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: 7.901 (scored by 1254712,547 users)
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Ranked: #9692
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Popularity: #739
Members: 24,525
Favorites: 997


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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.



Feb 9, 2024
I really like this manga. The premise is simple enough. Najika, the main character, was depressed due to the death of her parents, when she was a kid. A boy gives her some flan to cheer her up, which works! She calls him her Flan Prince, and that kickstarts her passion for cooking, baking specifically. She hones her craft to get into a prestigious cooking academy, in order to meet her Flan Prince.

I will say that the plot is simple enough, and this manga is full of cliches. You have the parent who hates the love interest of their ...
Jul 20, 2016
This is one of the manga's I recommend to friends that enjoy a lighthearted story with romance intertwined. I wouldn't say this manga is one of my favourites, but I always find myself thinking back to it time to time. It's a mange that you can't forget very easily.
I say this because the first couple of chapters are lighthearted until you get hit with something you did not expect.
If you are losing hope in this mange, I recommend you read until you get to the middle because that is when the story really begins to launch.
Overall, I'd give this manga:

ART - ...
Sep 22, 2020
Mixed Feelings
It is a nice and cute manga about food and romance. The story is pretty good and the charcters are well defined.
HOWEVER the art just sucks. At the end of the manga I had to force myself to continue reading because it was just too painful to see. These enormous eyes and the mouth are just terribly drawn and the character's expressions are always the same, I seriously wonder whether the author just copy-pasted it. This was just so dreadful that it dragged the enjoyment down.
The romance part was fairly good tough, a lot of things happened you didn't expect to happen.
Also something else: There ...

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