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Manga Classics Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Crystal Chan

motobart's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

The manga format was an interesting adaptation. It worked well for the most part, but I found some chapters to be a tad confusing when they left stuff out or has to condense a chapter. Fantastic artwork.

arian_dragonelf's review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

historybowler's review against another edition

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5.0

Thanks NetGalley for the Arc!
A wonderful manga adaptation of a beloved childhood classic!

geekwayne's review

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5.0

'Manga Classics: Anne of Green Gables' by L.M. Montgomery with adaptation by Crystal Chan and art by Kuma Chan is a manga adapation of a classic novel.

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert have a farm on Prince Edward Island. They send away to adopt a young boy to help out on the farm. What they get instead is a young vivacious redheaded girl named Anne Shirley. The story follows Anne as she grows up, from a young, fanciful girl with a runaway imagination to a young woman ready to take on the world.

This manga is authorized by the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery and includes a foreword by Katie McDonald Butler, a granddaughter of the the author. That tells you more than I can about the quality of the adaptation.

And it is quality. I love Manga Classics and the adaptations they do. This one is beloved and they treat it with the utmost care. The art is especially nice. Another great job by the team at Manga Classics!

I received a review copy of this manga from Manga Classics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this manga.

bobbiejowoo's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0

This Manga adaptation was so perfect! The art, dialogue and story are perfectly adapted covering all the main points of the books and getting all of the heart and wholesomeness of Anne. They did a beautiful job of getting Anne's personality to shine through as well as all the secondary characters. I had a lovely time reading this one and look forward to reading more Manga classics.

nvangilder's review

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4.0

This was an interesting take on a classic story. As a visual person, having the images depicting the story alongside the original writing was surprisingly helpful with understanding what was going on. I've not read Anne of Green Gables in the tradition text before but have wstched many a tv adaptation. This was a plesent way to immerse myself into the world of this classic. I think this is a good way for teens and young adults to introduce themselves the the classics

lucario4224's review

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emotional funny lighthearted relaxing sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

knittyreader's review against another edition

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5.0

What can I say? The Manga classics have been a great experience up until now, and Anne of Green Gables is one of my favourite books. This manga classic was new, and simultaneously felt like a warm blanket of familiarity. It brought the story across very well, not only because it is a very accurate adaptation, but also because it managed to capture the atmosphere of the book into the drawings. It certainly inspired me to go and read the series again.

One thing that is good to be aware of: while usually manga's start at what we westerlings see as the last page of the book and end at the front of the book, this one starts at the front. It had been too long since I read any Manga Classics adaptations, so I made the mistake of starting at the back xD It's not a big deal though.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

nuttytwitchy22's review against another edition

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5.0

I have never read the story of Anne before but this manga adaptation was simple adorable! I loved the story and the illustrations were wonderful. Such a great read!

esmewasreading's review

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4.0

 I've been trying to read more classics this year and I couldn't say no to a chance at reading a manga version of a local classic. I grew up visiting the gables house in the summers and my fiance is even from PEI so It's a shock I had never read this before tbh lol

thank you Netgalley for the e-book!!