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Sugar Princess

Sugar Princess

Alternative Titles

English: Sugar Princess: Skating to Win
Japanese: シュガープリンセス

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 5, 2005 to Dec 19, 2006
Genres: Shoujo
Authors: Nakajo, Hisaya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 982 users)
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Ranked: #68652
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Popularity: #3488
Members: 1,904
Favorites: 9
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Synopsis

When Maya Kurinoki takes her little brother to the local ice-skating rink for the first time, she's got her hands full just trying to get him to let go of the bar. To inspire a bit of bravery in him, she attempts a double axel-and lands it! Maya never imagined that this jump would change her life... or that a coach named Eishi Todo would vow to make her a figure skating "princess"! Now all Maya has to do is convince famous skater Shun Kano to become her partner. Too bad Shun doesn't want to have anything to do with her!

(Source: Shojo Beat)

Background

Sugar Princess was published in English as Sugar Princess: Skating to Win by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from August 5, 2008 to November 4, 2008.

Characters

Kanou, Shun
Kanou, Shun
Main
Kurinoki, Maaya
Kurinoki, Maaya
Main


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yakusoku
Jan 17, 2009
A short 2-volume manga by the same author of the well-known romance, Hana-Kimi.

The story revolves a girl, Maya, who has a growing talent - skating. She starts out at a public skating rink and does an advanced skating technique for the first time just from watching it on TV. Coincidentally, she is spotted by a guy who wants to pair her up with a more advanced skater, Shun. He is at first arrogant and cold about having to be her coach. The story progresses with her practicing, learning, and bonding with Shun. The plot is predictable, but you can't expect too much out of a read more
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maybelletea
Aug 29, 2013
First off, I'm surprised how few manga revolve around figure skating- or at least few are commonly known. I picked this up for the sole reason that I really wanted to read a manga about this sport; I wasn't disappointed because my expectations weren't extremely high. A two volume series is not going to leave much in the span of character development and plot development. It was okay- though nothing it was extraordinary, it's worth a read for those interesting in figure skating.

The premise of a young girl starting figure skating as a teenager is appeals to me- I like a main character discovering they read more
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marya
Mar 25, 2010
I only started reading this manga because of the author...i really liked hana-kimi and i hoped that this manga would be a funny and original one..but i was wrong. I do not understand this japanese manga cliche with very clumsy and average looking heroines..this was yet another manga with an average girl who is always saved by the good+looking, good at everything boy. the story was also a little far-fetched..i mean she could do a double axel jump when she had never skated before. There was very little character development as the manga itself was quite short. The only thing i enjoyed was the art..Shun read more
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Mylene
Oct 22, 2016
Sugar Princess is a surprisingly short series, especially compared to the other well-known series by Nakajo Hisaya, Hana-Kimi. It is a very condensed story but some how doesn't feel rushed. Instead, it feels abbreviated, like you're not quite getting the real meat of the story.

The characters are likable enough, but ultimately flat due to the lack of space to fully develop them. Maya is the stereotypical shoujo heroine: vapid, klutzy, but ultimately determined to beat the odds no matter how little she actually knows about what she's doing. Meanwhile, her male counterpart, Shun, is aloof, cold, and always badgering Maya about read more
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