Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1
Of all the different manga that I’ve read in my life, I must say that I haven’t seen many having these kind of beautiful graphics that you just want to look at over and over again.
The main characters :
And professor Lyall
There were some characters that I didn't imagine being pictured that way, for example Lord Maccon, but I got used to their appearance and now find that it works pretty well with their personality.
The setting :
The story takes place in an ...more
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.
Seriously. I wish that I could share some of ...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
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
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
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!
I love the recent trend of graphic novel adaptations. I really enjoyed Dabel Brothers ‘Mercy Thompson’ adaptation, and I especially loved Del Rey’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s ‘The Exile’. Now, I know that lots book fans haven’t really embraced the graphic adaptations, for a number of rea ...more
Breakfast at the Loontwills’ table includes gossip gleaned from the newspaper, as well as a recap of the previous evening’s ball, which the young ladies attended. The paper reveals that a gruesome discovery was made in the library at that very same ball by an unnamed young lady. Funny, no one remembers any such incident. No one other than Alexia, that is. For she is the young lady in question, the recipient of an unprovoked attack by a starving vampire. Good thing that Alexia Tarabotti is more ...more
|Play Book Tag: Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1/Gail Carriger - 2.5 stars||3||8||Jul 16, 2017 08:57AM|
|2015 Reading Chal...: Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger||2||12||Aug 17, 2015 09:34AM|
|She-Geeks: "Soulless" Discussion (February Read)||13||57||Mar 18, 2013 04:25PM|