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  • Art Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Text/Translatin Rating: A
  • Age Rating: 16 & Up
  • Released By: Del Rey
  • MSRP: 10.95
  • Pages: 214
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-49682-9
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Princess Resurrection

Princess Resurrection Vol. #02

By Danielle Van Gorder     November 14, 2007
Release Date: August 28, 2007

Princess Resurrection Vol.#02
© Del Rey

Creative Talent
Writer/Artist:Yasunori Mistunaga
Translated by:Satsuki Yamashita
Adapted by:Joshua Hale Fialkov

What They Say
Hiro is a Blood Warrior, which means he's the natural prey of vampires, demons, monsters, and other creatures of the night. Even worse, he needs the help of Hime, the somewhat crazy Princess who gave him the dubious gift of immortal life at the price of eternal servitude. One thing remains clear: this is Princess Hime's world, and all Hiro can do is try to survive it!

The Review
The battle between royal siblings is heating up as Princess Sherwood arrives on the scene with an offer of alliance. But that's not all she's offering - she brought a triffid, that most archetypal science fiction plant monster, along with her to "play." By the time Hime realizes what's going on, the triffid has made the entire mansion its territory, and has no intention of letting any of its living food escape. It's a nasty trap, but Hime manages to gain the upper hand with her usual flare, chainsaws, and explosions. Sherwood also ends up taking a disturbing interest in Hiro.

Also taking interest in Hiro is Reiri Kamura, a delicate girl who's considered a bit of a princess herself at school. Predictably enough, she's not the delicate human she seems to be, and she manages to both trap Hiro and defeat Riza in her attempt to gain Hime's blood.

Hime's questionable past and cold-bloodedness are called into question once again when they're attacked by a group of werewolves who seem to be affiliated with one of her mysterious brothers, and Hiro is forced to question everything he actually knows about Hime. Flandre also runs into problems of her own when she stumbles across a self-sufficient android named Ciel, who may not be what he seems.

Even away from home, Hime can't seem to avoid problems. It's really a classic set-up. When the group gets trapped in a hotel due to heavy rain and people start dying mysteriously, everyone at the hotel panics and accusations start flying. Can Hime save the day from the brain-eating spider monster - or does she even want to?

This isn't going to be a series for everybody, and it doesn't try to be. B-movie monsters, chainsaws, and gratuitous violence don't really leave much room for careful story crafting or extensive character development, so don't look for those here. Fans of the first volume who want more cheesy, violent fun, however, shouldn't miss this.


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