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Royal Seventeen  
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Since the day she was born, Rumina has had her life planned out for her. Since she's from a high-class family, she's expected to do everything perfectly and she gets no choice in anything; not her friend, make-up, or even boyfriend! Fed up, Rumina runs away and goes to a fastfood joint. After she's ordered, she realizes that she hadn't brought her wallet. A handsome teen pays for her meal, but in exchange she has to go on a date with him. Insulted after he steals her first kiss, she returns home. There, she finds out that he's her new bodyguard!

Volume 1 extra :
1) Club Papillon -
A dancer falls for a fashion designer at a club. He chooses her to become his model for a new brand, but will he ever think about something besides work?
2) B-men Kazoku extra - Merumo-tan Passes Through

Volume 2 extra :
B-Men Kazoku extra - Merumo-tan Comes Again

Volume 3 extra :
Princess Paffy and the 40 Thieves -
Princess Paffy has lived a happy life with her servant and friend Klaster at her side. However, she has been commanded by her father to marry a wealthy man in one week to save the kingdom. In order to avoid marriage, Paffy decides to track down the band of thieves responsible for the country's bankruptcy and take back what they stole.


Related Series
B-Men Kazoku (Main Story)

Associated Names
Club Papillon
Princess Paffy and the 40 Thieves
Royal 17

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.8 by ShoujoMagic over 10 years ago
v.3 c.7 by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
v.3 c.6 by ShoujoMagic over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.2 / 10.0 (431 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 1st 2013, 9:50pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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3 Month Pos #2404 increased(+892)
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good start but...   
Rating: N/A
by nixx
May 6th, 2012, 3:01pm
Ok, so this story is sweet and the smut was a little hot under the collar at times. However, I wouldn't call this the best smut/romance manga ever. mediocre,maybe at best.

Rumina showed alot of strength of character when running away form home for freedom at the beginning. However, I didn't understand the mangaka making her become so dependant on Allen to do everything for her and then portrayed her as useless on her own. Kinda found this disheartening as at the start she showed promise. Same goes for Allen too. At the beginning he was a handsome, dangerous, risky guy. But you kinda expect more as the story progresses. Though you did find out he is good with maths, drawing and applying make-up(?)

Some of the smut scenes felt force. Kind like the mangaka thought "Oh haven't had a hot smut scene in a while, lets squeeze one in here."

I don't know... I just felt like the whole manga was missing something that stopped it becoming deep and instead it became something crappy.

I don't mind cliched mangas as long as it has emotional impact. Although there was alot of love declarations, the story, characters and their love didn't draw me in at all.

Also drawings were a little off at times.
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the heroine is...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by beansappears
July 24th, 2010, 2:21pm
so stupid, useless, such a crybaby, a can't-do-anything-on-her-own piece of phlegm. she gets tutoring every single day, but can't even do her own school work, and needs others to help her with homework. can't get anywhere on her own, can't do her own hair, always gets into situations where she calls out for a guy. i seriously don't understand what guys see in her. USELESS USELESS USELESS!!! what an embarrassment to women. but then again, i haven't read many mangas that doesn't involve a doormat as the heroine and an all-knowing/all-doing knight in shining armor as her love interest. *shakes head*

... Last updated on July 24th, 2010, 2:25pm
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Cute and beautifully drawn   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lizchl
May 30th, 2010, 9:31am
Like most of Kayono's work.... This series was superbly drawn. Simply beautiful.

This series had an almost unbelievable hero... Hard to imagine someone being so good at everything but then, that's just me being envious =P

Loved how the story went - Had an above average storyline and some funny smut scenes. A nice blend of both. A very nice fluffy piece of smut to read!
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My favorite Kayono work.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
March 20th, 2010, 6:24pm
Royal 17 is definitely Kayono's best, I think. Rumina is a likable heroine, and Allen is definitely a great knight in shining armor for her wink I like their chemistry together and the plot is a clever one. The story is paced well, keeping you interested over all three volumes.

Yeah, it's a bit over-the-top. Rumina's a bit too rich and princess-y, Allen's just a bit too perfect... but I enjoy reading shoujo for its over-the-top fantasy, so I don't mind. And if you're a sucker for a good rescue scenario... This manga's for you! There's lots of damsel-in-distress scenes with triumphant rescues wink

And yes, there's smut. This is a Kayono work, so it's to be expected. But the smut isn't too extreme, just a bit raunchy. And hey, who doesn't like a little raunchy smut every so often?

At any rate, this is an enjoyable manga that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys white knights in shining armor or smutty melodrama. It's good at both smile

As for the extras: "Club Papillon" is a great one-shot that keeps the unresolved sexual tension building up throughout the entire thing. Definitely a good read! The "B-Men Kazoku" extras are really cute and it's great to revisit those characters. "Princess Paffy and the 40 Thieves" is another one of Kayono's "Arabian Nights" styled one-shots. I love how her art style fits the theme on these - and this one is another great addition to the set.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2010, 5:38pm
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At least no rape   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Shunima
January 13th, 2010, 4:13am
well, I dont think this Manga is pretty good since I got the feeling the Mangaka didnt have any plot in mind but drawing what comes in her mind. Somehow I also got the feeling that the concept of this series was originally just for one Manga and not for 4. The story is not "twisted", its just like I wrote with 14: "Oh, I wanna write this and that now!"

Basically, the main character always gets molested and changes her mind pretty soon (what a "nice" girl), her fiance is so not funny and the "cool guy" who will be her bf is kind of... I dont know how to put in words, but the character design is completely superficial, but it seems to be for all characters of the series.
At least there is no rape...
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Truly amazing!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
November 9th, 2009, 4:59pm
This manga had me glued to the screen all the way through and the beauty of this manga was that it was not as frustrating as most other mangas. The reason being that there was not the usual wave of jealous girls who come to ruin the day (although there was a really annoying guy you knew he was always gonna fail) and the story was always very character/love development orientated rather than going off on one which can be really annoying. The ending was also good which is usually the down side of most mangas.
I definitely recommend this manga - 9/10.

... Last updated on May 27th, 2013, 1:22pm
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O my god   
Rating: N/A
by Kittycat101
August 20th, 2009, 11:49pm
that was quite possibly the worst,stupidest,unoriginalest,disgusting manga i have ever read.There is no plot. she basically gets molested the whole story (mangaka's attempt at trying to make a plot and grow a brain? possibly) and thats it. Oh. and theres an annoying rich finance she has whose a loser and is supposed to be funny? hmmm. Please excuse me while i go puke smile

... Last updated on August 20th, 2009, 11:51pm
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Really good story   
Rating: N/A
by TearsShed
June 22nd, 2009, 1:57am
Its very good =)
I really recomend it to someone biggrin
No rape, No stupid huge love triangles were everyone is all confused.
Its really a good story, the main charachters are drawn kind of like lovenista main characters & thats a good thing =)
Its a happy ending & a good story.
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Rating: N/A
by velovelo
February 5th, 2009, 1:18am
I didn't read the genre and assumed from the cover and title (and synopsis) that this manga was just an ordinary shoujo. But... it's awful. If only it goes a little further (just 1mm further) and becomes a hentai I might give it a better comment. It has all the hentai characteristics but yet not there. Read 2 volumes cos I've downloaded them and didn't want to waste my precious bandwidth =P
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not for me but maybe for you...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by twiddles21
November 1st, 2008, 7:08am
i just read 2 chapters of this manga and i was cringing or frowning for most of it ... the guy is good-looking and stuff but rumina .. urghh she really grates on my nerves ... they're whole relationship just bugs me (not that i've got very far of course) .. the art is pretty good and the whole thing might get better as it goes along since a lot of people like it .. but im gonna keep it on hold...

... Last updated on November 1st, 2008, 7:09am
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