Review: Disney Manga Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

Author: Jun Asuka

Publisher: TokyoPop

Genres: Manga, Comics, Children

Pages: 173

Format: ebook

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

  • Received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review

Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP brings you a special edition gorgeous hardcover manga based on the classic Halloween masterpiece Disney Tim Burton s Nightmare Before Christmas. A must-have for manga fans, Tim Burton fans, and Halloween fans alike!! Collect this horrifying masterpiece!”

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This book is the exact same of the movie. It talks about Jack Skellington – the pumpkin king – of Halloween Town. He is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and he loved it and decides to do one himself. He tries to get the resident of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween but naturally they can’t understand it and they get it quite right.

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I really like this book because the movie is one of my favorites! And I really enjoyed reading it but I still prefer the movie!

The book turns the story way to short and simple and it loses a bit of the magic that you can feel in the movie. And where is the beginning? It started just with Jack being already bored of what he did this halloween but what did he do, where’s the world, the halloween part?

There were a few moments of the book where the lyrics for iconic songs were included to attempt to get some of that energy and power to the book, but it fell so flat and confusing in the same font.

Also I love Sally and in this book because it misses so much we hardly see her happy to see Jack! I mean we all know she is in love with him but we only see her sad in this manga, not the usual strength she has and her being one of my favorite characters was a bit of a let down.

To conclude I really liked the artwork so that’s a plus! It had a lot of detail and it kinda makes that halloween feeling! Also I continue to love the story and I would totally get it just because of that and the fact I love manga, but I wish it would have been bigger and more magical!

Here is some music to enter in the spirit 😀 I love it so much!!

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