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English: Princess Jellyfish
Synonyms: Kuragehime Heroes, Eiyuu Restuden
Japanese: 海月姫


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 93
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 25, 2008 to Aug 25, 2017
Authors: Higashimura, Akiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Kiss


Score: 8.421 (scored by 6340 users)
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Ranked: #2072
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Popularity: #316
Members: 19,480
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The story centers around Tsukimi Kurashita, a huge fan of jellyfish (kurage, a wordplay on the "kura/mi" and "tsuki/ge" in her name) and a girl who moves to Tokyo to become an illustrator. She moves into "Amamizukan," an apartment complex that is full of fujoshi (diehard female otaku) with a no-men-allowed rule. However, one day, Tsukimi invites a stylishly fashionable woman to stay at her room at Amamizukan—only to discover that the guest is not who "she" seems to be.

(Source: ANN)


Kuragehime won the Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo demographic category in 2010. It was adapted into a live-action film in Japan on December 27, 2014.

The series has been published in English as Princess Jellyfish by Kodansha Comics USA in 2-in-1 omnibuses since March 22, 2016. Crunchyroll is publishing manga digitally and released the first four volumes of the manga on July 15, 2015.

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Dec 30, 2017
mazume (All reviews)
This manga started out beautifully. The plot? Amazing. The characters? Funny and soooo unique. I was hooked in the beginning. This was one of those mangas that just kept you reading to see what happens next.

It was a long run, but alas, in the end the mangaka seemed to have given up on the story in its final chapters.

I feel like there was SO much more room for story development, as well as for the development of our characters and their relationships.

The manga was shot to a new level of interesting in the second half of the manga. Things became intense. The read more
Jan 11, 2018
pichidee (All reviews)
Princess Jellyfish is a wonderful manga. I went in with no idea what to expect really, having not even read the tagline summary but merely a screencap of a funny panel, and absolutely fell in love with its fun, extremely silly cast of characters. It wonderfully balanced a plot that got way more intense than I ever expected (and gave me a lot of anxiety while reading...) with a group of friends that had me laughing nonstop almost entirely from just their personal interactions.

There's a review on here that insisted that the author lost interest in her work near the end, but aside from a read more
Apr 7, 2011
PinkGin (All reviews)
The peaceful life of a group called the "Amars" (nun) suddenly gets disturbed by a stylish person! Wow. There's already so much contrast in that one sentence alone you know that the story is going to be good. :D

Story: 9
Art: 7
Character: 9
Enjoyment: 10

Kuragehime was first introduced to me in its anime form; I got really interested in the anime so I decided to check out the manga afterwards. For me who was also obsessed with various things like boy bands, games, movies, TV shows, and novels I can relate to the characters feelings. I wasn't an eccentric fangirl like the main characters but the emotional read more
Oct 20, 2014
Lehcara (All reviews)
Don't bother with the half finished anime- start your love for the Jellyfish Princess where it all began. This manga is fantastic, and is one of the few I salivate a little when I see an update. This is soon to be a classic in the Josei genre and is rightfully so. With it's wonderful characters, humor, art, and beautiful story, this needs to be a read next.

Story: For those who have seen the anime and want to know what happens next, read on. This takes place much later than the anime, and gets better with every turn. The story isn't so outlandish that it read more


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