Manga Monday! #77- Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka

Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka

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Review: One of many great classical series from Osamu Tezuka that I am just in love with! This one is a great series of his to start off with because it has everything you could possibly want in a manga. Adventure, romance, pirates, mean Gods, powers, gender bend-ish, and fighting! It will make you laugh as well as cry, and never leave you hanging!
5 out of 5 stars.
1-2 volumes in this Omnibus edition.
Manga. Classic. Young Adult. Mature Content. Mature Themes. Mythology. Romance. Adventure.
Published by Vertical.

Summary: Set in a medieval fairy-tale backdrop, Princess Knight is the tale of a young princess named Sapphire who must pretend to be a male prince so she can inherit the throne. Women have long been prevented from taking the throne, but Sapphire is not discouraged and instead she fully accepts the role, becoming a dashing hero(ine) that the populous is proud of.

The playful cartooning style of Princess Knight is comparable to that of Disney, à la Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Considered by many as one of the first major shojo works, inspiring comics for girls such as Revoluntionary Girl Utena, Cardcaptor Sakura and Sailor Moon for generations to follow. A rare shojo property from the godfather of manga, Princess Knight has been long considered one of Tezuka’s most popular works worldwide.

-Summary from GoodReads.com
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