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From Viz: All high school freshman Airi Hoshina ever wanted was to someday live in a cozy home with a loving husband, and find joy in the little things in life. As a result, she makes it her daily mission to get to school on time because school legend has it that the longer one's non-tardy streak is, the better boyfriend one will find. But just when her daily routine is working like clockwork, an occurrence of fairytale proportions threatens to disrupt her grand plan.
Сказочный принц めるぷり メルヘン☆プリンス めるぷり (メルヘン・プリンス) เจ้าชายน้อยต่างภพ 魔法王子 Hoàng Tử Ếch Hoàng Tử Phép Thuật Marchen Prince Meru Puri Meru Puri - The Marchen Prince Meruhen Prince Merupuri – Der Märchenprinz MeruPuri: Märchen Prince
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Cute but...kind of disturbing?
If you don't read into it AT ALL this is a pretty cute series, and I wont lie, I did enjoyed it. However, the age gap is slightly disturbing to me. She's 15 and he's 7. Even if his body does transform into that of a 17 year old in the dark...he's still 7. I mean I get how she's lonely and likes having him around and I could even see a companionship kind of love that gets confused when his body looks older, but it still seems wrong if you think about it at all. I don't know how you fall in love with someone who is mentally 7 when you're 15. I mean, it wouldn't matter as much at the end when he's 17 and she's 24, but 7/15 is a bit much. So yeah, I guess it just surprises me that no one else seems to be upset by this? Wouldn't something like this count as shoutacon?
That aside, it is really cute. The feelings don't really seem forced, and I liked all the characters. The plot was fairly original. Nothing too deep, but a cute shoujo series. The ending/last volume felt a bit all over the place though. So I guess if the age thing wont bother you, I'd suggest it.
You'll fall in lo♥e!
I've read a lot of mangas & this one is DEFINETLY in the top 5. I love it so much. It's cute sweet & the art is BEAUTIFUL! Sure the boy is younger than the girl, but don't let that stop you he's a hunk! =P Great story. Whenever I think of great artist, I automatically think HINO MATSURI!!
I'm giving it a 9.6/10 because it was just awsome, but the last volume I felt was a little rushed in ending, but still an awsome read. DEFINELTY recommended! Give it a try, you'll fall in love ♥♥♥
im still new to the manga world but when i have read this it made me wanna continue reading... i really hope that the mangaka (forgot the name) had made it a bit longer. like seriously! i can't have enough of Aram and Airi's ultra, super, magnificent, sweet and beautiful love story!! there is just one thing that i'm still thinking of right now,,,,WHY ISN'T THI MADE INTO AN ANIME YET?? that's all thank you
It's pretty good. the art was nice to look at and the story was enoyably unique. Wish it could have been longer tho.
This is probably the only older girl younger boy manga i actually really like. And the age gap thing I'm not a fan of that either but I really loved this.
So cute n___n! the girl is the type you like, and the boy omg! so cute! (:
and not the same shoujo. I mean the girl don't fall in love so EASY, and the boy don't try to rape or kiss her in the first chapter! n_n so yeah....I like it!
It's nice! ^^
A good story with so many cutie moments. I've already fell in love with it ^^ Content, art, characters - all are good, but I found the ending a little bit fast and simple. Just want to read more~ ^^
This manga is one of those manga’s you can just read over and over again (which I have done). It’s stuffed with so many cute moments and added with good characters and an interesting premise this manga is definitely recommended.
Plot- A very nice plot but somewhat simple and the problems, while troublesome and creates a more interesting plot line, I felt they could have been developed a bit better. I would have also liked to see the world of Astale be developed a lot more, with its culture and its politics. But the short story was still had quite a nice plot line.
Characters- They were all nicely done and portrayed. You really disliked the antagonists and yet when you heard their reasons behind their actions you had to feel a bit bad for them. The heroes you rooted for and wanted to see them win over their adversaries. Airi was a perfect heroine for this story, hesitant at the beginning to be involved with anything to do with Astale but slowly she grows a bit more willing to help out and accept her role in that world. It was a nice transition that I enjoyed. I also enjoyed seeing Aram grow up mentally as he took on more responsibilities throughout the story. These two characters matured nicely through the series.
Art- Was excellent, nothing much else to say!
Other- At the end of the story I felt it fell a bit below the standard the story had set before. It went quicker than the pace had previously been and there seemed to be a couple random events that were never resolved. But while the ending wasn’t as good as the beginning it was still good and I’m glad it did a little time skip into the future. The age gap between Ari and Aram was a bit to large for my liking to (and Aram was just so young!) this point was helped along by Aram's maturity for his age and by the fact that he transforms into the body of an older boy it was a bit strange and I can see how some people will dislike the manga because of the age gap. All in all I recommend this manga!
8/10 – Was good
... Last updated on June 13th, 2010, 3:35pm
Will stay forever in my heart
I read this series a long long time ago, much before Vampire Knight. The story develops very well, even with just 4 volumes. The art is clean and gorgeous. In fact, Matsuri Hino is very talented as a mangaka; the plot, the dialogue, the artwork, everything fits perfectly. So the reason I give it 10 is not because I'm a Vampire Knight fan. Matsuri Hino-sensei had specified that she wanted to write more about a twist about Nakaoji, but no space was left. **what a sad thing
If you're like me who likes cute/sweet/romantic comedy manga (especially cute, sweet, fantasy, and romantic), then you'll really like it. But if you're not into this type, then you wouldn't even care to read it. This story is very different from Vampire Knight. Anyway, just because you don't like vampire story or 'Twilight', it doesn't mean should go against Hino Matsuri's manga or Vampire Knight. All her works are great.
By the way, in the story where the age difference between Airi and Aram is specified: Aram became 17. Airi said: "I'm 20 *cough* years old, is that all right?" REASONING: it's not because she's 20! She is 20*cough* --> the "cough" has omitted the last number --> age: 20 something --> age: 2x So, the age difference is not 3.
... Last updated on March 21st, 2011, 7:59am
I loved it. Every bit of it! It was really cute, the characters were awesome, and the ending was just how I wanted it to be...perfect. It's kind of confusing, but you'll understand it quickly enough.