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Palace Meidi  
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Description
In an alternate-universe Meiji era Japan, Misono Kimiyori, a fourteen year old boy from an impoverished noble family, begins to work in the Palace to alleviate his family's debts. There, he encounters the Girl Emperor, Akiko. This meeting is the start of an interesting new relationship.

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Related Series

Associated Names
Palace Meiji
Paresu Meidi
パレス・メイヂ
深宫恋语

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.25-28 by Miss Mystery about 1 year ago
v.6 c.21-24 by Miss Mystery about 1 year ago
v.5 c.17-20 by Miss Mystery about 1 year ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (72 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 18th 2020, 12:56pm PST


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Year
2012

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

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Year Pos #4727 decreased(-134)

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On 183 wish lists
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Beautiful  
by theblode
May 19th, 2019, 4:51am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I agonised over reading this manga. Typically I binge, and I'll finish a series in a day or two, but I spent at least two weeks reading Palace Meidi, spending as much time on each chapter as I might a volume in other circumstances.

The attention to detail in Palace Meidi is astounding. I can only imagine the amount of thought and research the author put into each chapter. It creates a vivid image of life in the palace during the Meiji restoration, and the art is exceptional. The scanlators should also get a lot of credit, as they provide many margin notes that provide additional information for those not familiar with the period.

The story is not altogether unique (actually it's a bit cliched) - forbidden love between individuals of different social standing. It is really the exposition, art, and writing that make this manga special.

My only real criticisms of Palace Meidi are that the characters often come across as quite stiff and difficult to understand, though this could be because most dialog takes place in formal social settings. Also, the foreshadowing is really ugly and unnecessary, and often disrupts the flow of the narrative by allowing readers to reliably predict what will happen. Don't end a chapter with "but little did they know what would happen next..." when it's straightforward to predict how things could go wrong. Actually, just don't do it at all, the only thing it does is diffuse any tension by letting the reader know something bad is definitely going to happen (rather than only possibly going to happen).
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Wow  
by flowerjelly
May 10th, 2017, 10:40pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Just wow. One of the best historical manga I've ever read. I feel like I went through several history lessons on westernizing Japan without even knowing it.
The female emperor is an amazing character. She is strong, composed, and wise. Yet still holding the last remnants of childlike wonder buried deep within her heart. The attendant is honest and pure. I really ship these two, but I'm afraid their difference in social statuses will be difficult to overcome. It's a central theme in the story that probably won't be resolved until the end.
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