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  • Art Rating: B+
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Text/Translatin Rating: A
  • Age Rating: 16 & Up
  • Released By: Del Rey
  • MSRP: 10.99
  • Pages: 208
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-50140-0
  • Size: B6
  • Orientation: Right to Left
  • Series: Princess Resurrection

Princess Resurrection Vol. #03

By Danielle Van Gorder     August 26, 2008
Release Date: April 08, 2008

Princess Resurrection Vol. #3
© Del Rey
Creative Talent
Writer/Artist: Yasunori Mitsunaga
Translated by: Satsuki Yamashita
Adapted by: Joshua Hale Fialkov

What They Say

Mummies, vampires, and a ghost ship: a typical day in the life of Princess Hime, monster slayer extraordinaire. But when her kid sister visits, Princess Hime may have finally met her match. Now she's facing her toughest battle of all: sibling warfare!

The Review
What's the only thing better than a chainsaw when killing monsters? Two chainsaws, of course! This volume is much like the previous two, chock full of B-movie monster goodness, over-the-top violence, and sometimes unexpected humor that sometimes works better than others. When an army of mummies attacks, Hiro finds himself forced to truly act as a blood warrior as Hime puts her life completely in his hands. Even with Molotov cocktails, giant axes, and a few tough allies, will Hiro prove to be up to the challenge?

Riza faces the next challenge as a headless horseman challenges her place as the fastest rider on the roads. A pair of interfering vampires add some extra spice to the situation. Sherwood returns, and predictably enough tries to win Hiro's loyalty away from Hime. Against a backdrop of undead pandas and giant bat-like monsters, it's an almost irresistible offer that he might not be able to resist.

As always, even leisure time with Hime and company is bound to turn into a monsterfest. When they go boating and crash into a giant ghost ship, the situation looks grim - will they ever be able to get back to shore? A crew of zombies, a mysterious werewolf, and a rather unusual little girl add conflict to the existing chaos.

While this series has been a turn off your brain and rock sort of thing thus far, some interesting developments towards the end of the volume really managed to pique my interest in what's coming. What we had seen of Hime's family prior to this was decidedly dysfunctional, but with glimpses of two more of Hime's siblings, it's easy to understand why Hime is gathering allies around herself. I'm not sure where this is going, and while this is never going to be any kind of a serious drama, I'm still looking forward to finding out what happens.


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