Chapter 1: Sex and the Amars
Kodansha Chapter 1
Kanji セックス・アンド・ザ・アマーズ
Rōmaji Sekkusu ando za Amāzu
Release Date March 13, 2009
Chapter 1
Volume 1
ISBN ISBN 978-4-06-340744-0
Chapter Guide
Chapter 2. Pretty Woman
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Teaser Edit

Tsukimi Kurashita has moved into the big city to pursue becoming an illustrator, toting her many jellyfish drawings. However the big crowds of stylish people frighten her. When one of them comes to her rescue in an awkward situation, her life changes forever.


Tsukimi Kurashita is a 20-year-old fujoshi living in an all-female apartment building, Amamizukan, with other obsessed women. One day, Tsukimi, who has an intense love for jellyfish, tries to go to Shibuya for a jellyfish exhibit, but turns back when she becomes apprehensive at all the stylish girls walking around Shibuya. Later, when reminiscing about her dead mother, Tsukimi goes to see a spotted jellyfish she named Clara at a local pet store to cheer herself up. She is shocked to find a moon jellyfish in the same tank, as this will eventually cause the spotted jellyfish to die. Overcoming her fear of talking with the stylish male shop clerk, Tsukimi tries to explain the imminent danger to the jellyfish, but is pushed back when she tries to enter the store. She bumps into a stylish woman outside the store, who eventually reasons with the clerk to give Clara to Tsukimi, since it will die anyway. They take it back to Amamizukan and put it into the bathtub for the night. 

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

Characters in Order of Appearance
  1. Tsukimi's Mother
  2. Tsukimi Kurashita
  3. Banba
  4. Chieko
  5. Mayaya
  6. Jiji
  7. Unknown, never seen again, goth Amar
  8. Juon Mejiro
  9. Clara
  10. Stylish Male Employee
  11. Kuranosuke Koibuchi


  • (Tsukimi's mother to young Tsukimi at the aquarium)All girls can be beautiful princesses when they grow up.[1]
  • (Tsukimi, in her mind to her mother)I guess I messed up somehow somewhere along the way. I didn't manage to become a princess.[2]


  • The first example of petrification occurs in this chapter.
  • The chapter title is a spin on the title of the popular U.S. TV show "Sex and the City."


  1. Princess Jellyfish manga Kodansha (2-in-1 edition): Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 6
  2. Princess Jellyfish manga Kodansha (2-in-1 Edition): Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 9