Cute, cute, cute! I've been waiting for this manga for some time and I'm so glad it's finally here! This omnibus collects the first two volumes and is over 400 pages! It's quirky, nerdy, and girly. The artwork is adorable and the story is heartfelt. I can't wait for the next omnibus! Recommended By Hannah B., Powells.com
I cannot stress enough what a hidden gem this manga is. I've met few people who know of it, but everyone I've met who did know of it loved it! Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, this is the story of Kuranosuke, a beautiful boy princess and his friendship with a house full of hopeless nerds. Tsukimi, the main character, is one of those nerds who struggle against realizing their own beauty and talent. My favorite part of the series is that Kuranosuke doesn't try to change the characters, but rather encourages them to utilize their potential and unique talents. Every character is lovable and unique. This story has everything: fashion shows, romance, humor, friendship, struggles with adulthood, usurpation of gender roles, and speeches about believing in yourself! Recommended By Junix S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The long-awaited story of fangirls taking on Tokyo — in special large-size 2-in-1 editions!
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.
Special large-size 2-in-1 edition of over 400 pages
"Loaded with heart, soul, humor and insight." About.com
"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
"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
About the Author
One of Japan's most popular authors of manga for women, Akiko Higashimura has created more than a dozen series, including Kakukaku Shikajika and Mama's A Temparist. After its adaptation into a popular anime and live-action film, Princess Jellyfish is her first work to be released in English, making her one of the Japanese manga world's best-kept secrets.