Ribbon no Kishi
Princess Knight
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Ribbon no Kishi

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Synonyms: Princesse Saphir, Ribbon Knight
Japanese: リボンの騎士
English: Princess Knight
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1953 to Jan 1956
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Crossdressing Crossdressing
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Shoujo Club
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 10981,098 users)
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Ranked: #49522
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Popularity: #5997
Members: 3,043
Favorites: 28


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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.

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Jan 31, 2015
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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.

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Aug 4, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Sep 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
As you all know, this is not just a manga for young girls but a manga for young girls in the 1960's and the dialogue if you have the Vertical translation very much shows. If you are curious to read it, you best be aware of the dated trappings of this work, and that very much includes gender.

As a big fan of the Takarazuka Revue all the way from childhood, Osamu Tezuka wanted Princess Knight to be his experiences with the revue in manga form in the way of a "beauty in male clothing." When you read the story, you will very much see that ...

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