Kitchen no Ohimesama
Kitchen Princess
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Kitchen no Ohimesama

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Japanese: キッチンのお姫さま
English: Kitchen Princess
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 3, 2004 to Sep 3, 2008
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Nakayoshi
Authors: Kobayashi, Miyuki (Story), Ando, Natsumi (Art)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 1150111,501 users)
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Ranked: #8392
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Popularity: #664
Members: 21,859
Favorites: 925

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Najika Kazami is a girl who is passionate about food, whether it comes to eating or cooking. She treasures the place she calls home, an orphanage in Hokkaido called Lavender House, as well as its owner, Hagio. But as much as Hagio and the fellow orphans love her, Najika decides to leave the orphanage to attend a special academy in Tokyo, hoping to achieve her dreams of being a pastry chef.

However, Najika has another reason for leaving for the academy. She hopes to find the boy she calls the "Flan Prince"—a boy who touched her heart with a cup of flan seven years ago. Now 13 years old, Najika finds that the spoon that he left behind with the flan shares its emblem with the school she has been accepted to—the prestigious Seika Academy.

With high hopes, Najika enters her school's beautiful campus and becomes a first-year student in Seika's junior high division. While unpopular with her fellow classmates due to her love of eating, she seems to find support from two boys who recognize her culinary talents—the popular brothers Daichi and Sora Kitazawa. Will Najika be able to find her place in the academy with her cooking, and perhaps also reunite with her Flan Prince?

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Kitchen no Ohimesama won the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award for children's manga.

The series was published by Del Rey from January 30, 2007 to July 7, 2009. Kodansha Comics USA picked up the license and republished it in a four-volume omnibus edition from June 5, 2012 to June 18, 2013.

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Jun 12, 2009
lovelove (All reviews)
This is an outstanding manga.
story is about a female heroine who has absolute taste in food and can create dishes that brings smiles to everyone. the heroine is an orphan raised in Hokkaido with people that are warm and supportive of her cooking. Her deceased parents were also one of the greatest pastry chefs known all around the world. Because of her family history as well as her absolute taste, she gets invited to a prestigious school. One of the main reasons for the heroine to accept the scholarship to the school is to find her Flan Prince who's given her strength during her read more
Feb 18, 2009
sakurakissx3 (All reviews)
this manga is GREAT!! i love the characters and the storyline as well. its an awesome roller coaster love story which gets better and better as the story progresses. so basically:
hehe thats what i can say overall
May 1, 2011
Magdalen (All reviews)
Having found this from a recommendation sending me from Beauty Pop to here, I wasn't expecting much.
But I must admit, I got more than I was hoping for.

The story maybe isn't the most original, but in the world of shoujo manga, what is these days? The female protagonist, Nijika, as a young girl is saved by a mysterious boy who tells her "When you eat something good, you smile." These words, a flan dessert, a spoon with the engraving of a famous academy named Seika and her promise that she will one day make him the best dessert ever, stick with Nijika, until she studies read more
Mar 30, 2010
Egypt-chan (All reviews)
Simply put, it's a sugar-encrusted dessert of a manga.

More elaborately put...well, let's start simply with the characters. Our protagonist Najika has a tragic history, but is an excellent cook and seems to be a very kind, caring and generally nice person. A little bit of a Mary-Sue, but not horrible.

Our two male leads don't have much background when we first meet them, and though this does change later, we still aren't very sympathetic with their love for Najika. The supporting cast is mediocre at best, most of the characters fitting easily into stereotypes without much pushing and shoving.

The tragedy of Najika's past is continually put read more

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