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» Company
ADV Films
» Running Time
125 mins
» Genre
Drama, Comedy
» Type
TV Series
» Final Score
8.5
» User Rating
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Princess Tutu Vol. 1: Märchen

» written by Wai Yung (Wayne) Chim [Discuss]

Synopsis
Darkness hides the pieces of her beloved’s shattered heart, and time is running out for Duck to find them. Using the power of an enchanted amulet, Duck becomes Princess Tutu to uncover the mystery and keep herself and the Prince alive. What secrets bind this passionate girl, a clumsy duck, with an omnipresent storyteller?

Review
In a world where talking animals are seen as a norm, and a story based on another story, comes this fun and elegant piece called Princess Tutu. This anime is probably the only one with the simplest names to remember! Mr. Cat, Anteaterina, Duck and etc. From the character names you can probably guess what age group this is aimed towards; twelve and up. Do not be discouraged by its demographics though. This title is suitable for people of all ages. I certainly loved the unexpected comedic segments and the art of ballet portrayed in this show; it was a fresh idea that I have never seen.

As stated before, Princess Tutu is a story within a story, or if you want to make things a bit less complicated, it is the sequel of a book titled “The Prince and the Raven.” The author Drosselmeyer past a way as he was writing the story, but magically he appears before a duck who was admiring the ballet performed by Mytho (The Prince) and poof, duck becomes Duck (human).

The main point of Princess Tutu is that she must find the broken heart shards of the prince. Upon retrieving each heart shard, he will regain a piece of emotion. Thank god the retrieval process is going pretty fast, because I just cannot stand the dead voice of Mytho. The guy sounds like he is struggling for a breath of air just to say, “I don’t know.”

The Breakdown
Princess Tutu is an enjoyable cute little title with a great music score. Those who are macho fans will not like the ballet aspect of the show, but I am certain that every fan will discover something to like about Princess Tutu upon viewing it!

 

» The Pros
Princess Tutu is unique. I liked the characters and the atmosphere of the whole show. It gave me a sense of tranquility for some odd reason when it was day time in the anime. Also, it might look childish, but it surely does not possess much of those attributes. Quack! :)

» The Cons
So far not much is revealed about the actual story. I know that it cannot be as simple as it is shown right now. There has to be some sort of crazy twist for a title like Princess Tutu. Just that feeling of uneasiness bothers me to no end!

» Animation
9
Just, wow.

» Sound
9
I love the tunes that this show has. Very calming to my mind.

» Story
8
The story is great, I loved the fun that I received from viewing Princess Tutu.

» Recommend
8.5
This is not an ordinary fairy tale.

 

» Other Information
Language: English/Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles.

Extras:
Staff Commentary (Episode 5), Voice Actor Commentary (Episode 1), Clean Opening and Closing, Outakes, Étude, Ballet for Beginners, In the Studio, and ADV Previews.

Package:
Well, I got an advanced screener, so there is no packaging. :/

 

 

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