For fans of the original film, this Tokyopop version of the classic will be a new treasure.
In this version, the story is as you remember. Halloween Town is a spooky land where the citizens to their best to craft a perfect holiday every October 31st. The resident head honcho, Jack the Pumpkin King, is tired of the exhaustive repetition and he’s not the only one. Sally, the mad doctor’s creation and our narrator in this version, watches as the one she longs for pines away – that is until he finds the mysterious Christmas town. Suddenly, he is enthusiastic and on fire once more, though Sally can’t be enthusiastic. Jack’s happiness is important to her, but so is the good of Halloween town, which seems dangerously on the edge of being lost. Can Sally rescue Sandy Claws before Christmas is ruined, even at the hands of the one she cares about most?
What I like about this version, besides the fact that it is a different visual style and framing, is that the story is told mostly from Sally’s perspective. Scenes get switched up a little and re-worked slightly so that they can be more from her view than anyone else’s.