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Gin no Valkyries  
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Description
Ruka, who never had a boyfriend in 17 years due to her shyness, keeps dreaming of a silver knight calling her name. One day, she hears a rumor about a stone that can make its owner have sweet dreams while sleeping. Followed by a strange event, Ruka tries the stone and is brought into the dream. However, what she finds in that dream isn't something that she had expected. She wakes up neither in her bed nor in her own world, but in a world where Valkyries rule.

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Manga

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Associated Names
銀のヴァルキュリアス
银骑女王
Hana thân yêu
Silver Valkyries

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.10 by Misty Rain Scans (20d ago)
v.3 c.9 by Misty Rain Scans (59d ago)
v.2 c.8 by Misty Rain Scans (213d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (20 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.1 / 10.0
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December 1st 2017, 5:30pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Princess Gold (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #748 increased(+116)
Monthly Pos #1317 increased(+42)
3 Month Pos #1683 increased(+790)
6 Month Pos #2046 increased(+1154)

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On 130 wish lists
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Not as feminist as you'd hope   
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by ohkimch
December 1st, 2017, 4:59pm
While I love the premise of a world ruled by woman and constantly seek out stories with women in power, the execution of such stories often leaves much to be desired. This one is no different.
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Plot:/setting:

First of all, the insinuation that putting women in charge results in a twisted, terrible society is sickeningly obvious. Women are in positions of power, so the men are relegated to being slaves. The society is matriarchal, so there are games like using male slaves as hunting targets. The people are starving and suffering because women are in power.

Additionally, the matriarch is whimsical, irresponsible, and callous. Yet, unlike boy kings who have redeeming features such as exemplary military skills, or a shrewd mind for politics, Lilia's success is attributed to Lynas, her male slave (who is rumored to be her chief advisor). Her position in their hierachy only really started being cemented with Lynas' entrance into her life/the palace. She has yet to show any personal suitably for the throne outside of the machinations of others, which is disappointingly in line with how women were puppeted in real-life history.

Another exacerbating issue is how the story draws parallels with the patriarchal modern world and this less advanced matriarchal society. Just. Too many correlations are shown between women in positions of power to societal corruption, with slavery as just one of the negative consequences.
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Characterization:
In this story, there are strong, smart, cunning, beautiful, skilled females. However, the main character is not really any of the above. Ruka feeds into the Damsel in Distress trope, and other misogynistic archetypes. She is pure, innocent, naive, clumsy, timid, shy, and everything a stereotypical shoujo heroine is expected to be. Her redeeming traits are her kindness, generosity, and strong will, though that conviction is only really shown when she is being comedically stubborn. Unless there is signifcant character growth and development, she is incredibly disappointing as the lead.

She does have strength and skill (particularly with the sword), but these admirable traits are owed to her past life, and are not consistent parts of her character. All potentially 'masculine' traits are part of this past-life persona that she remains unaware of, thereby separating the cute shoujo heroine from the fierce female warrior queen.

So her strength/charisma/eloquence/commanding presence comes and goes, while her less unique traits (innocence/naïveté/pureness/Damsel-in-Distress-ness) are prevalent and permanent.

Stereotypically "feminine" characteristics are emphasized and an integral part of her identity in this matriarchal, hierarchical society. All parts of her character that go against gender norms actually seem to be evident only as devices to gather attention from others (men). This significantly damages and possibly negates the value of this work as gender nonconforming/feminist.

This work is quickly heading towards the hackneyed theme of 'girls are strong because of their compassion and kindness', while masquerading as something far more unconventional and refreshing with its misleading premise.

I will say there are good ideas that come up; like the concerns of her agemates at school about the gender imbalances in their relationships with their boyfriends, and even the comments made by children in the new world about the suitability of women for positions of power, particularly in politics. However, even these moments are framed clumsily, in a way that implies absurdity (a teen girl whining and an idolizing kid in a 'wrong' world with male slaves).

Plus. And this mght be the worst part? But the male most likely to be the male lead (as in he's received most of her time/attention as a mysterious, attractive, powerful acquaintance) is such a shoujo stereotype. First of all, he's spying on her/stalking her. Which is always attractive, amirite Edward? Secondly, she knows nothing about him other than he pops in randomly to 'help' her. Third, readers have seem him being all manly and killing old ladies. He obviously needs a girl to 'fix' him and cure his Evil Side, as the Shoujo Bible says. Fourth, he's drawn like a pretty boy and has influence with the government/authority figures. This is probably the most important point, because what is Christian Grey without his money and power?
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All in all, I'm pretty disappointed. I was expecting so much more from this premise. Should've known better when I saw it was a shoujo manga published in 2002.

... Last updated on December 2nd, 2017, 7:24pm
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Hm, its ok, even good   
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by Shimma
May 18th, 2017, 9:59pm
The idea of a girl traveling to a world is my guilty pleasure, and if we add that in that world women have the power Im going to read it, its refreshing. I can understead making a simple and shy protagonist, so we can see her growth. But honestly, Im having a hard time simpathising with the MC, I really dislike the execution to the story, the main girl and the art style.
Its seems really force and even the secondary characters are plain.
If you are a fan of shojos like Red River where the protagonist travel to another world, this might be for you.

Despite its flaws, I recommend it and Im going to keep reading it.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2017, 10:02pm
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excited   
Rating: N/A
by tori_no_uta
November 27th, 2015, 9:59am
'girl falls into another world and becomes super cool' is my favourite trope. i am very excited

the first chapter is annoying at times but the ending is interesting!

... Last updated on November 27th, 2015, 10:14am
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