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Gorgeously illustrated and wonderfully subtle,
This review is from: Emma: Volume 1 (Paperback)
It's very rare that I read manga with writing or artwork as good as this. Instead of hitting you with all the emotional subtlety of a brick, as most manga does, this volume teases out reactions through unspoken expression. Even in its sillier moments, I found myself breathless with empathy for the characters. I was equally awed by the effort that the mangaka has put into the background artwork; it doesn't have the horribly generic locations and buildings that a great deal of manga suffers from, and the setting really does feel like London.
This isn't a series for younger or impatient readers, but it's truly fantastic stuff for anyone who wants a story with depth and beauty.