Book Review: Her Royal Highness Seems to be Angry, Vol. 1

Her Royal Highness Seems to Be Angry
Vol. 1

Author: Kou Yatsuhashi, Neko Yotsuba (Illustrations)
Publisher: TOKYOPOP (July 20, 2021)
Paperback, 176 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
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Summary

In a remote kingdom, there lived a princess, adored by her subjects and wielding powerful magic. But as her land was ravaged by an endless war, she lost everything: her people, her family, her loved ones, and eventually, her own life. Until she opened her eyes and awoke in a place she’d never seen before!

A thousand years have passed, and she finds herself reincarnated into someone else’s body. Realizing the person she’s now living as is despised by her own family and even her fiancé, the former princess struggles to understand this new world and the events that have transpired since her death. There’s a lot to be upset about, but first on the list: how in the world did future magic turn out so lame?

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This manga was not what I expected it to be going in. First off, there’s a lot of set up. At first it seems like it’s maybe an isekai following Nao, the male protagonist in the opening chapters, but halfway through BAM! Then the real story, which follows Princess Leticiel waking up in a new body in a place (or time) very different from her own. For the title being about her being angry, Leticiel is remarkably calm and even-keeled, at least in this first volume. I expected there to be more anger! She’s just incredibly powerful, but not angry so much as sort of… bemused.

This is the first in the series, and I’m not sure I’ll be reading any more. The art style is gorgeous, but the storyline just didn’t capture my interest.

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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