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Kuragehime  
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Description
Kuragehime follows Tsukimi Kurashita, an 18-year-old who moved from Kagoshima to Tokyo to become an illustrator. Tsukimi is a jellyfish otaku who comes to live in a shared bath and toilet, women-only apartment, Amamizukan. Other tenants include fujoshi, NEETs and others who consider fashion their natural enemy, calling themselves "Amars". One day, Tsukimi meets a fashionable and beautiful girl, Kuranosuke Koibuchi, who saves a jellyfish that is about to die at a pet shop. She later discovers that Kuranosuke is merely cross-dressing in order to evade inheritance of his father's occupation as a politician.

Winner of the Kodansha Award for best shoujo in 2010.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
海月姫
海月姫 英雄列伝
헤파리 공주
Jellyfish Princess
Jellyfish Princess: The Heroes Series of Biographies
Kurage Hime
Kuragehime: Eiyuu Retsuden
Kuragehime: Heroes Retsuden
Princess Jellyfish

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.69 by Hachimitsu Scans (217d ago)
v.13 c.68 by Hachimitsu Scans (220d ago)
v.13 c.67 by Hachimitsu Scans (224d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Chapter 1
Ends at Vol. 5, Chapter 28

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Forum
3 topics, 17 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (587 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 15th 2014, 3:45pm PST

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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #331 increased(+49)
Monthly Pos #299 decreased(-61)
3 Month Pos #207 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #176 decreased(-63)

List Stats
On 2618 reading lists
On 1069 wish lists
On 74 unfinished lists
On 447 custom lists

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HIATUS!!! 32 days, 10 hours, 1 minutes ago
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Cross Dresser vs Virgin 484 days, 9 hours, 37 minutes ago

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awesome, endearing and hilarious   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
November 9th, 2011, 11:13pm
i watched the anime for this awhile ago and was SO upset that the ending was so inconclusive (THERE MUST BE A SECOND SEASON OR THERE WILL BE BLOOD). i was craving for more of the story lately, so i finally got around to reading the manga.

GUH, i'm in love with the characters and story all over again. it's funny how at first, the amars' are completely distinguished from other characters due to their otakuness and weirdness, but then you slowly realize that the other characters are just as much of an otaku as they are...lol (even kuranosuke's dad, lmao). in the end it makes you feel like it's okay to have a huge passion for something, even if that passion becomes borderline obsession XD it's inspiring to those who have huge passions like they do and wish to build careers from them.

all of the characters are unique, relatable, funny and endearing. i love all the characters in the weird romance triangle (square?) that i don't know who to root for (kuranosuke is so beautiful and brash...but shuu is so...adorable...!!!). i highly recommend this manga for anyone looking for a funny and heartwarming story with some coming-of-age elements to it. read it!! do it for guanzhong!
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You know a mark of a good series   
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by Mierten
April 22nd, 2011, 9:01pm
You know a mark of a good series? You start reading it then wish it had as many volumes as Skip Beat. Why? Because at this point, there are only 7 volumes out and I want there to be more. The story is well done enough that I and other readers will become Amars junkies.
P.S. If having the hunky boyfriend is important to you ... this isn't your series. Wait a few years and then you'll appreciate it.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2011, 9:02pm
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Shocked   
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by HokaHoka
November 10th, 2011, 1:15pm
I just ask how possible can be this manga not be lisenced in englishconfused The manga/anime is so damn cool and yet the series isn't licensed =x=
Also I love so much this manga I want more...8 volumes aren't enough!
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Good but long   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
January 18th, 2013, 3:32pm
Kuragehime's really adorable. The characters are interesting and pretty original, though they don't really change or develop over the course of the manga. On the one hand, this is realistic because many of the characters are otaku women who've lived a very shut-in lifestyle for a long time (hence, it'd be unrealistic for them to suddenly be super sociable), but on the other hand, it's kind of unsatisfying to see Tsukimi and Kuranosuke stay basically emotionally stagnant. Unfortunately, Kuragehime also suffers from being so long. The plot's okay but the mangaka never commits to it and instead spends a lot of time talking about the ins and outs of the fashion industry. Because this manga is largely character-driven, all of the industry stuff is just really boring and detracts from what makes this manga special (the characters).
Kuragehime's nice, but I don't see myself finishing the series.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2013, 5:23pm
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So original   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
October 28th, 2011, 8:30pm
I haven't seen a manga with characters so odd before. I mean, the guy I'm rooting to win the heroine's heart wears more dresses than she does, and I don't even care. It isn't overly sappy, and retains its comedic nature throughout. I watched the anime first, and highly suggest it too. Tsukimi is so adorable, and not in a punchable way. I love how her passion for jellyfish actually makes it into the plotline. It is the best manga I have read in a long time. In my top 3 for manga, top 2 for anime biggrin

As for the anime, they MUST make a second season, it's just too good to give a lowly 11 episodes!!!!!!

However, Shuu is a great candidate too, and by chapter 45 or so, I can't help but root for him too. Or at least his happiness.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2012, 9:04pm
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I finally found the joy in watching anime again.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yuri256
October 29th, 2010, 10:03pm
I watched the anime of this first and was already hooked by the opening. I just love how this mangaka creates such unique characters. Indeed, it is funny, but not too comedic. After I watched the two episodes, I read the manga and thought the anime had better quality of illustration even though their basically the same. I'm not saying I don't like the manga; I totally looove it! It doesn't say much about romance, but I am 99% sure there will be. If you love shoujo manga, I would recommend this.
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Just the idea of a jellyfish otaku is already funny!   
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by cecropiamoth
May 23rd, 2012, 5:58pm
This has a great premise, good art, memorable characters, and a battle between baddies and their potential victims. All of that makes me feel good, and I especially love the way it treats "odd" people with just as much respect and concern as ordinary people.

It is one of a kind.
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interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by namu76
November 22nd, 2012, 8:28pm
both the theme and the characters. Of course, you can't change someone's personality that easy. So it is understandable when those eccentric characters depicted being uneasy toward the changes they had to face. A change is about a process. So if there are people who yearn for change, people who are afraid of change do exist, too....and those are the amars
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Manga and anime is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tsukimikurashita
July 21st, 2012, 8:25pm
I usually have long comments, but this time im just to lazy to do a long comment so i will tell you what i think of the manga and anime in 2 words. FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!x's infinitybiggrin (should make anime longer pleeeaaaaase). The manga is ongoing so far so i want the anime to be ongoing too cause I LOVE THIS MANGA/ANIME! ( i ended up making my comment long *sigh* but its worth it for this manga/anime)(:
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Don't focus on the beginning   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Auwx
June 4th, 2011, 11:10am
The first chapters really didn't interest me, and i was about to stop reading it wondering why it had such high ratings, but at some point I started to really like it. The plot is original, and the art is kinda good. Some people might find it funny, I chuckled sometimes at most but it was still good in the end. So now I'm waiting for the next chapter like everyone else
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