Princess Princess 1Posted: December 9, 2007
After being curious and not really hearing anything about this series, I went ahead and ordered all five volumes in a sale. I did read “Day of Revolution” and hated it, but I sort of liked the plot, and I thought since this series was written a bit later, Tsuda would be a bit better about the messy things in that series, like different personalities for the characters and a direction for the series to go in. Shortly after placing the order, I heard this series was really rotten.
The first volume actually wasn’t that bad, though. It’s slow, and a bit bland, but it hasn’t actually committed any sins as of yet. The premise is a bit strange. The prettiest boys have to dress up as princesses in order to… entertain the rest of the students at the all boys school, and there’s absolutely nothing sexual about it. This is sort of rare, and you can read in the afterward that Tsuda wasn’t sure if she should make it a BL series or not.
The characters do have slightly different personalities, but they’re a bit generic at this point. The main character, a transfer student who winds up being chosen as a princess, seems to be sort of an average guy. His best friend, the kid with long hair, seems to know how to play the princess game and is slightly manipulative, and the third princess is the one who freaks out and protests about the whole business. The only other standout character, the president of the first year students, is the nice boy. It works so far, but I’m hoping for more.
So far, we’ve been introduced to what the Princesses do, how they are compensated for their time, what the process for their costumes is, and we’ve been through a school assembly and some sporting events with them. Next volume looks like it’ll be a vacation volume, where two of the characters are staying behind in the dorms and possibly visiting a third at his house. There may be dark pasts for two of the characters.
Eh. Not rotten so far, but not standout, either.