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Kilala Princess is a shōjo manga licensed by Disney and serialized by Tokyo Pop.

The basic plot is like a shoujo version of Kingdom Hearts. 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...

Originally the volumes were released as half-volumes, never making it past the Japanese Volume 2 in English. However, in 2016 and 2017 Tokyopop released all five volumes in proper format. A five-volume sequel series is planned for the future, focusing on Mulan, Pocahontas, and Brave's Merida.


This manga contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass: The Wicked Queen wasn't a physical fighter in the Snow White movie, but in the manga she easily gashes Rei's arm and defeats him in combat.
  • Arc Villain: The Disney villains are the villains of their respective story arcs, but the main villain is Valdou.
  • Art Shift: The Disney characters are drawn in 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: Valdou and his troops turn out to be extremely humanoid robots.
  • Ascended Fangirl: After admiring the Disney Princesses, Kilala joins their ranks.
  • 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.
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  • Bare Your Midriff: Ariel, Jasmine, Kilala during the Little Mermaid arc, and Sylphy 98% of the time.
  • Big Bad: Valdou turns out to be the main villain and the cause of much of the conflict in the story.
  • Bishōnen: Prince Rei and Valdou are both very handsome.
  • 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.
  • Break Them by Talking: Ursula, Maleficent, and Valdou do this to Kilala at different points in the story.
  • The Chosen One: The Seventh Princess, aka Kilala, is the only one who can save Paradisio.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sylphy, but she gets better.
  • Cool Crown: Kilala's tiara, which is enhanced with the princess jewels.
  • 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 eventually warms up to Kilala.
  • 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, She's Like, in a Coma!: Gender-inverted in the first chapter, where Kilala kisses Rei while he's asleep.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Kilala has to go through a lot of trouble, but eventually finds her own happy ending even after she learns being a princess in rela life isn't as easy as it sounds.
  • 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.
  • Fan Disservice: Ursula's wedding dress is hideous on her body.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Formal Full Array of Cutlery: Kilala once enters a "Cinderella girl contest" and fails it, notably during the table manners test: she not only uses her soup spoon the wrong way but picks any cutlery in sight.
  • Genki Girl: Kilala is full of energy, and inspired others through her positive outlook.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Kilala must find the seven gems for the tiara.
  • Graceful Loser: Sylphy admits Kilala won Rei 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.
  • Honorary Princess: Kilala is a schoolgirl, elected by a magical crown, to be the seventh Disney Princess (there were six at the time of publication). Granted, Kilala marries Rei in the end, but was recognized as the "legendary princess" nevertheless before that.
  • 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 Warrior: With the Tiara's magic, Kilala battles Disney villains to save the lands.
  • The Mole: Valdou and Sylphy turn out to be evil.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Sylphy's outfits are quite sexy for a childrens' manga.
  • 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: Kilala's belief in friendship and the power of love helps save the day a lot.
  • The Power of Love: This helps Kilala defeat the Disney villains.
  • Princesses Rule: Some Disney Princesses rule over their respective kingdoms, as does Kilala by the end.
  • Recycled INSPACE: The series is essentially Kingdom Hearts for GIRLS!
  • Red Herring: Erica in regards to being the princess Rei is looking for.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Tippe the pink mouse, who acts as a Team Pet.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: The non-Disney villains and Valdou turn out to be humanoid robots.
  • The Rival: Sylphy is a rival for Rei's affections, and is also his fiancee.
  • 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 acts haughty and extremely rude to most people.
  • Seashell Bra: Ariel, naturally, and Kilala wears one as a mermaid.
  • Shadow Discretion Shot: The Wicked Queen turning into a vulture is shown via shadow.
  • Sugar Bowl: The Princess worlds, when not being threatened, are generally very peaceful and sweet.
  • Teleport Spam: The Wicked Queen does this when battling Rei.
  • Tender Tears: Kilala sheds these frequently when someone she loves is in trouble, or she doubts herself.
  • 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.
    • The villains also try to shoot a mind-controlled Erica.
  • World-Healing Wave: The Tiara's magic is used to restore Paradiso.


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