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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: 7.911 (scored by 1159 users)
Ranked: #12402
Popularity: #1586
Members: 2,989
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

 Mao
Glandol, Mao
Main
 Hal
Glandol, Hal
Main
 Kait
Glandol, Kait
Main
 Lycoris
Radiata, Lycoris
Main
 Zakuro
Zakuro
Supporting
 Mandrake
Mandrake
Supporting
 Belladonna
Atropa, Belladonna
Supporting


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Dec 28, 2009
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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Mar 7, 2014
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 3, 2014
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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User Recommendations

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" 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
It's sweet and sad and a little dark. It's absolutely perfect 
reportRecommended by cherry_baby
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
Both have a dark feel to them, and are by the same author. Shigeshoushi is more realistic and has more romance.  
reportRecommended by claaaaire
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. 
reportRecommended by Yuki_Giou
They may not have similar plots, but manga have the same sort of very dark shoujo horror atmosphere. 
reportRecommended by adamantine

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