Synonyms: The Royal Hieroglyph, Daughter of the Nile, Crest of the Royal Family, Royal Emblem
Published: Jul 1976 to ?
Score: 7.331 (scored by 263 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Nov 8, 2011
Aug 17, 2010
*Yo! Paris! Is that you!
Paris as in Paris Hilton, guys...
Goes to study in the swelteringly hot Egypt because she majors in Archeology (doesn't she realise she doesn't have to go all the way to Egypt to study the major... Probably not, actually). There she and her buds go see the real statues of ancient Egypt while studying them and her millionaire dad just happens to be investing in discovering ancient tombs and miraculously, they discover one and a curse unfortunately came with the package. So (not so) poor (in any way) little Goldie got stuck in ancient Egypt and became worshiped as a goddess (boohoo).
Where am I supposed to pity this chick? She's rich in modern times and when she gets stuck in ancient Egypt, she has a pharaoh as a lover and did I mention she is WORSHIPED as a goddess? Spoiled through and through and a blond-beauty to boot as exceedingly emphasized in the story.
COMPARE AND DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOOOOW! It's a compare and die column! Where I compare two similar Mangas! (Probably the first AND last so ENJOY!!!)
SO as Red River is in the recommended Manga list, and I've read both the Mangas:
It's time TO COMPARE!!! (AND DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! (me not you))
So both stories are about chicks stuck in the past and both fall in love with the Princes/Kings but the quality storywise, is definitely higher in Red River; it's full of dimensions and suspense and not over-blown obstacles between the two lovers while in The Royal Hieroglyph it was so DULL. It's pattern was unchanging and quite annoying in which every guy who looks at the girl falls in love with her for her looks and her looks only, since she has zero personality.
In art quality, hands down The Royal Hieroglyph (up till I read anyway) because after a point Red River's art looked more like spaghetti (it ISN'T random, it was that bad) and the 21st century and that's saying something.
Though the art quality stinks after a point in Red River; I'd recommend it as I saw it, it was better than The Royal Hieroglyph.
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The art in The Royal Hieroglyph as mentioned in the COMPARE AND DIE! column did give the story a huge boost, though I'd have still liked the facial features to have more details; it was proportionate and detailed in settings.
Not something I'd vehemently recommend, the story didn't do it for me; I'd have liked much more details and I'd have liked the writer to have pushed boundaries and added dimensions to the story instead of leaving it as a shallow love. read more