Shounen Oujo
Mimic Royal Princess
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Shounen Oujo

Alternative Titles

English: Mimic Royal Princess
Synonyms: Shonen Oujo, Boy Princess
Japanese: 少年王女


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 34
Status: On Hiatus
Published: Jan 22, 2011 to Apr 15, 2017
Genres: FantasyFantasy, ShoujoShoujo, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Yukihiro, Utako (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic it


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Ranked: #16772
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Popularity: #2087
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In the former kingdom of Morrigan, countless lives were lost due to war and rebellion alike. When women usurped all positions of power, new laws dictated that only they could earn income and receive inheritances, while men lost the majority of their rights and were reduced to mere objects of scorn. Morrigan became a queendom wrapped in an illusory peace. Outside of the royal court, especially, the people continued to suffer; however, now the men were subjected to the worst of the pain and humiliation.

Albert is a young orphan living near Morrigan's harbor. One day, despite warnings from his guardian Martha, he and his friend Theodore head toward the town's center to observe preparations for the Queen's birthday festival. Unsurprisingly, as they are boys unaccompanied by an adult, they are captured by slave traders and immediately readied to be sold. An elegantly dressed man offers an exorbitant price in order to purchase them both—though he clearly displays a preference for Albert.

Introducing himself as Guy Schwarzwald, the man transports Albert and Theodore to a palace where they are to meet their new master. Albert is unsure what surprises him more—that he is now the property of Princess Alexia Lumiere, heir apparent to the throne, or that somehow she looks exactly like him!

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Shounen Oujo began serialization in Sylph in March, 2011, after which it transferred to the Comic it magazine and continued to be serialized from 2015 to 2017. Comic it was discontinued in February, 2018, and since then, this series has been on indefinite hiatus. In December, 2018, the author Utako Yukihiro posted on Twitter that it has been difficult to get the serialization restarted, but she is hopeful that this title will return one day.

Shounen Oujo has been published in German as Mimic Royal Princess by Carlsen Manga since February 25, 2014.


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Nov 17, 2012
Momo33 (All reviews)
Expecting the cliched "happily ever after"? Well this is far from it.

Things start off airy fairy but get to chapter 7 and BAM! it hits you on the real and darker side of the monarchical system.

In a women dominated society, meet your commoner boy who "coincidentally" is the splitting image of the princess. He is captured by slave traders but bought by the princess as her substitute. From then on, he learns about the princess' world (at first unwillingly) while the princess wants to learn about the outside world. THAT'S the airy fairy bit. After that, things hit you quickly and unexpectedly just when read more
Jun 23, 2012
shairanime (All reviews)
At the first two chapters, I thought of Daughter of Evil- a vocaloid song. It is very good and I was suprise that it has a low ranking here in myanimelist. It probably isn't very popular but I urge you to read it.

The story wasn't that original but I still like it.

The art was very good, not the best but it was likable and I'm sure you won't hate it.

There were only a few characters at the first part( not sure about volume2). Sometimes I get confuse at albert and the princess because they look alike.

I enjoyed this series very much. Although it wasn't one read more
Sep 10, 2015
MaceMillennium (All reviews)
The manga series 'Shounen Oujo' left me a thirsty impression. At first, I thought this manga is just like other gender bender stories which two individuals are look alike, and later they will switch places, experience each other lives and realize how hard to live the life of other. But my prediction betrays me when the main character Albert reach the point of no return. It made me wonder how he will carry out the duties of Princess Alexia and how long he will be able to pretend as her. I also want to know how will Albert change the views of his country.

Shounen read more
Nov 27, 2017
Juziy (All reviews)
A really good manga. It doesn't have one leading outstanding aspect, but it's really solid on most aspects and I can't think of anything major I'd change about it.

I picked this up because I liked the setting and there were interesting elements in the synopsis (cross dressing plus pretend royalty), but I didn't expect that much. What I got though, really exceeded my expectations.

This is a story about identity, responsibility, resolve, discrimination, politics, and more.

Identity - usually for gender benders it's just about hiding their gender yet mostly being themselves, but shounen oujo is interesting because it also involves being someone else. It's not about read more

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