Manga Classics: The Jungle Book
Before, I thought that the story of The Jungle Book is only about the boy who grew up in the jungle; instead, it is a compilation of short stories. Aside from the first story, which is the well-known tale of the jungle boy, Mowgli, there are several stories that I like in this book: the story of mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tav ...more
I didn't know that this was originally written by Rudyard Kipling, this may be the only thing that I ended up with after reading this book 😞😞😞
I expected this to be good as the manga version of Les miserables, it wasn't.
I simply read this for the nostalgia as the jungle book was a part of my childhood but that was not delivered too.
The biggest problem with this is the writing style which was an ...more
I read the original book two years ago and absolutely loved it, so when I saw on NetGalley that they turned it into a Manga Classic, I just had to have it. I love these Manga Classics, seriously, I read all of them and they are just such a fun and easy way to read those classics.
I love that the song parts were included in the manga, cause they were such a fun part in the actual book. Also once again, ...more
It’s a vibrant adaptation, and I appreciate that the artist goes their own way and doesn’t drawn too much from the iconic 1964 Disney film, considering how infused that adaptation has become with peoples’ image of the original.
I’ll admit that I only really know the Disney version, which I enjoy a lot but I ...more
I grew up with the Jungle Book, like watching the Disney movie and letting other people read the book to me. I just absolutely adore this story and I was always so fascinated by it so when I got sent an ARC of this book I was super excited to dive straight into this.
The illustrations are so beautiful and they capture the story and make it very real and make it come to life. I loved how the ...more
4 / 5
I picked up a copy of the The Jungle Book, manga edition on a whim and I was very pleasantly pleased with it. I have read my fair share of manga in my youth and this book follows the traditional format of being read right to left (a handy guide at the back for those that have never read a manga), as well as having loving, classically manga illustrations. As far as I can tell, The Jungle Book follows Rudyard Kipling's original seven stories very closely, even integrating some of the s ...more
I've read most of the other Manga classics, and they were always nice, so even though I had only seen the Disney movie with the same name, I wanted to read this version of the Jungle book.
I had some problems at first to get into the short story collection, probably since I was unaware that the original stories were quite different from the movie, and did not seem to follow in a chronological order. One of the stories even takes place in ...more
The Jungle Book is a famous classic about young Mowgli who is raised in the jungle. There is a famous Disney film based off of Kipling’s tale and it has kept this story relevant and one that many kids love watching.
I have never read anything by Kipling and I didn’t know what to expect when it came to this manga adapted version of the tale. I’m a big fan of the Manga Classics series and I highly recommend them becaus
Publication Date: 03rd April 2017
Review Date: 27th March 2017
Hard Cover Pricing: $24.99
Paper Back Pricing: $17.99
I’ve never read Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, only the Just So Stories, so when I saw this manga classic that had been put online by a publisher I’m auto approved for, I just had to grab the book and give it a read.
This was an amazing introduction to the world of Rudyard Kipling, and it’s made me so much more exciting ...more
The artwork is so beautiful, and really brings the characters to life! I loved seeing the facial expressions of Mowgli and Rikki-Tikki and the others, showing their fierce jungle spirit. The ...more
Thank you Netgalley for a digital copy of this book.
I started reading The Jungle Book: Manga Classics because I really liked the book as a kid. We were assigned Rudyard Kipling's book in school and I was particularly loved Rikki Tikki Tavi (but then, that's probably because our similar names - my nickname is a little similar). He was a great mongoose, even as a kid. And of course, Mowgli was everyone's favourite. I used to love The Jungle Book ca ...more
This was my second manga, the first for my son. He had a better time adapting to the right-to-left reading than me. The story was great, just like the original is. But unfortunately, I can't say I was the fan of many images. There were so many CRASH and BAM and way too many horrific facial grimaces for young kids not to become mock-violent afterward.
That being said, we did enjoy the book and we did like the style of the pictures and ...more
I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The Jungle Book was never a favorite for me. Although I liked it (Disney version which was the only one I knew), I just never cared as much for it as others, so I wasn't as excited to pick this one up, but I did want to try it out... Well, it was nothing like what I thou ...more
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was a little hesitant beginning this manga because the story is well-know, so it has a lot to live up to.
We begin the story in nineteenth century India where two wolves stumble upon a human baby they later name Mowgli. Along with Mother and Father Wolf, Baloo, the sleep bear, takes responsibility for raising Mowgli. However, Shere Khan, the tiger, wants Mowgli for himself.
After Shere K ...more
I am very unfamiliar with manga, and this is probably the first manga I’ve ever read. It was certainly a quite different experience. The artwork in this manga was set in black and white, which I was a bit bummed about since I prefer graphic novels in colour. But nevertheless, the artwork was very detailed and also had a bit of a humorous twist. That said I did like the artwork overall, even if it wasn’t in colo ...more
There isn’t much I can say about the story, seeing as how practically the world (and certainly my negligible readership) would have become acquainted with Mowgli, Bagheera and the rest of the cast of characters through TV shows and multiple movies, not to mention of course the Rudyard Kipling classic.
This is a Manga edition, meaning it needed to be read from back to front, from right to left.
It took a little getting used to, but a ...more
I overall enjoyed ready these short stories. They rekindled my childhood fascination with the idea anthropomorphic animals.
In the first story, what fascinated me the most was the jungle hierarchy and rules. Mowgli's relationship with the black panther and the bear was adorable as well. But one arc in that story ended in a way that it justified child abuse and I did not enjoy that at all.
In the second story, I enjoyed that writing and panel shifts the most. From settin ...more
This is the first time I’ve read The Jungle Book in any form, with my only introduction to the series being the popular Disney animated film and the recent live-action movie. Heading into the manga, I had no idea the story would be broken down into sm ...more