Eleven-year-old Chizuko Mikamo is a victim; she is aware that her cruel relatives have been slowly poisoning her, but she can't do anything to escape her fate except starve herself. Luckily for her, the infamous thief, Twenty Faces, has arrived to steal her household's most valuable treasure: Chizuko herself. Alongside Twenty Faces, Ken, Skipper and the rest of the gang, Chizuko travels to exotic lands and strange places in search of valuable treasure. But, as she soon discovers, there's much more to the mysterious Twenty Faces than she could ever have bargained for...
With significant elements borrowed from classics such as Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess Sara, albeit with a kick-arse twenty-first century edge, Nijuu Mensou no Musume promises wholesome, rip-roaring adventure for all ages. Initially, at least, there’s the oppressed orphan unhappy with her current existence, the cruel aunt who will stop at nothing to get her inheritance, and the... read more
Daughter of Twenty Faces... what a peculiar combination of highs and lows. The first arc of "gentle men thieves" was so crazy interesting, why would you end on the low "mad scientist scheme" note? Why would you make a character as brilliant and dynamic as Chico, and then make every other character innoteworthy or experience little to no growth. Whatever their reason, Chico as a character has... read more