Ouji-sama to Haiiro no Hibi
The Prince in His Dark Days
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Ouji-sama to Haiiro no Hibi

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English: The Prince in His Dark Days
Japanese: 王子様と灰色の日々


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 28, 2011 to May 28, 2013
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo, Gender BenderGender Bender
Authors: Yamanaka, Hiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: ARIA


Score: 7.061 (scored by 479479 users)
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Ranked: #69342
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Popularity: #6634
Members: 1,910
Favorites: 19
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Atsuko's father is a drunk, and she's shunned by her classmates as "the poor kid." Walking the streets in a dark fog of despair, Atsuko cons perverts out of their money to survive. Then, one day, she meets Itaru, the heir to a wealthy family, who happens to look exactly like her. Itaru hatches a plan: Atsuko will live his tedious public life for him, and she will get a taste of the luxuries enjoyed by the 1%. Everybody's (finally) happy. Right?

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)


Ouji-sama to Haiiro no Hibi was published in English as The Prince in His Dark Days by Kodansha Comics USA from September 27, 2016 to April 11, 2017.

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Jul 8, 2020
rinsanada (All reviews)
This series was better than I thought it would be. It wasn't your typical shoujo manga where girl falls in love with boy and boy doesn't like her at first and then he does and then they get together and have trouble trying to stay together.

The MC was actually not waiting for love but against it and was basically doing what she had to do to survive in her situation. Although it does have the cliche underline part about how he likes her and doesn't show it at first and won't until he realizes that everything she does is for him, but also for her read more
Dec 6, 2020
Ninjanime (All reviews)
Ninjanime's Manga Reviews:

The Prince In His Dark Days

Author: Hico Yamanaka

Status: Completed

Length: 4 Volumes/21 Chapters

Released: Spring 2011-Spring 2013

Genres: Romance, Gender Bender, Drama, Shojo

Serialisation: ARIA

Cross dressing as someone else because they're also cross dressing?!

So recently I finished reading a Manga series called The Prince In His Dark Days. I didn't plan to review it but after finishing it I had a huge smile on my face, a feeling of completing a really good story. One I haven't had in a while. You know I love my Romance and Shojo stories and this series very loosely fits into those read more
Aug 31, 2018
sshio (All reviews)
Tbh I have no clue why this has such a low rating. I tend to rate things lower than average and I was surprised that a manga like this didn't even break 7.25! This isn't your typical shoujo; it deals with topics rarely seen in shoujo, such as identity, what it means to be happy, making it refreshing and worthwhile.

Unlike typical shoujos, the mc isn't some weak and helpless girl waiting for love to save her. Instead, she's a truly admirable character that you'll come to love for sure. The same can be said for other characters too.

The art is simple and fits the mood read more
May 10, 2021
Qailah0616 (All reviews)
This isn't your typical romance shoujo manga. I loved the beautiful art and how the author closed everything off. What makes this manga so beautiful is the fact that they don't romanticize the trauma. Everyone in this manga has their past and the author does a well of not making it "I met my love, so all my trauma is gone". The manga shows them slowly getting out of their trauma and becoming the better person.

Another thing is that it doesn't only focus on romance, it also focuses on a group of young people who are struggling. It shows how even though Itaru is read more

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this is like that one garfield movie
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why is this so underrated?
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