Lost Princess is not my cup of tea at all, but I can see the appeal of it – sort of. However, the story isn’t something I’m loving.
|Alt Titles||失落的公主, 로스트 프린세스, Shīluò de gōngzhǔ, Shi Luo De Gong Zhu, loseuteu peulinseseu|
|Licensed||Official English Translation|
|Genre||Action, Drama, Historical, Romance|
Lost Princess Summary
For as long as Olga can remember, she’s dreamed of setting sail and chasing down the hidden treasure that her father always told her about.
But after her father and older brother go missing at sea, that dream seems like it too will be lost forever.
That is, until pirates charge into her quiet English village, turning everything upside down!
Now with a rag-tag team of sailors, can Olga finally unravel the mysteries of her family’s disappearance and discover the treasure she always dreamed of?Tappytoon
Lost Princess starts with a lot of backstory, all crammed into the first chapter.
It just leaves us not caring about the backstory nor the characters. Which is sad, because half of the idea is that Olga is supposed to be motivated by her dad but we just don’t care.
Not to mention the child that’s brought back, which feels forced and stupid. He’s a pushover to the more radiant female lead, which is really typical. Not something I like or care for, at all.
As for the art, it’s sometimes really pretty and sometimes just mediocre. It’s sad when the art isn’t consistent, because that usually doesn’t bode well for the comic’s future.
Maybe I’m more hateful because I seemingly hate pirate stories, which isn’t really true.
I think the artists just do pirate stories really poorly and with nothing great to add except “adventure, female leads, huzzah!”. The art of this one is also weird, like manga-esque and not typical manhwa series.
Olga and her adoptive brother, or whatever he is, are both forgettable. I honestly had to force myself to read onward and not skip after the first two chapters, but it was a struggle.
Final thoughts: The first few chapters made me want to drop it instantly. You may want to check it out, but don’t expect anything great..