Killed on impact from an oncoming truck, life appears to be over right as it began for poor Hiro Hiyorimi, a boy who had just arrived to the city to live with his big sister. He wakes up in a morgue with no recollection of how he got there, but soon discovers it is because he is brought back to life by Hime, a dark princess with the power to resurrect the dead. Lucky for Hiro, Hime decides to grant him another shot at life to appease the guilt of her adorable robot servant Flandre, who inadvertently caused his death. Finding himself feeling completely loyal to Hime, he feels compelled to become her servant which she, somewhat reluctantly due to his young age and inexperience, accepts. Coincidentally, Hiro’s sister Sawawa is employed by Hime as a live in maid in her mansion. Hime soon realizes what an asset Hiro is, since what he lacks in combat skills he compensates for by using his body as a shield to protect her from immediate danger.
Hime, a gorgeous blonde with a killer body and equally killer smile, is the daughter of the king of monsters and the second princess born into the royal family. While she shows no interest in ascending the throne, she states that her siblings are constantly fighting each other for the position. However she can’t help her royal roots, so she does display aristocratic behavior, such ordering her servants to handle the drudgery of maintaining her mansion and to clean up after her when she destroys everything in her path when battling werewolves, vampires and any other supernatural characters that arrive looking for a challenge. Even though Hime is at times demanding and condescending, she is lovable which is clear by the devotion shown to her by her servants.
Volume 1 of Princess Resurrection provides plenty of action and background storylines to introduce the reader into the dark yet fun world of Hime. Her wielding of chainsaws and just about any object she can use as a weapon leads to blood-splattering cartoon-ish gore making this series pure fun.