Shindou Rei (Cinderella) comes from a very poor family. Her only clothes are hand-me-downs from her brother, even her school uniform. So everyone always mistakes her for a boy. Even her close friend Hakuba Ouji (white horse prince), who starts developing confusing feelings toward her all the while believing she's a boy. Tsukumo Yuki (Snow White) is the leader of a delinquent gang and falls in love with Rei at first sight, also believing her to be a boy.
I found this piece of a gem in a manga app. And i'm glad I did.
Boku wa Ohimesama ni Narenai is one of those manga you'll forget after a short while but the time you had reading it was filled with joy. I'm actually a bit surprised why this manga isn't as popular on this site because it definitely deserves to be.
There's funny characters, amazing facial expressions, and a lot of ridiculous dialogue. The cast is incredibly stupid as they pretty much misunderstand everything that they hear but the things they do because of those misunderstandings always makes me smile. The art on the
other hand is also great. Once you read a few chapters, you'll find it surprising how such simple artwork can bring out the best of a laugh. The facial expressions, in particular, is what i'm talking about. Those faces are just...extremely funny. Never gets repetitive.
I guess the only problem I might have with this manga is that it ends rather suddenly. It honestly leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
With that said, you definitely should read Boku wa Ohimesama ni Narenai. Just beware of that ending. If you like a funny cast of characters, simple but good artwork, and ridiculous comedy then this right here fits the bill.
So i'm gonna start by saying i was looking forward to this. The description sounded really interesting and unique.
While it is a good story, It didn't meet my expectations. It falls short on a couple subjects that i was expecting/Wanting.
Let's start out by saying this first. This is the same author who made Tsurezure Children So you will find things in common such as art/Humor/Dialogue. This doesn't take away from anything. Especially sense i like the Art/Humor/Dialogue of Tsurezure Children.
Now here is where the bad parts come in. I was really kind of expecting a story centering on the fact
that the person everyone thinks is a boy is actually a girl and how peoples emotions get mixed up. While it does do this. It isn't like i was expecting. I came in thinking that this is gonna be a story of how a female who has liked males all her life starts to get feelings for the females that have a crush on her cause they think shes a boy. But the story doesn't really do this. It just has one obvious love interest and that's about it.
I was was wanting something like that so we could see how the female character starts to feel more attracted to girls than boys because of how people think of her. In the end we would get a female confessing to her. Then have the MC reveal that they are in fact a girl. Then have the relationship be iffy and finally have them both realize they like each other.
The characters :
I can not remember the names for all of them besides the MC.
Boy= Obvious love interest that is an alright character but not something you'd want as the love interest.
Shy girl = She is one of the best characters in the story in my honest opinion. She is attractive and everything but she doesn't have any real friends from lack of social skill. She is also one of the characters i ship with the MC the most.
Vanity girl = She is one of the least likable in my opinion. She isn't really that relevant to the story. Her gimmick is that she is in love with her self and that she also likes one of the fellow females in the story the Delinquent girl.
Delinquent girl = Is one of my favorites in the entire story. Probably cause she reminds me so much of Ryouko Kaji from Tsurezure Children. She is one of my favorite in that story and has for the most part the same character design. Except in this she is like Ryouko mixed with Oga from Beelzebub
Country girl = This is the second most annoying girl. She isn't really bad or anything. It's just she gets to much screen time for someone not that interesting. Her gimmick is that she isn't from the city and that she isn't used to city life.
Over all i'd say Shy girl and Delinquent girl our my favorite. In fact i'd actually ship them together more. I'd find that a fun and interesting story or someone who is shy and not sociable being in love with a Delinquent girl who is more surprised by the fact her first person to confess to her is a girl let alone someone shy and top of the class. The Shy girl is also the only one able to make the Delinquent girl be flustered and not know how to react in front of her. You could even switch it around so it's the Delinquent confessing to the shy girl.
But in the end the story is fun and a good read. It just wasn't what i was expecting sadly.
I'm not some reviewer and i can't even a write good enough review to make people read this manga . I will admit that these short 32 chapters were one of the most fun things that i have read in quite a while .
I felt ;
Overly joyed to the point that makes me question myself that why i didn't start reading Romcom manga earlier . ( I guess i should be regretting a bit but who cares , this gem of a manga is a literal gem)
I think that made it clear that i loved it , if the scores
didn't already indicate that .
The misunderstandings over misunderstandings that happened over the span of the series was both frustrating and enjoyable . I don't know how to express that in any other way other than to type that twist and turns me go "AHHHHH".... "FAAAK" .. "DAMN IT OUJI ..GET IT ALREADY THAT SHE IS A SHE ,FFS".
Usual girly reaction that girls makes when watching romcom shows . Yeah , pretty bad for the heart.
Should i even mention how adorable Shindou ( the MC ) really is ? Its not even funny how adorable she is .
( Does this even count as a legitimate "review"? I know the answer is a big "NO". Everyone does the normal reviews anyway )
I don't know what Wakabayashi-sensei's (author of Tsuredure Children, yeah) aim was when writing the character of Shindou other than the obvious Cinderella reference but damn she somehow managed to win my heart .
Lets not talk about our Prince/Ouji , he frustrated me to no end during the entire run of the manga. Don't mistake it for me finding him as a bad character ( coz he is not ) but if he was a real person i would smack some sense into him .
Other characters definitely contribute to this manga but if i talk about them on how well they fit in then i would go into Spoiler territory .
Loved the characters , loved how it progress , Didn't welcome the pacing at first but warmed up to it eventually .
Had a great time while reading it and that is seriously an underrated quality that people take for granted most of the time.
No, im not a reviewer just a person who wanted to express how he felt about this particular series .