As collectors will be aware, the Little Prince has already made his appearance in manga (Japanese cartoon strips). Today we invite you to take a look at two manga-style representations of the much-loved character, both found on Internet. Though both are very different in physical appearance from the familiar figure, it is obvious that the respective artists have grasped the relationship between the Little Prince and his rose, and the care he takes to protect her.


The drawing on the left is the work of Kazuya Minekura, creator of the Saiyuki series (well known to mangas fans); the second is a tribute by an illustrator who goes by the pseudonym of Nyotaro and about whom very little is known, apart from the fact that she lives in Thailand.


Find out more: Kazuya’s blog and Nyotaro’s Deviant Art web page.