Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I ❤ Yaoi: The Royal Fiancé by Asuma Risai & Kamon Saeko

Ohayou gozaimasu! This week's yaoi selection is
The Royal Fiancé
by Asuma Risai & Kamon Saeko.

Honami Kairi's fate changes when he accepts an offer from an old man to work for a rich family as a housekeeper. The low-level job suddenly transforms into an arranged engagement to his schoolmate, the foreign Royal Prince Shou! It's a fairytale with a twist!

This is quite a sweet fairytale. At times I wanted to shake Shou because of his treatment of the often confused and awkward Kairi. Misunderstandings and past hurts really clouded Shou's perception of Kairi, who was always sweet, kind and helpful to everyone around him.

The story is pretty predictable, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable. There were secondary storylines I found intriguing that I believe deserve a manga of their own, especially the story involving the King and his handsome secretary, Mifune! The artwork in this manga was absolutely gorgeous; the characters were very visually appealing and the landscapes were beautiful.


~ M

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