Yuurin, the daughter of a low ranking government officer, came to the royal palace after hearing of a job with higher wages. However, that job is to act as the bride of Haku Reishou, who is feared as being the ruthless and heartless "His Majesty, the Wolf." In the royal palace where conspiracies swirl, after learning His Majesty's secret, Yuurin ends up stuck being his temporary bride...!?
Volume 2: Hoshi no Yoru ni wa Afureru Uso wo
Honestly, this is one of the funniest stories I've read in a while and it's not horridly romance but instead, just right. The male lead is wonderful in the fact that he keeps you guessing and he's cool and handsome like in most shoujo manga. The heroine is where it's at though. She's not whiny and a do nothing like many heroines in shoujo manga. She's actually really admirable and it results in lots of amazing plot twists. This is a must read and a must reread!
I feel like I need to give this manga a proper review. The reviews on here seem to paint this work as an adorable original story that is charming. While I will give the story the point that it is humorous it is not all that much fun to read, it definitely is very predicable and honestly makes me want to take back the couple hours I spent reading this. But since I like to give a fair review, I'll let you decide and cite reason for what I think.
From here on there will be some VERY minor spoilers:
The Good: Its in old Japan
so that's a good start and the set up has good potential, a low class girl who plays the wife of the wolf like king for money and primarily to pay off debts, her adventures are humorous and slapstick, often ending in a comedic situation. That's where the good ends.
The bad: This plot, while original at the beginning quickly relies on troops. Its very clear to see that the story was meant to be a one-shot because the plot is wrapped up nicely in the first chapter. After that her emerging feelings mysteriously disappear until chapter 25 or so. The plot is watery with no real go in mind other than the fact that the author obviously wants the series to continue and makes her pay back debts that are a little too ridiculous. Like hanging around an extra 5 or so months because she put a small crack in the wall.
Don't really ned a good or bad here, I mean it looks like every other shoujo manga, and by every other shoujo mangas I mean works such as (but not limited to): Fruits Basket, Last Game, Horimiya, Taiyou no Ie, Arakure, Mixed Vegtables, Special A, and many many more. Definitely nothing special
The good: Well... there are some attractive guys I guess?
The bad: Look, maybe its not always bad but both characters resemble other characters so much its depressing. For example the wolf king bears a striking resemblance to Kyouya in Black Prince and Wolf Girl (sound familiar?), and Kyo from Fruits Basket, and Ikuto from Shugo Chara. The girl is so common its sad she is VERY similar to Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Every main character from Io Sakisaka (ie Ao Haru Ride, and Strobe Edge), Hikari from Special A, and basically every "strong" "hope, optimism, and love" character written in shoujo manga in the last 50 years.
It keeps you entertained enough to keep reading I guess...
Basically its a VERY timeworn formula that manga artists and authors like to use because I guess people like it. However, if you are going to get engaged in a long running slow moving story, do yourself a favor and read Skip Beat or maybe Ouke no Monshou if your okay with VERY old art and plot circles. Better yet, read Special A. As I've been hinting at through this summary, Special A has done everything this manga attempts to do and better only in a more modern setting with more characters and more comedy.
I'm not trying to hate on this manga, making a manga is hard work! But in the case of this one, its not all that fabulous. Furthermore, read it yourself and see what you think, perhaps this girl has been into shoujo manga too long and no longer appreciates a classically plotted story. Could be just me, but please do decide for yourself and keep ALL the comments in mind.
First of all, this is my VERY first review.. so it might not be that helpful as the others but.. please don't hate. Hehehe..
So when I read the synopsis of this manga, I was VERY excited. When I started reading it, I guess it didn't fail me.
The plot line is very good. A story of a king who hires females as a temporary bride but in a secret. There are also times when the plot line muddles the story but.. overall the story is great.
Well, the art is decent.. I guess. Yeah, it's decent. It's just like some typical shoujo manga. Overall..
King Reishou is a very awesome character. I really love the way he acts as the wolf king but very childlish and nice when he talks to Yuurin. Hehehe
I really enjoyed this manga and I think you will too. The comedy value of this story is very great. Mostly every chapter will make you laugh.
Overall I think you should definitely read it. There's just so much hype in this manga. If you really love romance/comedy mangas.. just like me.. you should definitely check this out.
Ookami-heika no Ha nayome:
The story overall is very good. The plot line at times muddles with the story, however the general theme is still present.
The art is amazing! The expressions are clear, and the reader is able to properly see what emotion the characters are wanting to show.
The wolf king is an awesome character! It takes awhile to understand his true nature ;) but once you do, you laugh at the acts he preforms and lengths that he goes to, to fluster up the main character Tei Yuurin. Yuurin is another really good character- she surprises us all with the fact
that she tries to do more for the wolf king than just be a normal bride, who sits and just looks pretty. Shes VERY unpredictable (that's why I love her so much!) her acts surprise's everyone.
Really a good read. I was hooked the first day, and read all the chapters that were available. The romance starts slow, and grows chapter by chapter.
Read it! It wont hurt you! It will make you laugh, and wish for more.
Hope you enjoy!