Princess Tutu: Volume 1

Ikuko Ito, Author, Jun-ichi Satoh, Author, Mizuo Shinonome, Illustrator . ADV Manga $9.99 (160p) ISBN 978-1-4139-0193-1

Ahiru loves ballet and dreams of dancing with a prince, but in real life, she's clumsy and doesn't have enough training under her belt to be a partner to Mytho, her school's golden boy. One day, Ahiru passes by a previously unnoticed shop and spies a gorgeous tutu in the window. Though she doesn't wind up purchasing the skirt, the store owner gives her a magical pendant, which turns Ahiru into Princess Tutu, a fairy-like ballerina. With these powers, she should be able to snag Mytho, although others warn her away from him, wanting to keep him subservient for their own purposes. Still, she perseveres, coming up against a more beautiful, better dancer. Unfortunately, although this is the kind of story little girls dream of, the book is rated 13+, probably due to the sexy shop owner's cleavage and the nude mystical transformation scenes (although they're handled chastely). That's a shame, because this Sailor Moon– as–ballerina story will seem a bit too familiar to older readers, who've likely seen all of these elements used elsewhere already, if not Shinonome's charming art. (Nov. 30)

Reviewed on: 11/29/2004
Release date: 11/01/2004
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.