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Utahime: The Songstress
Only women poss the power of the "utahime." Born with this talent, these women are handed over to the state, and as long as they sing, its peace is preserved. But could a forbidden male "utahime" have arisen?
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 7th 2009 by Digital Manga Publishing
(first published January 1st 2006)
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This was interesting. The art is very nice and the storyline is different. For centuries, the kingdom has always had a male heir that runs the country and in turn there are always female songstresses who sing at night which somehow keeps the country safe (we don’t know why). The story opens with Kain and Thomas, brother to the songstress and the village chief respectively, who are looking at a wanted poster for a young lady who they summarily meet. As it turns out, she’s the princess and the onl ...more
It begins on the morning that Kain discovers the hand-drawn wanted posters plastered on his wall. As he contemplates them, reading the rather vague description of the girl who is being sought - it says that she is wearing purple garb and has a ponytail - he is approached by Thomas, the village chief, with food from the village, as well as the villagers' best wishes for the village songstress. Kain is singularly unimpressed, and is rather rude. But he does have a right to be - the village thinks ...more