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Ribbon no Kishi  
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Description
Princess Knight is a fast-paced tale of a heroic princess who can beat any man at fencing, yet is delicate and graceful enough to catch the eye of Prince Charming.

A mischief-making angel’s prank goes too far when the newborn princess of Silverland ends up with two hearts—one male and one female. Since the laws of Silverland only allow a male heir to ascend the throne, Princess Sapphire is raised as a prince. But will the avaricious Duke Duralumin discover Sapphire’s true nature and snatch the crown for his own son?

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Принцесса-рыцарь
リボンの騎士
Princess Knight

Groups Scanlating
N/A

Latest Release(s)
N/A

Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Shogakukan in 1969)
3 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Kodansha in 1977)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban Shoujo Club Edition, by Kodansha in 1979)
2 Volumes (Reprint, by Kodansha in 1987)
2 Volumes (Bunkoban, by Kodansha in 1999)
5 Volumes (Nakayoshi Edition, by Kodansha in 2009)
3 Volumes (Shoujo Club Edition, by Kodansha in 2009)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (32 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.88 / 10.0
10
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9+
 3% (1 votes)
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7+
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5+
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 3% (1 votes)

Last Updated
November 12th 2016, 8:22pm PST


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Artist(s)

Year
1953

Original Publisher
Kodansha (1977, 1979, 1987, 1999, 2009)
Shogakukan (1969)

Serialized In (magazine)
Nakayoshi (Kodansha, 1963)
Shoujo Club (Kodansha, 1953)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1045 increased(+14)
Monthly Pos #2094 increased(+21)
3 Month Pos #3105 increased(+998)
6 Month Pos #5509 increased(+150)

List Stats
On 22 reading lists
On 138 wish lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 56 custom lists

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Very Entertaining   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
November 12th, 2016, 8:15pm
Tezuka is clearly borrowing from the early Disney shorts and films, and once
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Hecate and Blood die
, the plot becomes far less engaging. (To be honest the ending feels rushed.) However, the colorful characters make this an endearing story. My friend and I like to read manga out loud together and do voices for each character, and I had a lot of fun doing to voice for Sir Nylon. Gotta love the schnoz. I'd say give the first few chapters a try, and if you're entertained, you'll probably like the rest. If not, then give it a pass.

There is an anime based on this manga, which I have never seen, as well as a live action musical from (2014?) The musical is decent. The acting is amusing, but the singing is pretty meh.

... Last updated on November 12th, 2016, 8:16pm
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Princess Knight   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Doki
November 30th, 2015, 10:04pm
One possible misconception that needs to be dispelled is that Princess Sapphire is, sadly, not a transgender character ahead of her time. Despite having both a male and a female heart, Sapphire does not feel she is both genders -- she was raised as a prince not because she wanted to be one, but because of a miscommunication. If anything, Tezuka was (arguably) working with feminist themes, not deeper issues of gender and sexuality.

Regardless, Ribbon no Kishi takes an important place in manga history as the first serialized shoujo story manga. No, it doesn't really look like shoujo today, and reads more like an adventure shounen with a female protagonist, but it was an influential work nonetheless.

Ribbon no Kishi is definitely one of Tezuka's more childish works and may appeal to adults primarily because of nostalgia, but it does have its own charm and humor. Tezuka blatantly borrows from fairy tales and mythology, which is fun to spot.
Those overly fond of modern manga may not like the Disney-inspired art style, but I personally think Ribbon no Kishi is worth a read.
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