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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 over 6 years ago
v.4 c.25-26 by Esthetique over 7 years ago
v.4 c.24 by Esthetique & Osuwari Team over 7 years 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 / 10.0 (403 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 20th 2015, 9:21am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #506 increased(+200)
Monthly Pos #1081 increased(+84)
3 Month Pos #1703 increased(+64)
6 Month Pos #1742 increased(+166)
Year Pos #1899 decreased(-79)

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On 716 reading lists
On 596 wish lists
On 1100 completed lists
On 86 unfinished lists
On 300 custom lists

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Yummy xD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kikiugly
October 26th, 2008, 8:42pm
What a strange story....But I really love all the characters (minus Ian's "family" bleghh) <3
I hope to see further story development :]
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not so much...   
Rating: N/A
by musicalmaria25
August 27th, 2008, 9:44am
I didnt like it, I got to a certain point and just didnt want to read it anymore. It wasnt that great. maybe the whole age difference was what bothered me?
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just love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ardjet
June 26th, 2008, 2:18pm
It's a unique manga with a very interesting plot and characters.I can't wait for the next release!!The drama is not too much also the characters' development is exciting and touching,the art is amazingly beautiful.A bittersweet story about love,values and self-esteem.A must read!!!!!

... Last updated on June 26th, 2008, 2:19pm
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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...
Spoiler (highlight to view)
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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