Sunday, January 6, 2013

Manga Review: Kitchen Princess Omnibus 1 [Paperback]

I've finished "Kitchen Princess Omnibus Vol. 1" by Natsumi Ando.

Product Description


Najika is a great cook and she likes ot make meals for the people she loves. But something is missing from her life. When she was a child, she met a boy who touched her heart – and now she’s determined to find him. The only clue Najika has is a silver spoon that leads her to the prestigious Seika Academy.

Attending Seika will be a challenge. Every kid at the school has a special talent, and the girls in Najika’s class think she doesn’t deserve to be there. But Sora and Daichi, two popular brothers who barely speak to each other, recognize Najika’s cooking talent for what it is – magical. Is either boy Najika’s mysterious prince?

This volume contains volumes 1 and 2 of Kitchen Princess.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics (June 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935429442
ISBN-13: 978-1935429449

My Review:

Najika lost both her parents six years ago in a car accident and went to live at Lavender House.  She would cry all the time and had a hard time adjusting living there and one day almost drowned but a boy saved her, gave her his flan and kissed on her the forehead.  Before he disappeared she promised him she would make him the best tasting dessert in the world and that has inspired her to be a chef.    Najika has become a great cook and has transferred to Seika Academy when she found out the spoon her Flan Prince left with her is unique to the school.

Sora Kitazawa is Daichi's older brother and is very kind and gentle towards Najika.  He is the substitute director of Seika Academy and he's very popular with the girls who are jealous of his attention towards Najika.  He falls in love with Najika and is always supporting and encouraging her.  He is Najika's initial first love interest.

Daichi Kitazawa is Sori's younger brother and the first person she runs into on her first day at Seika Academy.  He calls her monkey because of this incident at the beginning of the story but soon falls in love with her.  He sometimes shows his gentle and kind side towards Najika but most of the time he can be quite blunt with his opinions and tends to yell at her.

Akane Kishida is a popular young model who strives to be a super model like her mom.  At first she hates Najika because of her friendship with Daichi but after she goes on a diet and Najika makes her a long lost peach pie recipe made by her grandmother which helps her regain her appetite.  She soften towards Najika and helps her save the Fujita Diner from closing down.


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