Posts Tagged ‘princess’

{Aoki Umi no Toraware Hime}

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Aokiumi

Name: Aoki Umi no Toraware Hime

Mangaka: Ayumura, Yuki

Volumes: 1 (Ongoing)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Ongoing)

Scanlator: Forbidden Garden

Type: Manga

Genre: Historical/Drama/Adventure

Age Group: Teen

Summary: In the only neutral country surrounded by many other countries, Kourozen, also known as God’s country the princess, Matsurika, is troubled by a proposal from Prince Orland of Cantabria, a major power. One night, Matsurika is suddenly kidnapped by an intruder and brought to the open sea.
The man, Raju, who calls himself a pirate, says he will sacrifice Matsurika on the legendary altar, to attain his wish—

The princess of God’s country, the pirate surrounded by mystery.
A pirate tale about an ancient lore and the legendary altar. Let the battle begin!!!

-Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 4/5

Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: Art is really good. I would say AMAZING but I just really love how the men are drawn. Otherwise typical art for the adventure shoujo.

The plot is very interesting. I think it’s the characters that are lacking. The heroine isn’t dumb but she doesn’t try very hard either… I still find her interesting though. Still at the first volume but I’m loving it. Soft spot for pirates.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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{Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken}

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Name: Migawari Hakushaku no Bouken

Mangaka: Seiki, Mimori

Volumes: 6 (Complete)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.03 Ch.13 (Ongoing)

Scanlator: Crystallis Translations and Transcendence

Type: Manga

Genre: Historical/Drama/Comedy/Gender Bend

Age Group: Teen

Summary: Mireille is the daughter of a bakery owner and her twin brother Fred was adopted into another family when they were kids. One day a letter from her brother arrived, saying he was in love with another man’s woman. She replied, challenging him to be a man and claim the woman as his.

Two months later, a beautiful young man named Richard, claiming to be a messenger from Fred, visits and tells her “I’ve come for you.” When the bewildered Mireille resists, he proceeds to kidnap her! It turns out that Fred has eloped with the crown prince’s fiance, and it is now her responsibility to impersonate Fred – the former Count of Bernhardt!

-Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 4/5

Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: All I can say about the art: Damn them French costumes lookin fine as hell.

So cute. I really love the first story arc. I don’t like the other story arcs as MUCH but the main characters are too adorable to hate. The things that come out of their mouthes!

I’m so in love with historical pieces, ESPECIALLY European. French? French… royalty? I’m swooing! This one is definitely a gem among it’s kind. After the first arc I can see why people would trail off but the characters are just too darn adorable to leave alone! I also want that stupid romance to move at least a BIT.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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{Yawarakai Kara}

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Name: Yawarakai Kara

Manga-ka: Okazaki Mari

Volumes: 1 (Complete)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.01 Ch.06 (Complete)

Scanlator: Shoujo Magic (Closed)

Type: Manga

Genre: Drama/Josei/Slice of Life/Psychological/Horror/Sci-Fi/Tragedy

Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:
1. Soft Shell
A girl who never leaves her room meets a girl who left that very room.

2. Falling In Love With The Sky
When a girl falls in love, sometimes it’s fate. But other then love can fate be changed?

3. One Piece (The Dress)
When one becomes accustomed to the “first”, how do they move on?

4. The Name Of Water
A hand model comes to terms with the anonymity in her fame.

5. Tough
A rough and tumble young woman in advertising fights for her job and her relationship.

6. Wind Grass Child
When a young princess falls in love during war times, is it possible to hold on despite imminent death?

-Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 3/5

Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: I like the art. Detailed but not overt, still mature.

I loved the first story, very sweet and slice of lifey. A story about growth. It really makes you sit and think about your own life and how to pursue you dreams even if it comes at a loss. Kind of seeing both sides of living.

The second story is sci-fi. I thought it was really sweet until it reached the end and I got really confused. It definitely went “TOO DEEP FOR YOU”. I get it, but I thought it was kind of seriously lame.

Third story deals with coping with loss and was very sweet. How do you honour something you cherish? How do you remember things you have lost?

Fourth story another one of my favourites from this title. Very sweet and nothing more to it. It’s very easy to feel the same way as the heroine, and the same feeling when you finally find someone who understands.

Fifth was interesting. Definitely a prototype for Suppli. I totally see her first bf form work in there! It really makes you think about what is important, work or romance.

Sixth was just fucked up and I disliked it. It was a horror but I didn’t feel for the character at all. Again like the second one, I get it… but I still disliked it.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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Joou no Hana

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Name: Joou no Hana

Manga-ka: Kaneyoshi, Izumi

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.01 Ch.01 (Ongoing)

Scanlator: Transcendence

Type: Manga

Genre: Historic/Drama

Age Group: Teen

Summary: Aki, an exiled princess of the Akoku kingdom, lives a happy, if simple life, taking care of her mother. One day, the cheerful princess meets Hakusei, a slave with hair the color of gold and eyes rivaling the blueness of the sky. Despite hailing from different backgrounds, the two become friends. Will their relationship advance or is our princess destined for someone else?

-Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 4/5

Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: Love Izumi Kaneyoshi’s style. Lots of space but still lots of detail. Cute guys and girls.

Now again like the one before I only have one chapter to go off of but I’m kinda on the fence. It’s kind of weird because I’ve always loved Izumi’s work based on her flawless portrayal of the problems modern teenagers face be it girls or boys. I just don’t know how her style is going to work as a historic drama.

So far the plot seems a little played out but I guess interesting none the less if this is what you like. I’m not crazy about it yet but I will definitely continue to read.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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{Magnolia}

Monday, September 27th, 2010

{Magnolia}

Name: Magnolia

Manga-ka: Naked Ape (Not kidding)

Volumes: 0 (Ongoing)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.01 Ch.14 (Ongoing)

Scanlator: Omari’s Sister

Type: Manga

Genre: Action/Drama/Comedy/Gender Bender/Fantasy

Age Group: Teen

Summary: Crown “Prince” Ayato has neither the body of a boy nor the body of a girl. What Ayato does have is a pair on “wings” located on “his” back, that he’ll lose when he falls in love.

-From Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 10/10

Plot Rating: 10/10

Opinion: GRAPHICS ARE DOWN RIGHT GODLY! Everyone looks AMAZING. But it’s expected from someone who made doujin and yaoi. (They make the best artists… ALWAYS) I get so happy when a typically yaoi mangaka does shoujo/josei. ♥ Drop dead bishies of every gender (even no gender) as FAR as the EYE CAN SEE!

Storyline… OMFG THERES PRINCES AND HERMAPHRODITES AND FANTASY AND… It’s just… So awesome. It’s extremely original, to me anyways. I’ve only read one chapter and I’m hooked. I like Ayato as a man or a woman, the mangaka does both seamlessly. I was completely sold on this manga when I read the line “What’s wrong with my penis? Why won’t it grow!?” … OH HERMAPHRODITES… D_D

Read this. For the love of God read it it’s amazing. Plot and graphics are perfect, so what are you waiting for?

Final Rating: 10/10

Extra: None

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{Evyione}

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

{Evyione}
*Dedicated to Ashleigh who loves the Little Mermaid more than anyone.

Name: Evyione

Manga-ka: Kim, Young Hee

Volumes: 7 (Ongoing)

Licensed: Udon

Scanlations: V.04 Ch.26 (Ongoing)

Scanlator: Esthetique, Noir

Type: Manhwa

Genre: Fantasy/Historical

Age Group: Teens

Summary: Remember the tale of the little mermaid that fell in love with the dashing human prince? Now, imagine the roles reversed, as a romance blooms between the beautiful Evyione and a dashing young merman. It’s a unique twist on a timeless tale that is sure to leave you spellbound.

-From Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 10/10

Plot Rating: 8/10

Opinion: Absolutely fucking gorgeous. Golden down to even the smallest detail. Love it.

Okay, Lots to say. Evyione, like the water? Got that out there. Kay.
Love this. I would have never thought to see it the other way around. It’s really got me thinking about how we percieve love through characters because although I would LIKE to see her end up with Merman, I don’t think the other guys are half bad. In the Disney movie, I’d throw a bitch if the guy ended up with someone else… WHICH HE DOES. -in the original book-

-Warning-
This story is following the original story of the Little Mermaid far too closely for my liking. I’ve never been so apprehensive about an ending before. Will she follow through to the end? Or change half way through. Personally… a change would be nice.

I love the dresses. And the drawings. Oh my god. As a fan of Marie Antoinette I LOVE THIS. And princesses. Hee hee. How exciting! Although I do think this series was just an excuse for the author to draw poofy dresses, I approve.

Final Rating: 9/10

Extra: Good: it’s licensed Bad: it’s licensed by Udon. Now, Udon has good translations and all, but finding a place to buy their stuff is RIDICULOUSLY HARD. They come to conventions but have no time to sell Manhwa, since they are too busy WHORING Street Fighter. Not impressed. So although you can buy it on Amazon, there isn’t much hope. As well they are dangerously close to becoming extinct due to STUPIDITY. Anyways. I want to buy this so if someone can find a store in Canada selling it please let me know! :D Free cookies!

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{Reimei no Arcana: Dawn of the Arcana}

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

{Dawn of the Arcana}

Name: Reimei no Arcana (Dawn of the Arcana)

Manga-ka: Toma, Rei

Volumes: 4 (Ongoing)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.06 Ch.23

Scanlator: Manga Abyss and Evil Flowers

Type: Manga

Genre: Fantasy/Drama

Age Group: Teen

Summary: Between the two countries, there has been a constant war for 200 years and Nakaba has become a sacrificial goat for her country despite the discrimination of her red hair and of the sub-person (half-human, half-animal) Loki, who is her only friend and attendant at Caesar’s estranged palace.

But what will Nakaba do when she foresees an event pertaining to Prince Caesar’s demise? Will she save him? Or let him die in return to all the hate directed towards her by the people of Belquat?

-From Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 8/10

Plot Rating: 9/10

Opinion: Graphics are pretty. Nothing much else to say about that. :)

Let me start off by saying: THIS SERIES IS AMAZING. Now I must admit, I was a little disappointed for the first two chapters. It was really confusing and it was moving in an odd way. But once I got into the story I really got into it. I love the heroine who is a strong fighter but also a human being. The guys are great too. And the romance… surprisingly for this mangaka (I won’t go into detail about her other works) there is a lot of romance. Heart stopping awesomeness! And if you love fantasy, princes, castles and junk, this story is for you.

I have one beef. WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH JAPANESE PEOPLE AND RED HEADS!? I have read a total of TWO manga with red heads and they both make them look like desert people. Reminds me of Zelda. Red heads aren’t desert people! They come from Ireland!

Another thing I hated was the his and her mullets… but rest assured… it goes away. n____n

READ THIS. For the love of God read this. It will make you happy on the insides.

Final Rating: 9/10

Extra: None

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{Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen}

Friday, April 16th, 2010

{Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen}

Name: Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen

Manga-ka: Ogura, Akane

Volumes: 4 (Complete)

Licensed: No

Scanlations: V.04 Ch.19 (Complete)

Scanlator: Aerandria, Omari’s Sister

Type: Manga

Genre: Historical/Drama/Fantasy

Age Group: Everyone

Summary: The long-lasting war between the Northern and the Southern Kingdoms is unbearable. So the northern Prince Johane and the southern Princess Euda decide to tell everyone they are in love, because their marriage can stop the war. But the truth is they don’t get along at all!

-From Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 7/10

Plot Rating: 6/10

Opinion: For some reason all the manga I have read recently look the same. Same with the next series I’m going to review. Anyways. It’s got the simplistic lines style. I’m okay with it.

Story… ah… too much writing. And it’s all so forced. I hate the characters. They are both stupid without a cause. There are so many blatantly obvious cliches that just POINT to themselves… and then the author PURPOSEFULLY doesn’t fulfill them. I don’t know what part of that I hate most but it seriously annoys the hell out of me.

Also the pacing is just bad. She hates him for no reason and then she loves him for no reason. Ugh. But I will say not the worst manga I’ve ever read. I’m still waiting for an appropriate day to completely smash down First Girl.

Read this if you MUST. If the summary interests you go ahead… you might like it. But I had to force myself to read it to the most recent chapter.

Final Rating: 7/10

Extra: A great disappointment considering this is from the manga-ka of Mademoiselle Butterfly

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