Prétear

 PR1T   (ADV Manga, 2004-2005)

™ and © 2000 Kaori Naruse & Junishi Satou

“The New Legend of Snow White.” Throw in Cinderella and The Twelve Months. Nature-loving Himeno Awayuki is a high-schooler whose widower father has just married one of the richest widows in Japan. Himeno is bravely determined to not let her two new stepsisters’ haughty condescension get her down. She is suddenly accosted by seven handsome youths who claim to be magical knights fighting The Princess of Disaster, who is about to drain Earth of its “Leafe,” its life force—and say Himeno is the “Prétear” who can reinstill Leafe into withering plants, animals, and people. Himeno does not believe them until red snow starts falling and her classmates begin collapsing in front of her. Himeno must join the seven knights (who have secret identities of a popular radio talk-show host, an Internet computer expert, etc.) to secretly protect the world, despite the gossip about her loose morals chasing after all these handsome guys.

Prétear is one of the latest (well, four years old in Japan now) shojo fantasy hits in the tradition of Sailor Moon.

— Fred Patten

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  5/1/2004
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