I don’t usually read manhuas (Chinese version of manga) but I give exception for this one.
It’s the 21st century already, and yet, there is still someone referred to as a "Prince"!?
Born to a small European country, his mother is of royalty there. His father on the other hand, heir to the prosperous European shipping industry, is a descendant of Queen Victoria.
Since birth, Elian has been groomed to be the crown prince, filled with natural confidence…(Then again, he could have been born this way). To put it bluntly, he’s an arrogant person.
Dania, on the other hand, is a girl whose father has left her for another woman, and she has to work for a living. However, her sister gets married to Elian’s father, and she attends the wedding in Greece. There she meets him for the first time…
It was the storyline that captured my attention. This may be a bit clichéd but unlike most shoujo mangas (or manhuas for that matter), the heroine is one gutsy girl who have a mind of her own and do not care for the prince and even dare to go against him when she thinks he’s in the wrong. Even when the prince fell for her, she doesn’t go all gooey and fell for him just because he is a prince (I know I would, what a shame) but I do have the feeling that she will hook up with the prince at some point (not that I mind).
Artwork-wise, Misha (the manhua artist) has done a fine job. The characters are drawn beautifully, the prince in particular.
The Prince’s Cactus is the very first manhua that I read and I think I’m liking this one.