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Neo-Verona was once peacefully ruled by the Capulet family, but the rival house of Montague led a coup against the Capulets, wiping them out. Fourteen years later, Lord Montague rules Neo-Verona with an iron fist. But there is hope for the suffering citizens: Juliet Capulet survived the massacre and now turns her sword against the wealthly Montagues in an effort to aid theNeo-Verona was once peacefully ruled by the Capulet family, but the rival house of Montague led a coup against the Capulets, wiping them out. Fourteen years later, Lord Montague rules Neo-Verona with an iron fist. But there is hope for the suffering citizens: Juliet Capulet survived the massacre and now turns her sword against the wealthly Montagues in an effort to aid the poor. When she meets the son of Lord Montague at the Rose Ball, she discovers that he is similarly disturbed by his father's cruelty. As Juliet finds herself falling in love with her sworn enemy, she is conflicted... Is there any hope for a love that crosses enemy lines?...

Title : Romeo x Juliet Omnibus
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ISBN : 9780316073288
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Romeo x Juliet Omnibus Reviews

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    2019-01-01 13:42

    For anyone who wants to read this book because of the original play by William Shakespeare, let me tell you now that it is nothing like the original story. I mean, yeah, the names are the same. Romeo, Juliet, Benovlio, Tybalt, Montague, Capulet, etc. But the whole story, their age, their deaths, their love, it's all different. And it's a hell of a lot better. There are freaking flying horses in this version, for crying out loud. How awesome is that? And Juliet is a masked hero and Romeo a romantic sweetheart! This is how the original SHOULD have been written!William Shakespeare is actually in this, for some weird reason. He's a manga character, and apparently this is the story he got the idea from? It was bizarre, but in a good way. I loved it, even though it was so sad.

  • Paige (TheBookVulture)
    2019-01-17 13:27

    One of my absolute favourites, both the manga and anime. One of the most unique takes on Shakespeare. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Liz
    2018-12-30 16:35

    This was nice manga to read after Otakon. XDThe art is very nice, esp the colored pages, and I think this is the first time I've actually liked a Romeo and Juliet adaptation (it doesn't hurt that they REALLY deviate from the original play). I was particularly taken with Juliet, who is kind of like a mix of Zorro, Joan of Arc, and well, a teenaged girl. XD It was very charming. Romeo was also cast more in the romantic lead role, which was kind of refreshing, I have to say. Good choice.I really want to go see the anime this is based on now. I get the feeling there's more in it, as there were parts that seemed a little... truncated. Then again, this is manga, they do that.

  • Karla
    2018-12-25 20:25

    The artwork is great, but the storyline foundered for me. I didn't mind that it played VERY fast and loose with the Romeo and Juliet storyline... but didn't like the Escalus storyline. It wasn't integrated from the beginning. Felt like it was thrown in at the end to make the ending tragic... :(

  • Lauren
    2019-01-03 18:22

    This is a wonderful retelling of the classical Romeo and Juliet saga. The drawings were beautiful and I loved the artful storyline.

  • Taylor K.
    2019-01-01 16:37

    I've always been a fan of William Shakespeare and I remembered when I first saw the anime of the same name. It was because I watched the series that I picked up the manga and boy howdy I wasn't prepared for the emotion the manga brought to the table. It maximized all the emotion that I felt in the anime by 10 and it just made me tear up at all the right moments. It's a good read for anyone who's looking for a good fantasy version of William Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet". Definitely worth reading again.

  • Meghan Voll
    2019-01-23 17:25

    I loved this book! So much! You can read my full review here: https://scrutinizingmasochists.blogsp...

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-02 16:32

    Interesting narrative spin on Romeo and Juliet. I like how it fills in the backstory. I still struggle with the manga format, but that is my problem.

  • Cynthia
    2019-01-11 19:27

    I liked this manga. I have not seen the anime that it's based on so I can only speak for the book. I liked this whole idea of this and the most of the additional creative choices made to ensure a unique tale. I thought the ending went a bit off the rails and that perhaps there were too many ideas for one story to flesh out. Some of the "sound effects" really blocked the artwork and I wasn't a fan of that at all. But overall it was enjoyable.

  • Domagoja
    2018-12-29 12:45

    Reasons I like RxJ:---Compare to the anime, I really, really, really LOVE the art. I absolutely love how COM design the characters and the background and I love the manga art for Romeo and Juliet better than the anime. I was really jealous how they were drawn because how flawless it looks. It convince the readers (me) to believe that this is what Romeo and Juliet would have been imagine by William Shakespeare himself. (If you didn't know, I judge but the looks XD opps) Futhermore, it made the characters more natural in the story and has this sense of unique even though it's Shakespeare's story.---The plot was still the same as the anime. (Note: the anime was made first before the manga. That's why I talked about the anime first :) ) I like that they haven't tried to mess around or switch anything that made the manga different from the anime. Yeah, there was minor twist that wasn't exactly in the anime, but it didn't dramatically change the outcome of the whole story.Reasons I Didn't like RxJ:---The MAJOR downfall I had with this manga compare to the anime was how fast it was when I turn the pages. It wasn't really satisfying how quick the plot ended and that it only 2 volumes. (SERIOUSLY, 2 volumes.) I wish they could have expand it because if I hadn't watch the anime first then the manga, I wouldn't understand the plot at all. You wouldn't know that it they in a falling land or Juliet would actually had to die to save the land or actually know that the tree was dying in the first place.---Also, I did enjoy the fighting scenes, but there was mutiple confusions that I couldn't understand. In my opinion, I feel like when they drew the fighting scenes you can't tell the difference between which sword was which when they clash or when they tried a close up, it was lines and awkward angles. It took me a while to figure out what was going on by squinting and reread those pages.To be fair, I gave it 3 STARS out of 5. I really did enjoy the art and the story, but it was too fast for my taste and I was wishing for more details so it would make readers enjoy and understand this new and unique story of Romeo and Juliet.read my blog for the original review and a review of the anime: RomeoXJuliet - http://philosopherdoma.weebly.com/tim...

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-18 15:48

    In the mildly fantastical world of Neo-Verona, Romeo's evil father killed all of the ruling Capulet family, except for baby Juliet. Years later, Juliet has been raised as Odin, a boy in a theatrical company that includes William Shakespeare. She has also become a master swordsman, and assuming the secret identity of the Red Whirlwind, defends the populace from the evil nobles--and then one of them, Romeo, rescues her when a fight goes against her. It doesn't take long for Romeo to realize that Odin is actually a young woman, and they fall in love. Juliet, however, is just turning 16, the time at which she learns her true identity and her true destiny--as the last Capulet, she must rescue Neo-Verona from the evil Duke Montague. Adventure ensues, mixed with a mystical elemental power that might tip the scales.This is a traditional manga, read back to front, right to left. Everyone is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, of course, and the action is often impossible to follow--well, at least for me. I just had no idea what I was looking at during the action scenes, and I've read quite a bit of manga. I also found the plot disjointed; either that or I totally missed transitions. I just felt as if I were floundering in the plot way too often, and had to just give up and hope I picked up on it as I went along. I mostly did, though I thought the mystical element was out of place--it should have been there from the start to make sense (maybe it was and I missed it). I also couldn't tell the characters apart, but I often have that problem with graphic novels--maybe that explains why I'm so bad with names! But despite all that I did enjoy this take on the classic, and I think manga readers will enjoy it even if they're not familiar with the original. It has a lot of typical manga elements both plotwise and graphics-wise (lots of swirling cloaks). There is some violence and swearing, so probably okay for 7th grade up.

  • 0vercastshad0ws
    2019-01-10 12:25

    I never understood Romeo and Juliet, so when I saw this, I was like: "Yeah, why not? Let's read it." I thought it was going to be like Romeo and Juliet, but little did I know that the story wasn't like Romeo and Juliet. Sure, we got our fair share of Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, and Lord Montague,(I only know a few of the characters that were originally in Romeo and Juliet.) but we also got our fair share of flying horses, romance, magical trees, and sword fights! (Correct me if I'm wrong. I tried to finish this book as soon as possible to make a review for it.) However, the book would have been better if it were less fast-paced and didn't throw a bunch of events in your face in such a short amount of time. Plus, maybe if the book had explained a little bit more about the setting, events, and characters, the book would have been better. Also, I didn't know that this was an anime, so I think I'll try to find it to see how different it was from this book, plus, maybe I can get a better explanation of the characters, setting, and events to make up for the rushed parts of the book. Lastly, this was a pretty cool take on Romeo and Juliet, so if you like Romeo and Juliet to be told differently, this may be the book for you.

  • Eden
    2019-01-16 20:41

    When Neo-Verona was ruled by the house of Capulet, it was peaceful. But the rival house of Montague destroyed the Capulet family and now fourteen years later, Lord Montague rules Neo-Verona.What he didn't know is that Juliet Capulet survived and she's the people's greatest hope. And then Juliet meets Romeo, Lord Montague's son. Romeo and Juliet find themselves falling in love. But they're supposed to be enemies. They are not sure what to do, but they just know they want to be together.The manga is apparently loosely based on the play by William Shakespeare. I haven't read the play yet, but after reading this, I went to my local library and got a copy of Shakespeare's play. I knew the basic details of Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers from enemies houses. Since I haven't read the play yet I can't comment on that, but I do know that I very much enjoyed this manga. I felt for both Romeo and Juliet. They were in love and had to hide it, they couldn't be together. It was so sad, but the story was very good and I found that I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The artwork was just wonderful.This was quite an enjoyable read. I'd definitely read it again.

  • Krystal Floyd
    2019-01-08 19:47

    Quality of Writing:Dialogue: 10Pace: 8 It was a bit too fast for me but that wasn't really COM's fault cause it's just a quick 9 chapter version of the anime. Ease of Reading: 10Enjoyability: 10 You can soar right through this book but then have to pick it right up again. Plot:Beginning: 10End: 10Development: 10 Insightfulness: 10 Such a good twist on Romeo and Juliet. Completeness: 10Over all Plot: 10Characters:Personalities: 10 Love all the characters in this. Depth: 9 It could have gone more into the back grounds of some of the characters. Development: 9 The development of Juliet was especially good. Love how she grows during the story. Enjoyabiltiy: 10Insightfulness: 9Worth Reading Again? Definitely, I've already read it three times and will gladly read it many more.

  • Essence Brown
    2019-01-10 14:39

    Loosely based off of the play, Romeo X Juliet gives the story a twist fro the star-crossed lovers. Being a huge critic of the play, I was glad that this was nothing like it. The ways the characters were developed and the fact that this expanded a longer period of time (allowing for more character development and a better plot than the play) allowed for a better connection to the characters.I felt more empathy for this Romeo and Juliet than I ever felt for the originals. Romeo was portrayed as a kind, gentle teenager; a nice breather from the lovesick one. Juliet is shown to be more strong-willed and is willing to follow her own path and can be quite hot-headed and rebellious. The plot still has the Montague-Capulet rivalry, but it strays near the end. Anyway, this book is definitely worth looking at if you enjoy romances / dramas.

  • Adriana
    2019-01-07 20:29

    3.5/5 StarsA really fascinating twist on the original story complete with vigilantes, cross-dressing, and some surprise fantasy twists! The artwork was beautiful and I like how some of the original characters were further explored and how some relationship dynamics were completely flipped! However, I felt the transitions in this manga were sloppy, and it was difficult to get a hold on the timeline within the story. Furthermore some characters' roles were never fully explained, which kind of sucks. Not to mention that, despite the fact that Romeo and Juliet's relationship was much more interesting and improved, there was still quite a noticeable amount of insta-love involved--very true to the original play. I wish that could've been executed different. Oh well, still a satisfying story overall, and I can't wait to get into the anime series--I hear it's spectacular!

  • Sakina (Y.L.) Angel
    2019-01-14 19:52

    The artwork here was gorgeous, especially the colour pages. I really liked COM's style, and the gentle expressions upon the main characters' faces were extremely moving.Whilst the story clearly borrowed elements from Shakespeare, there was enough here to make this manga a complete and whole project with it's own foundation of a storyline, rather than a simple retelling. I did find the opening confusing at first and hard to get into as the panels and action didn't flow too smoothly, but once I got into it and learned more about the characters, I was absorbed by the story - it threw in everything from crossdressing, to question marks on a character's sexuality, to action, fighting, destinies, and an impending apocalypse.Not gonna reveal anymore so you'll have to read the manga for yourself! Oh, and the idea of dragonhorses is just too awesome!

  • Allison
    2019-01-18 12:34

    I read this for the Shoujo Manga Book Club as a way to kill time while I waited for a work computer's virus scan to finish, so really, I didn't expect much from this manga. It was entertaining, though! The lack of subplot was a little bothersome, but that happens with most manga based on anime, so it wasn't really a surprise. The character art was a little difficult to tell apart at times, too, especially when it came to the supporting cast. Even though they didn't look terribly alike, Tybalt and Curio were giving me trouble towards the end.As a whole, this was a solidly okay manga. I liked the concept of Shakespeare living in space and writing plays about the people he knew there, but hardly anything was done with it, so it was a little disappointing. It was good to see so much love for the cast of The Winter's Tale, though.

  • Douglas Cootey
    2019-01-20 13:51

    With panel sequencing so abrupt it borders on the non-sequitur, this is not an easy story to follow. In fact, I skimmed the last two acts because the tale had lost my interest. I simply didn't care for the of characters, most of which were never developed. Perhaps if the villian hadn't been as two dimensional as his line work…Sometimes the art rose above the muddied tale during scenes of contemplation and serenity, but otherwise the art was one of the main reasons the narrative was so unfathomable—especially in action sequences. The line weight was overall the same—thin—robbing the scenes of depth and making depicted subjects, most notably human figures, indistinguishable from each other. I wouldn't recommend this manga.

  • Euryanthe
    2019-01-10 18:52

    So apparently this is based on the anime. Which I happen to adore. It does have Shakespearean elements, but in reality it's nothing like the original story. Quite a unique twist on it too. That's why I loved it so much. That being said, manga just wasn't as good. It was too rushed and at times difficult to understand. Which is too bad cause I wanted it to be as amazing as the anime is. The drawings though are really great. Especially the ones in color. Beautifully drawn. In any case, it's really such a beautiful story. The ending had me crying like a baby.

  • Clara Jansson
    2019-01-15 13:42

    I watched the anime before I read the manga and it's absolutely amazing! I love it so much!It's the classic story with Romeo and Juliet but it's overtaken by all the things I love; forbidden love, adventure, lots of kick-ass characters, there's a war and Juliet actually does something (!!!) and it makes it sooo much better!William Shakespeare is also a character in both the anime and manga and he's absolutely fabulous!There are some small changes between the anime and the manga, but it's not an issue, both of them are awesome in their own special way.I actually recommend the anime as well, because this need some more recognition and it made me watch anime.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-09 16:31

    I'm really impressed! I absolutely cannot stand Romeo and Juliet. It is my least favorite of Shakespeare's plays, and I can think of several unpleasant things I would rather do than read it again. That said, I picked this book up at the library on a whim, and while I was really hesitant, I'm always up for trying new manga. I am so glad I read this book! It's amazing! It has a whole new take on the original story, with plot twists! It has gorgeous artwork which brings this retelling of a Shakespearean classic to life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes manga, or Shakespeare. Well worth it.

  • Pauline
    2019-01-20 17:45

    A truly unique twist to the story of Romeo and Juliet. I'm more of a 3.5 star on this one though. The art is AMAZING, but some of the action drawings are simply too busy for the frame. It's difficult to see what's going on in some of the pictures and I found myself reading other panels to try and figure out what had happened and completely ignoring that panel. Other than that the ending is a unique change to the ending, and probably not what you're expecting when you begin reading. But this IS Romeo and Juliet, and this IS based on the anime, rather than the anime being based on the manga. I've yet to see the anime, so I can't tell you how accurate it is.

  • Jeanne
    2019-01-13 18:51

    The only memorable thing to this day that I pull from this book is the fact that I've never seen an adaption of Romeo and Juliet where they become one with a tree at the end.But that's all this adaption really has going for it, and the fantasy world it's set in. Other than that? I found myself forgetting what character was what, the rather broken transitions from scene to scene, and the rather cliche plot points in general. And no I'm not referring to the plot points from the original play.

  • Alan
    2018-12-25 14:37

    I had some knowledge of the anime (I guess Shakespere in big in Japan right now). An enjoyable science fantasy retelling of the classic tale. Some things stay the same, and others change Among the changes at the story's begnning is that Juliet is masquerading as a boy because her family, Neo Verona's rulers, had been murdered and replaced in power 14 years before. At times, like Zorro, she goes out in public as the sword wielding Red Mask to defend the peasants. For the most part its a shojo manga, but the sword play does help to keep a light, fun tone.

  • Mike Jensen
    2019-01-11 12:33

    Enjoyable Manga that appropriates Shakespeare's play to tell a fairly clichéd tale of despotism and rebellion in the future Neo-Verona. Juliet is a Zorro like character standing against Romeo's father. R&J meet, love, and soon Romeo is against his father as well. The ending is strange to my Western sensibilities, but may play better in the East. Some of the drawing is very hard to decipher, but knowledge of Japanese Manga semiotics may make the images clear.

  • Robin Conley
    2018-12-26 15:40

    Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite stories so I was a little worried that this version wouldn't do it justice. As soon as I started reading though, I was hooked. The story keeps you curious at what direction it will go in and it has a nice twist to it that makes it different, yet true to the original. I really like this take on the classic story and I think the artwork was beautiful too.

  • Connie Huseltine
    2018-12-27 13:25

    Honestly, i was informed about this Manga at a summer camp a few years ago and I read it very quickly. I was excited about it, but i didn't take the time to go throught the manga. to look at every page, every pannel and aprechiate it. I went back and looked at it againg yesterday, and the detail blew me away. A truely interesting and creative retelling of Shakespeare's excellent play!

  • Jenny Huang
    2018-12-24 14:50

    Way better than the original. Yep, definitely better. I love it, and it's great reference for drawing manga characters. The book is romantic, funny, and touching and sad in the end. It's about true and forbidden love between two teenagers, and the book teaches us about love. It's ultimately strange that the book I'm writing processed from this.