Shoujo Saturday: Rolan the Forgotten King by Yoshino Takumi


This week I’m covering Rolan the Forgotten King by Yoshino Takumi. Mini Review since I’m tight on time today due to a massive heat-wave and don’t want to heat up the house with my old computer.

Plot Synopsis: The selection of Rolan as the Commander of the Royal Family’s Guard was a dangerous bet that could well undermine the survival of the empire. Around them, a mixture of mystery and speculation swirls to lead Rolan to his fate; LT Weapons, relics from The Lost World, Monsters appearing from History and the ambitions of Amenti, the leader of the Enemy forces.

Plot: Okay that was the best plot synopsis I could find, and it’s absolutely terrible. Rolan takes over guarding the princess of the empire and is her most loyal subject above all others. When she is married off to Amenti to forge a treaty she asks him for the impossible, save her from her marriage.

Characters: Rolan is a lot like Lelouch from Code Geass it seems, and that’s to this series benefit. I love the intricate planning that goes into his schemes.

Art: The artwork is a mix between Shoujo and Shonen, but this is a mainly Shoujo series (I think).

Overall: If you like Batman Gambits and epic romances you’ll love this series.

For those who like: Crazy Plans, Amazing Characters, Science posing as Magic, Magic, Shoujo series.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but can you really hate any of that.


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