Soulless the Manga’s first volume is based on the novel Soulless—which is book one of the Parasol Protectorate—by Gail Carriger. The art is by REM. Miss Alexia Tarabotti, the titular Soulless, or Preternatural, has accidentally killed a starving vampire. Things only get more complicated from there in this steampunk action romcom.
The art in the Soulless Manga is suitably whimsical, with even background elements showing thought to the steampunk Victorian setting—such as during Alexia and her best friend Ivy Hisselpenny’s walk in the park. I particularly loved seeing Lord Akeldama’s outfits being brought to picture. And the wax-faced man was suitably creepy. There was a lot of cleavage on display though, mostly Alexia’s. Not that Conall wasn’t naked too. Nothing too scandalous was showing though.
2—The Adaptation of the Story
The adaption from novel into manga went well, with all the salient points of the story present. There were of course some scenes that got cut, and other abridged, but everything I could want in the manga was there.
I had a lot of fun reading the Soulless manga, and even if you haven’t read the book, it’s still a fun read and a good story.