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.
First I do what to say this manga does have its charm. It is meant to be a romantic comedy, and it succeeds in that aspect. But as somebody who is a huge sucker for historical romance, I feel somewhat teased by the drama in this.
Yes, the manga does touch what many political/historical romance deal with, but in a romantic comedy way, hence why I do feel a bit let down, but not dishearten, man this manga got me rooting for more.
But I do not want anybody thinking that this makes this a bad, it’s not, and I just suffer from saiunkoku-fan-heartbrea and
it weights my opinion of the story. I am not trying to scare anybody away form it, I am all for reading it, I am just going to have my say.
[Also this manga is still continuing so things may change, (fingers cross, for it is cute) but now a quick summery of things]
The art is nice, I can’t say anything for the historical correctness for the attire, no I really can’t, like for every historical whatever I read/watch I take its word for it unless it looks really misplaced.
There is one but…its not something that forces you to keep attention to every action and word. While they do have some small subplots, it’s nothing really suspenseful, as I said it’s a romantic comedy so its very safe drama, but the historical romance fangirl in me wants something more!!! I WANT TO BE HEARTBROKEN!! I FEEL SO TEASED BY THAT DANM HAN FAMILY AND ASSAISSIN IN CHAPTER 2!
Characters: (right am going to try cut it down for I can write pages about in depth character development, motivations and whatnot for days but this is suppose to be a review, so it might be a bit choppy. Sorry)
Yuurin, is a headstrong character always motivated into doing her best, she is kind and puts her trust in others easily for she wants to see the best in others. We don’t get a reason why she took the job in the first place, other than she needs money. (Hey we all need money, but I won’t take a job that won’t tell me what it is before I apply) We just start with her taking the job and than she brakes something, and we get a mix of the plot of Ouran Host Club in here. And if they wanted her to be a daughter of a low ranking official who is poor, ok, but I love seeing that stuff developed, not told. We got to see Haruhi’s lifestyle and flashbacks to her earlier life, its about time ‘Wolf King’s Bride’ followed. I want flashbacks. Not just for Yuurin but also for the Haku (Wolf King).
The Wolf King is exactly who he is, a ruthless, intimidating Wolf King, but he has a soft side, that he only shares with Yuurin. The audience learns it is not as much as Yuurin believes. I would love to get to know more about the Wolf King, his childhood, how he became such renowned king, and how his experiences make Yuurin so irreplaceable to him. (He said he grew up by the border, maybe he and Yuurin had a chance meeting, maybe that how Yuurin ended up in the palace for he set it all up) A few moments out of the present or palace could add so much to these characters. (I really enjoyed chapters 12-14 for this reason)
Overall I do enjoy the story. It’s a stronger romantic comedy, than a political romance. It is still publishing so I got my fingers crossed for some heart pumping drama to pick up! The banquet really got me hooked and Yuurin is dedicated to become a pro-temp-consort by overcoming her nervousness around the Wolf King “act” and I really appreciate the story for these developments (some mangas just stay on long round-a-bout plot until the last few chapters and it drives me up the walls).