Quote from svazt
I think this is sooooo stupid on many levels. I mean, i love SH and all, but writing a manga based on a tv series, which is based on a novel? So do you even have any ounce of imagination and creativity at all? even the drawing is a total rip off from the movie. Gosh, this totally ruins my day
I don't think it's stupid at all. There's been worse manga adapations made.
I'm not sure myself, but maybe it was made into manga form so people in Japan would be able to appreciate the TV version?