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Dracula

(Manga Classics)

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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Dracula by Bram Stoker created a new genre within the horror category. In this brilliant Manga Classic adaptation we find Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, traveling to Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania. The reason for his journey is to finalize the details of a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula. As Harker explo ...more
Hardcover, Manga Classics, 380 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Udon Entertainment
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Marilyn
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
1 1/2 ⭐ didn't enjoy reading. Had to force myself to finish it. I love all vampire 🧛‍♂️ 🧛‍♀️ books, movies but NO. 👎 ...more
Starla Nichols
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these Manga Classics
Alex Richey
This was a super slow read because the story is so BORING. The adaptation really helped me get through a story I'd always wanted to experience. The artwork is so beautiful. ...more
Alissa
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I know one thing: Of all the paranormal creepy crawlies out there, Vampires are the ones I needn't ever worry about. Mosquitoes don't even like me, so it's doubtful a vamp would bite on the opportunity...even as a last resort. Besides, I consume a lot of authentic Asian food and have an affinity for those deli-style pickles you can only get in the cooler section of your local food market, all of which contain obscene amounts of garlic. So there you have it.

Anyway, enough side-tracking... This wa
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Sesana
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, horror, adaptation
Actually a pretty solid adaptation. It sticks close to the original, as every book in this series does, and the manga style is much more restrained here than it has been in other entries in the series. No improbably manga hair, for anybody! I was particularly happy with Dracula's character design, which sticks close to the book's descriptions of him and makes him look menacing without being grotesque. It's interesting that they chose to stick with the format of the original book, which is mostly ...more
Lesley
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
A solid manga adaptation of Bram Stoker's sensational horror novel Dracula, this version highlights the original's epistolary style by having each character's individual story presented with different handwriting and/or fonts. An abridged text, this version still manages to capture the suspense and the action of the original, and the manga style is particularly well suited to the story's fantastic transformations (vampires into bats, mist) and dramatic violence. Some confusing transitions and pl ...more
Emmy
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, this was one of the best Manga Classics I've read so far! The book was legitimately creepy, I loved the character designs, and I thought that the adaptation was true to the book, even though a lot had to be taken out. Since this is something of a wordy book (being an epistolary novel), I was impressed that the manga didn't feel too wordy, even though there was a lot of text.

All in all, this made me see Dracula in a whole new light, and I can't wait to reread the classic tale of the Cou
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Anna
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Stays closer to the original novel than most adaptations (Dracula is scarier and more sinister that way, not a romantic hero/antihero), and has nice artwork. The epistolary nature of the work can get a bit confusing with all the voice-switches, but the creators went to the trouble of giving every character their own font ('handwriting') to try to clarify who was narrating when. A good adaptation for anyone who is interested in reading the original work but doesn't have the patience to ...more
Felikis
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Desconozco el proceso de creación de este manga, pero adaptar a imágenes una novela de mucha narrativa y menos diálogo no tuvo que ser sencillo. Disfruté cada página de la original Drácula de Bram Stoker y me ha encantado verla adaptada a este formato. Me encanta que Norma haya apostado por la colección "Clásicos Manga" y tengo ganas de leer más adaptaciones. ...more
Karolina
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most accurate adaptations of the original novel I have ever had the joy to read. You can tell that the story has been taken and transformed to the manga version with much love, whilst still capturing the very essence of the book. The art is pretty with the characters rendered nicely.
Nick Katenkamp
Mar 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
I think they did about as good as they could with the source material. I thought the artwork was the best of the series and the story itself is atypical from the modern vampire genre but great for its time.
Matt Ichijoji
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
¡¡El último libro del año, terminado!! 😘
Noniu2
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Maravillosa adaptación de la novela al manga. Tanto para lectores que no hayan leído la novela original o para amantes de la gran obra de Stoker.
Montserrat Esteban
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-2020
Adaptación a manga muy lograda y totalmente recomendable
Rebecca
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good adaptation although there were a few panels where the line drawing seemed to be unfinished...I know it took a while to get this published and I wonder if the artwork was rushed at the end.
Avery
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Would definitely recommend if you find the original slow or boring
Naomi
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Me reading the actual book: it’s so....TERRIFYING
Me reading the manga five years later: it’s so....SEXIST

BUT THE ART GUYS. ITS BEAUTIFUL.
Amalie Ørbak
Dec 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I really liked this actually! A good take on the original story as a manga.
I would recommend this as much as the original book itself. This is easier to get into.
Lisa Zinkie
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Finally found a classic in manga that I though was done well.
Star Queen
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Best Visual Adaptation

Only nitpick is how the kukri knife was drawn.
Barbara
I cannot imagine fans of Bram Stoker's original Dracula to be disappointed by this faithful manga version of the classic vampire tale. From Jonathan Harker's growing horror at his employer's identity to the death of sweet, innocent Lucy Westenra to the alliance cobbled together by Van Helsing, it's all here, made even better with the detailed black and white illustrations. Readers will gasp as a stake is driven into Lucy's heart and shudder at poor Renfield's fondness for spiders and flies. As g ...more
Soobie's scared
Order date: April 12, 2018

Arrival date: October 21, 2019.

I almost gave up on this adaptation, even if I wanted so much to read it. Yeah, I've never read the original novel and I've never watched one of the movie they made about Dracula.

I read this novel in one sitting on the train, on my way to Europe's biggest comic con in Lucca. It was a bit hard to follow, to be honest, but the authors did a wonderful job as usual. I adore the Manga Classics collection.

I love the art and the way the adaptor
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Wendopolis
That was.... quite amusing. And not in a particularly good way. While Dracula is a dramatic and even melodramatic story, this manga style graphic novel brings out the worst. What works as a serious novel doesn’t work as a manga. I laughed at then ending. Just another entry in the annals of books that should not be messed with. I think a straightforward graphic adaptation would work, just not this manga style.
TheMadHatter
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My library has got a whole pile of these manga classics in and I have fallen in love with them. They have the most beautiful illustrations, but more than that they are really faithful to the original story.

This was a very faithful re-telling of the classic Dracula and it was just exquisite. I am looking forward to reading more of these as they are a great way to revisit a classic story without having to do a complete re-read (one of these can be read in a few hours).
Rebecca
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I admit I haven't read the original, so I can't speak as to the adaptation, but I really enjoyed this. I thought they handled the epistolary nature of the original novel really well into a mainly image-driven format. The story was well-told and gripping and I'm even more interested in reading the novel now. ...more
Kelly
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hands down the most accurate (and fun) adaptation of the original novel I have ever seen. Definitely recommend for younger readers who would like to get into the classics but don't feel quite up to the archaic language just yet! The art is wonderful with all the characters beautifully rendered. Have a look and enjoy! ...more
Dave
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A VERY faithful adaptation on the Stroker novel.
Reading in the Manga form takes some getting used to.
But this is very well done.
(Even if Van Hesling looks like the comic book J.J.J. from the Spider-Man comics.)
Catarina
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foi a minha primeira experiência de leitura de um Manga. Escolhi esta versão do livro “Drácula” por ter adorado a leitura do clássico original.
As ilustrações são belíssimas e a adaptação foi bem conseguida.
Provavelmente vou querer ler mais alguns livros da coleção “Manga Classics”.
Tanya
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent read and a very faithful adaptation of the novel. The ending felt very abrupt and anti-climatic for me.
Cary
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The translation of this book is not great.
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