Nov 26, 2007
The beginning of Boy Princess is very rushed, and after starting it I began to wonder if it would even be worthwhile to keep reading. Once things slowed down, however, and the focus settled on the absolutely mind-boggling relationship between Jed and Nicole, I immediately forgave the rushed start and became more and more involved with the story, which is far more complicated than it seems at first glance.
Boy Princess certainly has its share of humourous and lighthearted moments, but it has just as many scenes that make you go, "Huh?" and "No way!", and even a few that'll break your heart. The characters are
certainly intriguing, and even the ones that sit on the sidelines get their chance to shine. The complex plot is hard to take in at first, but as more is revealed everything starts to makes sense.
For the record, this isn't strictly a shounen-ai manhwa. It has rather large doses of straight couplings too, and I even found myself enjoying those relationships.
I picked Boy Princess up as a light shounen-ai read, but I got so much more. When I read the last page I came away with tears on my face. An extremely enjoyable manhwa that will always hold a place in me, and that I thoroughly recommend for anyone who likes this genre.
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