Manga Monday- Pretear

Manga Monday- Pretear

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PrĂ©tear , also called PrĂ©tear – The New Legend of Snow White, is a manga series written by Junichi Sato and illustrated by Kaori Naruse. Spanning four volumes, the manga series was originally published in Japan by Kadokawa Shoten from May 2000 through July 2001. It was published in English in North America by ADV Manga.

Himeno is a high school freshman who’s having trouble adjusting to the lifestyle of the very rich. Her father Kaoru is a one-time famous author of young girls’ novels. One of his greatest fans was Natsue, a wealthy woman who liked Kaoru so much that she snatched him up from the rundown apartment and married him! But Himeno’s life is far from rosy. Her dad tends to take the side of Natsue rather than her, and Natsue’s two daughters from a previous marriage aren’t very fond of their new stepsister. One day, Himeno takes a shortcut to school and meets a young boy. When she takes the boy’s hand, she’s transported to a fantasy world that lies on the brink of extinction. And the one person that can stop it is the girl called “Pretear.”

This is my second favorite series in the whole world. The manga and the anime have different stories in more than just the details. The main villain different, Himeno’s ultimate attack is revealed earlier, and the romance is more in the background than in the anime but I feel that Himeno gets a lot of character growth in the manga but more romance in the anime.

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