Saturday, April 23, 2016

Manga Review: Kiss of the Rose Princess, Volume 8, by Aya Shouoto

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: January 2016
Volumes: 9.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 7. 9.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!


Some feelings between Kaede and Anise is broached, but since it’s in the middle of a battle, nothing is resolved there. I do like the way that Kaede doesn’t shy from his feelings here, though. He just likes her, all their serious jobs aside, and it’s sweet.
Lots of showdowns in this volume, though. Mutsuki fights with his brother once and for all, facing his feelings about that. We also see how close Mutsuki and Mitsuru really are, even if they fight it. Seiran fights for Anise, showing how much he really cares for them all. The fake princess stands off with Anise, and the Lime rose is there to help Anise later.
And then we end with Anise facing the last fake rose, in a final stand-off. The next volume is the last, and we’ll see how it all ends.
I’m excited, as I’ve really enjoyed this series so far.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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