Eternal Sonata Manga Looks... Different

I just now got around to reading the manga adaptation of Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume (a.k.a. Eternal Sonata) by Kuroi Mimei and I've got to say — I'm a little weirded out.

For one thing, a huge chunk of the cast is missing from the 10-chapter story — including my favorite unbalanced character, Viola. Also, the plot has been hacked down and rearranged, but that I don't mind because Japanese role-playing game plots often need a lot of paring down. And for some reason, Chopin looks more like the real-life Chopin than he does like the video game Chopin despite the mega-huge pocket watch.

But what really freaks me out is Polka. She looks like an anthropomorphic animal that doesn't know how to comb its hair:

Eternal Sonata Manga Looks... Different

The manga completed its run under Dengeki Comics last year. Kuroi has drawn two other manga that I know of: Kimikiss - Lyrical Contact and D.C. the Origin.

Check it out for yourself without spending a dime. You may as well since there likely aren't any plans to bring it Stateside.

Trusty Bell — Chopin no Yume [One Manga]