Sugar Princess

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Sugar Princess
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Sugar Princess volume 2 as published by Hakusensha under the Hana to Yume Comics imprint featuring Shun Kanou (left) and Maya Kurinoki (right).
シュガープリンセス
(Shugā Purisensu)
Genre Romance, Sports
Manga
Written by Hisaya Nakajo
Published by Hakusensha
English publisher Canada United States Viz Media
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hana to Yume
Original run February 5, 2005December 19, 2007
Volumes 2
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Sugar Princess (シュガープリンセス Shugā Purisensu?) is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Hisaya Nakajo. The series premiered in the 5th issue of Hana to Yume in 2005 and ended in the 2nd issue of 2007. The series was licensed in English by Viz Media.[1]

Plot[edit]

Her first time ice skating, Maya unknowingly makes a big impression on a mysterious man. She may end up with a chance to figure skate professionally, not to mention get closer to the cold figure skater, Shun.

Characters[edit]

Maya Kurinoki
The heroine of the story. Maya is in her 3rd year of middle school. In the first chapter, she makes an impression on a skating coach when she imitates a double axel. Besides falling down, she did the jump perfectly. She calls Shun "Kira-Kira Prince" when she first sees him because of the beautiful way he skates, but when he meets her, he's rather rude and cold towards her. He refuses to become her trainer. Maya starts developing feelings for Shun after a while, and when offered to be Shun's partner, she states she doesn't mind, as long as Shun is fine with it. She has 2 elder sisters (Ema and Maasa) and a younger brother (Ryuuta).
Shun Kanou
The lead male character. Shun is in his 2nd year of High School [equivalent to 11th grade in America].He's a professional skater, and Maya's trainer and skating partner. At first, he refuses to be Maya's partner and trainer, but when they're both set up to save the rink, he becomes her "temporary" partner. He doesn't want to have a partner because when his previous partner and sister, Aya, died, he doesn't want to replace her.
Eiji Todou
The man who Maya makes an impression on. He scouts her at the local skating rink, and tries to make her and Shun skating partners.

He has a niece who is seen in the first chapter.

Junye Kuze

A "prince". He's a professional skater who skates at another rink nearby, and Maya takes a liking to his ways of skating. She visits his rink and skates with him, to Shun's annoyance.

Reina Komori

A professional skater. She's in love with Shun, and wants to be his new skating partner. When Maya starts getting a bit too close to him, she tells her off, comparing her to his late sister.

Hikaru Kiriya

Attends the same ice rink Shun and Maaya does. He's in 6th grade, and close friends with both Maya and Shun.

Nanako and Chie

Maaya's best friends. They first mistake Todou for a pervert and accompany her to the ice rink.

Oda

Shun's best friend from school. He's taken a friendly interest in Maya and notices the change in Shun since he became Maya's trainer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viz to Print Cat Eyed Boy, Black Lagoon, Tanemura Works". Anime News Network. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 

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