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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Manga Review: Alice in Wonderland Vol. 1 by Jun Abe

Title: Alice in Wonderland
Series: Alice in Wonderland #1
Author: Jun Abe
Publisher: TOKYOPOP, Inc.
Publication Date: May 13, 2016
Pages: 96
Genres: Manga, Graphic Novel
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 3 out of 5

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP is back … bringing readers Disney Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland," a retelling of the film in manga style. Alice Kingsleigh was a young girl when she visited the magical world of Underland for the first time. Now a teenager, she spots a white rabbit at a garden party and tumbles down a hole after him where she is reunited with her old friends. Alice soon learns it is her destiny to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

My Review
I have been utterly obsessed with the story of Alice's Adventured in Wonderland since I was a young girl. I devour everything that I can find regarding this beloved story. I enjoyed this Manga adaptation of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. The illustrations and story are almost exactly what is in the Disney live action adaptation of the story that was directed by Tim Burton. There are some tiny differences, but not many. The only character that did not feel right to me was the Mad Hatter. He has always been my favorite character in the story, but I did not care for him in this manga. In both appearance and in personality, I was disappointed. All in all this was a nice read. I liked the manga style illustrations (with the exception of the Mad Hatter, as mentioned above) and the story was no different from the movie. Not bad, but not excellent. If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan or a Tim Burton fan, I would definitely read this. 

Are you a fan of Alice in Wonderland? Have you read the original book? If you have read this Manga adaptation of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, what did you think of it? 


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