Yi Summer and Loshii are orphans, both having met each other at their adoptive parents' home. Because of the shadows remaining from their childhood, they are both shrouded in the midst of wariness. However, when Yi Summer and her brother meet an embarrassing situation during a singing competition, Loshii helps them out, and the iciness that separates both of them gradually melts. Seeing what has happened, as well as in an attempt to break both of them up, Ozen, who deeply loves Yi Summer and is the heir to the company that founded their school, sends Loshii off to England to study…
Five years later, Loshii has become a superstar, with countless number of fans to his name. Yi Summer, having become an orphan once again as her adoptive parents died the year Loshii left, is a new artiste of a records company, and meets Loshii. Ozen, on the other hand, having lost his memory of Yi Summer five years ago due to a car accident, also sees Yi Summer once again as well. With all three main characters back on the scene and their disputes of love and hate, what will happen between them then? Who will Yi Summer pick in the end?
Show Princess is a manga adapted from a Chinese novel, which was then turned into the live-action Taiwanese drama called: “Summer’s Desire”. The story revolves around Summer the protagonist and has enough twist and turns to keep you in place until you’ve untangled the whole story. Drama, mystery and romance in equal proportions, what more could one want?
There’s a dark theme through-out and possessiveness is at its epitome! Each character is pretty deep and you can never really decide which side to support in the love-triangle- there are just too many faces to each character!
The manga has only gone up to 8 chapters so
far, so I’d recommend to watch the drama too! Am keeping this review short on purpose to avoid spoiling ^^
Just because I feel the need to rant about this. Beware of spoilers.
Besides the fact that half of the pages were gone on the website I was reading this on, I still got the gist of this manga. And I want to cry and rip my hair out at the same time.
The story was very promising. I, personally, love reading cliche plots because to me they rarely get old, but like, it has to be executed properly. Trying not to get into too many spoilers, the story is about a girl who was adopted by her parents, and then they soon adopt another
boy. But she's dating this rich kid, and so this rich kid is not very happy when the main character gets close to her adoptive brother. So out of jealousy (he's so petty oml) he kicks this adoptive brother to England to study.
Flash forward to 5 years later. They meet again, and many things had happened in this protagonist's life, and I'm pretty sure half of these events were only used as a plot device so that she could seem like a strong older sister... I felt like all these things were being thrown into my face with no content whatsoever. Of course, that may also be because a lot of pages were missing, but it felt so disjointed i was like what is going on??
Although I really enjoy the premise of the entertainment industry and the struggles it brings, I think it takes for a really good idea.
I wouldn't say that the art was incredible, but it was still okay. It was pretty good actually, I noticed a lot of good things about the art and nothing seemed incredibly un-proportional to me.
So here's where everything goes downhill... the characters. I love strong female protagonists. In fact, that's my favorite kind of manga, where the female protagonist's are independent. So I enjoyed this part of the female protagonists' personality. Everything else, however, was poor. I constantly wanted to cry while reading this. The rich kid she dates has the most poor personality ever, he was so petty and so jealous half of the time and I didn't really get much else from him, but then suddenly he loses his memories of ONLY her?? The other guy in the love triangle was not as bad, I actually liked the depth behind his personality and how he wasn't just a shallow popular kid, but after being stuck in England for 5 years he's the most popular celebrity?? AND THEN THE MAIN CHARACTER. FOR FREAKING SAKE. Sure, you're strong and sure, you know how to handle yourself and take care of other people. In fact, I admire your independence. But like, why are you so freaking indecisive?? CAN'T YOU PICK ONE GOD DANG GUY? You literally hugged and kissed one guy and threw the other one out, and then five chapters later you threw that guy away and realized you loved the other one? Are you really that indecisive? Like you give this guy hope that there's mutual love and then you ruin all his hopes and dreams. This relationship got me so frustrated while reading this. I normally adore love triangles and the drama it brings, but man, this was going over the top.
I enjoyed it okay. I would have enjoyed it so much more if not for the characters. It had so much potential I'm just so frustrated that it could have been executed so much better.
You can read this manga if you'd like. It's actually not that bad, I wish that I had been able to read the missing pages though. Just be prepared for the stress and frustration it causes you.