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Antique Romance  
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Description
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).

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

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

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.27 (end) by Esthetique over 9 years ago
v.4 c.25-26 by Esthetique over 9 years ago
v.4 c.24 by Esthetique & Osuwari Team over 9 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (412 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 8th 2019, 8:40am PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #482 increased(+235)
Monthly Pos #1426 increased(+266)
3 Month Pos #2887 increased(+19)
6 Month Pos #3260 increased(+416)
Year Pos #4110 decreased(-333)

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On 614 wish lists
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Really slow and boring  
by Jenkai
October 24th, 2018, 12:01am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
They don't really go into what makes her a painting, and there aren't any other magical elements. It's like a way to make it not quite human slavery so more palatable to a broader audience not really well explained. I couldn't get into it because of the weird stretchy art and slowness of the story line.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2018, 12:03am
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Pretty decent  
by Bebe~
September 25th, 2015, 10:33pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
I liked the art! It was actually the thing that drew me in. Although the plot moves slowly, it was a pleasant read. I wish the manhwa author would've spent more panels on why she was "a living painting". She barely showed the "painting" sad.
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Boring but readable ....  
by kitty1826x
February 18th, 2015, 10:13pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
The story is interesting enough .... I guess but the way it was done ... It was boring and I'm honestly shocked I was able to finish this.
I don't mind typical or obvious plots but it has to be done well if you've seen it before. Unfortunately it wasn't done well enough. :/

Oh, and the ending. Geez that was a let down. I was hoping for a bit more ... since it was a mature manga. Nope, let down there too.

I don't really suggest reading this unless you're bored.
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Started out promising  
by Anonymous
October 25th, 2014, 4:23pm
Rating: N/A
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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Had promise  
by tipz
July 23rd, 2014, 11:51pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
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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eerie  
by wrensei
July 28th, 2013, 9:52pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
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  
by avaeva
August 3rd, 2012, 7:06pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
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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WOW!!!  
by sarahdyah
June 29th, 2012, 10:11pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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Satisfied  
by MeenGreen
March 12th, 2012, 6:32pm
Rating: N/A
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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Good  
by vampiremaddy
January 4th, 2012, 4:41pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
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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