Manga, in my limited experience, can be somewhat overwhelming when looking for a place to enter the genre, trying to figure out what you like and don’t like, what the different terms mean, and so on. So I’ve only read a small amount of manga in the last two years.
During my search for a good place to start, I went out in search of some manga similar to things I already read.
That was how I discovered Udon Entertainment’s Manga Classics series.
Classic literature is adapted into manga form, offering a great way to revisit an old favorite.
Udon currently offers seven classics, with an eighth scheduled to be released this fall.
I personally have read e-galleys of three Manga Classics — “The Scarlet Letter,” “Sense and Sensibility” and “Jane Eyre” — and really enjoyed all three.
The art is magnificent, the adaptations spot on and the print quality good. (I glanced at the printed versions in a bookstore a while back.)
Other titles in the Manga Classics series include “Les Miserables,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Emma” and “Great Expectations,” with “The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe” slated for publication in September.
I definitely am looking to read more of this series as I continue my journey into manga.