Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts

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Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts
贄姫と獣の王
(Niehime to Kemono no Ō)
GenreFantasy, Romance
Manga
Written byYū Tomofuji
Published byHakusensha
English publisher
MagazineHana to Yume
Original runNovember 5, 2015 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
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Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts (贄姫と獣の王, Niehime to Kemono no Ō) is a shōjo manga by Yū Tomofuji which is currently being serialized in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume and licensed in North America by Yen Press.

Plot[edit]

The King of the Beasts and Demons regularly receives female human sacrifices to eat in order to assert the dominance of his people over the human race. However, for the 99th sacrifice, the human girl brought to the capital, Sariphi, intrigues the Beast King. In fact she isn't afraid of him or any other beast and even accepts her death without begging or crying as she has neither home nor family to return to if she were released. The King finds her intriguing and let her stay at his side as his consort despite being human. This is the story of how Sariphi will become the queen of the demons and beasts.

Characters[edit]

Sariphi (サリフィ, Sarifi)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (drama CD)[1]
A girl sacrificed to the King of Beasts, nicknamed 'Sari' and future Queen of Beasts.
Leonhart (レオンハルト, Reonharuto)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (drama CD)[1]
King of Beasts.
Clops & Cy (ロプス &, Lops &)
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (drama CD)
Anubis (アヌビス, Anubisu)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (drama CD)[1]
He is Leonhart's most trusted advisor. His real name is Sirius (シリウス, Shiriusu).
Princess Amit (プリンセスアット, Purinsesu Atto)
Princess of the Reptile Clan who fell in love with Jormungand.
Ilya (イリーア, Irīa)
Childhood friend of Sariphi and he is in love with her.
Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド, Yorumungando)
Captain of the royal guard.
Bennu (ベンヌ, Ben'nu)
A Phoenix. Sariphi's own Sacred Beast.
Landbert
The Queen's personal guard. A hyena.
Joz (ジョズ, Jozu)

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga started serialization in Hakusensha's shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume on November 5, 2015.[2] The manga was part of the initial lineup in Hakusensha's online shop selling series-themed goods.[3] Yen Press announced that they had licensed the manga at Anime Expo 2017,[4] releasing the first volume in May 2018.[5] The manga is also licensed in Germany by Carlsen Verlag.[6] A special edition of the sixth volume of the manga contained a CD of an audio drama adaptation of the series.[7]

Volumes[edit]

No.Japan release dateJapan ISBNNorth America release dateNorth America ISBN
1 May 20, 2016[8]ISBN 9784592215417May 22, 2018[5]ISBN 9780316480987
2 September 20, 2016[9]ISBN 9784592215424July 24, 2018[10]ISBN 9780316480994
3 January 20, 2017[11]ISBN 9784592215431October 30, 2018[12]ISBN 9780316481052
4 May 19, 2017[13]ISBN 9784592215448January 22, 2019[14]ISBN 9780316481083
5 September 20, 2017[15]ISBN 9784592215455April 30, 2019[16]ISBN 9781975303693
6 January 19, 2018[17]ISBN 9784592215462July 30, 2019[18]
7 April 20, 2018[19]ISBN 9784592215479
8 July 20, 2018[20]ISBN 9784592215486
9 November 20, 2018[21]ISBN 9784592215493
10 March 20, 2019[22]ISBN 9784592215509
11 August 20, 2019[23]

Reception[edit]

Rebecca Silverman from Anime News Network said that "Beauty and the Beast is alive and well in Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts – it's almost a by-the-book retelling of the classic fairy tale. That's definitely part of the appeal of this initial volume, because the Beauty of folklore isn't always as spunky as she could be, often winning over the Beast with her gentle ways and calm demeanor."[24] Richard Gutierrez of The Fandom Post saw the story as more than a retelling, saying that the author "has sincerely crafted a narrative which engenders the reader on many fronts", complimenting the pair's relationship and its innocence.[25] Sean Gaffney of Manga Bookshelf noted that the manga has nostalgic scenes that reference other series, liking the characterization of the characters and especially the protagonist, but was wary of her young age.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chapman, Paul. "Fantasy Romance Reigns in 'Princess of the Sacrifice & King of the Beast' Audio Drama". Crunchyroll. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "獣の王と生贄の姫のファンタジー花ゆめで始動、次号「俺ティー」ドラマCD". Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ "白泉社の少女マンガ作品グッズが目白押し、公式オンラインショップOPEN". Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ Piedra, Josh. "Anime Expo 2017: Yen Press Announces New Manga Licenses". Outer Haven. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 1". Hachette Book Group. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Sacrifice to the King of Beasts 1 (Taschenbuch)". Carlsen (in German). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  7. ^ "「贄姫と獣の王」ドラマCDが花ゆめに、友藤結のアフレコレポートも". Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  8. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 1". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  9. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 2". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 2". Hachette Book Group. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 3". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 3". Hachette Book Group. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 4". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 4". Hachette Book Group. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 5". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 5". Hachette Book Group. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 6". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  18. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 6" [Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 6]. Hachette Book Group (in Japanese). Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  19. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 7". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  20. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 8". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  21. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 9". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  22. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 10". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  23. ^ "贄姫と獣の王 11". Hakusensha (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  24. ^ Silverman, Rebecca (November 14, 2018). "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  25. ^ Gutierrez, Richard. "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts Vol. #01 Manga Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  26. ^ Gaffney, Sean. "Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts, Vol. 1". A Case Suitable for Treatment. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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