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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 (1057d ago)
v.4 c.25-26 by Esthetique (1245d ago)
v.4 c.24 by Esthetique & Osuwari Team (1288d 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 (356 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 29th 2013, 3:43pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #786 increased(+32)
Monthly Pos #1066 increased(+52)
3 Month Pos #1171 increased(+12)
6 Month Pos #1177 decreased(-58)

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On 534 wish lists
On 937 completed lists
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Not what I have expected...   
Rating: 5.6 / 10.0
by NightSwan
April 27th, 2008, 5:20am
When I read that discription, I imagined something completely different.
I think this is a big spoiler, so...
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I though the girl hersilf was some sort of a living doll, but it was like in an episode of the anime "jing the king of bandits" where a girl was sold like a piece of art, that was in fact, painted on her body by her father..

What can I say, not a really good read..
The artwork is pretty nice, but not so fantastic either..
The idea I had in mind about this story was blown away by some other, strange story, that I did not like..
The characters were.. Really doll like, with little emotions.
It had its nice moments, but other than that- nothing special that you should waste too much tome on..

... Last updated on April 27th, 2008, 5:22am
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someone pulled a tim burton on me?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by moca
April 7th, 2008, 1:46pm
The story starts off mysteriously, and it is intriguing to me.
Wonderful artwork, each page and each corner is full of
stunning detail and eye candy. Gorgeous.

I was a bit surprised towards the later chapters of volume
one. It slightly reminds me of Chobits, but the stories
are much different.

A very satisfying read for art lovers and slightly darker reads
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beautiful art and intense feeling   
Rating: N/A
by xxdedicationxx
March 8th, 2008, 10:39pm
The art may be a little intimidating, but ti it none the less beautiful.
The story isn't really captivating, but the characters are well developed.
Although, this story hasn't gone very far yet, I still enjoyed the opening of this story.
I have to say though, what pulled my interest into it was the art, but I really do enjoy Kim Mi Jung's work.
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