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Kurenai Ouji   
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Is their meeting a coincidence? Is their love inevitable?

Sakura Koujirou is a demon prince who descends to the human world in order to take human souls. But after a strange turn of events, he somehow ends up living with a human girl, Hana... This is a story of young love, sweet and touching.


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Associated Names
Crimson Heart Prince
Crimson Prince
Koushin Ouji
Kurenai Kokoro Ouji
Kurenai Shin Ouji
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Trinity BAKumA
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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.38 by IroIro Scans over 7 years ago
v.8 c.37 by IroIro Scans over 7 years ago
c.36 by L.o.v.e. over 9 years ago
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18 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (221 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0

Last Updated
August 6th 2023, 5:53am



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Shounen GanGan (Square Enix)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (18 Volumes - Complete; digital)

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Pretty Good  
by August9th1945
August 28th, 2023, 12:24am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
All the characters were entertaining, and the author knew when to throw in a new interesting character and how to progress arcs. There was very little filler and nearly every chapter advanced the plot in some way. The only complaint I had is how many times the manga would do change from the mainstory to doing chapters on the backstories of characters even if both the main and backstories were great. The only other reason it's not a 10/10 is that
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
they don't kiss at the end, but it's obvious how much they love each other

... Last updated on August 28th, 2023, 12:25am
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by NerevarineVivec
June 9th, 2023, 9:37pm
Rating: N/A
The story really starts to drag in the middle of the story. There's not really any character or plot development, you can skip 6 volumes and the characters are at the same point they are 6 volumes ago.

The author will hint some relationship development between the two main characters, and before anything will happen the author will introduce a new character to disrupt the story. Then the new character will fake being an antagonist for a while until the plot piecemeals their story but never explain everything. Then the new character will be relegated to the background and forgotten about until needed again. When the two leads get back together their relationship will reset until it starts hinting towards further development when the author will introduce a new character and it will all start again.

I stopped at volume 12.

... Last updated on June 9th, 2023, 9:37pm
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Similar to Pandora hearts in the sense it falls apart in the last quarter.  
by Shellshock
May 30th, 2021, 9:34am
Rating: 7.0  / 10.0
The series kicks off with Our Crimson Prince of the Demon realm sent to earth to find someone and have to take there soul but he must avoid the angels as they are stronger than the demons will try to arrest them if they see them on Earth. During his search he meets a girl who is totally unrelated to everything. Absolutely unrelated. Due to various circumstances he now lives under the same roof as her and her grandma. Now he continues his journey while remaining undercover. But what is he supposed to do when his power the Crimson Eye reacting whenever she's near him. Is it her soul he needs to take or someone else?

The series kicks off strong. New and bombastic characters get introduced pretty quickly in the series. Most of them are pretty likable. They aren't just there for pure comedic value. They have a charm and provide some sort of entertaining moment in the series. Be it drama, Action or Comedy. However without a doubt the person who stoles the show is our main character. His growth from Being dismissive of everything to becoming the person he becomes is astounding. This is a major part in the series and its done very naturally. It feels a bit fast in the beginning but besides that I think how the author handled his character was excellent.

Part of the reason being the main character is cool. He's not the average day of the mill. Sure he hates attention but like he's the best for a reason. Girls flock him, Guys want to be him (without the demon part) and its just refreshing to see a characters like that. He is charming but he's not an asshole. He's a good person/demon thingy. I just liked that. He was basically a shoujo main character with a shounen personality and it just works rather than clashing with each other.

The side characters are mostly well written as well. As far as the main side characters go. Not everyone can get screen time sadly. However this is also a double edged. This series has a lot of flashbacks. Which mean that the main story needs to take a break so we can care more about the side characters. Which works.... mostly. But this is part of my problem. I hate flashbacks. I understand with these lengthy series, you can't give everyone an introduction right at the start. But this shit was pretty damn excessive. I'm pretty sure that more of this manga is flashbacks than not. Like i mentioned this slammed the breaks on the main story, which i was far more interested in and when it was all being revealed and what not it was without a doubt enjoyable.

I did still enjoy the side characters backstory. Almost everyone got one lol. But each felt a little longer than necessary. Like i said there are many flashbacks in this series so this shit adds up.

I think the author also did a wasted opportunity here. The manga shows there is a demon realm, Angel realm, Hell realm (not related to demon realm), beastman realm and all that other shit. But we spent most of our time on earth. Like i wanna see more of the crazy stuff that these realms hold and it kinda sucks. We do go and see that shit from time to time but i do wish there was more of realms rather than earth.

The series also drones on for a bit too long and rushed the ending. How it resolved everything was kinda pathetic and weak. Like what was that? There was still some answers left. With the final flashback I started not caring. If this series ended like 3 volumes earlier it would've far better. With a more fleshed out ending.

There is also a love megagon (google it) going on. Everyone is in love with each other. Platonically or otherwise. So this is a constant thing but besides the main characters there is no payoff. I guess in a sense it doesn't really matter but then don't make me ship them damn it! For real, some of them still involve love triangles, I wanna know what that shit is about.

In regards to pay offs. Like i mentioned some questions don't get answered. One of the people came here to kill the Male lead. He didn't t do it otherwise the manga would be over much faster but he does it cuz you know royalty and shit but like it just gets rolled under the carpet. There is so much screentime given to his mission and they just forget about it.

One of the characters lazily shows up to drive the plot forward. Majority of the characters had distinct personalities and if they didn't they mostly fell into the background was basically purely there to drive the plot forward because the author couldn't think of a more natural way. For a second there I thought the villain changed.

They are quite a few twists in the series. But its pulls the *not the full story* bullshit a little too many time

When i was reading this, action aside, I felt a connection to pandora hearts. But maybe the most similar part about it is how it falls apart near the end.

TLDR: I did still enjoy this series and would without a doubt recommend it. It's romantic and dramatic, giving you the intended effect. But too many flashbacks and some character issues throws it off. It also drags on for too long. But still something everyone should check out at least once. 7/10

... Last updated on May 30th, 2021, 9:35am
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Loved it!  
by Tempest-sama
June 3rd, 2018, 3:37am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
At first,I wasn’t really interested in the story and I was just like,“I’ll try this manga since I don’t really know what to read.” But when I read it,I realised that it was a gentle and cute story about the main character,Sakura Koujiou and Hana falling in love and slowly realising their feelings.

While the plot development is slow,the writing is good and the great art also describes their feelings very clearly.
It makes me look forward to their development,so much that I decided to read the traditional chinese translated version that was until chapter 90 when I read till chapter 75 even though I was bad at Chinese.Well,I was quite unhappy when I read finish chapter 90 as I wanted more chapters to be released and that chapter was pretty much a cliffhanger.

I really hope that the author continues writing this story if he is still alive. (I don’t know if his alive or dead since it’s mentioned that the author’s heath is bad)
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by wallyakazukin
November 30th, 2014, 12:59am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
What is this cute feeling I got from this manga? aaaa, this manga is cute yet at the same time have misterious plot. The art was clean, the romance is slow pace but there's well development (and i'm satisfied with that sweetness between them xD). So many things wait to be figured out from this manga, which is always interesting to look forward.
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star crossed lovers xD  
by nihaoboy
February 14th, 2013, 6:18pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
this is a must read!!
its one of the best shoujo manga ever!!
it has really slow development like skip beat (vol. 30 something and she's still like "i don't like him")
but its really sweet and it has lots of character development

the plot is really great too ^_^
there's so many mysteries and stuff and its like i can't keep my eyes off
the stories about other characters is really great too, not like some of those mangas where every story other than main characters' is boring
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Lovin' it!  
by mizaki2100
December 9th, 2011, 7:11am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
So far so good. Sweet gentle story about a demon slowly falling for a human. Can't tell much at this point about plot because I only have read few chapters.

Absolutely charming.

Plot: ?/10
Art: 10/10
Couple's charisma(?): 20/10
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by greymouser
November 20th, 2011, 12:08am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I thought at first that its just going to be a couple of chapters. I'm so glad to find out that its ten volume and still ongoing. Don't hesitate to read this. It's really quite good. I love Sakura-kun's personality as a male lead, Hana is an interesting heroine too.
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Really good and interesting...  
by VampireBanana
April 5th, 2010, 10:31am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
So far, the writing and characterization are truly strong. The characters are innocent, yet interesting, engaging as well as complex. The story itself is neither melodramatic nor overtly contrived. The background of the characters and the plot layers seem interesting so far and though the plot itself seems fairly cliched, the direction of the story promises a refreshing and fascinating experience for now. And is it me or does the atmosphere seem innocent yet foreboding of darkness and certain struggles for our main characters? (Yes, I know that only 3 chapters have been out so far but Kurenai Ouji is proving to be far more interesting than most romance stories I've read).

... Last updated on April 5th, 2010, 10:46am
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Good Start  
by choirin
March 2nd, 2010, 5:56am
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
I've only read the first three chapters (as of now that's the only release they have), and I must say it's very good (overall). I like the art and I can clearly see the character development even from just these chapters. I want to know more about this manga, I hope they release more chapters soon biggrin
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