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Antique Romance  
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From Esthétique:

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

Includes extra story, The Dancing Marionette (Vol 3).


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Associated Names
Antique Romance: The Picture Album Girl
Bức tranh thiếu nữ
The Living Doll

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.27 (end) by Esthetique (1144d ago)
v.4 c.25-26 by Esthetique (1332d ago)
v.4 c.24 by Esthetique & Osuwari Team (1375d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Antique Romance by Miskat


User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (362 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 29th 2013, 3:43pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #779 increased(+135)
Monthly Pos #1275 increased(+98)
3 Month Pos #1341 decreased(-121)
6 Month Pos #1219 decreased(-61)

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On 701 reading lists
On 539 wish lists
On 963 completed lists
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Had promise   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by tipz
July 23rd, 2014, 11:51pm
I like how dark is started off. Not sure what to think about the rest of the story. Artwork was amazing.
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started off dark with the girl getting sold to that guy. And even though their relationship progress too quickly to being kinda close. But the emotional parts just didn't click somehow I find. Then the dramatic dark parts I felt were all over the place. Wish the ending was a bit more dramatic then that.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by wrensei
July 28th, 2013, 9:52pm
it has depths, somehow dark.
It emphasize the typical lifestyle of some aristocrats of the old days.
It's not really new for me reading a noble man with vices and seek pleasure towards women, money devours everything and this manga emphasized how tragic and wicked the society as it seems.
Nevertheless, it's a good read.
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At the End   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by avaeva
August 3rd, 2012, 7:06pm
It kinda reminded me of Titanic at the end of this manga. Also the "end end" (the last few pages)
They really didn't have a detailed ending. I was really confused. But I liked this manga a lot.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarahdyah
June 29th, 2012, 10:11pm
too wonderful-amazing-great-and so touching!!!!
i'd never read kind of thing manhwa before. thankyouuuu so much for making this story*bow* <3 :'))
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Rating: N/A
by MeenGreen
March 12th, 2012, 6:32pm
I will start of by saying, for me the hardest part of reading this was the artwork. Not a big fan of the style but it definitely works with the plot. Set in an old age makes it very fitting of the title (antique).

The story itself was a simple yet beautiful story about learning to love and overcome past hardships.

Simple and to the point il would say it is worth reading at some point
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by vampiremaddy
January 4th, 2012, 4:41pm
Good, decent read.

Just don't expect historical accuracies; it is insane how historically inaccurate this manga is. But still, I liked it. It was fun, the main male character was very likeable and sympathetic. He wasn't some brash "I'm hot, rich and I'm going to bone you!" kinda guy, but quiet and clever.

I just wish the ending hadn't been so rushed. That's why I gave this a 7 not an 8.
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Just right :)   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hikarihayashi
December 29th, 2011, 4:04am
Loved it! Some might not like it because of it's dark and 'mature' themes, but I thought everything was well conveyed, and well balanced! The art was awesome, very moving at times >u< The pace was good, nothing seemed particularly rushed, though by the end, you kind of notice Suzette grows really quickly.

I had a different storyline in mind when I first stumbled on the description, and thought she was a real doll or something more 'fantasy' like. Turns out she's a human, which made it more realistic.

This manga is very similar to Hana to Akuma, except darker. biggrin
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
October 5th, 2011, 10:40pm
This manga was really dark. Some people will think it's a bit too much and probably won't be able to take it but some may find it unique and beautiful. I thought it was in the middle. It was alright but not something i would read a second time.

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I couldn't stand that after she gets raped, it's like he was totally fine with it as if it wasn't a big deal. I mean yeah she's like a prostitute anyway but still, coulda had more feeling to it. The romantic as well as character development was too slow for me and everything was a bit too much. Everyone made such a big deal about her having tattoo's on her stomach and it was just wrong how everyone treated her like a sex toy when she's only 14.

It was okay... but a bit too much for me.
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Nice romance and art   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
September 29th, 2011, 2:11pm
Suzette is a 14 year old that is auctioned off and bought by Ian, a wealthy shipping tycoon of non noble birth. He scorns and defies his aristocratic business associates who lust after Suzette, as she is a collectable piece of art, with a remarkable painted body. Ian becomes Suzettes protector but eventually falls in love with her, as she matures and ages. Their romance is subtle and direct without the melodrama associated with most shoujo. Also, both characters are well-matched. Don't get side tract by the age difference because she ages in the story.

... Last updated on September 29th, 2011, 2:13pm
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i stayed up all night because of this!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
September 8th, 2011, 2:48am
... and i have to say its worth it!!

i love it!! ohhhh.. Ian!! i really have a thing for historical- english mangas so i guess thats a plus point... i really, really love this.. right now i cant think of any words to describe it because of lack of sleep... but the words that wil come out of me with greatness are teh ones that will prove how great this is!!

ok... i really felt sorry for Suzette.. i mean... wow... what a dark story...
and also Ian.. reminds me of Kuroshitsuji... nice...

overall i think that its really nice.. the pacing the art... its all good!!

yeah... yeah...

it was very pretty till the very last page. i really hope that there was someone for Johns though, he was like a provider for comic relief smile and yeah this isnt one of those mangas that make you feel breathless the first chapters and then make you feel bored because it was dragged. just too awesome! wont change my rating! <333
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