Yuri, a modern day teenager who had just received her first kiss, is suddenly whisked away to ancient Anatolia where an evil queen wants her for a blood sacrifice. Luckily, the timely intervention of Prince Kail saves Yuri from the queen’s grasp. For now. Kail promises to send Yuri back to her home, but the queen’s persistent schemes to kill them both, plus their growing interest in each other, keep those plans delayed.
Candy’s Rating: 9/10
Candy’s Notes: Two immediate things to mention, this manga is long and it’s art is beautiful! I really do love this manga because it’s just soooo good but it has a really big downside. The length of the manga, which is why I started it, actually works against it. As good as the plot is, and let me tell you, I loved the plot, it was dragged out by a good 2-3 volumes. It was like, whenever the issues were solved and everyone had finally gotten their crap together, some new, unnecessary drama that could’ve easily been avoided starts up. Like this is ridiculously true for every time Yuri tries to go. On the plus side, we get to see Yuri be more of a badass! She was just your typical modern day teenage girl who got thrown into this ancient world, but she adapted so quickly. I legit was really happy with how quickly she matured and took on the responsibilities necessary to live in that world. Sure there were a few bumps along the way, but she’s not perfect, no character in this manga is. I thought that was a good thing. The characters were intresting, most of them fleshed out and given a personality. Unfortuently we do have the typical characters that got used and abused for plot development or motivational development. That sucked for hem, but at the very least, this manga made sure each character felt some piece of happiness. I swear, it tried to pair everyone up with someone. ROMANCE FOR ALL! The romance in this one is a mature, addictive, sweet one. Kali comes off as a perfect man, but when Yuri is involved, he has like zero control. It was an obsessive love. It’s also another manga where men would constantly fall for her, so Kali had to deal with a lot of stuff, like the typical kidnapping. It’s not hard to see why people would fall for her, she’s charismatic as F and she’s strong as F, so that, for once, came off natural to me. The basic outline of the plot is pretty stereotypical honestly, power struggle and royal family, yada yada, all that, and it’s execution is done pretty typical, but that is by no means a bad thing. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and this certainly isn’t broken. I love when a shoujo manga has a really good underlying plot. It allows us to enjoy the romance and cute moments for that much longer and adds some good drama. If you like a mature shoujo with a strong romance, good characters, and great political plots, albeit a bit drawn out, read this manga. Also, ending is super adorable and super satisfying.
Warning: The scans are pretty…well they’re not the best for some chapters.