The Prism of the Midnight Dawn: Princess Ai
Christine Boylan, D. J. Milky & Misaho Kujiradou
TOKYOPOP, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto
franchise is still going strong with a new story arc released this month.
Princess Ai: The Prism of the Midnight Dawn
takes place a year after the original
manga trilogy, but things have not settled down at all.
rincess Ai is back in Ai-Land where she is safe, but not necessarily happy. For the whole year she has been back, co-ruling with her brother Nora, Ai has not been able to compose one song. All of that changes when Nora tells her about the three prisms that let them communicate with the Other Side. Sir Edwin uses the
Prism of the Midnight Dawn
to arrange a concert simulcast on the Other Side. Ai's spirits lift only to be dashed when Sir Edwin and the prism disappear.
gainst her brother's wishes, Ai returns to the Other Side accompanied by the Furies to search for Sir Edwin and the prism, and also to find Kent. Kent, now the lead singer of the most popular band, proves the easiest to find, but he has changed due the new HTA label and the strange new substance,
. Princess Ai now must not only find the missing Sir Edwin and prism, but also get to the bottom of HTA and
really enjoyed this new installment in the
saga. Misaho Kujiradou continues to be the main draw with his outstanding artwork, but Christine Boylan's writing of Stuart "D.J. Milky" Levy's story is clean, crisp, and highly engaging. Also, the story arc in
The Prism of the Midnight Dawn
seems to have even more layers to it than the original
tale, creating a very intriguing read that will satisfy old fans and create new fans, too.
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