Princess Jellyfish
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, JoseiJosei, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Higashimura, Akiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Kiss


Score: 8.281 (scored by 1069910,699 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #370
Members: 32,378
Favorites: 1,696
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Princess Jellyfish
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Tsukimi Kurashita has wanted to be a princess ever since her youth. However, at 18 years old, she finds herself far from that dream. Instead, she has become a plain and shy girl who spends most of her time and money on her biggest obsession: jellyfish.

Tsukimi lives with her fellow niche hobbyists in the all-female Amamizukan apartment complex, where the two most important rules are to avoid stylish people and men. Tsukimi has always abided by these rules until one evening—while rescuing a spotted jellyfish—she encounters a classy, princess-like woman. After allowing the girl to stay the night, Tsukimi is shocked to discover that the person is not a woman at all.

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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
marblegirl (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. Things became intense. The story was really 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
Dec 17, 2018
jepifish (All reviews)
'Kuragehime' is a gem. Granted, it's a gem that still needs to be cut, polished, and set into a ring, but it's still very well worth the read. Higashimura does so much right with this story, with her characters, and with the world that she built. Unfortunately, she doesn't quite nail the landing.

This isn't even a problem with the writing, as much as it is a problem with Higashimura stretching herself too thin with multiple projects, as well as herself and her editorial team not planning the spacing of the last arc of the manga. There was definitely room for two more volumes in 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

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