Angelina Justice's Reviews > Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Manga Shakespeare by Richard Appignanesi
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Nov 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: ya, graphic-novel

I enjoyed this manga version of Romeo and Juliet, and that's saying a lot since I think it's one of Shakespeare's worst works.

I also learned a new term, Shibuya Girl. I'm still not entirely sure I understand the concept. I gathered that it refers to girls in Asian cultures who deck themselves out like pop star look-a-likes. It is apparently part of a larger trend of refusing old traditions.

I found it ironic, since that is pretty much what a manga version of Romeo and Juliet represents, a break from tradition.

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