Graphic Novel

C
Jane Eyre

As nearly every romance reader knows, Jane Eyre is the story of a young woman who is mistreated by her relatives, attends a dire school, becomes a governess, falls for the master of the house, has to leave when a marriage obstacle is discovered, and eventually finds her way back to the man she loves ...

B+
Pride and Prejudice - Manga Classics

There are a lot of graphic novel adaptations out there for Jane Austen novels. This latest venture, done in the visual style of manga, is by far the most successful I’ve read. It captures Austen’s dry humor, making me laugh out loud several times. The hefty page count (triple the length of the M ...

A
The Story of Life on the Golden Fields

The Story of Life on the Golden Fields manhwa, or Korean graphic novel, trilogy transports you to pre-modern Korea for two lyrical, sensual love stories. In the first book, The Color of Earth , a young girl named Ehwa grows from child to young teen and experiences her first crushes, and her unnamed ...

A-
Nodame Cantabile

Brilliant in piano and violin, Chiaki Shinichi aspires to be a conductor, but his career will be limited as long as his fear of travel traps him in Japan. After he breaks with his professor and his girlfriend on the same night, he gets drunk and wakes up in the squalid apartment of his next-door nei ...

D
The Undertaking of Lily Chen

Let’s brainstorm reasons you could forgive a hero who spends most of the book planning to murder the heroine. 1) The hero is a time traveler and knows the heroine will murder someone else. 2) There is a hostage. 3) The heroine is Hitler in drag. In The Undertaking of Lily Chen, the hero is suppose ...

B-
Midnight Secretary

Kaya Satozuka becomes the secretary for Kyouhei Tohma, a director at Tohma Corp and a secret vampire. Kaya’s competence wins her the secretary gig, but it’s her strangely delicious blood that makes Kyouhei fixate on her. Since blood becomes more delicious when a woman is aroused (convenient!), s ...

A
Tramps Like Us

The plot premise of Tramps Like Us - a career woman adopts a homeless younger man as a pet - is farfetched. But just make your peace with it and read on, because this manga is captivating. It will shatter your stereotypes of graphic novels as only for YA or male audiences. Tramps Like Us is an adult ...

B
Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me to You

Lighthearted and cheerful, Kimi Ni Todoke: From Me To You stars an awkward high schooler named Sawako Kuronuma whose resemblance to a creepy horror movie character has derailed her social career. (It’s hard to make friends when rumor states that eye contact with you can curse a person with diarrhe ...

C+
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1

By REM
Not that I’m trying to render myself useless here, but in some ways a review like this has very little predictive value. What, exactly, can I tell you about the manga version of a hit steampunk series? It depends, right? It depends whether you like manga, or have been exposed to it. It depends whe ...

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A Girl in a Million

Manga is a booming business in Japan. For the uninitiated, manga is a Japanese art form that has been adopted and adapted by publishers worldwide. Manga, roughly defined, is the Japanese word for comics or drawn cartoons. In reality it’s far more than that. Manga are not just comics for kids. Su ...