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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Manga Review: Cabonard Crown


Title: Cabonard Crown
Author: Shinonome Mizuo
Release: Monthly
Status: Ongoing
Genre: Shoujo, Yuri
Art: A
Originality: B
Story: B
Characters: B
Humor: B
Action: C

Impression: This is about a young girl who gets selected to help guide a family of foreign royalty around this private island academy they’ve just transferred to due to family matters and now the school and these royals must adapt to this unusual development. The main character interacts with the various members of the Spinel royal family and develop friendships with the ones who are closest to her age group and… Well I can’t really describe this one properly. Personally I think the premise is something right out of a girl’s dreamy fantasy. I don’t like that. Not one bit. It reminds me too much of Twilight sans the ridiculous shiny vampires and barely hidden sexual urges found throughout that series. It’s got a Mary Sue character, her love interest is a very angsty and cold princess, the scenes feel OVERLY melodramatic and story progress is annoyingly slow. I wouldn’t be reading this sort of story if it wasn’t a yuri manga and even then there’s far too little actual yuri to balance out the downsides. This manga irritates me, that’s all there is to it.

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