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Ouke no Monshou  
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Description
The main character is Carol, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American teenager from a wealthy family with an interest in Egyptology studying in Cairo. When her mentor discovers the tomb of a young pharaoh, a curse is put on the excavation team and Carol. The curse sends her back in time to ancient Egypt, where she becomes embroiled in the affairs of Egypt and other ancient countries such as Assyria and Babylonia. Carol meets Memphis, a handsome young pharaoh whose tomb she excavated in modern times. Despite his headstrong, at first violent nature, they fall deeply in love. This angers Memphis's half-sister, the Priestess Isis, who has longed to marry him. Carol, due to her exotic looks and curious ability to tell the future, becomes a major player in ancient history.

In 1991, it received the 36th Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
尼罗河的女儿
尼羅河女兒
王家の紋章
คําสาปฟาโรห์
왕가의 문장
Crest of the Royal Family
Cute Mary
Daughter of the Nile
Nữ Hoàng Ai Cập
Royal Emblem
The Royal Hieroglyph
Uruwashi no Mari-san!

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Latest Release(s)
v.16 c.86 by Misty Rain Scans & Reapers Scans (206d ago)
v.11 c.62 by Friendship Scans (224d ago)
v.11 c.61 by Friendship Scans (301d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
58 Volumes (Ongoing)
20 Volumes (Ongoing - Bunko edition)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 6.2 / 10.0 (169 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 1st 2013, 8:43pm PST


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Year
1976

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Princess (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #751 increased(+128)
Monthly Pos #1257 increased(+55)
3 Month Pos #1450 decreased(-14)
6 Month Pos #1386 decreased(-33)

List Stats
On 549 reading lists
On 399 wish lists
On 72 unfinished lists
On 153 custom lists

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This is just lame !   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Thrudgelmir
November 13th, 2009, 5:29am
The plot has potential, if it can be developed by someone has skill, it would be great, but this is not the case: 5/10
The art is shoujo-ish, with full blown sparkling effects almost everywhere, hard to read sometimes, but bear-able:5,5/10 (and is that a cobra ? How bad a cobra can be draw ? )
The characters ? Totally disappoint, weak character, 40 vols (ok, i admit i can only climbed up to around 23 vols or so) and Carol has no whatsoever development, she just faithful keep the role of damsel jump right into distress and wait for her knight in golden armor(he is a king, after all) come to rescue. And that Memphis is just as lame, even worse than normal standard of tsundere guys in most shoujo mangas i can read. 1 ? I call it 0/10. Read Sengoku Strays and see how badass an ancient lord should be.
Totally, this manga is a waste of time. Pick something else to read is what i recommend. And did i mention ? The fighting scenes is suck too, i has no expectation for fightings in a shoujo manga and this clearly the only one i was prepared before reading this
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...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Miriette Le Fay
August 11th, 2009, 12:57pm
Art --- 10
Story --- 7
Characters --- 7

The art is old style. For me there is no problem with that I can apreciate modern and old mangas art. Nothing to much to say. I think it's beautifull the hairs, the landscapes...
The story, like other comments says, it tends to be repetitive and boring if you whant to read more than 2 volumes in the same day. The strategy is good and the story it's not light like some other storical shoujos and better in my opinion then Red River but nothing too much interesting.
The characters... well... they are unrealistic. Take for exemple the love Memphis have for Carol. The good think is they aren't "that much clichées.

Read it if you like historical shoujo mangas and don't mind some silliness.

... Last updated on August 11th, 2009, 12:57pm
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Do they ever learn?   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Mangalover2000
May 29th, 2009, 10:21am
I tried reading this book after I was told that is was like Red River and Basara. The only thing that is similar is the historical settings. I didn't like the characters. The plot was too repetitive. Their was no character growth. I kept reading because I thought since the characters were so bad they had to improve but that didn't happen.

Why is Carol constantly traveling by herself when she knows that she's going to be kidnapped like 5 times before she makes it to her destination and back or travel to another time. How many times must she blurt out info about the past while in the past and not expect the people to think that she's a goddess. And if they thought that she knew things about the future why do they disregard all her warnings. She cries way too much. No in the past or future cares about what Carol wants and she mostly just goes along with what others want her to do. She was just too weak a character to base 53+ vol manga on.

I feel like Memphis and all the other guys that claim they were in love with Carol were all jerks. There was very little difference between them (expect the king of Assyria). If she hadn't met him first, she probably could have ended up with any of them. He made her a slave as punishment for not liking him, broke her arm and blames her, is constantly harming her by just hugging her, threatens to kill all the servants in palace if she doesn't marry him, and the list goes on and on. He never apologizes, treats her like an object that will make the nation greater, and disregards how she feels. I don't think he really loved at all. The author doesn't really show how she falls in love with him. She just says that he's becoming cuter and all of a sudden they're madly in love.

For a manga this long, the main character needed to be mentally stronger and develop through out the story. It's a shame. The storyline had some real potential.
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(I went to Vietnam and bought most of this manga think up to vol 48ish+ for like 15.000 dong which is like 25cents AUS dollars or 15cents US dollars p   
Rating: N/A
by Littlepenny
February 11th, 2009, 3:08pm
I want to make a correction about what KellyChen comment. 15.000 dong vietnam is NOT equal, or not even close to 15 cent USD neither 25 cent AUS. Few months ago as I search on the stock market online I saw that 15.000 dong vietnam is 1 dollar USD.

... Last updated on February 11th, 2009, 3:09pm
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This manga is a love story that gets better   
Rating: N/A
by kellychen
January 8th, 2009, 7:28am
I just read this manga. Most of esthetiques manga translation was based on the vietnamese translated manga. I am soo happy that polisky decided to continue with the same vietnamese manga raws, the same that esthetiques used. I went to Vietnam and bought most of this manga think up to vol 48ish+ for like 15.000 dong which is like 25cents AUS dollars or 15cents US dollars per a volume. MY GOD PRETTY CHEAP. But then its all in viet and they kinda use some of the olden ancient vietnamese texted based sayings and words similar to ancient chinese, japanese. This is really hard to understand for newbies like me who wasnt raised in Vietnam. I hope polsky can translate all of the manga based. Ps some of esthetiques raw scans from the vietnamese version AKA NOT THE JAP version are really dirty and unclean. Ps cereja comments about estiques getting their ouke no monshou in japanese is wrong, as most of it is gotten from the viet manga. As you can see the vietnamese writing and the logo KIM DONG in each volume cover. Kim Dong is one of vietnam's giant book publishers.
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Repetitive   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by br4nd0nh347
December 3rd, 2008, 12:46am
Good, even though it is repetitive in a way, it's still interesting and it draws you in each time. If you are only into looks or are forcing yourself to read this then you will not like it.
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Vietnamese version...awful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cereja31
November 22nd, 2008, 3:27pm
Ouke no Monshou is wonderful, but that Vietnamese version of the Esthetique is awful. They should have catch the original Ouke no Monshou to translate.

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2008, 3:37pm
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Might be good... can't tell   
Rating: N/A
by ariinya
November 17th, 2008, 8:30pm
If this is a good manga, I can't tell. The translation is so god awful, it's barely understandable. I don't believe even an editor could help here... they must have chosen some words at random and stuck them in the middle of sentences. I tried, really I tried, to get through some portion of this, and if it's ever translated from Engrish to English, I might try again.
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True True...a bit of spoilers here but you shld read this anyway....   
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by bbluebabies
November 11th, 2008, 2:45am
I agree with the other comments...this is a VERY repetitive and i kept on reading becos some part of me just want to see Memphis be nicer and more mature...like that's gonna ever happen...sigh...
But by now we should know the ending. Carol gets pregnant, gives birth and Memphis dies when his son is only 2. Carol decides to go back to the future and left her child with the prime minister of Egypt and jumps into the Nile. In the future, one Memphis breathed his last, Ryan Lead, Carol's eldest brother(who is adopted by the way) suddenly gets all the memories of Memophis during his days in ancient Egypt. Turns out he's Memphis' reincarnation. Which probably explains why he could go back in time to the desert and shoot the bullets into Prince Ishmin. Carol returns, finds out, they are both happy and they live happily ever after. The End. And now i'll just wait for the final chapter, with this final scene. Lol.
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Urgh   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by seraimes
November 6th, 2008, 6:08pm
I did like it back when I was in elementary. Now it's just way too draggy and repetitive. The art is really ugly too. It gets confusing sometimes. I wouldn't recommend it.
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