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Rated “T” for “Teen”
She is the princess of the human kingdom, “Goodereste.” Princess Syalis has been kidnapped by Twilight, the current “Demon King.” He has imprisoned the princess in his “Demon Castle.” While the human kingdom goes into panic over its missing princess, the princess herself is… bored... and just wants to get a good night's rest.
As Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Vol. 8 (Chapters 92 to 104) opens, the “Demon Castle Budget Committee” has just decided to put the castle's resident hostage, Princess Syalis, under some budget constraints. They are cutting next year's hostage budget by a third! The princess, however, is determined to maintain her (expensive) standard of living. So, she plans to train the Demon Castle employee, a vampire, about the finer things in life, but he is supposed to train her about living a more frugal life as a hostage.
Then, the Demon King is bringing on a new group of Demon Castle employees, but training them is a hassle when the so-called “hostage princess” decides to join them. What is she going to do when the Demon King decides he and his staff and the new recruits are going to go on a “Demon Castle Orientation Retreat?
THE LOWDOWN: The Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle manga goes to Hell. Creator Kagiji Kumanomata spins episodic comedy out of a work retreat to “Hell Kusatsu.”
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Graphic Novel Volume 8 offers more demonic and spoiled princess fun. Good news for fans of the “Teddy Demons;” they play a larger part in this volume than they have in a few volumes. Kumanomata keeps coming up with delightful scenarios, and Tetsuichiro Miyaki (translation) and Annette Roman (English adaptation) find the veins of comedy gold in a manga that is dialogue heavy, despite its shorter-than-average chapters. I recommend this series, because I want to share the love of Teddy Demons with you, dear readers.
I READS YOU RECOMMENDS: Readers looking for odd manga comedy will want to try the Shonen Sunday title, Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle.