Romaji: Dochira ga Ouhi?
English Translated Title: Which one is the Queen?
Long Summary, Review, and Spoilers:
This was a really lighthearted story and a nice read. The main character (Mai) was straight forward and there weren’t any deep mental conflicts or huge conflicts at all. Mai was transported to another world with her cousin Mio to (originally) be the concubine and wife of the prince of the human world who will succeed the throne (Thanks to all dem noble girls who just want to be Queen, trying to get the king using drugs etc etc), but 2 people were summoned. The summoning circle originally only needed 1 magician but 36 magicians were used and funnily you can add categories to the summoning circle to fit the prince’s type of girl (oh how convenient lol). Mai realized that the Prince kept staring at Mio and Mio also fell hard by the Prince’s words and demeanor and so they lived happily ever after.
So what happened to Mai (the real MC of the story)? She stayed in the palace for 1 month, got sick and wanted to run away from the rumors that Mio was a stuck up girl and the MC was a better pick as Queen than her, got Magical powers by force by an unknown and persistent voice and was teleported by her servant(s) to the Demon world to marry the Demon King. Apparently the Demon King also did the same summoning spell, but because he didn’t make a summoning circle, Mai went to the Human world rather than the Demon world. And therefore the MC lives happily ever after.
Yeah that’s basically it, with some events in between, like how there’s the war between the East demon kingdom and West demon kingdom (West is where Mai is at), Mai getting attacked at night by jealous girls who wanted to be Queen themselves, Mai being sad about not seeing the king for a few days and realizing her serious lack of talent with the sword and a genius at knife throwing (which becomes her hobby), and Mai being able with all ten magics (and strong at all of them as well total cheat ability) even though the king can only attempt 9 since he can’t deal with light magic since he’s a demon. Oh also the slow (or not really slow) realization that she liked the king. If only these conflicts were blown bigger it could have become a much better story with a lot more depth.
Ironically after Mai left the Human world, nothing was said about Mio or the Human world ever again. I wonder what happened to them lol. Mai also attempted to learn about the Human world when she was there and then realized she totally wasted her time and had to learn about the Demon world (In which also was slightly useless in the story and could have been developed in more depth as well). The side story of how Ashia (one of the Triplets that served Mai in the Human world and Demon world) loved Feldia even though Ashia was 25 and Feldia was 873, nearing the end of his life span. That was so cute. During the main story, Feldia already died and Ashia realized that he was her other half only after he died, but didn’t chase after him with death because Feldia wouldn’t have liked it and the Demon king also urged her not to.
This story really has potential to be re-written with more depth since everything seemed to just be brushed over. Seriously cute where there was a side story where Mai was with the Demon King’s (Gerald. oops forgot to name him) child and was pregnant, where they were just throwing round names with bad naming sense issues, and conflicting about whether it was a girl or boy.