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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.

Note: Won the Kodansha Manga Award for best shōjo manga in 2010 and was nominated for the 2010 Manga Taishō award.


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Associated Names
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.15 c.77.5 by Hachimitsu Scans (52d ago)
v.15 c.77 by Hachimitsu Scans (58d ago)
v.15 c.76 by Hachimitsu Scans (63d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (612 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.78 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2015, 3:04pm PST

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Kiss (Kodansha)

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Monthly Pos #324 decreased(-18)
3 Month Pos #159 decreased(-28)
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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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It IS original but...   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by Sphear
July 14th, 2012, 5:27am
So the story, the heroine, the people, everything is pretty original and cool. This manga is probably one of the most unique ones I've ever seen in the shoujo section. But despite all these great ideas and characters, all the cute drawings and jellyfish, this manga seems to lack an interesting plot. Yes, it IS funny and the plot IS original, but the original doesn't necessarily make it entertaining it seems.

I actually thoroughly enjoyed this manga in the beginning (despite my disappointment for the mangakas strange taste for 'bishies'). But as the story progressed I began to forget the purpose of this story and the humour was no longer enough to cover up for ever-dragging story.

I don't know...maybe it's just my taste, but this story was somewhat...not thrilling.
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Just the idea of a jellyfish otaku is already funny!   
Rating: N/A
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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Rating: N/A
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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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 (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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by willnira
November 8th, 2011, 11:02pm
well yes the story is not the same as always, I mean you got a straight dude using dresses so yeah it's weird, also the otakus and well...that's kinda the story. It has a SOMETHING, i won't deny it...I read the first chapters and I laughed a lot, but after the girls gets interested in the older guy and stuff it just felt BORED (to be honest), the otaku girls annoy me (sorry if I hurt feelings), at first yeah they were great and funny and liked the story, but...the only one that doesn't annoy me is the straight guy ...and well...
I'll read it later, because ...right now ..meh~, not interested in reading it right now.

nice story? YES,
nice characters? YES.
it has a feeling that the story is for adults (but not porn stuff or anything),
just read it if you want to laugh a lot!
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One of the best mangas ever   
Rating: N/A
by Noofar
November 1st, 2011, 10:37pm
I love this manga so much!? There is so much character growth within the manga!? Lovely storyline, characters, art, and everything!? I really anxious to see what will happen next!? This is story is really interesting!? As Maik0 said this manga will definitely show u a different world/perspective!? U will really love everythin about the manga!? I really recommend u to read this story!? It is a uniqe manga!? smile

Have a nice day smile bigrazz

... Last updated on November 1st, 2011, 10:42pm
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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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Rating: N/A
by rae_rae
October 26th, 2011, 9:20pm
This manga is unique and always fun to read. The characters in it are very original and entertaining, especially Mayaya. If you're looking for something to read that's feel good and cute without being schmaltzy, I hope you give this a try.
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something different = UNIQUE   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Maik0
October 19th, 2011, 8:48am
I've never been into otaku or fujushi (is it spelled right?) never been into cross-dressing world...but what makes me ADORE this manga is..errrrr it's just different than the other cliched mangas that are floating around everywhere, it makes me have an interest for the otaku and cross-dressing summery it introduces me to new worlds in a very beautiful and simple gotta read this if you are searching for something different and unique smile

... Last updated on October 19th, 2011, 8:50am
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