Sugar Princess
Sugar Princess: Skating to Win
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Sugar Princess

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Japanese: シュガープリンセス
English: Sugar Princess: Skating to Win
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 22
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 5, 2005 to Dec 19, 2006
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Nakajo, Hisaya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 11481,148 users)
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Ranked: #77582
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Popularity: #7782
Members: 2,463
Favorites: 8


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Maaya Kurinoki's ordinary life is turned upside down when she fails to convince her younger brother to give ice skating a try following her successful attempt at landing a double axel. Impressed by the display of skill from a complete amateur, figure skating coach Eishi Todou recruits Maaya to become the skating partner of Shun Kanou—one of his pupils and a decorated figure skater. However, Shun is cold toward Maaya as he wants nothing to do with pair skating after a falling out with his former skating partner.

Wanting him to rekindle his passion for pairs' skating, Todou strikes a deal with Shun to train Maaya to be skilled enough to pass the sixth-grade skating badge test. In exchange, he will grant Shun the freedom to make his own career decisions and participate in singles' competitions. Refusing to play his coach's game, Shun rejects the proposal, but he cannot keep his eyes off of the young girl, who seems to be a natural at skating. As the two are forced to work together, will they be able to overcome their struggles and come out on top?

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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. The manga has also been published in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing Co. Ltd. from January 13, 2006 to June 22, 2007 and in French by Editions Tonkam on May 20, 2009.



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 ...
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 ...
Aug 29, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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