Sunday, March 12, 2017

Manga Classics: Jane Eyre by Stacy King, Charlotte Brontë

Title: Manga Classics: Jane Eyre
Author: Stacy King, SunNeko Lee, Crystal S. Chan, Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Udon Entertainment & Morpheus Studios
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: November 15, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers.

Fully unabridged adaptation of the original Bronte classic. Universally appealing manga format brings new meaning and context to the story. Manga Classics on-going series of classic adaptations.

**I received a free copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, so I was really excited to get my hands on this!

This manga follows the plot of the original book without any additional changes, it just stays true to it, and we get some pretty adorable drawings. I just couldn't help but love Rochester's character here. It's one thing how you imagine a book's characters when you're reading, but seeing them drawn doing such exaggerated facial expressions... I do mean it in a good way though, I really liked it. Rochester can be pretty ridiculous at times, especially when he declares his love for Jane, so this characterization was spot on, if you ask me.

Oh and Jane is adorable here!! It's actually quite funny how she looks like a little child and Rochester like a grown man. But it makes sense though, since he's way older.

Sadly, there are some annoying characters as well, like Jane's cousin John... I always disliked that little rascal... And the guy who ran Jane's school when she was younger, I always thought it was so ridiculous how he would say that the girls who went there should not be vain, have naturally curly hair (for real?!) or whatever, but wait, his wife and daughters are incredibly fashionable and vain themselves, and they wear such expensive clothes...

I really enjoyed getting into this story again, I liked reading about Jane once more and seeing her work hard and just wanting to be loved, since she never got that in her life. And seeing how nice and caring she is when it comes to Rochester as well. It all just breaks my heart.

I think fans and new readers alike might enjoy this :)

Have you ever read Jane Eyre? What are your thoughts on it?

Thank you for reading! ♥


  1. Is that classic? Haven't known......
    Got to check the one.

  2. interesting

  3. OMG!! A MANGA "Jane Eyre"? Sounds COOL, plus very interesting! This novel happens to be my FAVORITE classic of all time, so I know I'd enjoy reading it as a manga this time! I'm adding this to my TBR!

    Thanks for the nice review!! <3 :)

    1. Yes!! It's one of my favorite classics, it's just so good <3
      I'm glad you liked it!! :)

  4. Already from the cover I can see that the drawings are just going to be stunning in this manga. I think I would just read it to gaze at the pages and not read the words at all! But I also really like the original classic, but I read it a few years ago. It sounds like this one will be a good one for me to read in order to recap the book.

    1. Yes, they're gorgeous! :) Haha well, you already know what happens, so you can get away with that :P
      I also loved having this to go through the story once more, without reading the actual thing, which is pretty big as we know haha


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