One-Shot on a Weekday: Nino-hime no Monogatari

Nino-hime no Monogatari | 二の姫の物語 | The Tale of the Second Princess

Manga-ka: Izumi Kaneyoshi

Genre: Drama,  Historical,  Romance,  Shoujo

In the turbulent time of wars, a princess and a vassal are bounded together despite different ranks. Soon they are at the mercy of their fates, and what they decide to do is…?

Published as the main story in an anthology entitled Ninohime no Monogatari, serialised in Betsucomi.

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This was another great read and one which develops in a world of its own. It’s one of the fantastic period one-shots out there with it’s East Asian influences. This is an incredibly long one-shot at 100 pages or so and I absolutely adore long one-shots because since they are one-shots, they leave to make an impression. With 100 pages to utilise, the manga-ka will be able to plan the story accordingly and which this one is epic.

I summarise it as an Epic Historical Fable.

This is real good movie material. It sort of reminds me of Mulan but it stands on it’s own. The story really does feel as if it’s been inspired by some genuine Chinese Legend. We watch how a ‘turnip princess’ grows into a strong woman, one who can be strong even without being part of the Royal family. To conclude this post, who says a cocky guy can’t be likable?

Rating: 4.5/5


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