After seeing a picture of Naotora Kusunoki as a kid, the crown prince of the Kingdom of Urunei in Southeast Asia fell in love at first sight. The only problem is that Naotora is the son of a bureaucrat in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Eager to please the prince, Naotora's father forces him to cross-dress and fly to Urunei to get married to the prince as "Nao". Once in Urunei, he unintentionally captures the hearts of the populace who see Nao as the return of Putri Harimau, the Tiger Girl of legend who had a hand in the founding of Urunei with the Dragon Prince long ago. However, there are some in Urunei who are not so happy about Nao's arrival.
Story of Dat Ass: Alright, before I begin anything, let me draw your attention once again to dat ass. That right there is how you make a cover. You know it's a guy, but you have to admire an ass that fine. If the manga would keep up with such fine ass-ness then it would be perfect. Unfortunately, it does not. But the art makes me appreciate that this guy makes an amazing girl, and that this is surprisingly not an awkward boner fest despite fully knowing that it's a dude throughout. The point here is that it's a great cover and that you should totally judge a book by its cover. This perfectly sound and righteous logic is fine and dandy due to the fact that it does meet what the cover dictates in that there is plenty of bonerisms and muchos sexy time, not just with a guy dressing as a girl, but as a girl dressing as a girl and girls dressing as girls in a totally sexy harem with a brutal and savage hierarchy which translates into sexy hierarchy. Basically, everybody who isn't old is attractive. And the art is quite attractive in general. Lush scenery to compliment the sexiness of everybody, architecture to set the heart aflame and costume design, hot dog! But you will be able to predict the twists and turns, but it wouldn't be too much of a detriment as it's just so much fun! Cross-dressing hijinks and the constant fear of the protagonist of showing signs of a boner whenever anything sexy happens, and this is the classy kind of sexy, not the big titty generic harem shit which is still quite good but not applicable here. But the twists in question do have some great comedic moments and even the political stuff has some good merit. When it's all said and done, I wish there was more. I enjoyed reading it and had fun, and that's all I want. If there's sexy girls or attractive guys dressed up as chicks getting into possibly homosexual hijinks with other dudes but may be hetero because the guy is a girl and the other guy is a guy or whatever. You like traps, you'll like this. Reviewed for DMMC November 2006
Warning this review may contain spoilers- Now, this is one manga I never thought I would read and enjoy especially when there are heavy elements of cross-dressing (and a lot of these short cross-dressing manga don't normally please me) but this one is different. A boy who was forced to dress as a girl to get married to this prince of another country who turns out to also be cross-dressing and so on. Might not sound too interesting as I explain the first chapter but it's worth a shot. STORY The story itself is short and quite rushed (especially nearer the end) but it does do its job at developing some of the characters despite being a short manga. It is short and sweet and the characters all make the story worthwhile, half the time it was random, though. The comedy was a heavy element and you can see it present throughout the manga, but it doesn't degrade the manga at all. ART The art is quite weird, it appears to be your typical cute style within the shounen genre but I think it adds to the humour of it all, and the majority of the time it is well executed. It fits the story well and I don't have anything to complain about (unless we want to go into the little things). CHARACTERS A lot of characters were introduced however only 2 were developed well which I think lets this manga down, these two characters were developed quite well, though. The characters were likable and interesting but I just felt like something was lacking, and we needed more information about the characters as it all just felt a bit rushed. The character backstories, other than the main two, were pretty much non-existent. In conclusion, a decent manga for anyone to check out and have a bit of fun while they are at it xx -AngelBeatsYui- PS: This review is for DMMC November 2016
In the first chapter, we are introduced to the main characters of Ahmad and Nao. And to the concept of the Putri Harimau, a figure of legend who can unite people and get them to follow her, a figure with whom Nao is associated. In the second chapter, some tension gets added to the relationship because the prince might just be using an engagement with said Putri Harimau for political maneuvers. And then finally, in the final three chapters, we get a more substantial story involving plots and a succession dispute. During all of this, there is cross-dressing. While I definitely found it sweet, it's worth noting how quickly Nao opened up his/her heart and fell completely in love. And it's not exactly clear why they fell for each other, other than just getting caught up in the atmosphere.