Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen (also known as Absolute Peace Strategy or Battle of the Peace in English) is a shojo manga by Akane Ogura, which was serialized in LaLa DX from 2007 to 2010.
The story focuses on prince Johanne and princess Euda from the two warring countries of Meteora and Cannan/Kanan, who decide to pretend to fall in love with each other to end the long war. While they appear to be lovey-dovey in public, they can't stand each other, but have no choice but to go on with the engagement if they wish to keep war at bay. However, Euda seems to be slowly falling in love with the prince that she originally despised, even though she denies it to extremes and sees her racing heart and inability to look Johanne in the face as signs of hatred. In addition to these feelings is the constant threat of terrorists who wish to continue the war and kill either Euda or Johanne, whom they feel are traitors to their countries for marrying the other. The series was serialized in the LaLa DX magazine from 2007 in 2010 and compiled into 4 volumes.
Provides examples of:
- Arranged Marriage: Euda and Johanne set one up to bring peace between their kingdoms.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: And how! Despite constantly arguing, it becomes increasingly obvious that the two royal's really do love each other, and the manga ends with them as an Official Couple.
- The Beard: The whole plot of the story is Euda and Johanne faking a romance to make their countries end the war.
- Becoming the Mask: The entire focus of the series.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: A very diluted version, with Euda being a Type B Tsundere, and Johanne being a very mild Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Big Brother Instinct: Zacaria and Ishmael are very protective of Euda, although it has yet to go to extremes. Euda's sisters on the other hand...
- Boyish Short Hair: Euda. She gets quite distressed sometimes when she sees women with longer hair get close to Johanne.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Johanne sees Euda as one of these at first, since she's always running away from him.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Done slightly in Chapter 7—although not to the audience—when Rafael tells Johanne that if he keeps on protecting Euda, he will get killed. Johanne tells him not to raise a death flag, or a sign to the audience that a character will die in the future.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Averted with Johanne, who says from the start that he likes Euda; Euda's having trouble on her end, though.
- Damsel in Distress: Euda, despite all her efforts to fight back and even learn self-defense, seems to fall under this trope.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Princess Euda. While Prince Johanne actually did have feelings for her from the beginning despite hiding it and constantly arguing with her, she only developed feelings for him later on after softening up a bit.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Euda and Johanne fall in love for real and their relationship gets approved by their families, who stablish a truce between Canaan and Meteora.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Despite the story being more realistic than others, Euda sails from Canaan (a fictional country that mixes elements from various Arabian countries) and Johanne is the crown prince of Meteora (also fictional and seems to be inspired in France, Germany and North Europe monarchies)
- Gender-Blender Name: Johanne is typically a girl's name, but here is used for a male character.
- Hospital Hottie: Euda is studying to become a nurse and treats victims of war whenever she can.
- In the Hood: Euda is seen wearing hoods most or the time. Either hoods or veils, but she usually has her head covered.
- Polyamory: It is revealed early on that Euda's father has 4 wives, which led to him having twelve children, of which Euda is the only girl.
- Spell My Name With An S: Is it Canan, Cannan, or Kanan?
- War Is Hell: For a shoujo manga, it gives quite an aggresive statement about this.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Euda to a T; she thinks her racing heart and inability to stare Johanne in the face are signs of hatred.