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Alternative Titles

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: 8.381 (scored by 7327 users)
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Ranked: #2612
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Popularity: #317
Members: 22,151
Favorites: 1,363
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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 goofy 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. (Especially Hanamori, who had me laughing pretty much every time he appeared.)

There's a review on here that insisted that the author read more
Jan 18, 2018
redbirdbreadbird (All reviews)
Kuragehime is great for young teen/adolescent girls who feel a bit out of place from the mainstream, but have no less passion for what they love. Kuragehime's main focus is on female friendship and having passion for doing what you love.

The Set-Up: Tsukimi is a member of the 'amars', an all-women's living quarters full of socially-awkward young women. One day, Tsukimi is trying to rescue a jellyfish from poor living conditions in a pet store, and a stylish young woman comes to her rescue. This cool girl turns out to be a fashion-obsessed young boy by the name of Kuranosuke, who is the 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


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