I have memories of watching some kind of screen adaptation (I don’t remember exactly which one) of Anne of Green Gables when I was a kid. I haven’t seen Netflix’s Anne with an E and neither have I read the original book. But I have been following Manga Classics for a while, so when I saw on Netgalley they had done Anne of Green Gables next – of course I had to read it.
They are very proud to say they are the only authorized Manga adaptation – which made me wonder exactly how many there are out there. Reading that state however made me realized that I actually already read a graphic novel of Anne of Green Gables a couple of years ago, which was also quite nice.
The art – as always – is very nice and I thought it captured Anne’s spirit quite well. While I can’t compare it to the original book, normally these adaptations stay very close to the original work (even using lines from the books for much if not all of the text). I wouldn’t be surprised if this was also the case for the Anne adaptation.
This is a great way to introduce Anne of Green Gables to a new audience – those who might be tempted less to start an older book – but just as much fun for those who have read/would gladly read the original.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Anne of Green Gables (Manga Classics) – Crystal Chan / Kuma Chan / LM Montgomery