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Ribbon no Kishi

Ribbon no Kishi

Alternative Titles

English: Princess Knight
Synonyms: Princesse Saphir, Ribbon Knight
Japanese: リボンの騎士

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1953 to Jan 1956
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shoujo Club

Statistics

Score: 7.341 (scored by 554 users)
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Ranked: #49642
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Popularity: #5202
Members: 1,250
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /16

Synopsis

Taking place in a medieval fairy-tale setting, Ribbon no Kishi is the story of young Princess Sapphire who must pretend to be a male prince so she can inherit the throne (as women are not eligible to do so). This deception begins as soon as she is born, as her father the King announces his baby is a boy instead of a girl. The reason for this is that the next-in-line to the throne, Duke Duralumon, is an evil man who would repress the people if he were to become king, and because of this the King will go to any length to prevent him from taking over.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Background

Ribbon no Kishi was published in English as Princess Knight by Vertical on November 1 and December 6, 2011. The English version was split into two volumes, rather than the original three. A digital version was published August 12, 2015.

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Tonitonichopchop
Jan 31, 2015
I think it's only fair to start this review by mentioning I'm a big fan of Osamu Tezuka's works. He's created some of the best manga in history and his influence has been absolutely integral to the growth of anime and manga as a whole. However, despite Princess Knight paving the way for future manga and anime, by today's standards it's a tough pill to swallow.

Princess Knight (Known in Japan as Ribbon Knight) is a fairytale story set mostly in the kingdom of Silverland. In the world of Princess Knight, unborn children are given either a girl heart or a boy heart, and this influences read more
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fujifruit
Aug 4, 2012
I apologize that this review is a bit of a mess.

Princess Knight is a shoujo manga written by Osamu Tezuka in 1953. It is also one of the earliest shoujo manga in existence. It (probably) inspired many classics like Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rose of Versailles, and many more. I will be reviewing Vertical's release, which is 2 volumes.

Art: Love old Disney cartoons? Then you'll probably love the artwork. Unfortunately, I don't like it at all. The male characters often feature exaggerated facial proportions, while the female characters feature much of the same. None of the characters are particularly attractive, ignoring the young female lead.To read more
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