Nov 21, 2019
I'm gonna do my best to review this manga with as little bias as possible...which may be difficult. So what is Sleepy Princess in a Demon Castle about you might ask? Welp...it's about a Sleepy Princess in a Demon Castle, what you mean? The name literally sums up the synopsis of this whole series. A Princess get's kidnapped by Demon's, and all she wants to do with her time is...find the most random and idiotic ways to help her get to sleep? Hm, interesting...seems like a synopsis like that would get pretty old after a while...heh, you'd think so anyway, but it doesn't. Let's dive
into this masterpiece of a manga shall we.
For starters, I'm not gonna beat around the bush here. This manga will not be for everyone. If you like comedy, parody, fantasy, and maybe a little furry action, then you'll absolutely love this series. If you're not a fan of any of those things...well, look elsewhere, because this manga doesn't really stray from that path, even after 100 chapters.
But what exactly is it about this series that makes it so appealing to me? How can a story that recycles the same plot over and over again be still so entertaining after 100 chapters? For starters, the characters. I absolutely love every single character in this series. They all have so much charm, that I'd be surprised if you found a character you didn't like. Heck, even the bad guys are hard to hate...what, with the way the Princess torments them. Are they realistic? No, not really. Like 99% of the characters, aside from the Princess, are demons, but...they REALLY do not act how you'd think demons would act. They're all so carefree and chill...hell, everything was fine until the princess attacked...no, that wasn't a reference, shut up. But even with that, they've all got so much personality. Not one of the characters felt stale to me. And even if they did, the Princess was quick to hop in and put some life into their step!
Dealing with the second thing that makes this story so great, is all of the various ways that the Princess finds to help her sleep...and there are A LOT...So no, to answer that question, that recycled plot really doesn't get old because the author manages to come up with a new and creative way for her to fall asleep every damn time. Are they all endearing and interesting? No, some are just plain stupid. But even the stupid one's are entertaining as heck to read just from the characters interactions alone.
Now for the last thing that made this manga so appealing...THE PRINCESS HERSELF!!! There's a lot that I can say about her character. She's arrogant, bossy, violent, one track minded, but MY GOSH is she still charming as all heck. She's one of those characters that you feel like you should hate, but you just can't XD
As for negatives...I honestly can't think of any. I'm really trying here too...I want to have some balance to this review, but gosh darnet, there just wasn't anything I disliked...The ONLY thing I could say is, the jokes do start to get a bit old after a good while. The author uses several jokes that get repeated multiple times throughout the series...personally, they still made me laugh, but I could see how that could get annoying.
Overall Score 10/10, and easily my favorite manga to date.
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