MeruPuri, Vol. 01 (MeruPuri, #1)
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MeruPuri, Vol. 01 (MeruPuri #1)

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On the way to school one morning, Airi loses her mirror - one that had been passed down to her through generations - and suddenly finds herself in a bizarre situation. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect Aram, a little boy from a magical kingdom, to have emerged from the mirror in the short time it took her to track it down!
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by VIZ Media (first published 2002)
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Arlene
Nov 27, 2010 Arlene rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Arlene by: Alexa Thank you!
MeruPuri by Matsuri Hino was a fun distraction while I wait for the 11th installment of Vampire Knight. I really liked this high fantasy and the artwork is just as magical as Hino’s other series. Great story line and fun dialog. Definitely a manga I will continue to read.

Airi Hoshina is a freshman in high school and she already has her heart set on finding the right guy that she will someday marry and build a life with. But suddenly her dreams are disrupted when an event of fairytale proportions...more
Rhapsody
This maybe deserves 3 stars simply because the art is so beautiful (that mangaka REALLY knows how to draw eyes), but I didn't particularly like the story. A young prince (elementary school age) is somehow zapped into our world and ends up living with a high school girl named Ari, who dreams of getting married and having a family. Aram (the prince), falls in love with her, but is too young for her. However, he's got a curse that sometimes turns him into a young man of about the same age as her, s...more
Julie
So, in terms of art this manga was quite good. I think the artist got better in Vampire Knight though. The plot wasn't too out of it either like some manga's are but I wouldn't say it's super interesting, just enough to keep me reading but not altogether satisfying me.
Sesana
I can see that this series is very popular. And maybe it gets better as it goes on, but it's just not hitting the right notes with me. I just wasn't having fun reading it. The art is very nice, I will admit that.
Aimeekay
I haven't read manga in a REALLY long time. So it took me a minute to get back into the reading the book backwards. I wasn't sure where I wanted to start, there are sooo many great mangas, new and old, out there. I ended up reading MeruPuri because I had told my daughters (huge manga fans) that I need to find some to read for a challenge I signed up for. Next thing I know there's a pile of books next to my computer. They can be very helpful when they want to be. :)

I have to say I really enjoyed...more
Deborah Takahashi
Airi Hoshino is a romantic. Not only is it her goal to marry the man of her dreams, she truly believes that if she arrives at school for, on time, for two years, the magic mirror she inherited will grant her wish to marry her true love. When not watching romantic dramas, Airi dreams about her prince and vows to keep her first kiss just for him. However, all of that changes when Aram emerges from her mirror. Aram is a prince from a magical kingdom who was thrust into the mirror by his faithful se...more
Doha
it is an amazing story. i loved it so much & it affected me, i actually cried. and i advise everyone to read it.
PekeDevil
este es uno de esos mangas que podrian considerarse "clasicos" creo que a todo el mundo le sonara de algo este manga, sobre todo si son fans de esta autora, tambien conocida por "Wanted!" o la mundialmente conocida serie "Vampire Knight".
Ahora vamos a la historia en si misma:
Un principe caprichoso que crece cada vez que esta en un lugar oscuro.
Una adolescente que desea vivir un romance con el honbre perfecto.
Si todo esto lo mezclamos con magia, humor, amor, un dibujo precioso y unos personajes...more
Brittany Haslbauer
I cannot tell you how many times I've re-read this series. I've had this manga since 2004 I believe. It's honestly been ten years, and I still pick it up at least three or more times per year, and re-read it. To me, it's that good.

I adore Matsuri Hino, I think her artwork is beautiful, as well as her storytelling. I fell in love with Vampire Knight after this series, and it's so sad because this was her first real work, and it was better, in my opinion than Vampire Knight! I just wish she could...more
☆Eiko
主人公の女子高生・愛理が魔法王国のちっちゃなプリンス・アラムに見初められちゃってからのドタバタラブコメディ。毎回乙女心をくすぐる展開が用意されてます。
アラム王子は可愛い7歳児なんですが、本当に7歳なのかってくらい大人びていてクールな言動がカッコイイのに加え、魔法で大人の姿になっちゃうと冷たい感じの美青年になって中身7歳の強引で我儘な子供っぽい言動で愛理に執着して読者を翻弄してくれちゃいます。
作品中ではキスが重要なファクターになっていて、キスが多いし使い方がとにかくエロティックでドキドキします。アラム王子はちっちゃくめっちゃ可愛いのに、無自覚なエロ……じゃなくて色気むんむんで毎巻びっくりです。
絵がとっても綺麗で可愛くて眺めているだけでも楽しいので、年下年の差ラブが好きな人にはとってもオススメです。
Mary
I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! such a cute story:) I actually finished the last manga, there were only...4 i believe??? yeah, i misplaced them, lol anyways, this was such an adorable manga:)
Kristy Buzbee
Probably the squishiest, sappiest, prettiest, and most romantic series I own. Sometimes I just need squishiness.
Megan
Super cute! Super cute!
Aeon Flux
Really really good
Jamie
Summary:
This is a romantic comedy manga and it seems very cliche, but there are a few twists. Airi Hoshina is a freshmen in high school and she has a fairytale ending - with a loving husband and all. However, Airi accidentally drops her star mirror and a boy, Aram, appears out of it. He explains to her that he comes from a magically kingdom, but Airi could not believe what she had just seen. She ends up taking care of Aram because he has taken an interest in her and refused to leave with his com...more
Sugar
Apr 30, 2014 Sugar rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
Review for the whole series with slight spoilers!

Review:

Are you aching for the sweetest, prettiest, cutest, most awwww-whorty fairy tale that just makes you squeal on basically every second page? Then look no further, MeruPuri is the only remedy you will ever find to suffice! I can’t hold back on praising this series to the skies, I loved loved loved this!

Although spanning only 4 volumes, the length is just perfect in the sense that there is no opportunity to become boring or stretched out with...more
Megan Sanchez
Cute.

Is there more to say? Probably not.

I'm not sure that this manga is going to have much substance, but it is exactly what it is and I loved it for just embracing that and going with it.

MeruPuri is by the same author as Vampire Knight and while I'm had a couple issues with Vampire Knight where the author seems unable to just give in to the dark theme of her title, this book is all sweetness, magic and humor.

Airi Hoshina wants more than anything to meet a good man, get married and be his li...more
Orchid
Having had the chance to read a few volumes of Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight I was quite excited when I found out that my library had the first volume of MeruPuri. I'm so glad that I took the chanced to read it because it had now become one of my favorites (now if only I can get my hands on the rest of the series).
I'll just start off by saying that I absolutely loved reading MeruPuri, it might just be one of my new favorite manga reads.

What really made this an enjoyable read was the characters a...more
Marie
Bintang 4
Suka dengan gambar cewe and cowon ya yg cantik and cakep. Aram kecilnya manisss.

Bayangkan perasaan Airi, remaja putri smu, yg menemukan seorang anak laki laki kecil asing (Aram) tersesat yg ngakunya keluar dari cermin segi tujuh miliknya, yg Airi bawa pulang untuk dirawat, dikasih makan, dimandikan, dan ditemani tidur. Dan saat terbangun dari tidur menemukan dirinya tidur bersama seorang laki laki yg seumuran dengannya. Saat dirinya mengetahui fakta bahwa Aram adalah seorang pangeran yg...more
Lauren

Ah, Meru Puri… this is such a cute story.

This is a nice four volume manga by Hino Matsuri. The story begins with our heroine Airi, who is meticulously planning her relationship-to-be… which hasn’t come yet, as she has had some pretty bad luck with guys… they just keep rejecting her.

One day, she drops her mirror on the ground and a small boy pops out! His name is Aram and he comes from a world of magic. Unfortunately, he has a curse that was put on him by his brother Jeile that causes him to turn...more
Ellyddan
Jan 14, 2008 Ellyddan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of shoujo manga, anyone who loves Vampire Knight
Shelves: manga, owned
This series is such a guilty pleasure. Matsuri Hino has a gorgeous style of drawing that leaves you baffled as to how she ever finds time to put that much detail into eyes, clothes and hair for each character. Outside of the visceral, aesthetic pleasures, this series is still enjoyable for its story merits.

While it might rely on some heavy shoujo manga cliches, the mixture of art, character interaction and story development will leave you happily fulfilled. The series is quite short and develop...more
Joy
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Sandy
La Protagonista Femenina de MeruPuri, es Airi. Una joven de 15 años que tiene grandes metas románticas. Encontrar un novio apuesto, enamorarse locamente, casarse antes de los 20, construir una bonita familia llena de amor y pasar el resto de su vida felices hasta el final de sus días. Ella esta enamorada de Nakaouji. Pero a la vida de Airi llega Alam, quien resulta ser el príncipe de un país mágico, que es victima de un hechizo que le lanza su hermano Jeile, convirtiendo a Alam en un adolescente...more
Christina
2.5 stars. I know I've read this book before. The story is a bit weird--a girl meets two magical half-brothers who visit her from another realm through a mirror given to her by her ancestor. The adult brother has cursed the younger brother, who looks about 7, so that he ages whenever he is in the dark. The only cure is a kiss from his true love, which he decides after one day is the heroine. But though his body ages, his mind and personality don't and he always seems to age in to a teenage boy a...more
Treasure
Love it! Can't wait for the next manga in the series to arrive. I like that the series is only 4 books long, so I can enjoy the series and the end, without it stretching into 45 books in a repetitive series (yes, I'm talking to YOU, Naruto and Fruits Basket).
MeruPuri is full of magic, time travel, true love, unrealistic expectations, and every day school life for a young girl in Japan who is in love with love, until her magical mirror brings her a prince from another time who frequently changes...more
Micheala
I'd give MeruPuri 4 & a half stars.
This is the first in a 4 Volume manga, and it will grab your attention from start to finish. So, I’m sure that you’re wondering why I gave it 4 & a half stars instead of 5. The only thing I could really find wrong with the manga is the fact that Aram is really just a little kid. I do, however, love the humor and romance that is all throughout this manga. It’s incredibly cute and If you give it a shot, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. :)

I would recommend MeruP...more
Kricket
the artwork in this fantasy shojo is really lovely, although the story is a bit odd. one day, a little prince named aram pops out of airi's magical mirror. his older half brother has put a curse on him so that he grows older in body (not brain) whenever enclosed in a dark room. he is a cute little boy as well as a smokin hot teenager and airi becomes lusty and confused. as joy pointed out, this is kind of icky, but the total ridiculosity of airi waking up in bed with a naked hottie also cracked...more
Starbubbles
despite me loathing vampire knight, i enjoyed this book. i was convinced that i would despise anything this author produced since i considered her other series to be that close to garbage. anywho- i have mixed feelings about the age difference between the two who will eventually get together. maybe magic mirror-land people age differently than earth people (or muggles, since thanks to harry potter it is now a real word). don't know. must find more and see how i like it.
Kirsten
MeruPuri is an adorable manga. It has it all: Action, romance, comedy, magic, you name it.

Matsuri Hino combines excellent storytelling with very cute, well-drawn art. The plot of the story draws the reader in and keeps them at the edge of their seat. The characters are all unique and well-rounded.

I've reread this series multiple times, and each time I'm reminded of why I loved it so much in the first place. It's truly the best shojo manga I've ever read.
Jaclyn
Personally, I thought this book really starts the series well. Not only are the drawings breathtaking, but the plot was as well. The ideas the author had were out of this world. I love that Airi's mirror is a portal that allows Aram to come to our world. Furthermore, Aram's rings each having special powers was interesting, especially when his ring bends and grows into a weapon. The little spices of humor was an extra plus to the book.
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Name in Japanese: 樋野 まつり

Matsuri Hino was born on January 24 in Hokkaido. She was a bookshop keeper who one day decided to become a manga artist, and all of nine months later, in 1995, she published her first manga title, Kono Yume ga Sametara (When This Dream Is Over), in Japan's LaLa DX magazine.
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