Kiss of the Rose Princess v.1 by Aya Shouoto – 180 pages
Anise Yamamoto is granted four cards by their keeper, the cat-bat Ninufa. Kissing the cards releases the Rose Knights, who just happen to be four of her handsome classmates. Sworn to her service, she sets them to tasks from searching for her lost choker (which her father warned her never to take off) to making an arch for the school festival. The artwork has an eye-catching, frenetic style, with excessive close-ups, that can be hard to follow at times. A light story but with dynamic interplay between characters that keeps things moving briskly. I had fun with the first volume and, though not as interesting as other manga I’ve read recently, I’d like to see how it develops in the next volume.