Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1
Soulless is one of my favourite books, and I actually loved this manga take on the story.
I think my love for this had a lot to do with the fact that I had already read the book. A lot of the characters didn't look how I imagined, but now I can't imagine them any other way. ...more
I think this story made a better manga than it did a novel. For one thing, manga plots usually are deeply goofy and don't make a whole lot of linear sense, so this slots right in to the expectations of the form. Some of the overfill viz genre-blending in the novels seemed to drop out in the simplifications needed to change media, and the artwork generally ...more
The art was nice, but it missed the characters.
But fuck it. I love it. And I need to try the damn novel again. ...more
Seriously. I wish that I could share some of ...more
All the text is verbatim from the book, but the art and dress styles give it a unique flair that really emphasizes the steampunk elements that felt glossed-over in the book and brought the humor to the forefront.
In a few places, I found myself filling in gaps with information I knew from the novel, so I'm not entirely certain how effective the plotting would be for a new reader. You might want to read at least the first novel first. Highly recommended noneth ...more
I absolutely loved Soulless: The Manga which surprised me as I have tried to read the original novel but I just couldn't get into it. I'm not sure whether it was the writing style or the humour but something failed to translate for me :/
Anyway, the manga version is brilliant! The illustrations are superb (if a little raunchy at times) and the banter is hilarious and had me chuckling throughout.
Talking about the illustrations...what is up with Alex ...more
A quick, fun, easy read tbh - much like I remember the novel being! The art is super clean and crisp and lovely, which always helps to bolster up my rating whenever I read manga/graphic novels. A much-needed breath of fresh air as I trudge my way through The Stand.
Loved it. I loved the original books sooo much, and as soon as I saw there was a manga adaption I knew I had to read it. I loved having a visual to one of my favorite series. I have all three that were made and will be reading the next 2 as well.
As a rule, I do not like the anime/manga aesthetic but the artist here has hit a perfect balance between the comicbook art I'm more used to (and generally like) and manga. T ...more
Alexia herself is rather more "plush" than I pictured her while reading the no ...more
The Good Stuff:
I liked the round and organic feel of the art, it didn't have that overly sharp and angular art that I'm not too fond of in a lot of manga.The backgrounds were gorgeous, and it was lovely to see little steampunk touches here-and-there, like bizarre bikes in the the park, dirigibles randomly in the sky, The Vampire H ...more
And when I know Soulless made into manga, well,before read novel,I'm a huge comic/manga fans. So, this one is def must buy for me.
The art is pretty good. Love how Rem portrayed Alexia, Conall, Ivy Hesselpeny, Lord Akeldama, Countess Nadasdy, Loontwill family and others. And... she draw Alexia very well. With curves. And big breast. Now, now, I admit I love women that have curves, especially in manga that usually dominated with ...more
I was especially sceptical about Soulless, the Manga, since the Alexia on the cover looks much too girlish and "cute" to be the real Alexia. I was however proved wrong in my assumptions. REM did an awesome job with this manga. Although the Cover Alexia doesn't really fit my image of t ...more
The art is okay. Lots of boobs, but pretty hair. I like pretty hair, i may have a bit of a fetish.
The story is... well is.
The characters are... soulless? I remember finding them uninteresting and pretty dull in the book, the feeling stays the same here. Meh.
PS : okay okay, i want a deadly umbrella too, it's quite classy. And i have very ...more
This was really cure with some nice fun art. I liked the presentation; most of the characters are well drawn and fit my conception of them. In fact, the characters were better than the cover of the mass market paperbacks so that was a plus. For example, it was funny to see how low cut our heroine’s dress actually was - the ...more
It's been a while since I read the book and this manga was a great alternative format to get reacquainted with Alexia's world.
Looking forward to the next one! ...more
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