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From Aerandria Scans:

It starts with poisonous herbs under the cradle. Then under the sheets. And inside the clothes. Even mixed in the milk that they feed the newborn. This way the child gradually gets used to poisons and becomes the perfect assassination tool - the "Poison Princess" whose every kiss, tear, and even touch bring death. Her only chance of survival is to fulfill her duty as an assassin and find a way to live on in the enemy land she is sent to... if her heart is strong enough.


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Associated Names
Doku Hime
La Princesse au poison
Poison Princess
Zehir Prenses
Ядовитая принцесса
أميرة السم

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.31-36 (end) by Aerandria Scans over 5 years ago
v.4 c.30 by Aerandria Scans over 6 years ago
v.4 c.29 by Aerandria Scans over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (396 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 24th 2018, 3:23am PST



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Nemuki (Asahi Shinbunsha)
Nemuki + (Asahi Shinbunsha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #555 increased(+23)
Monthly Pos #917 increased(+247)
3 Month Pos #1541 decreased(-120)
6 Month Pos #1612 decreased(-144)
Year Pos #1583 decreased(-19)

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On 977 reading lists
On 836 wish lists
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For gothic lovers   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hypnokinesis
April 3rd, 2017, 9:30pm
The plot really draws you right in, and the art is so gorgeous. I highly recommend this if you enjoy something a little dark and gothic. The characters are well thought-out - I don't know about realistic, but it was a short enjoyable read nonetheless.
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Excellent manga but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by laniaash
October 3rd, 2015, 5:19pm
The plotline was intruiging, the characters were memorable and pacing was pretty good except for the last few chapters, which for me felt just a little rushed. The strongest point of this manga is the story and art, but the characters felt like they didn't have enough development aside from one or two people. The romance angle felt a bit lacking as well.

I think the manga would have been better off being a few chapters longer in order to flesh out the characters better
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Very Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by WShin
July 6th, 2014, 6:49pm
It takes a blunt look at the dark desires people have. Obsession, betrayal, psychopathy...oh, and I also like the mystery in trying to figure out which of the three had which fate.

I really liked Mao x Lycoris though...was a disappointment how his story ended. A little bit OOC, but I guess defeat makes him do strange things.
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I stopped at chapter 2   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by frodfy
January 22nd, 2014, 11:18pm
Because I didn't like the way the story was developing.... sometime later when I couldn't find anything I wanted to read I retook it out of boredom. And I ended up liking the story despise having so much tragedy in it.
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I need more...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by smily_lois
December 18th, 2013, 5:06am
This is easily one of the best mangas I've ever read - thought-provoking, complex plot, interesting characters, even more interesting interactions, great pacing, gorgeous art -> dayum, this scores high on my standards.

A story is full of tension, tragedy is terrifyingly gradual, just....a rollercoaster ride of emotions (though it's more in the sad lane). Most unfortunately, I've only found 30 english-translated chapters so far, and I've been waiting for months for an update. Why? Why torture me like this?

I hope the almost perfect storytelling won't lose its luster - like in most relatively long-running mangas.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by hikarihayashi
October 24th, 2012, 12:57am

The mystery slowly unravels itself every chapter, and there's something heartwrenchingly sad about the Poison Princess and Kait (and even Hal and Mao - the other princes, sometimes), that's how good MIHARA Mitsukazu is at crafting these characters - makes me connect to them so well!

Depending on your ability to withstand the dark nature of the story and a little bit of gore and cut off legs and arms and injuries, your opinion may be affected.

I would have given this manga an absolute 10, if the perspective of the manga was not so random in some chapters, leaving it with a somewhat disjunct feeling, as well as the random disappearance of the boy in the first few chapters. D:

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I love it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Disperse
December 28th, 2011, 5:54am
None of that cliche crud, with plot twists and some degree of unpredictability. Pretty dark, so it's good for those who like slightly gothic stories. I personally ADORE this manga, the plot is tied together well and the emotions and loneliness expressed by the characters is believeable and moving. There's foreshadowing and symbolism, much of the good stuff you would expect from a novel.

The beginning is an introduction to the poison princesses, but as the story progresses you will get into the actual plot, which becomes more about conspiracies and politics. Higly recommended read.
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A good read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jnatsumi
November 29th, 2011, 2:13am
This manga is dark. I'm not that acquainted with Josei manga, but I think this will probably be a good reader for Josei lovers out there.
The notion of a human being who embodied the literal usage and meaning of poison--is very curious.
I was taken aback when the story suddenly change in perspectives. Sort of disappointed because I was growing attached to the first introduced heroin...But I think it's sort of necessary to show the weight of the situation these poison princesses are in...
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it was really attention-grabbing initially   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by maidenrose
May 28th, 2011, 3:34pm
I don't like how the stories change perceptive nearly every chapter, it makes it difficult to tune into the story. Mitsukazu Mihara never fails to deliver gorgeous art, but her stories tend to be somewhat of an acquired taste. Like some of the others have said, her stories have been difficult to follow and would end abruptly, before you could even make out what had happened. But if you enjoy the historical aspect of it, mixed with the uncertainty that accompanies the heroines, that should keep you interested for a while.
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So Nice   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkry
April 5th, 2011, 5:50am
the story is so interesting, so is the artwork.
I thought the story for first princess is interesting, but the second is mooore interesting.
And IMO, you must add tragedy for its genre.
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