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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.

Features the stories Eiyuu (Heroes) Retsuden.
Winner of the Kodansha Award for best shoujo in 2010.
Nominated for Manga Taisho Award 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 (163d ago)
v.13 c.68 by Hachimitsu Scans (166d ago)
v.13 c.67 by Hachimitsu Scans (170d 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

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
2 topics, 14 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (576 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.88 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 20th 2014, 8:50pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Kiss (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #251 decreased(-10)
Monthly Pos #194 (No change)
3 Month Pos #170 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #168 decreased(-55)

List Stats
On 2587 reading lists
On 1059 wish lists
On 69 unfinished lists
On 432 custom lists

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Shocked   
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 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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Honest~   
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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Lovely   
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 worlds...in summery it introduces me to new worlds in a very beautiful and simple way....you 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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Lame story   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
October 11th, 2011, 10:48am
Even though the story revolves around female otaku (fujoshi) and even though they get an image transformation, that transformation lasts for a few pages. So for the most part they continuously parade around as otaku. It's like reading about the ugly duckling that never becomes a swan, even when she's around the guy she likes. As for the rest of the otakus, makes you want to cringe when you see how awkard everyone is. The problem is that there's just so much verbiage but not enough character development, while most of the jokes were making fun of otakus. Also it's a daunting task having to follow the blooming romance between Shuu (the guy Tuskimi likes) and another woman. Lastly, there hasn't been any noticeable romance for Tuskimi, so far everything is about trying to save the building she lives in and watching as Shuu gets with another woman. Even Kuranosuke, the crossdresser, isn't connecting with Tuskimi romantically cause she's all about Shuu. While Kuranosuke is all about making dresses.

... Last updated on October 11th, 2011, 11:28am
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A great read   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Saons
October 2nd, 2011, 1:16pm
For some reason I avoided this manga like the plague when it first became recognized. I honestly can't tell you why; perhaps the cover art put me off. Eventually it seems that I picked it up, and instantly fell in love. The story has your typical shy, unsociable girl who has unrecognized talent and beauty. Like many manga, it has the "make-up transformation" cliche at times, but it's a little more unique than that.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
All of the unsociable, misfit girls get makeovers, not just the main character!

Each character is so quirky and fun to love, you can't get enough of them. That's what really makes this manga so great. Also, I love the art style. It's rare to find such distinctive style now-a-days, and it's great to see.
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SO AMAZINGLY GOOD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LaLaLinzo
September 5th, 2011, 12:20am
*drools*
I love this manga.
It is ABSOLUTELY ORIGINAL.
anyone who even THINKS of mentioning a DAMN CLICHE is WRONG.
I personally don't care about cliches. BUT I get angry when people just force them down on a manga that doesn't have any =.= GOODNESS.
ANYWAY


HAPPIER NOTE :!
*Great art. C: The artwork is a unique style,and I really like it!
*Characters. EACH ONE HAS THEIR OWN BACKGROUND
*EVERYTHING.

I just realized, this manga has EVERYTHING you could want in a good manga, and all of those things x300 in AWESOMENESSS. So it's pointless for me to list off everything, when I can just say, it's not lacking a SINGLE thing, and it keeps coming up with surprises!

This is one of the few mangas that make me laugh out loud. c: I love the humor, >3< AND ITS JUST SO CUTE.

Gah.
This manga is good for all ages. C: I'm 13, and I love it! Though it says its for older women.. guys and girls younger than me could love it, if they give it a chance.
C:

Anyway.
I'd rate it a 13 if I could. >.< Silly 10 limiting me!
READ IT!

Ah, & also, this manga doesn't have any that relate to it. It is a one of a kind manga. c:
There seriously aren't any other mangas that I could relate to this one xD. It's spectacular <3

... Last updated on September 5th, 2011, 12:23am
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