Name: Gekka no Kimi (The Moonlight Prince)
Manga-ka: Shimaki, Ako
Volumes: 7 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.07 Ch.28 (Complete)
Scanlator: Aerandria, Shoujo Magic (Closed)
Age Group: Older Teen
Summary: When the Emperor takes a new Empress, she is barely older than the Emperor’s son Hikaru. She becomes both the one woman Hikaru loves and the one woman he can never have. And so Hikaru’s feelings roam as his body wanders from bed to bed, seeking a replacement for her. When he finds the girl he believes can take her place… he commits a terrible sin. Now, a thousand years later, Hikaru’s nightmares become reality as he is punished for past deeds in a new life—the greatest playboy in all of history… shakes like a lamb when any girl touches him!
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: Very nice. I love this artist. The anatomy is just SO GOOD. I have never seen another manga-ka draw bodies in motion like this one. So large props to her.
The story. Okay, so I know what people are talking about when they say it was bad. It goes a little fast, and is a little too dramatic… in the beginning. I feel bad defending this for some reason. So the story is SO interesting and so is the reincarnation stuff. I’ll admit in the beginning it was really too much… but around volume 5, 6, and 7 it gets SO GOOD. I LOVED THE ENDING. AMAZING ENDING. Gosh. And even in the beginning it had its own moments.
So, who should read this? If you like History. The Tale of Genji is actually really interesting, but I would have to read a completely modernized story cause classics bore me in their original metaphorical way. Um, I think a lot of people would like the ending. So if you are someone who can push through 4 volumes before reaping a reward, this series is worth it.
Oh and it can be absolutely hi-larious.
Final Rating: 3/5
Extra: A song that really fits this manga is “If We Ever Meet Again” By Timberland Ft. Katy Perry