Devil and Realist Artist to Resume Shōnen Ōjo Manga

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Story about cross-dressing body double of princess has been on hiatus since last April

Manga artist Utako Yukihiro announced on her official Twitter account on Saturday that her Shōnen Ōjo (Boy Princess) manga in ASCII Media Works' Sylph magazine in the beginning of next year. She noted that more information about the resuming of her serialization will be announced at a later time. She also added that anime goods store Animate will begin selling goods themed after the manga (seen right).

Yukihiro put the series on hiatus in April 2013, and ASCII Media Works shipped the third compiled volume last August. The story revolves around Albert, a slave who is sold to the princess and heir to the kingdom. It turns out that he is to act as the body double of the princess and dress up like a girl, since he looks almost exactly like her. The story is based on an original plan by Zenko Musashino.

Yukihiro also pens the Devils and Realist manga, which Seven Seas Entertainment publishes in English in North America. She is also writing the Uta no Prince-sama manga, which adapts Broccoli's franchise of dating games for women.

Update: The series returned in the inaugural issue of ASCII Media Works' Comic it magazine in February 2015.

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