A new series in Sylph, starting from the March 2011 Issue. Shounen Oujo is kind of like The Prince and the Pauper, only the Prince is actually a Princess, and the Pauper is a boy – expect much gender bending. Another weirdness of Shounen Oujo is the fact women are the dominant gender in this society. The Queen of the land set forth a degree that only women can be employed as workers. Thus since women are the ones who bring home the bacon, they’re the ones with rights and power. Men, on the other hand, are basically the bitches of these women – ideally they stay at home and watch the kids. However, some women abuse their powers and thus abuse the men. The only ones exempt from this unusual practice are the poor – for both males and females have no money (so no poor man is going to take that kind of crap from a poor woman).
However, one has to watch out for slave traders, who make a business capturing young boys and selling them off to women who want them.
The story follows two orphans – Albert and Theo. After going into the city to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, both find themselves captured by slave traders and bought…by their country’s princess! Even more shocking is the resemblance both the princess and Albert have with one another! What is going to happen to these two?
“From this day forth, you are to take my place as princess!”
The manga-ka of Shounen Oujo is best known for drawing the manga adaptation of Uta no Prince-sama.
In a country where women rule supreme lives a poor but happy boy named Albert. One day, he and his friend visit the big city only to be abducted by slave traders, and later purchased by a noblewoman’s servant. If this wasn’t crazy enough, it turns out Albert looks exactly like the noblewoman who purchased him. But she’s no ordinary aristocrat. She’s a princess! And he’s to act as her double from today on!?
A Rococo themed Masquerade story awaits you ~
Albert lives in a country where female supremacy is the norm. As a simple poor villager, he didn’t think politics would have anything to do with him. However, that all changed two years ago when he assumed the role of his country’s princess, who he bore an uncanny likeness to. Now Albert is forced into a destiny he can’t oppose…and to bear witness to a shocking plot to overthrow the Queendom! Drawn by the hands of Yukihiro Utako, the long awaited second volume of this Rococo themed, romanticism inspired tale is finally here!
Status: Hiatus – waiting for chapter 20 to be released
Last updated: 05/25/13