Monday, 28 September 2015

Manga Review : Mimic Royal Princess by Musashino Zenko & Yukihiro Utako




Title: Mimic Royal Princess 
Original Title: Shounen Oujo
Author: Musashino Zenko & Yukihiro Utako
Artist: Yukihiro Utako 

Year of Release: 2011
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Historical, Mystery, Shoujo

Status: Ongoing
Chapters (Translated in English): 19 

Volumes & Chapters: 

Volume 1 Chapter 1-7          Volume 4 Not released
Volume 2 Chapter 8-14
Volume 3 Chapter 15-19



Summary


In a country where women rule supreme lives a poor but happy boy named Albert. An excursion to the city turns dangerous when he and his friend are abducted by slave traders, and later purchased by a noblewoman's servant. If this wasn't crazy enough, it turns out Albert looks exactly like the noblewoman who purchased him. But she's no ordinary aristocrat. She's a princess! And he's to act as her double from today on!?

My Thoughts


Review covers 19 chapters 


Hello everyone and welcome back to Katie’s Corner! Today I’m covering a manga, which caught my eye because of its cover. Yep, I know I’m an absolute sucker for nice covers, but well as soon as I started reading it, I liked the atrocious idea behind the plot. Okay, imagine a world where women ruled. And I mean it in every aspect of it. The men are thought as low as slaves even lower, and all power is given to women, who to say the truth abuse it pretty much and in the end they did get what they deserved. Though I am a girl, but to use men like that it’s pretty harsh. No matter how they used us in the past, I wouldn’t wish to do the same to them.

I believe the story just kicked off. And the way Albert is treated by his caretaker is quite awful. I mean he knows who Albert is in reality even I have already guessed that he’s the prince of the country, but the way he tries to strip him of his male personality is just awful. Hopefully there soon will be someone who Albert will fall in love with, but I think it’s going to end in a Shounen-Ai or BL. I mean there is a chance he’ll fall for his childhood friend. But tat’s still in works, because there was no update for more than 2 years. I know, I’m sulking too.

Well, I think the best here is, is the idea of the kingdom of women, and if you are a feminist, you’ll love it, I hope. I enjoyed it for the complexity of events and especially that I was left with a cliffhanger and lots of secrets to unfold. I mean, what the hell was wrong with the queen!

I hope you’ll find some time to read this interesting and very unique story. You’ll be intrigued the core! (I was) enjoy it to its fullest and don’t forget to share your thoughts below! I’m off to praying for new chapters, well I’ll be just surfing the net for them. Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. And don’t miss your next favourite book or manga. Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie

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