Gee, I wonder who the 7th Princess could be? Kilala Princess
is a Shōjo
Manga licensed by Disney
and serialized by Tokyo Pop
The basic plot is like Kingdom Hearts
for girls. A young girl, Kilala, has always dreamed of being like the Disney Princesses
. When she meets Prince Rei, who's looking for the Seventh Princess to save his kingdom, Kilala resolves to help him.
To do this, she travels to the lands of the Disney Princesses and works to save their lands from evil, collecting the magical gems that will save Paradiso in the process. But the Disney villains aren't the only ones Kilala has to watch out for...
This manga contains examples of:
- Arc Villain: The Disney villains are the villains of their respective stories.
- Art Shift: The Disney Princesses are draw closer to the Disney style, while Kilala and her friends are drawn in a regular manga style. Sometimes the change can be jarring. It's also ironic given how the whole big-eyed Anime look was based on early Disney cartoons.
- Artificial Human / Ridiculously Human Robot: Valdou.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: In the "Cinderella" world, Kilala asks the fairy godmother to temporarily turn her into a boy so she can get into the ball. She makes a pretty cute one, too.
- Ascended Fangirl: After admiring the Disney Princesses, Kilala joins their ranks.
- Bare Your Midriff: Ariel, Jasmine, Kilala during the Little Mermaid arc, and Sylphy 98% of the time
- Big Bad: Valdou.
- Bishōnen: Prince Rei, and Valdou.
- Book On The Head: When Kilala is in Cinderella's world, they are training together to have perfect manners; Cinderella and Kilala are once both seen with several books on the head.
- Breaking Speech: Ursula, Maleficent, and Valdou give these to Kilala at different points in the story.
- The Chosen One: The Seventh Princess, aka Kilala.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Sylphy, but she gets better.
- Cool Crown: Kilala's tiny tiara.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: The non-Disney villains are this, attempting to shoot Erica while she's still under mind control, and successfully shooting Kilala as she reunites with Rei.
- Darker and Edgier: The last volume of the manga is noticeably darker than the rest of the series.
- The manga itself may count in regards to the movies they adapt, with depictions of blood when most of the movies had Bloodless Carnage.
- Deconstructed Trope: Being a princess isn't as easy as it looks; Kilala learns different things from each of them. In the final volume she struggles with the responsibilities of running a country, but decides she will be a princess in her own, unique way, while keeping the lessons they taught.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Sylphy.
- Disney Death: Kilala and oddly enough, some of the Disney villains are subject to this (for example, Ursula gets caught in a blinding flash of light, but is shown moments later to have been just knocked out cold. Since this event happens before Ariel meets Prince Eric, Ursula's survival is really a Foregone Conclusion.)
- Distracted by the Sexy: Kilala and Sylphy use the trope to wow Gaston.
- Dude, He's Like, In A Coma! The first chapter, where Kilala kisses Rei while he's asleep.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Empowered Badass Normal: The tiara's magic helps Kilala deliver the finishing blow on villains, but everything else she does is with her own natural strength.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Let's see...six Disney Princesses, the mysterious seventh, and Sylphy is a princess as well.
- Face-Heel Turn/Heel-Face Turn: Sylphy.
- Fan Disservice: Ursula's wedding dress.
- Fanservice: Kilala wearing a Seashell Bra and long skirt in the Little Mermaid arc, and Sylphy and Kilala dressing up as barmaids in the Beauty and the Beast arc.
- Fantastic Racism: Valdou and the rest of the Ridiculously Human Robots hate humans, considering themselves to be superior.
- A Fate Worse Than Death: The Queen prepares a poisoned apple that would make anyone who eats it so ugly no one would ever lay eyes on them again.
- Foil: Sylphy and Kilala contrast in every way. Kilala is young, compassionate, and modest, while Sylphy is haughty, rude, older, and sexy.
- Foregone Conclusion: Ariel's chapter takes place before she met Eric, so Ursula is just knocked out rather than killed.
- Genki Girl: Kilala is full of energy.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: The seven gems for the tiara.
- Graceful Loser / I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Sylphy in the end.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Valdou is sliced in half at the end.
- Heavy Sleeper: Rei is sleeping when Kilala first finds him. Out of curiosity, she kisses him and he wakes up... only to fall asleep again two seconds later.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Sylphy seems good at first, but then turns out to be The Mole. She later switches sides again.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Snow White tells the Queen that she will eat the apple to save Kilala.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: How the Queen goes out.
- James Bondage: Rei is captured and knocked out quite a bit.
- Magic Land: Paradiso is a subversion, as it's being torn apart by revolutionaries.
- Magical Girl: Kilala.
- The Mole: Valdou and Sylphy.
- Ms. Fanservice: Sylphy.
- Parental Abandonment: Kilala's mother and father are in a magical world called "Paradiso." Finding them is part of Kilala's motivation.
- Pimped-Out Dress: The princesses wear these, as does Kilala at times.
- The Power of Friendship
- The Power of Love: This helps Kilala defeat the Disney villains.
- Princesses Rule
- Recycled IN SPACE: Kingdom Hearts for GIRLS!
- Red Herring: Erica in regards to being the princess Rei is looking for.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Tippe the pink mouse thing.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: The non-Disney villains and Valdou.
- The Rival: Sylphy.
- Rival Turned Evil: Sylphy, who then later becomes a Rival Turned Good.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Between Kilala and Erica, a bit.
- Royal Brat: Sylphy
- Seashell Bra: Ariel, naturally, and Kilala wear one.
- Shadow Discretion Shot: The Wicked Queen turning into a vulture.
- Spoiled Sweet: Rei is a male version, the fact that he forgot he was a prince helps. Kilala is also one after her coronation.
- Sugar Bowl: The Princess worlds.
- Teleport Spam: The Wicked Queen does this.
- Tender Tears: Kilala sheds these.
- Took a Level in Badass: The Wicked Queen wasn't much of a physical fighter in the Snow White movie, but in the manga she easily gashes Rei's arm and defeats him in combat.
- The Un Twist: Kilala is the princess Rei is looking for. Really, if you know anything about shoujo manga, it should be obvious.
- Villain Team-Up: In Aladdin's world, Valdou teams up with Jafar.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Erica disappears from the story shortly after Ariel's world, though she does cameo in the last volume at Kilala and Rei's wedding.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Averted; Valdou shoots Kilala as she's about to reunite with Rei. Thanks to the Tiara's magic, and falling into Cinderella's world, she lives.
- They also try to shoot a mind-controlled Erica.
- World-Healing Wave: The Tiara's magic is used to restore Paradiso.