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Manga: The Prince Cactus (王子的仙人掌) – Xu Ci

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Other Names: Cactus of the Prince

Author: Xu Ci

Artist: Misha

Status: 8 Chapters, 2 Volumes (Complete)

Summary: It’s the 21st century already, and yet, there is still someone referred to as a “Prince”!?

Born to a small European country, his mother is of royalty there. His father on the other hand, heir to the prosperous European shipping industry, is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

Since birth, Elian has been groomed to be the crown prince, filled with natural confidence… (Then again, he could have been born this way). To put it bluntly, he’s an arrogant person.

Dania, on the other hand, is a girl whose father has left her for another woman, and she has to work for a living. However, her sister gets married to Elian’s father, and she attends the wedding in Greece. There she meets him for the first time…

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Manhua, Romance, Shoujo

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Review

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This is another manga recommended by giginka. First of all I think the plot should have more time to develop. I thought 8 Chapter wasn’t enough to fully utilises the plot and develop it to it’s full potential.

The OTP (Elian and Dania) starts off hating each other and suddenly Elian takes interest in her and he starts courting her. This is where I thought they should have develop the interactions more, because they hated each other guts to start with, then Elian upon discovering her beauty and personality falls for her. It’ll be more realistic if the author decided to elaborate on this issue. But what I love is Dania’s personality, she speaks her mind and stands up for what she believes, she ain’t no weak female heroine. She has an allergy to the sun, there’s a reason behind this illness which is also related to why she has the personality she does (I won’t reveal, can you find it yourself if you do decide to read this manga).

Elian on the other hand starts off as an arrogant Prince who of course has the “Prince Syndrome”. I guess what makes him fall for her is she is different and the first female to treat him differently to what his accustomed to. He relentlessly sought after her, showering her with expensive gifts (high end fashion such as Prada and Chanel + diamond ring) and it’s only after he solves her hearts unanswered questions, does she finally opens up and accepts him.

Overall it’s a an enjoyable light read.

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