Antique Romance
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Antique Romance

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


Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Wink
Authors: Kimi, Mi-jung (Story & Art)


Score: 7.411 (scored by 16341,634 users)
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Ranked: #32042
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Popularity: #4126
Members: 3,819
Favorites: 14
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"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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McPort, Ian
Faber, Luke
Whims, Phillip
Labelle, John
Whims, Elma
McPort, Albert
McPort, Alicia
Heather, Lou Ellen

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Feb 7, 2009
miskat (All reviews)
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
Dec 4, 2010
kittykatloren (All reviews)
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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