34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Jun 07, 2007 by AnimeG0ddess
I wish there were zero star ratings because this would get it. I don't understand why this series is so popular other than the people who like it haven't read many other manga series. It's a very generic story about a woman who wakes up on the street without any memories. Magically, she turns out to be a princess from another world and scary people are after her life. She has a beautiful singing voice that can enchant all who listen to her. Oh, and a kind man picks her up and allows her to stay with him without any reason or motive. She then gets a job at what really appears to be a strip club or at least a hostess bar. On her first day of work, she shreds her clothes a little bit to look all punk and forces her way on stage and sings. Everyone is instantly enchanted by her beautiful singing and magically no one seems to care that she's off doing whatever she wants rather than her job. There is no character development, crappy plot, and it really just seems like a poorly written fanfiction. Oh, and did I mention that the original concept was created by Courtney Love? Why would you let Courtney Love come up with a manga plot? She's a drug addict! This is the most horrible manga ever written! My recommendations below are for series that have some of the same elements as Princess Ai, but are actually well written.
AnimeG0ddess also recommended: Tsubasa Chronicles, Full Moon, Angel Diary, Sailor Moon,
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