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Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet

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Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare:
I tried reading the book many times but could not finish it. I ended up not finishing the book.

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I enjoyed this comic version of one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. Definitely one that you actually have to read a physical copy of to truly enjoy the experience!!!!

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On a device, it's challenging to follow through the material as it is in reverse. This could possibly best be enjoyed on printed media rather than a digital copy in the same format.

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Reading the Manga Classics version of "Romeo and Juliet" was a captivating experience, as it offered a unique fusion of art and literature to retell the timeless story of star-crossed lovers. The manga format added a new level of emotion and immediacy to the classic tale of Verona's tragedy.

The dynamic and expressive art style complemented the emotional intensity of the narrative, but at times it felt limited by the brevity of the format, leaving some aspects of the story unexplored.

Despite this, the adaptation successfully captures the essence of Shakespeare's play in a way that both traditionalists and newcomers can appreciate. The depiction of Romeo and Juliet's doomed love is vividly portrayed, allowing readers to connect with the characters on a visual and emotional level.

While some depth may have been lost in the adaptation, "Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet" remains a beautiful tribute to the iconic story, offering a visually stunning entry point for fans of both manga and literature.

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It was fun to see this reimagined version of the lore of Romeo and Juliet. If you are a Manga fan, you will like this.

I love when classics are retold and reinvented in different formats, it really helps bring the story to those who may not consume it in the original version. It's a win!

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A brilliant new addition to the many tellings of Romeo and Juliet! The artwork is divine and adds much to the original text.

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Please note that this review does not reflect my opinion on Shakespeares work but simply on the adaptationat hand.

Seeing R&J in this format was refreshing and I can imagine it can help readers by making the play more accessible.
However, it didn't work for me, and the art style was not something I felt drawn to. Still, if you enjoy manga and graphic novels, I would recommend give this a try!

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Comenzaré comparando esta adaptación con la de anne of green gables, siendo esta más tediosa y un poco agotadora. Vale la pena el tiempo invertido ya que es concisa y no pierde detalles clave de la obra original, sin embargo en algún punto de la lectura se vueve más lenta

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In general I love when classic works are made into different media, and graphic novels and manga. I think it’s great to expose kids to classic books in formats they could understand and enjoy! This was a really good book I like the art style and it was well done.

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Love this book, reminds me of the show I used to watch years ago! I just forgot It takes me a minute to read how he writes lol

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I just reviewed Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. #RomeoAndJulietMangaclassics #NetGalley I love the way these Classics are done! They take a well known story by William Shakespeare and make it more understandable and so much fun to read. I recommend this book!

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I have a personal 'grievance' with Romeo & Juliet...

Not about the quality of the story or the writing, but due to the fact that the entire world has romanticized this story so much when it is, at it's core, a tragedy led by two extremely impulsive teenagers that lead to a lot of deaths, including their own.

Anyways, all that aside, this manga adaptation is very well done to capture the essence of the story, and the illustrations are, as usual, very impressive.

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The Romeo and Juliet manga doesn't just tell a story; it transports you to another time and place, allowing you to experience the tragic romance in a new and captivating way. Whether you're a long-time fan of the classic play or encountering it for the first time, this adaptation is a must-read. It reminds us that the power of love and the consequences of hatred are as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's era.
With its stunning artwork, faithful adaptation, and emotional depth, it is a delightful and moving addition to the world of Romeo and Juliet adaptations. A must-have for fans of classic literature, manga enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys a timeless love story.

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A gorgeous illustrated adaption of Romeo and Juliet. I’m sad they lowered the resolution on the pages but the art style is still pretty nevertheless. I haven’t read Romeo and Juliet since 2010/2011 and completely forgot how hard it was to get through. The manga does an excellent job of setting the place and the character design was gorgeous.

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I liked this one—I’m really starting to enjoy these Manga Classics! This one contains the original text (minus stage directions). Shakespeare is not impossible to read, but it is challenging. This adaptation used illustrations well to assist the reader in interpreting the text, but I do wish they had also included notes to explain some of the common words and phrases of the time. Once again, I could tell that the artwork was absolutely beautiful, and I was sad that they lowered the resolution for the ARC edition. Overall, this was a solid adaptation—I enjoyed it very much!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the free digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions presented here are my own.

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This is such a beautiful take on Romeo and Juliet. I think this manga does an amazing job of staying true to the story and language, but brining it a whole new level of enjoyment and life with the gorgeous graphics. I adore these illustrations so much. I especially love this making it more friendly for children and young readers, so my children can read the classics in a way that feels more natural to their interests in reading. Some of the language might be a bit unfamiliar to readers, but my daughter and I enjoy looking up word originations and learning new (or old) language styles haha. This is the only way I want to read the classics from now on!

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I always love reading reimagined stories, this was amazing. I love a manga that has vibrant art as well as a great story and this did not disappoint. The design was very eye catching and the cover really sold it for me. I hope many people grabbed this beauty!

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Manga Classics: Romeo and Juliet is a faithful adaptation of the classic Shakespearean tale, with all of the Bard's words accompanied by the popular black and while manga illustrations. Being a more visual format, the drama and emotion (and yes, the ribald jokes, too) and more easily conveyed and lend greater power to the text.

Being a traditional manga, the book must be read right-left (and from a Western perspective back to front) which takes a little getting used to.

It is a well crafted adaptation, and will be a fabulous introduction to Shakespeare for young readers and manga fans.

~ Many thanks to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~

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"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare is a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate readers and audiences around the world. This classic tragedy weaves a tale of love, conflict, and fate that has left an indelible mark on Western literature.

At its core, the story is a poignant portrayal of the passionate and impulsive love between two young souls, Romeo and Juliet, who find themselves entangled in a feud between their families, the Capulets and Montagues. Despite the odds stacked against them, they choose love over hatred, defying the longstanding animosity between their kin. Their secret marriage and ultimate sacrifice for their love serve as powerful symbols of the enduring human spirit and the lengths one will go to for love.

Shakespeare's exquisite use of language and poetry adds depth and richness to the narrative, creating memorable characters and moments that resonate with readers of all generations. The play's exploration of themes such as the destructive nature of feuds, the impulsive nature of youth, and the role of fate in human lives continues to be relevant and thought-provoking.

What makes "Romeo and Juliet" truly timeless is its ability to evoke a wide range of emotions, from the ecstasy of newfound love to the heart-wrenching tragedy of young lives cut short. It serves as a reminder of the enduring power of love and the consequences of unchecked hatred.

In summary, "Romeo and Juliet" is a literary masterpiece that stands the test of time, offering readers a profound exploration of love, conflict, and fate. Its enduring relevance, memorable characters, and lyrical language make it a must-read for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty and tragedy of human emotions. Shakespeare's timeless work continues to be a source of inspiration and contemplation, reminding us of the enduring power of love in the face of adversity.

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I highly recommend this work to individuals who cherish Shakespeare's timeless masterpiece, "Romeo and Juliet," and have an affinity for the world of manga. This adaptation serves as a captivating avenue to rekindle the profound emotions evoked by the play, whether one has previously witnessed its theatrical rendition or delved into its written words.

In summary, this rendition is an enjoyable and engaging read that seamlessly blends the allure of Shakespearean drama with the visual charm of manga. It successfully transports the essence of the play into a fresh, contemporary context, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a harmonious fusion of classic literature and artistic expression.

Thank you, UDON Entertainment and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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