Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rating : 3.0/5
Number of Pages : 192
Series : Princess Ai
Format : Manga
Reason for Reading : 999 Challenge, alternative for Manga Challenge

Princess Ai is a Tokyopop manga mini series created by Courtney Love and DJ Milky. She lands on earth from another world with a heart-shaped box falling in love with human musician Kent. After becomming a world famous singer and musician she disappears back to her home world.

She leaves behind many people whose lives she has touched in different ways, come for better and some for worse. This is a collection of 12 stories by different writers and artists about these people. Many of them are outright lives, but some are based on truth. They range from her turning into a bird of paradise, having a secret love child which is an egg, being a bitch etc. Others feature characters like Mika (a stripper from Club Cupid), Takeshi her agent, Yoshi her assistant, Hikari who also loves Kent and more.

This was a great way to showcase some of Tokyopops other writers and artists. It was an interesting range of styles with Western and Japanese (some stories read left to right and then you get to a point where you are told to flip to the back and read the right to left stories). My favourites were Hans Steinbach and Misaho Kujiradou. Definitely worth a look if you enjoyed the others in the series and like manga.


soleil said...

that sounds really cool. i liked your reviews of the other princess ai volumes and have been meaning to check it out.

Ladytink_534 said...

I haven't heard anything about these yet. Sounds interesting!