manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
Your favorite series was dropped by the only group scanlating it, so you...
Find the raws and look at them without understanding the words
Ask other groups to pick it up
Bug the old group to pick it up again
Try to start your own scanlation group
Learn the language so that you can read it yourself
Look for summaries or synopsis to spoil yourself and feed the urge
Do nothing and wait patiently (sadly)
I already read the original language, so no worries
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
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.


Related Series

Associated Names
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)
Hoàng Tử Ếch
Hoàng Tử Phép Thuật
Marchen Prince
Meru Puri
Meru Puri - The Marchen Prince
Meruhen Prince
Merupuri Der Märchenprinz
MeruPuri: Märchen Prince

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.22 + Extra 2 by Vampire Knights (3392d ago)
v.4 c.21 + Extra Story by Vampire Knights (3423d ago)
v.4 c.20 by Vampire Knights (3460d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1274 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.36 / 10.0
 34% (434 votes)
 20% (251 votes)
 20% (257 votes)
 13% (169 votes)
 6% (73 votes)
 4% (47 votes)
 1% (13 votes)
 1% (14 votes)
 0% (5 votes)
 1% (11 votes)

Last Updated
October 18th 2015, 6:09am PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #784 increased(+121)
Monthly Pos #1208 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #1342 increased(+16)
6 Month Pos #1301 decreased(-14)

List Stats
On 469 reading lists
On 682 wish lists
On 3993 completed lists
On 124 unfinished lists
On 392 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Similar to Vampire Knight 2366 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

A little weird...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ejkyaje
October 24th, 2015, 1:52pm
Okay, so... I had a hard time with this one. I really wanted to like it, and it had a lot of great moments. But at the end of the day, she was still involved with a KID. Like. Aram is what... seven years old confused in his true form for the vast majority of the story? I don't have a problem with the woman being older in a relationship, but the fact that Aram was quite literally a CHILD, no matter his body's form, kind of made it hard for me to get into it. I would have preferred for the difference of years to be more like... Airi around 15, and Aram around 13 or something like that. It would be a lot more believable and a lot less creepy.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2015, 1:57pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Love it!   
Rating: N/A
by .Chi-chan
December 20th, 2014, 12:30am
It was short but satisfying, you'll love the art and the story itself. I can never get tired of rereading this over and over again~ one of my most favorite manga. Aram is such a babe when he transforms nyaaa~
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Satisfying, but nothing spectacular   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
June 23rd, 2014, 1:55pm
This series had a cute premise, and the ending was an adorable one. But, it was fairly typical, and the art was the only thing that appealed to me. Even then, many of the characters looked the same.

I just wish that the cute phase where the boy was slowly falling in love would be a little longer. Oh well.

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2014, 1:58pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
One of my all time favorites   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mersong
December 26th, 2012, 11:04pm
I bought this series quite a while ago and I love it. My sister and I can read it over and over without getting bored (We can't do that with any other manga). The art is beautiful (we can expect that from Hino) and the story is fanciful yet not too over the top. There is comedy throughout the book which makes it extremely enjoyable.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
It never grows old   
Rating: N/A
by Sorceress_Rin
November 5th, 2012, 9:02pm
I read this manga for the first time when I was in high school; about 7 years ago. It was before I had learnt about Vampire Knight and all of that and I loved it. I have since reread it several times over the years and it never loses its charm.

It is the type of fairy tale that you need to take at face value to enjoy but the exciting parts still make me squeal and the sad parts always break my heart. The art is well done and there are certain character's lines that I will always hold close to my heart. If there was ever a sequel I would go out and read it right away.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
So Cute!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fancytuna7
July 16th, 2012, 1:36am
This is such a great manga! It's cute and it's innocent (not perverted or sexual like so many mangas now). It's got a nice mixture of magic, mystery, and romance. I think everyone should read it! It's nice and short too, so it's a good read that doesn't take weeks to finish!!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
So great~~~~~~~~~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eternal_rain
June 8th, 2012, 6:21am
The story is just so cute. The art is nice and the costume look gorgeous! This definitely is one of the best mangas. Totally luv it~~~~~~~
@ Konstantine2010: Maybe you are misunderstanding. Have you read the end yet? When Aram turns 17, Airi is 20. And the royal family members have long life, including Airi. So the age is not a problem at all

... Last updated on June 8th, 2012, 6:24am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Cute but...kind of disturbing?   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Konstantine2010
May 10th, 2012, 5:28pm
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.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Good shojo, nothing more...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by meniel
May 25th, 2011, 9:55am
This is a good shojo, with a funny plot and nice characters. It's not so original nor profound, but it's still good for those who want to enjoy a shojo with love stories and typical shoujo clichés. The strong point is the art: the drawings are amazing, really. Incredibly good for a shojo :3

... Last updated on March 24th, 2014, 9:28am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Will stay forever in my heart   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dearest88
March 21st, 2011, 7:52am
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 sad

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
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (8) [ 1 2 3 4 ... Last ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search