There is a new virtual reality game, meaning you are in your game, somewhere in the future called 'Second Life'. A college girl, Feng Xiao Lan (and her twin brother), start to play and Feng Lan is the first one to log on so she got to be a male character and a bishie (the only tranny in game) and every girl falls in love w/ 'him' at sight ;D She even got her name to be Prince... yadayadayada... She meets people and they become her friends. The games very much like this MMORPG, Maplestory and i would so buy Second Life if i could. First i thought it would just follow the story of Prince and the end would be when she reachs the cap level but NO theres 'self aware' NPCs and i dont really get how that can happen, but oh well. So theres a super self aware Npc and hes making humans in game disappear from the game, then prince and 'his' friends (and subjects (; ) go to defeat him. BIG SUMMARY. Its a really great story that puts a twist in a super cool online game. Theres LOTSA LOTSA HuMoR! and alot is vulgar ohoho ;D becuz prince is male when shes actually female in reallife, and male and female players fall in love w/o knowing he's a girl lol. Princes nickname ingame is 'Blood Elf' ...ohhh i wonder why ¬_¬
[this part is for the gaming part] [those of you who arent computer/videogamelovers you probably shouldnt read 1/2 prince... Second Life: You choose a race, hair color, skin color, job, but you cant change looks cuz you are your charcter, if that makes any sense. you can only make one charcter. (There are TONS of races and jobs) You level up by killing monsters and you feel your character's pain D; i hate pain lol. You get equipment and weapons, do quests, get pets etc etc etc etc. Sounds fun!! ^^]
The art is cool and i like it. Prince is depicted most times as a cute bishie that all the girls like but thats not really his personality ^^ This manhua is one of the better ones in terms of art. The artist sometimes decides to make Prince with taller cute eyes when not in battle and talking with his friends and when in battle and splatting blood of monsters eveywhere (hence 'blood elf') he tends to look super sexy and cool lol. The girls are allll pretty, bigboobs, cute face etc ;)
The characters are not really stereotypes. Like Prince is supposed to be 'perfect bishie' but his/her personality is... hmm dunno how to explain.. well of course she he cares for his nakama alot. He is a dork and is alot of the times comic relief :). Battle style: Gore people and monsters up, soak self with the victim's blood, kill things like horror movies (he said so himself lol) laugh and smile evilly all the whilst >;D... so yeah, again, hence the name 'blood elf'. Prince(well, Feng Lan) is meh favorite character *^* Btw Prince is a warrior. Princes Odd Squad: Lolidragon, Ugly_wolf, Gui, Doll, Yu Lian. Lolidragon is like a loud mischievous pervy but pretty lady whos a thief. Ugly_wolf, race is wolf(beast) obviously, hes called Wolf-dage (chinese for onii-chan :D look up how to pronounce it) and he is like a smart oniichan (hes the priest). Gui is one of the guys who likes Prince and is 'gay' but not really. Hes a happy go lucky guy mostly and likes to exaggerate things and likes being beat up by Prince lol (and he's the bard and a bishie). Doll is a cute small girl thats a necromancer. Doll loves being the pretty girl that fights for 'Love and Justice' xDDD YuLian is outwardly shy and gentle-ish but is bossy and is the major miser of the group. She has weird sense of beauty saying Wolf is prettier than Prince or Gui. theres a buncha other characters but this review is getting much much too long -.-
Well this is ONE of my favorites and i wish they would make 1/2 prince into an anime >.< I spend almost as much time playing computer games as watching anime/reading manga so i enjoyed the settings and stuff. And its super funny :DDD You might not understand it well if you dont get game terms (theres actually tons of people who play maplestory o.o) but i really recommenddd thisss one!!!