Sensate Saturday: Shounen Princess by Matsuri Seishirou

Michael Blaker
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This week for Sensate Saturday I’m covering a series that I wasn’t expecting to enjoy quite so much. It’s a Quick Review of Shounen Princess by Matsuri Seishirou!

Plot Synopsis: After seeing a picture of Naotora Kusunoki as a kid, the crown prince of the Kingdom of Urunei in Southeast Asia fell in love at first sight. The only problem is that Naotora is the son of a bureaucrat in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Eager to please the prince, Naotora’s father forces him to cross-dress and fly to Urunei to get married to the prince as “Nao”. Once in Urunei, he unintentionally captures the hearts of the populace who see Nao as the return of Putri Harimau, the Tiger Girl of legend who had a hand in the founding of Urunei with the Dragon Prince long ago.

Plot: I actually really enjoyed this first chapter, and since this is a very short series ending in a single volume I’ll probably do a full review eventually. However as I’m very strapped for time at the moment I’m doing a Quick Review. This first chapter has everything I needed starting from the hilarious plot hook till the last page of the chapter. I won’t spoil anything, but it’s quite good. I’m interested in being able to read the entire series soon, but again no time.

Characters: Nao and Ahmad are great, although we don’t get to see much of Ahmad in the first chapter. Hopefully the rest of the cast will be good, though being a five chapter series I’m not expecting anything huge.

Art: Great, but also pure Shounen style.

Overall: Great thus far, it has only 4 more chapters to mess up, so it should be good.

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