Niehime to Kemono no Ou
Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
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Niehime to Kemono no Ou

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Synonyms: Princess of the sacrifice & King of the beast
Japanese: 贄姫と獣の王
English: Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 89
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 5, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020
Genres: Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Tomofuji, Yuu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 40184,018 users)
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Ranked: #9042
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Popularity: #1254
Members: 15,259
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One hundred years ago, there was a great war between humanity and beastkind. Once the war ended, an annual tradition was proposed where a female sacrifice would be taken from the humans to be eaten by the King of Beasts. This tradition continues on as the 99th sacrifice, 15-year-old Sariphi, is taken from her village to the kingdom of Ozmargo, a miasma-filled realm where beasts live and human entry is forbidden.

But Sariphi is not like the previous sacrifices. Her optimism and lack of fear towards the beasts and her fate surprises the otherwise fearsome King. Intrigued by the sacrificial princess and her history, he allows her to freely roam around the kingdom until the night of revelation despite the potential outrage. Little do Sariphi and the King know, their short time spent together has slowly set the stage for something unimaginably different for the future of Ozmargo.

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Niehime to Kemono no Ou was published in English as Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts by Yen Press from May 22, 2018 to April 26, 2022.

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Oct 22, 2023
Shoujo isn’t exactly my favourite genre. Still, once in a while I give it a try, and once in a whole there is a title that surprises. Sacrificial Princess is one of those.

What’s interesting is that usually when a shoujo manga is good, it’s because it’s closer to other demographics and is shoujo more on a technicality. In this case though, it’s really a pure shoujo manga, simply with actually good writing. And by that I don’t mean that the author added sex and violence to make it appear more mature (I’m looking at you Nana). No, the characters and the themes are the main ...
Apr 5, 2023
This manga is a simple yet delightful fantasy shoujo that will be enjoyed by both fans of shoujo manga and fans of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Although it does not attempt anything new within the genre and occasionally dives into classic shoujo tropes, it is still a fun read.

Story: 7/10
If you are looking for a revolutionary fantasy manga that tries to do new things, then I would not recommend this; however, the story is still fun and engaging. The setting is fantastical and immersive, and the characters all have their own charms. I personally would have gone in a slightly different ...
Nov 12, 2022
Well, a rehash of the original Beauty and the Beast, but it differs enough to be distinct. Usually I don't really like stories where the the main character is a Mary Sue, however in this case the execution was really good, so it hit me right in the feels. Hence, the whole story is kinda idealistic, and naive, but sometimes it is good to fantasize about a better world. If you want to escape from the reality, than this one is for you.

This is a romance at the core, so the characters are one of the most important aspect, and they are excellent. Despite most ...

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