Synonyms: Meru Puri, Merupuri der Märchenprinz, MeruPuri: Maruhen Purinsu, Meru Puri - The Marchen Prince
Japanese: めるぷり メルヘン☆プリンス
Published: Aug 2002 to Sep 2004
Authors: Hino, Matsuri (Story & Art)
Score: 8.341 (scored by 7349 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagscomedy fantasy romance shoujo
Dec 1, 2008
Story: The story in my opinion was different from the regular shoujo/fantasy/romance setups. It was captivating from beginning to end... in fact... I didn't want it to EVER end. Everything was executed perfectly without any rushing nor dragging. When you can finish up a manga or anime and have that content feeling of satisfactory closure, but yet want more... you know the author did their job.
Art: What can I say... Matsuri Hino's art is freakin' incredible. Completely beautiful, soft, magical, and SEXY! She's the true definition of a Shoujo Mangaka. If I could ever have her commissioned to paint me something, I would die happy... 'nuff said!
Characters: I LOOOOVED the character development of Airi and Aram. Especially Aram. Neither of them were bland nor boring and you see the growth of the relationship at a strong and steady pace. Their relationship was the most endearing part of the story.
Enjoyment: I couldn't put it down. I just had to see what was gonna come next. That said... no need to go into how much I enjoyed it.
So, obviously overall... I gave it a 10. This manga is a real winner. In my humble opinion... the epitome of true shoujo romance. I pray for the day that this will be adapted to an anime... cause I would definitely watch it! read more
Jan 11, 2008
The story is the usual "girl meets boy and boy meets girl" and they have to go through adventures to be together. Actually it has little stories in it and together they make all the story. Though the main problem is the age difference xD
The art is great as expected from Hino Matsuri and anyone who has read Vampire Knight or Wanted know this . The thing that catches my eye when reading it is the eyes... always the eyes... She is one of my favorite mangaka.
The characters are developing steadily and there isn't any sudden change in them but they show in depth their feelings and thoughts and reactions until they finally realize their own heart . Though don't forget that this is "girl meets boy and boy meet girl" so what they finally decide isn't hard to guess.
And, of course, you will enjoy it thoroughly. It has so many funny, sad, upsetting, angry, frustrating moments that you won't stop changing feelings.
Overall, it deserves a 8 because it combines a love story with magic and adventures in a small story and that's my favorite kind.
Read it! read more
Feb 9, 2008
if you like shoujo and fantasy, you really have to read this manga! Sometimes it is a little pervert, but it is really funny.
My favourite manga!
Airi walks to school one morning and loses her mirror. Suddenly a boy comes out of the mirror! A strange boy, who gets bigger in the dark and can only shrink when kissed by his beloved. (Un?)fortunately he chose Airi as his beloved, so she has to kiss him, otherwise he will stay big forever. It is the start of a romantic relation with some troubles...Aram, the boy, is a prince from a magical kingdom and has a fiancee. read more
Apr 28, 2011
Reading this story, I had no expectations. The story was alright. Knowing this was shoujo, I tried to think optimistically throughout the story and not get annoyed to a point I wanted to stop. The story was very predictable, and then again I say to myself-it's a shoujo. A 4 or 7 year old of course doesn't act as mature as Aram acted most of the time. I got confused about their ages especially. I'm going to guess that they're three years apart, even though the ages keep changing throughout the story. The only part I significantly enjoyed were the parts were Aram's reactions to his favorite anime, the Rangers.
The art was beautifully drawn, although I compliment all art.
The characters, once again, were unrealistic and in the back of my mind I couldn't image a seven year old being that committed to one woman. Let alone, think about women at that age. Airi annoyed be a bit, but she did have a bit of a backbone-so props for her.
In my opinion, overall, I would only read this if I was really bored. The story was absolutely cute in the beginning, but it just didn't workout for me in the end. read more
Jun 29, 2008
Apr 14, 2012
The art was just soooo purdy :3 the boys werent just smexii....they were also beautiful x3 hah
The personalities of the characters were great. The main character had such a fun personality ^-^ she was a optimistic girl who kinda reminded me of tohru from fruits basket...but also reminded me of thre pessimistic from heart no kuni no alice.
I enjoyed this story so muuuuch :D hehee read it >D read more
Feb 3, 2009
The art is absolutely beautiful, but that was expected coming from Hino Matsuri-sensei (same author of "Vampire Knight" and "Toraware no Minoue"). The characters and places are very well drawn and detailed.
There are few characters, but they're all very likeable. Even the supposed villain is beautiful and incredibly sweet.
So, through lots of romance and comedy, a bit of adventure and some delicious UST, MeruPuri is very fun to read!
For the ones looking some light reading to spend a couple hours and have some good laughs, "aww"s and blushes; I highly recommend this. No drama, no complications and the only thing you'll be wishing and not getting is the smut beween these sexy characters.
10 out of 10 because MeruPuri totally rocks. read more
May 24, 2010
Matsuri Hino proved to me that he is a great writer, and has a wild imagination. For me Meru Puri is something that every girl should put on their "must read" list, because I am quite sure everyone will like it as much as I do. read more
Dec 16, 2008
The characters are drawn perfectly...down to the very lace. The art is fantastic as usual coming from Hino Matsuri and for a magical story, the plot can be considered unique and slightly unusual. Good news is that for once the female protagonist does not annoy me... The only things that bothered me are Aram and Airi's age difference and Lei and the Queen's suspicious relationship. The ending is also slightly too long, taking up about 3/4 of a volume, so long that I almost rushed through the unnecessary, but fun to read, side stories. Besides that, MeruPuri is certainly a worthwhile manga series that only lasts 4 volumes. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a heart-touching and sweet story combined with multiple drool-worthy bishies who, fortunately, tend to strip often.
In my opinion, although the characters personalities are different from the ones in Vampire Knight, their appearances are definitely strikingly similar. Like how Aram looks like Haruka (Kaname's father), Jeile looks like Kaname, and how Lei reminds me of Ichiru (and also Ichiru's obsession with an older, intimidating woman). Well, most authors would have repetitive characters, very much like how Meg Cabot, the author of The Princess Diaries, always has a set of characters that correspond in most of her books. read more
Mar 31, 2012
Very original! Makes me wonder what will happen next. Age gap? What's that? lol. Even though Airi is already 16 and Aram is still 7, they still continued loving each other. I like it when shoujo mangas end with characters at ease with each other.
Cute, simple and beautiful. The expressions are so Kawaii~ The clothes Aram, Jeile and later Airi are really big and has too much designs. But, I like Hino-san's style of drawing. An example of a good art in shoujo mangas.
To be honest, Airi's looks was a little plain. Also, I get confused with Aram and Jeile alot. Airi also reminds me of Rima of Vampire Knight, another one of Matsuri Hino's creations. Aram's messy hair ftw. xD And also, why are every guy in Meru Puri good looking? Is this heaven? xD
I'll miss reading this :( I enjoyed it alot, especially the funny moments and of course, the romantic Airi and Aram moments. In sad moments when Aram 'hurts' Airi, I tried not to show some tears, since my mom might think I'm crazy! Their kisses and moments are so touching, it's really beautiful. Though there are quite some little 'perverted' moments, it's some moments when Aram shows his love for Airi, right?
Overall, 10 out of 10! :) Matsuri Hino-san, thank you for sharing your fantastic story to us! This might become one of my all-time favorite mangas, since this is so heart-touching, like Hana To Akuma. Anyway, thanks for reading my review :) read more