Comics/Graphic Novels

June 2016 Book of the Month: PRINCESS JELLYFISH Vol. 1

Paul Montgomery

Staff Writer

In addition to comics, Paul thrills to Frank Capra and kaiju movies, crime fiction, TV dramas, professional wrestling, and whatever the Muppets are doing at any given time (hopefully in combination with those other things). He tweets as @fuzzytypewriter

Temperatures are rising here in the mid Atlantic, and our attention turns to the sea and the Cnidarians. Yes, the noble jellyfish. They’re never too far from my mind. But my affection for those fanciful flotsam pales in comparison to Tsukimi Kurashita’s. You can call her Princess Jellyfish.

Join us later this month for a discussion of Princess Jellyfish and a whole apartment complex of otaku on the Oh, Comics! Podcast!



Tsukimi Kurashita has a strange fascination with jellyfish. She’s loved them from a young age and has carried that love with her to her new life in the big city of Tokyo. There, she resides in Amamizukan, a safe-haven for girl geeks who regularly gush over a range of things from trains to Japanese dolls. However, a chance meeting at a pet shop has Tsukimi crossing paths with one of the things that the residents of Amamizukan have been desperately trying to avoid—a beautiful and fashionable woman! But there’s much more to this woman than her trendy clothes! This odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends.

Do you think you’re ready for this jelly? Pick up Princess Jellyfish vol. 1 by Akiko Higashimura today!