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  • Art Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Text/Translatin Rating: B+
  • Age Rating: 13 & Up
  • Released By: Digital Manga Publishing
  • MSRP: 12.95
  • Pages: 173
  • ISBN: 978-1-56970-851-4
  • Size: A5
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Princess Princess

Princess Princess Vol. #04

By Danielle Van Gorder     October 10, 2007
Release Date: August 31, 2007


Princess Princess Vol.#04
© Digital Manga Publishing


Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Mikiyo Tsuda
Translated by:Earl Gertwagen
Adapted by:

What They Say
It's the second day of the school festival and Mikoto is ditching his work and running off to his girlfriend. But his comrades are not about to leave them alone. When their heartfelt reunion is crashed by Tohru and Yuujirou, the seeds of suspicion are planted. Will Mikoto's cross-dressing life be revealed? Will Mikoto's girlfriend discover his dark secret?

The Review
It's the second day of the school festival, and Mikoto is a mess. He and the other princesses have one of the largest festival events to do later in the day - a play - but his sister and girlfriend are both at the festival, and he absolutely does not want them to know that he has to dress up like a girl at school. But unkind chance intervenes, and Tohru and Shihodani meet Mikoto's sister Makoto by mistake. Mikoto almost gets himself in trouble, but Tohru and Shihodani back him up. Not that this means he's going to be free from the jokes later.

Girlfriend and sister gone, Mikoto finally feels safe to act in the play. But is it really? Makoto was suspicious of Mikoto's strange behavior, and stuck around with Megumi. Since his sister and girlfriend both saw him dressed up like a girl, Mikoto is convinced his life is over. Happily, things work out, but not without more jokes at his expense.

With the school festival out of the way, it's on to the next major school event - the student council election. Arisada is, of course, manipulating things so that Sakamoto runs for president. But then, he's been manipulating things all along. When a new transfer student decides to join in the race, things become less certain for Sakamoto. Mitaka is wealthy, attractive, and charismatic enough to win the admiration of much of the student body right off the bat. Sakamoto, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have much to balance out against Mitaka's strengths, other than Arisada's sponsorship. The outcome might be uncertain, but the ride will certainly be a fun one.

Closing out the volume are some rather extensive extra sections, including one on the recording of the Princess Princess drama CD, another on a Day in the Life of the Princesses, and some additional omake sections.

One of the great things about this series is that every time it starts to feel like it might be getting stale, something new is thrown into the mix to liven things up. This volume is no exception. The Day of Revolution crossover section was just fun, and the new character introduction really does a lot to change the overall dynamic of the series. Princess Princess is exactly what it aims to be, silly fun that never falls into the trap of taking itself too seriously.

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