Anne of Green Gables By Stacy King

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite book of all time and I was really excited to read this manga adaptation of it.
Anne is an orphan girl adopted by mistake by the Cuthburts who wanted to originally adopted boy. Luckily they decided to keep and raise her and we can follow her heartwarming story of growing up with them.
The artist made a great job with illustrations as they are perfect for each character. This version of Anne of Green Gables is perfect for people who wants some shorter read.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me copy of book in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Stacy King *Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.*

This was a much quicker read than I expected it to be and it left my head reeling, what with all of Anne’s constant yapping. But that was one of the manga’s many strengths: it’s ability to accurately capture Anne’s true spirit.

This was beautifully illustrated. Anne looked so pretty in every frame she appeared in. And all the details and drawing style very much suited the story.

I’m not sure if this was a good adaptation, after all, I haven’t read the original Anne of Green Gables books. But I have watched the Netflix show Anne with an E and for the most part this manga followed many of the storylines from season 1 and 2. It skimmed through a lot of moments like a sort of overview of Anne’s growth but it was still quite interesting to see. And the moments it did focus on were poignant or fun. There was a noticeable lack of antagonistic moments though.

Anne’s friendship with Diana Barry and her love/hate relationship with Gilbert Blythe were so sweet to see. I wanted more of the latter because I found the manga ended quite abruptly, but I understood there was a lot of ground to cover. Perhaps this manga would benefit from a sequel in the future! Stacy King The perfect combination of a beloved classic and the Manga format. Crystal S. Chan and Kuma Chan worked together seamlessly to give readers the essence of Anne, Green Gables, and all the other characters making the story come to life. I especially appreciated the Foreward by Katie Macdonald Butler(granddaughter of L.M. Montgomery) and Crystal S. Chan's notes on Adapting Anne of Green Gables. Highly recommended! Stacy King I'm not a big manga fan (those enormous eyes drive me nutso!), but I'll take Anne any way I can get her. (Hence the crocheted version sitting near my computer who likes to constantly remind me how lucky we are to live in a world where there are Octobers.)

This is a pretty good adaptation; some of the dialogue is taken verbatim from the book, and the writer has captured the essence of Anne. Her enthusiasm for life, and flair for drama translates well into one of these exaggerated characters.

A few minor complaints: I have to wonder why they included the hair-dying incident that led to Anne's near-scalping, only to show Anne, just a few months later, with braids trailing down her back. It probably would have been better to just leave this episode out of the book.

Matthew looked like a bit too much like an Amish man, while poor Gilbert resembles a One Piece wannabe.

I'd hate to think that this might be a young girl/woman's first (or god forbid - ONLY!) exposure to Anne's world, though if it encourages anyone to pick up Montgomery's original book, then I applaud the effort.

Many thanks to NetGalley, and the publisher for this chance to spend time with my favorite literary character. Stacy King 4.5
This was such a pleasure to read. We follow the classic tale of Anne of Green Gables as she gets embarks on her new journey in a small town in PEI, in the small cozy house called Green Gables. Once she arrives she learns there has been a mistake and the family had asked for a boy. But don't you worry, Anne with an E wraps everyone in her positivity and warmth, and she soon becomes family. This follows Anna from the age of 11 when she arrives at Green Gables to when she is 17 and starts adulthood.

If you ever enjoyed reading the story of Anne of Green Gables then you would definitely enjoy this as well. This has all the charm and heart of the original story with the upside of seeing Anne in all of her mischief. Anne is as captivating as every with her dialogue and every character, even the smaller one, are just so pleasant to read about. Just like Anne, you can't help love this story.

The art is this mange is of classic manga style and unexpectedly suits the story. the illustrator did a great job in really embodying the feeling of Green Gables.

Overall I highly recommend this book! Stacy King


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Siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert were planning to adopt an orphaned boy to help out around their farm, Green Gables - instead, they got Anne Shirley. A plucky redheaded girl with a vibrant imagination, Anne turns first Green Gables and then the rest of Prince Edward Island on its ear.

Manga Classics® is proud to be the only authorized manga adaption of Anne of Green Gables by the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery. This volume presents a faithful recreation of this classic kids novel, from the Lake of Shining Waters to the Dryad's Bubble!

Foreword by Kate McDonald Butler - granddaughter of the original author! Anne of Green Gables

I've never read the novel by L. M. Montgomery, so I can't comment on this manga adaptation's faithfulness to the original story. But what I can vouch for is that it was a wonderfully charming story and a quality production by the adaptor/illustrator team.

Anne is... a complicated child. Her antics, her overly active imagination, her feisty temper, her lack of tact, her kindness, her desire for a better life, her vanity, and zest for life all make for a great character. But she can be exhausting, too much a handful for quiet Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. Many would be tearing their hair out at a girl like her, she's trying on people's patience, but at the same time, life in a sparsely populated part of the Canadian boonies would be so much duller without her. She's not a perfect girl, she's petty, stubborn, flawed. She makes you roll your eyes, and she makes you laugh. She needed both the kind indulgence of Matthew and the strict discipilne of Marilla to become the better girl she is by the end of the story, for sure. She influences the adults and is in turn influenced by the adults, and it's for the better in the end.

Crystal Chan's style is a bit more chibi than the manga style I like best, but it's perfectly suited for this story more than for the other Manga Classics she's drawn for, because of the tone and atmosphere of the story. She was able to capture Anne's expressiveness, and above all the lovely Prince Edward Island settings. Out of curiosity, I googled the place, and it's beautiful! That is seen in the art, too.

Thank you to Manga Classics Inc. for the free copy in exchange for an honest review. Stacy King This manga has been so well adapted.

I read the first book a few months ago and I would say the manga adaptation is quite accurate!

I love the artstyle and how convenient the art sequence is made to make the reading so apt and simple yet beautiful and charming.

I still cannot believe how accurately it captured all the emotions in the book. I don't know what more to say than it's the perfect adaptation!

I am in love with this manga publishing team ever since I read one of Betty Neels romance adaptations last year and it hasn't disappointed me even once!

So glad I got approved of this ARC from NetGalley.

Must read! Stacy King Kindred spirits, it’s time for us to take a journey together. When you pass through the White Way of Delight keep going. It’s only about another mile before we reach our destination. Oh, there’s the Lake of Shining Waters. If you look over there you’ll see the house Diana lives in. She’s a kindred spirit too. Just a little further and … there it is! Green Gables! You’re home.

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are sure to welcome you, as will Cordelia Anne (with an E).

“And there’s one thing certain, no house will ever be dull that she’s in.”
Just make sure the drink Anne serves you is the drink you ordered …

I’ve loved Anne since the day we met. This is such a beautiful adaptation. Everything I love about Anne’s story was included here, including her friendship with Diana, her rivalry with Gilbert and witnessing Marilla and Anne’s relationship deepen over the years. I even experienced my usual overwhelming need to hug Matthew whenever I see him.

Yes, I did get a little bit teary during that scene. You know the one I’m talking about. I think I was too distracted by how cute everyone looked though, so I managed to avoid my customary full blown ugly cry.

The illustrations were so lovely! They did make it quite difficult to take Anne’s complaints about her looks seriously because she’s so darn adorable in manga but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Her doe eyes and that little tuft of hair that’s always sticking up are just so cute!

Whenever I encounter Anne Shirley my heart feels full. I’m always left with this warm and fuzzy notion that the world is inherently beautiful and that hope and love will prevail, and this manga version of Anne’s story was no different. It left me with a delicious contented feeling. It seemed especially fitting, albeit decidedly strange given that we’re living in 2020 here, that the last sentence was:
“All’s right with the world.”

Thank you to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the opportunity to read this book. I’m all doe eyed about it and am already hankering for a reread.

Blog - Stacy King This was fantastic!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾 Stacy King This was my second manga classic but it definitely won’t be my last. I’m always curious about the plot of classics, but I never enjoy reading them because of the wordy and dull writing that most classics have. The manga classics fill me in on what happens in classics in a more engaging and interesting way, so I am very grateful for this series.

Anne of Green Gables was a book that I always hear praise for. It seems to be one of the most well loved classics. Unfortunately I don't love this story as much as everyone else does. I loved the manga format and I loved the artwork. I also loved Gilbert, but the story as a whole wasn’t too interesting. It was a lot of snippets from Anne’s life growing up and it didn’t seem to be one unified story with a clear plot. The pacing was fairly slow for a manga format, but I got the sense that it would’ve been even slower in the original Anne of Green Gables book.

There seemed to be some outdated stuff in this book that I wouldn’t necessarily want kids to be reading, but there was feminism in this story as well so it was a bit of a mixed bag. There were things like making such a big deal out of wanting a boy but getting a girl instead and everyone (including both Anne and the adults) were very judgmental of Anne’s appearance when she was a child. There were feminist themes throughout this manga though as Anne was able to change and become a positive person in Marilla’s life despite being a gender that Marilla had not initially wanted.

If you haven’t read a manga classic yet, I highly recommend checking one out. This one wasn’t my favorite out of all the manga classics, but I still thought it was an okay read and I know that I probably wouldn’t like the original Anne of Green Gables book as much as this manga.

Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Stacy King