Manga Classics: Jane Eyre

Manga Classics Jane Eyre


Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Released: November 15th 2016
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 kitty rating


I received a copy of Manga Classics: Jane Eyre from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.


I finally read Jane Eyre for the first time this year, so it only seemed natural for me to move forward and read the Manga adaptation as well, while it was fresh in my mind. Needless to say, I loved it! Stacy King and Crystal S. Chan are incredibly talented when it comes to adapting and condensing a classic into a manga version of itself. While I can see the changes they made (it is a requirement when it comes to this sort of adaptation), I don’t feel like there was any loss to the heart or intent of the story, and I found myself enjoying it very much.

In many ways Jane Eyre really lends well to an adaptation of this form. It is a beautiful yet sad (at times) story about a young girl who’s had a rough start in life, yet despite that she never loses her hope or determination. Adding visuals to a story like this really does enhance the experience, and increase the reader’s concern for the characters introduced. The beautiful and intricate artwork did a wonderful job of setting the scene, as well as making the characters come to life.

I truly love the concept of Manga Classics. Not only do they present us with striking final products, but they make them more approachable to a broader audience. I feel like if I had been offered to read a manga version of Jane Eyre when I was younger I would have been more likely to actually have read it at the time; and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way. I can’t wait to see what Manga Classics will be adapting next!


About Liz

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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