Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wishlist Thursday[150]: Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura

Princess Jellyfish 1 by Akiko Higashimura

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

Release Date: March 22, 2016

Volumes: 15+

Goodreads Synopsis:

Special large-size 2-in-1 edition of over 400 pages!

"One of the best anime and manga for beginners. Enthusiasm - geeky and otherwise - is power in Princess Jellyfish. Enthusiasm saves the day and paves the road to the future." - Kotaku

"Princess Jellyfish's ambition is simple: to tell a delightful story in a delightful way... It's a pretty deadly one-two punch." - Anime News Network

"Loaded with heart, soul, humor and insight." -


Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things that the residents of Amamizukan have been desperately trying to avoid—a beautiful and fashionable woman! But there’s much more to this woman than her trendy clothes! This odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends.


I absolutely loved the anime for this series, and knew it was just a matter of time before someone licensed the manga. I’m so glad that Kodansha finally did, and that they’re doing it in nice editions, in large format. I’m not sure what all it’s going to entail, and I don’t really care. It’s going to be amazing, no matter how they do it. This series reminds me of a college version of Ouran High School Host Club, and that really says it all.
Admittedly, I am a little afraid about how the art is going to look, compared to the anime, but I’m being hopeful about it. And I'm determined to learn to love it if I don't at first.
Also, this series is available on Crunchyroll already. I only found that out recently, and it’s so hard waiting for the print edition instead.

What’s on your list?

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