Ranked #584

Kitchen no Ohimesama (Manga)

Kitchen no Ohimesama

Alternative Titles

English: Kitchen Princess
Synonyms: Kitchen no Ohime-sama
Japanese: キッチンのお姫さま


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 3, 2004 to Aug 2, 2008
Authors: Kobayashi, Miyuki (Story), Ando, Natsumi (Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi


Score: 8.131 (scored by 7145 users)
Ranked: #5842
Popularity: #302
Members: 12,393
Favorites: 715
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Najika is a great cook and likes to make meals for the people she loves. But something is missing from her life. When she was a child, she met a boy who touched her heart—and now Najika is determined to find him. The only clue she has is a silver spoon that leads her to the prestigious Seika Academy. At Seika she meets two brothers Daichi and Sora, could one of them be the boy from her childhood?

(Source: Del Rey)


Kitchen no Ohimesama won the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award for children's manga.

The series was published by Del Rey from January 30, 2007 to July 7, 2009. Kodansha Comics USA picked up the license and republished it in a four-volume omnibus edition from June 5, 2012 to June 18, 2013.

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Jun 18, 2009 4:49 PM
I saw this manga at the bookstore, and was intrigued enough by the cover to pick up a volume to give it a try. I must say, it wasn't money wasted... just not put to the amount of enjoyment that I wanted. Don't get me wrong, this manga is definately a ten- if you're around eight years old. That is precisely the age group that this manga was written for.

The plot is typical for a young girl's manga- a bright, bubbly girl as the lead, and two boys competing for her heart. Knowing that it was for young girls didn't make the plotline more palatable- read more
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Jun 12, 2009 1:22 PM
This is an outstanding manga.
story is about a female heroine who has absolute taste in food and can create dishes that brings smiles to everyone. the heroine is an orphan raised in Hokkaido with people that are warm and supportive of her cooking. Her deceased parents were also one of the greatest pastry chefs known all around the world. Because of her family history as well as her absolute taste, she gets invited to a prestigious school. One of the main reasons for the heroine to accept the scholarship to the school is to find her Flan Prince who's given her strength during her read more
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Feb 18, 2009 4:24 PM
this manga is GREAT!! i love the characters and the storyline as well. its an awesome roller coaster love story which gets better and better as the story progresses. so basically:
hehe thats what i can say overall
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Mar 30, 2010 11:11 PM
Simply put, it's a sugar-encrusted dessert of a manga.

More elaborately put...well, let's start simply with the characters. Our protagonist Najika has a tragic history, but is an excellent cook and seems to be a very kind, caring and generally nice person. A little bit of a Mary-Sue, but not horrible.

Our two male leads don't have much background when we first meet them, and though this does change later, we still aren't very sympathetic with their love for Najika. The supporting cast is mediocre at best, most of the characters fitting easily into stereotypes without much pushing and shoving.

The tragedy of Najika's past is continually put read more
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I'm actually shocked this isn't on the top of the reccomendation list for Kitchen Princess.
The mangakas for Kitchen Princess is clearly quite heavily inspired by Arina Tanemura, particularly in her art-style. However I have an inkling that the creators of Kitchen Princess closely followed the storyline of Shinshi Doumei Cross.
The plotlines for these two manga are very similar- A girl attends a particular high school in search of her long-lost prince who saved her in her childhood in one form or another. In both, her 'prince' comes from a wealthy family while she is orphaned. Brothers are involved in both, in both the  read more 
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najika resembles mikan a lot the same cheery mood all the time. also mikan finds it hard to fit in her class just like najika!! anyway they are both lovely manga's that leave a smile on your face. 
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