Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!
I legitimately had so much fun reading Kiss of the Rose Princess. This first volume was in my opinion, filled with humour. The story line in this first volume is really light which is what made the book such an enjoyable read.
Any book or story where I manage to laugh more than a few times is a great one in my opinion. And good news! I laughed more than a few times! I found that the characters that make this story to be quite funny—even when they’re not marketed as “funny.” All the characters (Anise, Kaede, Mitsuru, Seiron, Mitsuki, and Ninufa) bring something to the story– they’re all such different personalities, and the way that the characters would react to one another was quite hilarious.
One thing that I am extremely fond of in this first volume was that while there’s focus on the boys, the main focus remained on Anise throughout. Aka, Anise did not get washed away by the boys.
I also genuinely loved the art in this volume. I will always with that manga pages are coloured, but I really enjoyed seeing the bold lines as well as the grey-toned variations in the story’s artwork.
Overall, I loved reading the first volume. So much so that after I finished reading this first volume I went ahead and requested the next 8 volumes from my library!
I give the first volume of Kiss of the Rose Princess, 4 stars!