Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fairy Tale Manga: Dictatorial Grimoire: Cinderella (Volume 1) by Ayumi Kanou

Dictatorial Grimoire: Cinderella (Volume 1) by Ayumi Kanou was released this past September. I have to admit, I am a manga ignoramous which is sad since there are several series that use fairy tales.

Book description:

Cinderella was never this dashing!

Otogi Grimm, a far-flung descendant of the renowned Grimm Brothers, has always regarded the fairy tales his ancestors concocted as pure fiction. Unfortunately for the introverted half-Japanese teen, he is about to discover that the Grimm legacy is anything but pure.

Upon receiving a posthumous letter from the dead father he never knew, Otogi transfers to a new school and moves into an abandoned mansion as part of his inheritance. There, he finds a manuscript that reveals the truth about his ancestors: the Brothers Grimm made a deal with mystical beings known as the Märchen Demons, who now have a claim on Otogi’s life. With a dashing male Cinderella as his guide, can Otogi Grimm unlock the power of the manuscript and stop the fairy tale demons before they destroy him first?

The Dictatorial Grimoire series will be at least three books with the next book, Dictatorial Grimoire: Snow White (Volume 2), slated for a January 7, 2014 release. The third volume, Dictatorial Grimoire: Red Riding Hood (Volume 3), will be released April 1, 2014, but I don't have cover art for it yet.


  1. I just picked up an Arabian Nights inspired manga titled Magi. Haven't had the chance to actually read it yet, though.

  2. The first volume was actually interesting. It was definitely different with the idea that Cinderella was actually a guy. It might have Yaoi tendencies, but so far, I haven't seen anything that it will go that way. However, I'm withholding judgment. It was good but not enough to hold my attention. So, I have to see how the second volume shapes up.

  3. I saw this manga a while ago. Sounds interesting!

    You should read Pretear if you can find it. Retelling of snow white.