Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So the teen adventure movie The Vampire's Assistant is opening this weekend in theatres. It's an adaptation of the popular Cirque Du Freak novels for tweens and teens (commonly referred to as "YA"), but an earlier adaptation of the novels was in manga form. Adapted a few years back (and already a bestseller in Japan), the Cirque Du Freak manga is adapted from the original novels by Takahiro Arai, and it's pretty good... and faithful to the novels to boot.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and we've got the first three books in stock for $10.99 each.
There are a ton of graphic novel adaptations of popular novel series making it to shelves, but these were far ahead of the curve and about as "authentic" a manga adaptation as you're likely to get. If you're curious about the movie or are looking for a suitably spooky gift for a younger reader, make sure to check these out.
- Chris @ The Beguiling