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Princess Jellyfish (Vol. 4)

Updated: Jan 6, 2021


I feel as though I do this everytime I disappear and come back with a review. But on the plus side I have a few reviews I have to write during my holiday prior to me returning to work.


I also have some exciting personal news. I recently just turned 23 on December 12th. I also leased me first apartment since I moved back home to NC so my house warming wishlist will be posted sooner or later on Amazon.


My love life is in shambles still but I am not complaining lol. I am dating though!


Here is my current watchlist for those who are yet to be following me on Instagram: @Theprettyotaku


Crunchyroll

  • Jujutsu Kaisen

  • Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

  • Kiss Him, Not Me

  • Burn the Witch

Amazon Prime Video

  • Cat's Eye

  • Boarding School Juliet

Netflix

  • Parasyte

  • Great Pretender

  • Okko's Inn

  • Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

  • Violet Evergarden

  • Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

Hulu

  • Death Parade

  • Gangsta

  • Appare-Ranman!

There are a few more series to add once we enter the new year because of The Promise Neverland will be returning and Beastars and many more. Plus this list does not include what I have a physical copy of or the manga I purchased. Everything in red is also everything I started watching and have yet to finish.

 

Now on with the main course. It is very obvious that I am nitpicky when it comes to manga. Specifically manga with anime adaptations. I normally only read manga when I want to finish a series rather than prior to starting one. So I decided to read Princess Jellyfish to contiune the journey of "watching" it since the anime ends with 12 episodes which is only volumes 1-4 and honestly the anime truly stop at the beginning of volume 4.



The night of the fashion show for Tsukimi and Kuranosuke’s jellyfish themed dresses brand received a lot of positive exposure. They pulled out all the stops to make Amamizu-kan into an enchanting wonderland–even Mayaya has transformed into a chic model. The very next day they made headlining news and over a thousand orders for custom fittings. Unfortunately, the girls are unable to meet supply and demand. With the reality of the stress, Kuranosuke decides to out source a wholesale company for mass production. Once the cost and distribution of duties have been reviewed it is clear it is going to take a lot more than just paying company to do all the work. Even with they're new guidance from Nisha, the beautiful and smart Indian wholesale assistant who is very well versed in the textile industry.



We also love a good Parasyte (2014) shoutout!

 

Also in this installment of the manga we see a shift in relationship dynmaics. For example, the roommates are starting to feel sour towards Tsukimi because she is becoming less otaku. When honestly she still is an otaku. Her interest just so happens to be shifting in a more productive sense. Instead of just drawing jellyfish as a hobby she is doing it as a chairty project and a career to promote more designs for their clothing line.


This attitude towards her gives me a sense that later down the line the friendship is either going to take a toll and part ways or they will support her and separate themselves from the brand altogether.


They're not the only ones to switch they're attitude towards her either. Kuranosuke appears to be looking at her differently as well because Shu seems to be interacting with her more. It is obvious he is jealous and unaware of his feelings for her. I personally am #TeamKuranosuke.


Meanwhile Shu is only interacting with Tsukimi because Kuranosuke’s mother contacted him and asked a favor of him to order a dress for her without telling Kuranosuke. The reason being on Shu and his father know where she is and why she left when Kuranosuke was a child.

This volume also discusses some of Shu's previous feelings towards Kuranosuke when he was child. Due to the fact that he was the child of a mistress but also the age difference they met when Shu was in high school and Kuranosuke had to in pre-school or early elementary (grade school). He came to the realization that he has never been around emotionally for his baby brother. Never asked about how he felt about his mother nor supported him in anyway beyond allowing him to dress in women's clothing. So for once he because a silent investor for the Jellyfish brand while also being a silent buyer.


I do see many conflicts happening between the brothers involving Tsukimi and Kuranosuke's mother.

 

I already have volume 5 but it will be awhile before I to it in my manga line up so please bare with me and I do apologize if you're starving for more input. But this volume took so long because it was dry and dragged out. If this volume was adapted into the series it probably would have been two episodes max.


LASTLY EACH COVER IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!


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