The Young Lady's Chauffeur (Ojōsama No Untenshu, #1) by Keiko Ishihara

The Young Lady's Chauffeur (Ojōsama No Untenshu, #1)

It is the Taisho Era at a certain girl's school. There one young lady embodies the ambition and is the envy of every girl. The crimson ribbon adorning her marks her as the top student. She is none other than Yoshimura Sayaka. Always at her side is the chauffeur her family employs, Narutaki Shinobu. Are the two in love as rumored amongst the female student body!?

Details The Young Lady's Chauffeur (Ojōsama No Untenshu, #1)

TitleThe Young Lady's Chauffeur (Ojōsama No Untenshu, #1)
Release DateDec 12th, 2019
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Shojo, Young Adult, Graphic Novels

Reviews The Young Lady's Chauffeur (Ojōsama No Untenshu, #1)

  • Sesana
    Absolutely not for me. The historical setting is little more than window dressing, and the central relationship didn't feel at all romantic to me. There's a weird imbalance of power and feelings and I just couldn't get into it.
  • Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
    The art is stunning! Then again, I won't pick up a manga unless I like the art. That being said, the story was boring... nothing really happened... the whole manga goes by and no one makes a move. They just keep close to each other, she whips him... just... this manga is not for me. Even if there is only one more. I just can't do it.
  • Holly Letson
    This one is a real page-turner, however not much is accomplished by the end of the volume. Narutaki makes his feelings for Yoshimura extremely well-known, but she never seems to grow to really see him that way. I feel like a romance could blossom between them in later volumes, if she would stop worrying so much about social classes/statuses and would just follow her heart. I hope that that will end up happening.
  • Mary
    "I've loved her from the moment we met..."Set in the Taishou era, Sayaka Yoshimura is a lady of new money. Her father neglected her after an accident killed her mother and left Sayaka crippled for life. The only solace she had was in her childhood friend and family servant, Shinobu Narutaki. Only he was there for her when no one else was. But the social class forbids anything more between them than business. Sayaka has no idea of the feelings her...
  • Silence
    The Heiress and the Chauffeur was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I liked the premise (forbidden love during Japan’s Taisho era), because hey, it sounds like a Japanese Downton Abbey. I can get down with that. Sayaka and Narutaki’s relationship feels genuine enough, although there isn’t a lot of context to support their deep connection. I even liked that Sayaka isn’t all wimpy even though she has an injured foot and her parents are gone. She...
  • Lucille
    Ah, forbidden love is always the sweetest kind of love.
  • Megan
    This was a neat little historical manga that takes place during the Taisho era ( early 20th century) about the growing forbidden relationship between a teenage heiress and her chauffeur. The art is lovely and I liked the main characters—their personalities were well developed. Kazuko Yoshimura is the top student in the prestigious finishing school her father has enrolled her in, but she’s from a new money family, so deals with some aristocrat...
  • Jillian
    This was a great by-chance find for me.The series is complete after volume 2, so after flipping through the first volume in B&N, I grabbed both to enjoy a nice, short series (for once).You know how there are some manga-ka whose art is for the most part really nice, and they're really recognizable (Tanemura Arina, Hino Matsuri, Watase Yuu) but there might be one or two things about it that bug you (for me, Hino's characters having really tall head...
  • Rod Brown
    I read both volumes of this two-book series back to back, and, oh my, is it so very poorly done. The dialogue is awful, the placement of word balloons and captions is annoying, the art and themes are absolutely generic, and the story is just dumb. The creator writes repeatedly in the behind-the-scenes sidebars that the original Japanese editor was constantly rejecting her ideas and dictating changes. Now I have to wonder if that editor kept the s...
  • Jamie
    *Review in Progress*Reasonably cute. I love the artwork. Very well done. Sayaka is naive and her views of others and how society works is broken. I love that she doesn't want to see a difference in her relations with Narutaki. He is amusing and very obviously cares for her but she is oblivious. Each chapter beginning is the same and I didn't care for the repetition. And each time was several pages long. So it took away panels that could have give...
  • Sarah ~Sehrenity~
    A lovely story involving class division
  • Lynn
    Today's post is on The Heiress and The Chauffeur volume 1 by Keiko Ishihara. It is the first in a duology. It is 192 pages long and is published by Shojo Beat. The cover has the two main characters on it looking at the reader. The story is told from third person close of the two main characters moving one to the other as the story goes. The intended reader is someone who likes cute shojo stories, historical romance, and pretty art. There is no fo...
  • Nadina
    It's a little fun, and I do quite like the artwork, but it is frustrating to get the plot overview (the "there's an heiress and her chauffeur" thing) at the beginning of each chapter. Quite unnecessary. The bonus story (Luca and the Theif) was quite cute. I'm going to read the next volume because I have it checked out, the series is only two volumes, and I normally give a manga two to three volumes before dismissing anyway, but I do have mixed fe...
  • Diana Lynn
    I like shojo manga just as much as the next person, but this volume was way too vanilla for me. That being said, the artwork was beautiful. The chauffeur is total eye candy and so is the bandit in the cute little after story. I've read much better elsewhere is all. Since there is only one more volume, I'll probably finish the story and hopefully it gets better.
  • Sean
    He's a bit older than her but otherwise just pure iddy fluffy femdom romance. If you're not into that you'll probably be bored and squicked. Also there's the typical "female friend who has a crush on the protagonist but eventually respects the love protag has for her male love interest" subplot, sigh.
  • Jae's Manga Reviews
    Series review: 4/5The art is amazing and this manga-ka knows how to make bishies. I like the old-fashioned period. Also, the story is fine. I don't like overly submissive guys so that is a bit of a minus, but overall I recommend this! I own both volumes.
  • Celia Mitchell
    The first book of this series may feel a little detached, but where it pales in romance in the first volume, the 2nd volume makes up for.
  • Galion Public Library Teens
    Review by K.M.: "This manga is sweet, like very sweet. It's a love story about two worlds: the daughter of a rich household and the hired help."
  • Aisha
    3.6 stars
  • Shyla Colt
    I just wasn't into this. The chapters felt very repetitive , and I didn't feel invested in the couple.
  • Maja Madsen
    It was kind of eh and I didn’t really feel the love connection. But it was a very quick read.
  • gabi
    This is pretty sweet! They’re really cute!
  • Yuiko
    I was a lil bored of it guess this time period isn't for me but I'm sure u guys might like it
  • Rahul Sharma
    It is such a nice story with amazing caricatures
  • Lisa Kizer
    Read under the title The Heiress and the Chauffer
  • Jessie
    Super cute shoujo story that brought me back to my teenage years Super cute shoujo story that brought me back to my teenage years 💖
  • alicat
    The chapters in the second half were much more interesting.
  • S.Q. Eries
    In SummaryIf you’re looking for a historical romance with spot-on details, you’re better off looking elsewhere. But if you like devoted bishounen in servant attire longing for a love that cannot be, Heiress is worth a try. It does have its dramatic and poignant moments but for the most part stays a lighthearted story of one-sided affection.The ReviewWhen I first read the title, I thought The Heiress and the Chauffeur was going to be a Japanes...