Review of ‘The Jungle Book (Manga classic)

Rating 5/5

I received a copy of this from the Publisher, through Netgalley.

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 few minutes in, the flow felt very natural to me, and I was finaly able to focus on the gorgeous artwork and the poetic dialogue.

Right from the wolves adopting Mowgli to the fiery ending, it is a familiar tale told through an exciting format.

The review copy had low resolution images, so I can only wonder how stunning the final artwork must be.

Now the comics medium is tricky, seeing as how the writer as only a few words per panel to nudge the story along.

In this book, the writer so very cleverly manages to imbue each character with a unique voice.

In a nutshell,  a delightful read and highly recommended, even to the most jaded of Jungle Book Fans.

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