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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Japanese: 王子様と灰色の日々
English: The Prince in His Dark Days
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 28, 2011 to May 28, 2013
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Crossdressing Crossdressing
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: ARIA
Authors: Yamanaka, Hiko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.991 (scored by 567567 users)
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Ranked: #81072
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Popularity: #6752
Members: 2,278
Favorites: 15
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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.


Sekiuchi, Ryou
Nogi, Itaru

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Aug 31, 2018
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 ...
Jul 8, 2020
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 ...
Dec 6, 2020
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The Prince In His Dark Days

Author: Hico Yamanaka

Status: Completed

Length: 4 Volumes/21 Chapters


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