Title: Shinigami Hime no Saikon (The Princess of Death’s Second Marriage)
Author: Onogami Meiya
Manga-ka: Fujiwara Ryou
Format: Manga (based on light novel series)
Volume: 3 volumes
Genre: comedy – drama – historical – romance – shoujo
Alicia Faitlin, daughter of an impoverished aristocratic family, was forced into an arranged marriage by her uncle, but the groom is killed suddenly in the middle of the ceremony.
Although Alicia has been labeled “The Princess of Death” due to this incident, there’s someone pursuing the matter of a second marriage with her. He is an upstart noble whose family was recently promoted to the ranks of the aristocracy, Kashburn Licen. This man is rumored to be a “Tyrant”.
At first, Shinigami Hime no Saikon looks like other dark-shoujo manga, but the big plot twists in the end was very unexpected. So keep reading until the last chapter.
This manga has 3 volumes with total 13 chapters. These are the two main characters in this manga:
Called the “Princess of Death” due to the events of a certain incidents. She is the only daughter of a impoverished aristocratic family with the high-ranking title of the “Provincial Lords”. She is actually very cute with her glasses and also loves horror stuffs like ones in her fave horror novel. She is excited about living out books and freakishly naive about life in general. Alicia’s physical appearance is like one of that nerdy gal with her glasses, but she is a very interesting lady in this dark manga…:)
A noble who suddenly rose to power and became infamous as the “Tyrant of Azberg”. By special decree of the King, he has earned the title of “Grand Duke”. He is a very cold-hearted man, but it makes the story more challenging since he and Alicia become husband and wife.
The supporting characters are:
A maid in the employ of the Licen household. Alicia’s personal servant. She often claim herself as Licen’s lover and amazingly Alicia accepted it. At the end, she realize that she is nothing compared to Alicia.
The young head of the distinguished Reiden family. Visits the Licen house with a certain objectives, but the fact behind it becoming a very unexpected ending for this manga.
A clergy member of the religious group “Prayer for Wings” and Theonard’s guardian.