My Stepmother and Stepsisters Aren’t Wicked Vol. 01. Fairy tale tropes are turned on their heads in this award-winning and comedic reimagining of the classic Cinderella story!
Miya is the illegitimate child of a prominent family. When her mother dies and her father’s estate agrees to take her in, she’s convinced she knows what awaits her in her new home: a life of servitude and misery at the hands of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Yet when she finally meets the women she expects to treat her like dirt, they actually end up being…sweet?!
A hilarious and heartfelt comedy that’s sure to put a smile on your face!
Otsuji is a manga creator in Japan known for works on Pixiv, many of which have been published in book form due to their popularity (such as Toorigakari ni One Point Advice shite iku Type no Yankee and My Wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters Are Kinda Nice?!).
AWARD WINNER: winner of the Comic Solmare 2023 Men’s Comic Prize.
VERY POPULAR IN JAPAN: This manga got its start as a digital comic on Pixiv that gained a lot of word of mouth.
POPULAR GENRES: fairy tales, comedy, slice of life, period piece, shojo/josei
FOR FANS OF: fairy tale comedies/parodies like Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf and even Shrek, retellings/reimagined stories based on Cinderella, and “gap” stories about characters whose natures don’t match their appearances (especially over-the-top comedies featuring scary-looking characters who are actually nice, like The Way of the Househusband).
AGE RANGE: This Adult title has crossover appeal with YA audiences (rated Teen 13+).
SERIES INFO: Series is ongoing in Japan (2 volumes and counting) and will have a planned pub every 3-5 months or whenever a new volume is released.
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