feel like I have to rate and review it a bit differently as well.

So, let’s start by talking about the actual translation of the text from novel to graphic manga format. I feel like Stacy King did a great job adapting the story without sacrificing it to the new format. The phrasing still maintained its formality of the times and enough of the story was translated into either dialogue or descriptive text boxes to be able to easily follow along with the tale.

Po Tse’s art style was great. I think it works so well in translating classics into a more visual form. You can see the dashing and attractive allure from some of the gentleman, and while some of the females look fairly similar, there are enough differing details to distinguish them from one another.

It’s actually been quite some time since I sat down to take in Sense and Sensibility and honestly I greatly enjoy how much more accessible the story seems in video form or manga form. I have known many people who struggle with older classics in literature due to the turns of phrase and the way things are handled and described. This manga makes the story much easier to follow, plus it can be read much quicker as well. It probably only took me an hour and a half or so to complete this story.

What was really weird for me, and I can’t fault the story or manga or anything like that for this, is that it was my first digital manga. So it was weird to open the file and have to jump to the final page and then scroll backwards through the story to follow along with the order of reading panels and pages that comes with a story in manga form. It took me a little bit to remember which direction to turn my pages on my phone.

Still, I have been wanting to try out this Manga Classics line for a while, and I’m glad to have been given the opportunity. It was a worthwhile experience.

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This graphic novel adaptation of Sense & Sensibility was a delight to read. Having struggled to read Jane Austen's original, I found this a more accessible way to enjoy one of the classics of British literature. The adaptation is faithful to Austen's Sense & Sensibility, while adding illustrations to great effect.
My only issue was that sometime I was confused about who was speaking, because Elinor, Marianne & Mrs Dashwood look quite similar in the illustrations. Having read the original fairly recently I was able to work it out fairly quickly, but a reader who has never read the text may struggle at times.
Overall, a wonderful adaptation.

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