Dictatorial Grimoire: Cinderella (Volume 1)

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Overview

Cinderella was never this dashing!

Otogi Grimm, a far-flung descendant of the renowned Grimm Brothers, has always regarded the fairy tales his ancestors concocted as pure fiction. Unfortunately for the introverted half-Japanese teen, he is about to discover that the Grimm legacy is anything but pure.

Upon receiving a posthumous letter from the dead father he never knew, Otogi transfers to a new school and moves into an abandoned mansion as part...

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Overview

Cinderella was never this dashing!

Otogi Grimm, a far-flung descendant of the renowned Grimm Brothers, has always regarded the fairy tales his ancestors concocted as pure fiction. Unfortunately for the introverted half-Japanese teen, he is about to discover that the Grimm legacy is anything but pure.

Upon receiving a posthumous letter from the dead father he never knew, Otogi transfers to a new school and moves into an abandoned mansion as part of his inheritance. There, he finds a manuscript that reveals the truth about his ancestors: the Brothers Grimm made a deal with mystical beings known as the Märchen Demons, who now have a claim on Otogi’s life. With a dashing male Cinderella as his guide, can Otogi Grimm unlock the power of the manuscript and stop the fairy tale demons before they destroy him first?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937867935
  • Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment LLC
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 390,718
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Ayumi Kanou is a Japanese manga artist and author best known for her work on the manga adaptation of the Tales of the Abyss video game by Namco Bandai.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    I found this story to be very funny and it pulled me right into

    I found this story to be very funny and it pulled me right into the story. I loved the art work from the author and I can't wait to get the rest of the series. 

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

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    It's Good Enough To Keep Reading

    This isn't one of the best manga out there but it is definitely good enough to read if you can manage to ignore the constant gender bending and the main character's very one dimensional personality. When Cinderella was introduced I absolutely loved him. I thought it was cool that Cinderella was a male plus he can fight! But then ... I noticed that it seemed to be this way with everyone. Snow White, Red Riding Hood, all of them are males! I would have liked it more if Ayumi Kanou would have kept at least some of them female with all these cool abilities. I think that is what kind of took away from the appeal of the story after a bit. Especially since Snow White looks like he belongs in a yaoi manga as a uke. Also, the plot as far as I can tell seems pretty flat and straightfoward if not a bit boring since the Marchen Demons don't have any other agenda but to get Otogi Grimm. But moving on! Even though the first volume had some hang ups, for some reason I couldn't put it down and I still whizzed through it in about 45 mins, haha. Probably because of Cinderella! I guess you could say Grimoire is one of those manags that aren't exactly great but it keeps you interested enough to want to keep reading if only out of pure curiousity and the love for a particular character. So in other words, it is 'good'. I have kept in mind that this is only vol. 1 so I'm hoping that as the manga series progresses that the plot will deepen a bit, and new characters won't always be guys and Otogi Grimm developes more of a personality outside of him being moody and impatient.

    Overall, it's a fairly good read. It's a bit annoying sometimes but it's good and the artwork is wonderful and the fight scenes are very easy to follow. I will be reading vol. 2 when it comes out though because the twist at the end was pretty fantastic and is worthy to be dubbed 'the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers'.

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