My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jane Eyre has always been one of my favorite books, so I had high expectations for this manga adaptation, and I was not disappointed!
Jane is beautifully portrayed, and all the complexity and grace of her character is reflected in her appearance, her facial expressions, and in every bit of dialogue. Simply brilliant! I loved her pretty dresses, and her fierce spirit and sweetness absolutely pours off the page!
Condensing such a complex and deep story into manga form works very well here, and the plot closely follows the original story. I loved the artwork so much! Beautiful panels in every chapter that draw you into the story.
Every character is exactly like I always imagined while reading the original book. Mr. Rochester is a difficult character to pin down, because he’s so changeable and enigmatic, but they did a wonderful job portraying his wild nature, both when he wants to be charming and when he’s being a manipulative jerk. The only reason I love his character is because he repents and reforms at the end.
Adele is adorable in every way! And even St. John is just the sort of haughty and distant character I always imagined him to be. Both good characters and villains are drawn so uniquely and that makes them all very memorable.
What a delight to revisit this beloved classic in manga form!
Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.