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Dokuhime (Manga)

Dokuhime

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.901 (scored by 1170 users)
Ranked: #12702
Popularity: #1597
Members: 3,015
Favorites: 54
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: Aerandria Scanlations)


Characters

 Lycoris
Radiata, Lycoris
Main
 Kait
Glandol, Kait
Main
 Mao
Glandol, Mao
Main
 Hal
Glandol, Hal
Main
 Icarus
Tegafur Glandol, Icarus
Supporting
 Zakuro
Zakuro
Supporting
 Shicca
Rorl, Shicca
Supporting


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Dec 28, 2009 1:56 PM
Dorothea
Story
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.

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

Character
The heroine is compassionate and conflicted. She was read more
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Jun 3, 2014 12:48 PM
Black-Angel-7
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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Mar 7, 2014 7:41 PM
cherry_baby
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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Jun 16, 1:34 AM
Kapodaco
In the beginning. Once upon a time. It was a warm, Summer day. These three phrases have something in common: they all begin a story.

The beginning of the story is essential in many ways. What may be the most important is the way it hooks the reader. If a reader is not intrigued within the first few paragraphs, they feel inclined to satisfy their interests elsewhere. This is also why a synopsis serves well in portraying the story before the story has even begun. The key factor within all of this is interest. Interest in the story, its characters, and what a story has to read more
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User Recommendations

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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. 
reportRecommended by Rhazel
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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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Manga: Doors of Chaos
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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Manga: Kuro Bara Alice
They may not have similar plots, but manga have the same sort of very dark shoujo horror atmosphere. 
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