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Antique Romance

Antique Romance

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Antique Romance: The Picture Album Girl
Japanese: 소녀화첩

Information

Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: 2006
Authors: Kimi, Mi-jung (Story & Art)
Serialization: Wink

Statistics

Score: 7.571 (scored by 1341 users)
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Ranked: #28732
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Popularity: #2252
Members: 2,913
Favorites: 17
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /27

Synopsis

"I am a human, but a doll...
Feelings are not needed. Physically alive, but not mentally.
I am a painting trapped inside rusted frame.
The cold skin of a statue.
Life a stuffed bird-
killed and set for display
I wonder...
I wonder on whose display I will be put on..."


Suzette, a young girl, is regarded as a ‘living painting’ and comes from owner to owner. One day a young aristocrat, Ian McPolt buys her as a new item for his huge antics collection. But will Suzzete always be regarded as an item or will they develop some deeper feelings for each other?

(Source: Esthétique and Osuwari Team)

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Characters

McPort, Ian
McPort, Ian
Main
Suzette
Suzette
Main


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miskat
Feb 7, 2009
I was reluctant to read this manhwa at first because the cover gave me the impression that it was a lolicon, which is not to my liking. The ambiguous title did not help to draw me in either. But the high ratings and the intriguing discussions about it made me curious. I was not disappointed. It didn’t turn out to be cheap and smutty, but a tastefully told story.

Although the theme is mature, it never gets offensive. The romance is subtle and mostly hinted at, but still manages to enthral. Set in what seems to be the early 19th century, a rich young capitalist buys read more
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kittykatloren
Dec 4, 2010
I devoured this manga in one sitting. It's a very nice shoujo story, with good art, a good characters, and a good story, though a little hard to follow at times. I love the setting (even if the outfits, etc. aren't quite historically accurate) but it's still a very fun period read and plenty of romance and mature scenes to boot.

The premise is typical in its "protective older male taking care of younger girl" situation, but unique in the details - Suzette's condition as a "living painting" was really intriguing. All the other characters are fun to read too, even if missing a little backstory.

The read more
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Heneshi
Jun 13, 2012
This was the first manga that I ever read. A manga app I use randomly picked it for me. Sure, I was a little disturbed about it at first, but heck, I finished it didn't I?

The story is a little weird, but not too weird. :) It's pretty much one of those mangas about two people who don't want to acknowledge that they're in love with each other... except one of them is a doll. Heh.

There's some... graphic scenes in it, so don't say you weren't warned before you started reading it. >.>
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