The only thing manga in this graphic novel is reading right to left.
Disappointing manga adaptation of the Tim Burton movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love the movie and I love manga. I thought this would be a perfect fit for me. However, this is an exact retelling of the movie’s plot with identical illustrations. None of the features of manga, such as big eyes and colorful hair, are incorporated in the book’s art. This is especially disappointing since the publisher is Tokyopop, my favorite manga supplier.
This graphic novel may be acceptable to a collector of Nightmare memorabilia or parents who want a bedtime story version of their child’s favorite film. However, all others would be better served by watching the movie. 2 stars.
Thanks to the publisher, Tokyopop, and netgalley for an advanced review copy.