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Barajou no Kiss (Manga)

Barajou no Kiss

Alternative Titles

English: Kiss of the Rose Princess
Synonyms: Kiss of the Rose Maiden
Japanese: 薔薇嬢のキス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 24, 2008 to Dec 24, 2011
Authors: Shouoto, Aya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Asuka (Monthly)


Score: 7.801 (scored by 6253 users)
Ranked: #14832
Popularity: #222
Members: 16,200
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Most girls are crazy about jewelry, but not Anis Yamamoto. Not since her father gave her a rose choker as a child, claiming it was a protective amulet which would safeguard her from harm; however, if she ever took it off (a feat easier said than done!), she would be afflicted by a “punishment” of some sort- not like it matters to her, since the attention it attracts around school from faculty and students alike isn’t something she’s particularly fond of. But after a certain incident causes the choker to disappear, she realizes that this punishment her father spoke of might have been a bit more than she bargained for!

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Barajou no Kiss has been published in English as Kiss of the Rose Princess by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since November 4, 2014. The final volume will be published on March 1, 2016.


Higa, Kaede
Higa, Kaede
Kurama, Mutsuki
Kurama, Mutsuki
Yamamoto, Anís
Yamamoto, Anís
Asagi, Seiran
Asagi, Seiran
Tenjoh, Mitsuru
Tenjoh, Mitsuru
Kisugi, Haruto
Kisugi, Haruto

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Oct 29, 2010
Story 9/10
Anis Yamamoto was given a rose choker as a child by her father, telling her not to take it off under any circumstance because if she does a severe "punishment" will be given. Up until she was in highschool, the choker was still there (to choke her), but after some weird bat thingie bumped into her, voila! The choker came off! After chasing the little guy who bumped into her, she came across her teacher! Dun dun dun! And there she learns she is the "Rose Princess" and her knights are also students of her school! What will happen? (The cliche question)

Art 9/10
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Nov 10, 2009
Agnes loses the choker and now has 4 knights to serve her forever, whats a girl to do? The manga has had only a few chapters translated so far but from what I can tell the story seems pretty unique; unique enough for a reverse harem of 4 knights summoned from cards, with special powers and loads of roses!

The characters each have very different personalities to each other (all of whom are really well developed especially the knights and its hard to just like one) and the female protagonist I suppose is meant to represent your average school girl who couldn’t care less read more
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Nov 13, 2010
I found Barajou No Kiss while searching for a reverse harem. While it does have some original qualities, this series does not escape from many of the dreadful romance cliches.

Story: (7)
Anis has a choker given to her by her father which she cannot take off. One day, though, she loses it and while searching for it she discovers she's the Dominion of the Rose Knights. The title includes 4 cards and the servitude of 4 boys, all of which go to her school. It's starts out rather basic and drags on a bit to reach its main plot, and even now at chapter 20 the read more
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Feb 17, 2015
(This review may include spoilers)

Seriously I have read few manga and this is by far one of the best.
I love the idea of the knights being able to be summoned using the cards. This is what drew me in to this manga.
I also love the storyline because it's not simple, there are many twists and turns which keeps it exciting.
I also love the boys too. Kaede, Tenjoh, Mutsuki and, Seiran. They all have such great and complex personalities and they are such a laugh.
OMG and Anis is just, I love her so much. She is my idol.
I also love the read more
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Pretear is one of my all time favorite manga series, and I simply could not stop noticing the similarities while I was reading Barajou no Kiss. In both, a girl who doesn't quite fit in suddenly finds herself surrounded by a group of (rather attractive looking) knights. Neither are your typical mahou shoujo because they both go beyond simply fighting evil. Both heroines are suddenly involved with the knights without quite knowing the whole story. Both sets of knights hide parts of the past and their history from her, and things are a lot more complicated than they appear. If you're a fan of one,  read more 
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The leading ladies have powers that could influence the world, so their bishie knights have to protect them from people who wish them ill. In Heart no Diamond the knights should not fall in love with their princess, but in Barajou no Kiss the knights are free to love her. Enjoy the enticing knights! 
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While Barajou no Kiss is a reverse-harem it does have a few similarities. Both protagonist are given special positions (Anis becomes Rose Princess, Nanami is Land God) and both are 'masters' over men.
Barajous no Kiss does deal with the supernatural, high school life, idols (Suzumura Idel vs. Shinjirou Kurama) who both have mysterious past and are fence sitters, and Anis also has an independent spirit yet also a goofy side.

Other points:
Anis and Nanami are both surrounded by gorgeous men whom are either in love, or have feelings, or serve them. However while Nanami singularly likes Tomoe, in Barajou we're given  read more 
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