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Paros no Ken  
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From ShoujoMagic:
There is a legend in the kingdom of Paros -- a legend of the Sword. It is said that if one who is unfit to rule should wield it, it will mean the ruin of the kingdom. As sole heir to the throne of Paros, Princess Erminia must accept the Sword and a husband when she comes of age on her next birthday. But the princess refuses to wed any man who is less of a man than she -- which excludes every man in the kingdom! Just when Erminia is ordered by her father the king to wed her foster brother Yurias, she has a fateful encounter with the unfortunate, beautiful maiden Fiona..!? "The Sword of Paros" is a miraculous romantic fantasy about defying convention, transcending gender and status, and knowing oneself.


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Associated Names
Parosu no Ken
The Sword of Paros

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.9 by ShoujoMagic over 12 years ago
v.3 c.8 by ShoujoMagic over 12 years ago
v.3 c.7 by ShoujoMagic over 12 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (60 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 28th 2017, 8:58am PST



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Original Publisher
Fairbell (2007)
Kadokawa Shoten (1986)

Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #559 increased(+288)
Monthly Pos #1408 increased(+252)
3 Month Pos #3078 increased(+356)
6 Month Pos #3459 increased(+1104)
Year Pos #5261 increased(+967)

List Stats
On 51 reading lists
On 136 wish lists
On 196 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 102 custom lists

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I liked it.   
Rating: N/A
by Romashk
May 17th, 2008, 6:43pm
Uhh... I'm confused at how to feel about this manga. I liked it, but it could be better. I'm no judge to somebody elses work, but I felt lost sometimes, beacause of the mangas pace and it felt like mangaka had so much to tell, but didn't have the time, or imagination ran rampage sometimes.

Well, I thank scanlators hard work(editing could be a pain in this one cause of complex artwork).
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Rating: N/A
by Bettum
August 14th, 2006, 4:23pm
A good read! But not for everyone. This manga is sadly underated and overlooked. It's hard to say who this is aimed at though. And don't read it if u don't like using u're imagination when reading a story.
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crappy plot, ended before anything happened   
Rating: N/A
by lilliful
February 4th, 2011, 4:37pm
I'm definitely the target demographic of this kind of manga, and I love the detailed old-school art style but... story-wise, this is just ridiculously stupid. It's not a spoiler to say that most of the manga revolves around whether or not this transgendered princess is going to be the savior or the doom of her kingdom. Well, she says from page one that she doesn't care about her kingdom and that's true until the very end. She literally doesn't give a damn about anything but her love Fiona, not even the men and women risking their lives to try and restore her kingdom or her closest childhood friend. If there was a single message I was going to take away from this manga, it's that love costs a lot, is selfish, and is completely at odds with doing anything good for anyone. In fact, I might take it so far to say that the moral of this tale is that pursuing romantic love will destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. I think this series should be labeled as a tragedy -- not for the main couple, but for the kingdom of Paros. Now excuse me while I go balance this out with manga where rulers actually care about their people. I don't even need epic dedication. Just something, you know, that doesn't resemble COMPLETE AND UTTER ABANDONMENT.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2011, 4:39pm
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loved it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cornhobble
November 11th, 2010, 11:42pm
Strong female lead, great supporting characters. Ermine's love interest grew in the course of the story, which was nice to see. Ermine and Yurias (protagonist and her foster brother) had a strong, platonic relationship that was lovely to read -- they didn't abandon it for the romance. The ending is a little sudden, but it does fit in with the fairy tale atmosphere.
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Good but a bit of a letdown   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
June 17th, 2008, 10:58pm
The story and cast of this manga is actually quite interesting. A pity that after so much build-up, the ending of the manga is pretty much a letdown: an example of when not to use an open-ended ending. Still, it's worth reading if only for the story and the art.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2008, 10:58pm
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Pretty good   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Chlorophyll
July 3rd, 2008, 7:24pm
I enjoyed reading this. It feels like a fairy tale to me - about a strong female princess who would rather be a prince. Even if this is a shoujo-ai, or classified as such, I feel that this could be a story for anyone's enjoyment.

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2008, 7:24pm
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