The Heavily Armoured Noble Girl Monette: How To Break a Curse You Don’t Remember Casting


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“As if I’d marry an ugly woman like you!”

Monette, a noble daughter of the House of Idira, was hurt deeply by what her fiancé, Prince Alexis, had said.

To rub salt on the wound, her younger sister was then made Alexis’ fiancée instead of her. Unsure just what part of her was ugly, Monette develops a complex… and begins to cover her whole body with iron armour.

And so, Monette researches magic alone in the old castle… until one day, two men come to visit her…

“Monette, break my curse!”

This is a story of Monette, who wears armour from the top of her head to the tip of her toes, Prince Alexis, who suffers under a curse of bad luck that forces him to stick his foot in a bottomless swamp at least once a week, and Percival, a worrywart knight who spoils people when he’s tired. It is a story of their journey as all three of them think respectively:

I’ve got the most common sense here.

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12/09/18 Experimental Translations extra 2
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12/05/18 Experimental Translations c57
12/03/18 Experimental Translations c56
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11/28/18 Experimental Translations c54
11/26/18 Experimental Translations c53
11/25/18 Experimental Translations c52
11/23/18 Experimental Translations c51
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Anra7777 rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c8
I can’t decide whether I want to continue reading this or not. I like the MC, and I find the premise interesting, but I rather hate the two male characters—not for the way one of them acted in the past, but because of the way they treat the MC in the present: extremely rudely. There seems to be an incronguity between one of the character’s reputation along with how the MC thinks of him with his actual behavior. I understand it’s supposed to be comedic, but I don’t find their... more>> behavior that funny. Maybe I’m just in the wrong mood to appreciate it. As it stands, I would really hate the MC to fall for either character, although the cover picture seems to give a lie to that hope. <<less
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GriefTg rated it
October 25, 2018
Status: c12
When I first started reading this I had read through a couple of reviews and all of them said the same thing. "The prince and his retainer are horrible people and the MC is the only good one." Well, I believe I have read far enough into this novel to give my own opinion on this matter.

The prince is not nearly as bad as everyone makes him out to be and I would go as far as to say he's the ultimate victim of the story while yes he does... more>> have what can be described as bad manner sometimes that argument immediately goes away when you think along the lines of him being the crown prince, in fact, he's one of the nicest characters in this story so far. Described pre-curse to be the perfect prince the only reason readers have a problem with him is how it's described he first interacts with the MC, but guess what he tries to apologize to her MANY TIMES and she rejects every single one of them. My theory is that the prince was just being shy and acting like boys typically do, nothing more to it.

Finally the MC, In my opinion, this MC does not deserve any praise or sympathy and her personality is semi-rotten from bitterness that's unjustified. Yes, she was called ugly by her fiance when they first met but people do not break down like that it's like she's choosing not to move past it and instead is looking for an excuse to wallow in her own self-pity, as I said earlier the prince tried to apologize but she was too stuck in her own self-hatred to acknowledge it. She chose to shut herself in that armor, not for any good reason but because she got her feeling hurt. Yet, She still blames the prince for this entire situation. The only reason why I don't hate her entire character is the fact that she still elects to help the prince after her "so-called tragedy".

This MC is her own enemy, not the prince and not anyone else's. <<less
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July 10, 2017
Status: c7
Only one chapter so far, but so far....

Well-written, and great translations. Definitely has promise. Honestly, this first chapter from Kimamani has possibly one of the best translations that I've seen linked on this site, and I'd read it for that alone. The story looks to be rather absurdly comedic with plenty of ridiculousness coming up.

Update: 7 chapters in, and my opinion still stands. Really hoping that someone picks this back up!
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Chaku rated it
August 21, 2018
Status: c28
Monette is a very charming and funny MC, she lives her life without issues other than her childhood trauma of being rejected and called ugly by her former fiance Prince Alexis, as a result, she has taken to hiding her self beneath an enchanted armor to protect herself from further harm. Years later the Prince is now engaged to Monette's younger sister and was living quite happily till he was recently cursed, the bad luck that befalls him is rather creative, and if you are a kindhearted person, you may... more>> think its undeserved.

The prince is rather generic, he's noble, handsome and works hard for the people, yet that blemish to his character remains regarding his treatment of Monette. Given the nature of this curse, Monette is the number 1 suspect, during her self-imposed exile, she has learned witchcraft, it is Alexis who thinks she is the culprit.

While denying her involvement the Prince and his bodyguard decide to impose upon her, as she is able to ward off temporarily the effects of the curse, begging Monette to accompany them, she agrees under certain conditions, if they are not met she won't help them, as they journey together we get to know more about Monette and the other 2 characters.

Personally, I can't stand the Prince or Percival his guard, I would rather they go DIAF. However... Monette is an endearing character that will have you cheering and crying for her, the amount of suffering she has endured might seem small, but it affected her quite deeply. I find myself constantly telling Monette to leave this troublesome duo, that she deserves her peaceful life away from such annoyances, I can only hope that she finds a cure for his curse so she can finally get rid of them.

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Meiyap rated it
June 16, 2018
Status: Completed
Admittedly, I was able to guess the main cause of the curse, but the reason for the curse, I thought, was very unique.

Overall, I would rate it as a 4/5. Story wise. It serves lightheartedness, trauma, comedy, romance etc in small doses. The doses were probably too small for me or maybe Google translate just wasn't able to communicate the story well enough, but I did like it. I thought the story was cute.

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A small part of me wanted her to stay in the town they travelled to. To stay with the cat and with the other witch

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Wyntile rated it
December 2, 2018
Status: c16
What this novel is all about in a nutshell...

"I'm sorry Monette. I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry"

"It's not ugly, it's a kitty cat!!"/"Ohhh it's a cute kitty cat!"

... more>> "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry"

"Ohhh hi friendsy friends! Roberston, ATTTACK!"

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry"

* Bodyguard goes into random moe mode for 15 minutes

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry"

* Constant narrations of Monette doing stuff that cannot be seen due to her armor.

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry....."


Cue in 16 chapters later and the plot still hasn't advanced yet. Sure, the translations are well done. But while the chapters are rather lengthy, filling them with complete repetition have now annoyed me to no end. The tone of the first 10 chapters is very depressing due to the amount of times the two main cast apologized and how they carry themselves. For the novel's comedy, I have seen better and more fluid comedy attempts in anime before, so for me personally the Prince's "bad luck" events were not that funny. Giving this novel a drop. My motto when it comes to reading is, that, if you cannot get to the point within the first 10 chapters, it's not worth my time. <<less
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wintia_blue08 rated it
June 12, 2018
Status: c15
I can totally sympathize with you, Monette. Although I don't have the same trauma, I also like to hide away most of the time. Although, in her case, it's more reasonable.

Percival and Alexis have been nothing but trouble, even going so far as forgetting to say thank you and imposing heavily on her; but they've redeemed themselves recently. I also like that Monette did not easily forgive him (although you do feel some sort of pity for the prince later on). Overall, I grew to like all 3 characters, especially... more>> Monette, and I'm hoping that they resolve the mystery behind the Prince's curse and Monette gets her long-awaited peace. <<less
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GreenLily rated it
June 8, 2018
Status: c15
I really like this novel. The characters are fun, the premise is good and the comedy hit the spot.

I love Monette, she is humble, but snarky and a bit bitter even with her weird traumatic past she still manages to grow as a snarky but also a gentle person and I really respect that.

The prince, Alexis is not pleasant, dense and insensitive, tho he doesn't really means it, but I enjoy watching him suffer throughout the story. He is actually the most gentle person in this series but kind of... more>> lack common sense and tact, he is an idiot prince through and through.

Percival is bitter, rude and prone to unnecessary remarks towards Monette, but he is slowly changing and starts appreciating her good deeds quite soon (but not her sense of art). And plus- Monette already find his weakness so she can tease and bully him whenever she wants to.

Their combination are fun and enjoyable, their banter are funny and it makes me curious how the curse breaking will unfold. This novel has so much potential! And it is not that long to boot! I hope the translators find the strength keep doing the good work!

The thing that bothers me the most is... How the novel change the pov, from third person pov, and then to someone's pov every few paragraph. <<less
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FallensWrath rated it
September 15, 2017
Status: c7
Clever and Funny!

This is one of those light novels that I categorize as "Clever" the way the story is told. The character specially the main and the 2 other sub main character are well structure. I will not go into any major details since that would ruin your experience. The story starts simple and slowly intertwined the motives of the MC making you feel sad for her however thru some clever writing you can almost guess that she is not as unhappy with her situation as the we think she... more>> is... she makes the most with what her situation presents her with.

This is my advice: READ IT then beg to your pagan Gods for more chapters. <<less
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Sinner Angel rated it
September 23, 2019
Status: Completed
Maybe I'll add some part later on my review, but well, for now I'll say that were I Monette, I wouldn't forgive the prince nor help him ever, not because that childish and simple grudge of being called ugly, but because he practically ruined her life. After all he was the crown prince, after being rejected by him not only her family disinherited her, but her future chances of getting married were voided, since no noble will want a woman rejected by royalty and no noble family will want a... more>> commoner entering in their bloodline, even if she is an exile. Said that, since her life was destroyed from childhood, I can't accept commentaries treating her as a petty woman, because even like this she helped them all the same

Edit c48: All in all the cat is out of the bag (not gonna spoiler), but I still say that Monette should hold at least part of her grudge on the prince and the knight, even if their relationship has improved (not gonna spoiler again), anyways, I'm already wishing she that she can cast off that armor

Edit2 Completed: It was a good ride, I liked that she didn't forgot her roots (as character) even if her revenge got reduced to childish pranks, and the wedding' scenes were certainly funny and nice to read <<less
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February 18, 2019
Status: c10
At ch. 10:

It's good. I jumped to conclusions before reading too far (oops :P) but I can honestly say the author did a good job with the character set up. All of the characters are reasonable- you can't hate any person in particular as you can understand why they all do the things they do. It's not often you find a light novel that has a narrative woven around such reasonable characters (especially within the first 10 chapters). Looking forward to how it continues~

After completing:

Ugh what a disappointing ending! I... more>> hate these types of conclusions where

everyone is an innocent victim and even the villain was only bad against her will/without realizing. It feels like such a cop out; what's the point of making the bad guys white lotuses? We can't give them even a bit of malice?

Honestly, I'd give this 2 stars at best if the initial characterization wasn't so well done (despite it being super repetitive after chapter 10) so I'll settle at 3 stars for an alright story overall.

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Akemilly rated it
July 25, 2019
Status: extra 2
Well... read this was pretty good.

I saw a lot of people saying that even if MC was really good, the other 2 male characters were like trash. In my opinion it's not like that at all.

At first is a bit hard to sympathize with then, I'm not denying that (that's also because I didn't liked Percival until the third chapter) but they are good characters too.

The Prince was really hardworking and he knew how cruel were his actions towards Monette.

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I mean, he send her so many apologize gifts and tried so hard to make sure that he would never commit the same mistake


And Percival have his owns circumstances too. Nobary is perfect then humanized characters shouldan't be like that too.

That being said, the good points of this novel are the really funny scenes. It also have a good plot (the type it's elaborate and if you pay attention you can discover the culprit before they say who it is but can't guess everything), the interactions between MC and the others are great and funny, the personality of the characters are solid and we can see how they became mature in the end.

I also think that story make us learn how to accept ourselves and that sometimes we need help because we can't do everything.

The story is really good so give it a chance.

P.S: I recommend you to not read it in a 'one go' (like I did) because we have long chapters and sometimes it takes time to advance in the story. So it's better if you read this and another novel at the same time.

Hope this review were helpful to you 😆

I really want to apologize if I made mistakes in the sentences of this review but English isn't my former language 😅 <<less
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earlgreyt rated it
January 23, 2020
Status: Completed
Fantastic translation and the story was very humorous.

It had good pacing and the right balance of humor, drama, angst. The focus of the story is about how all these very unlikely people (armor-girl MC included) join together to form tight bonds of friendship in order to overcome the curse over the kingdom (with a tiny bit of romantic sideplot that is very cute).

I don't blame the two men:

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It's easy to be angry at the prince in the beginning because he is the visible "source" of our MC's sufferings and the guard because he seemed to be very suspicious/wary/looked-down on our MC. And because the MC is still suffering because she's in the armor, it's difficult for the reader to give him any sympathy.

But some of those perceptions are wrong because the main POV is from the MC's POV and she couldn't imagine other people looking at her with anything other than negative feelings or curiosity.

And keep in mind, the prince was just a kid when he'd said that to the MC. Once he realized what he'd done, he consistently sent apologies and gifts through the years to her, so it wasn't like he was an unrepentant bully. As another reader put it, if the other people around the MC's had cared about her and supported her, the trauma wouldn't have festered for so long.



It can be hard to forgive the two for imposing on our MC in the beginning, but I feel that their actions were very understandable, especially after seeing how the whole world had rejected the prince, making our MC was their last hope. Yes, it was selfish of them to drag her into their problems and they came off as a bit callous at times, but that was before they got to know the MC and saw her kindness.

Later, when our MC was went with them on the journey, she was willing because they really needed her. Previously, she had hardly interacted with any human beings unless she was buying something for necessity, so there was no impetus for her fear to change. That's why it was really good for them to nudge her into coming out of her shell.

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Imma rated it
December 26, 2019
Status: Completed
I for a fact loved it. The character setting is interesting, and it is very funny. But I wish there were more that the fluffy romance senes between or MC and ML
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rosesakura95 rated it
October 26, 2019
Status: Completed
This story is rather cute and there were moments when it made me smile but if you are looking for a really complicated plot with a strong character development then this is not what you want. It's a nice and short story to read if you are feeling bored.

There are 3 main subplots... more>>

The MC's meeting with her cursed ex fiance and his knight, the 3 of them going on a trip to find a witch and returning to find out who put the curse


I am not sure as to why the romance started but I can kinda push some reasons behind why. So if you are looking for some crazy romance this is definitely not it. <<less
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inacio999 rated it
February 28, 2018
Status: c7
It's an interessting novel. All the misundestandings makes sense and I'm waiting how all of this is going to turn out. It's also not bland and have a lot of humour I hope someone translates it through all the way.
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Serene Moon Over Silent Waters rated it
December 29, 2017
Status: v1c7
Very well written and translated. The story's engaging, the characters rich and well developed so far, and the writing flows wonderfully. The plot's just about to truly begin, but the exposition was wonderful and not an infodump. Rarely have I seen a web novel that is so pleasant to read; they're normally filled with artifacts from both differences in the Japanese language and the author's rough, inelegant style. Highly recommended, and I hope that the translator continues, or that whoever picks this up is just as skillful.
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