Kitchen Princess Manga Review
Plot of Kitchen Princess
Characters of Kitchen Princess
The main character, Najika, is shown the be a positive girl who always tries her best and never gives up. It’s her personality that makes her a perfect example of a shoujo heroine. She even faces challenges of dealing with a death, and facing rivals at school. She makes it seem as if nothing can stop her which motivates and changes some of the other characters.
Sora and Daichi are the other main characters who are brothers with almost opposite personalities. Daichi is classified as a tsundere almost whose personality and character never really gets any interesting than what it starts off as. Sora is known to be the kind and beautiful boy who falls in love with Najika, however the events that remove him from the picture along with his motivations is probably the only small character development he has within the story.
Other than the main love triangle, Akane portrays the role as Najika’s first rival. What sets her apart besides being the usual mean and jealous enemy, is the fact that she has a eating disorder which is cured by Najika resulting in the two becoming frenemies. Unlike the other boys, Akane has somewhat more layers to her character like Najika.
The last character that stood out was Seiya who was Najika’s other rival towards the end of the manga. In my opinion he was only conveyed in order to fill in the love triangle once Sora was gone, for he also falls in love with Najika; however she has already fallen in love with Daichi. He doesn’t have anything else to him besides being mostly a supporting character for Daichi and Najika’s budding romance.
Art of Kitchen Princess
The art style of Kitchen Princess is a typical shoujo style. At times it can almost look moe, however the mangaka is able to derive from that style mostly. One thing is the lack of detail for elderly people who seem to be drawn as younger people with only a few lines for wrinkles. Age distinction isn’t very apparent in this manga to me. Something that also stands out and is very important to a cooking manga, is the way the food is draw and displayed. It manages to look tasty enough to eat and have a cutesy appearance that goes with the shoujo atmosphere. Also a nice thing added to the end of the chapters are fun and easy cooking recipes based on the food Najika cooks in the story.
GazerockGirl Rating: 8/10