With Nise no Chigiri volume #1 down, it’s time to move on to another series ~ This time it’s Shinigami-Hime no Saikon or “The Second Marriage of the Death Princess.” You can say “Death God Princess” but I think “Death Princess” has a better ring to it :3 This was a blind buy from amazon.jp. I have no idea how I got to this manga. I believe I was clicking around on the recommendations amazon usually gives and somehow ended up on its page. The manga is an adaptation of an ongoing novel series – there’s like, 12 volumes as of this post (or at least that’s how many are shown at the back of the manga). One day ~ one day I’ll be able to read my guilty pleasure shojo light novels ~ ONE DAY!!!!!!!
Anyway on to the TID-BIT~
Shinigami Hime no Saikon (死神姫の再婚) Prologue
Main girl: Alicia
(anddddd yeah, no one else of importance in this prologue except for the main chick xD)
Story starts off with a wedding. The groom is waiting at the alter, being a whiny bitch. He complains to the pastor/priest that his soon-to-be-wife isn’t rich or hot and doesn’t have a nice rack.
Me: (ಠ_ಠ) the hell kind of shojo is this?
Well, before you all get riled up about what a jerkoff he is…he dies!
(☞ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞ haha serves you right ~
…maybe not the right emoticon to use but whatever ~ xD
As Alicia is walking to the alter, a blur rushes by her. A man in a hooded cloak is standing right in front of Jerkoff. The man does something (his back is turned to us so I don’t know what he did – he could have cupped Jerkoff for all I know xD) but the next thing we know, the cloaked man is flying out a second story window and Jerkoff is on the floor, bleeding dead. Everyone is freaking the f out (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ because hey, the groom was just killed right in front of their eyes. Only Alicia is calm. She looks up at the window where the man jumped through in his escape (
no one currently notices the shattered window I think because there is a more pressing matter dead on the floor). She comments about the glass’s quality – it’s expensive stuff so it shouldn’t be something that shatters easily when a guy hurls his body through it ( lol really? xD That’s the first thing you thing to say in a situation like this? Well, doesn’t help that Jerkoff is a jerkoff…so screw concern for him haha). Jerkoff’s mom(?) gets pissy that Alicia is talking about windows when her son is pooping himself due to his muscles relaxing and calls Alicia a harbinger of death (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ
A year later, we see an elated Alicia’s grandpappy doing the happy dance – because despite Alicia’s first “husband” falling over deader than most of my jokes & carrying the nickname, Death Princess, he has found someone who is interested in being her new husband. SWEET!
Grandpa: And this time, make sure you’re legally married to him before he dies off ~ that way you get da money ;D
And so off Alicia goes to meet her new husband ~
“I wonder if he’s a headless knight, who appears from the mist, carrying a bloodstained sword in his hand? I can’t rule out vampire either…well ~ whichever Lord Raisen is works for me <3”
[EDIT 11/3: Fixed the Jerkoff scene (<- lol that sounds so wrong). I thought based on the panels from the Prologue that only Alicia could see the man in the cloak but later chapters verified that others saw the person too. How the prologue was structured confused me because no one was really going, oh hey, who’s that hooded dude standing in front of Jerkoff? Oh look, he did something to Jerkoff and has just jumped through a friggin window. Oh shit, Jerkoff was killed! JERKOFF WAS KILLED BY A MAN IN A CLOAK !!!!! D: Sorry for the confusion]