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Dokuhime (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Doku Hime, La Princesse de poison, Poison Princess
Japanese: 毒姫


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 12, 2002 to Oct 13, 2012
Authors: Mihara, Mitsukazu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nemuki


Score: 7.871 (scored by 1313 users)
Ranked: #12682
Popularity: #1642
Members: 3,325
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It starts with poisonous herbs under the cradle. Then under the sheets. And inside the clothes. Even mixed in the milk that they feed the newborn. This way the child gradually gets used to poisons and becomes the perfect assassination tool—the "Poison Princess" whose every kiss, tear, and even touch bring death. Her only chance of survival is to fulfill her duty as an assassin and find a way to live on in the enemy land she is sent to...if her heart is strong enough.

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Dec 28, 2009
Great idea for a josei. The heroine's body is saturated with poison, preventing her from ever being with anyone she loves. Her mission is to kill the king of an enemy country, but he seems to be a decent ruler and his handsome sons further complicate the plot. It has horror elements, including her best friend being burned alive and the suffering she went through eating poison as a child.

Beautiful art. The costumes are elaborate and the character designs are all distinctive. For once it's easy to tell all the characters apart.

The heroine is compassionate and conflicted. She was read more
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Mar 7, 2014
A girl who could never be free, a boy who was crazy, a boy who was perfect, and a protector.
The first chapter was confusing but it get's better around the third. It was sad, sweet, romantic, dark and just radiated hope.
Through the whole story you find yourself debating who your routing for. An incredible story of love and pain.
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Aug 14, 2015
Dokuhime is such an extremely underrated manga for the pure quality it displays in itself throughout the entire story.

The story of a Princess of Death, 3 sons of a mighty king, with a war approaching because of the absence of said king.

What could possibly go wrong? Well.... A lot of sad things can make this go wrong, and I'm here to tell you about them.

The plot-line I could feel was very certain of itself, and always keeps you reading. At every intense moment in the manga, I found myself staying up til' the late hours of the night flicking to the next page. I received read more
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Jun 3, 2014
King Glandol had three children,
The useless child
The protecting child
The perfect child
Yet it is said that one among them will bring the kingdom to absolute destruction.

Lycoris is a princess from a kingdom with an evil queen who used to make what is pretty much called a poison princess (dokuhime) which are later sent to other kingdoms to destroy them.
Lycoris was sent to the kingdom of Glandol where the story takes place.

This romantic yet tragic story is really exciting to read, the victorian age never failed to make a good story, once you finish a chapter you can't stop reading. I like the characters a read more
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Manga: Apothecarius Argentum
Both mangas have main characters whose bodies are so saturated with poison that they have become assassination tools in themselves. However, Dokuhime is dark and twisted, while Apothecarius Argentum is lighter and "more shoujo" 
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It's sweet and sad and a little dark. It's absolutely perfect 
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Manga: Hatenkou Yuugi
Has similar drawings. In dokuhime the oldest prince is a sadist like kihara, while the second brother really reminds me of Baroqueheat. 
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Both have a dark feel to them, and are by the same author. Shigeshoushi is more realistic and has more romance.  
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Both have very beautiful & detailed artwork; Lolita outfits. Their dark atmosphere is the same and the characters are somewhat similar. Dokuhime however, tends to be a little more mature. 
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They may not have similar plots, but manga have the same sort of very dark shoujo horror atmosphere. 
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