44th G-View: Murder Princess

Hello and welcome to G-Views, where SoL reigns supreme, moe is respected and Dokuro-chan sucks poopie. What’s cooler than a princess who’s not afraid to defend her country? A princess who wields a katana and KICKS MAJOR ASS while defending her country! Doods and peeps, let’s cut this intro short and get right under way with Murder Princess!

Genres: Action/Adventure, fantasy
Themes: body switching, yuri

Warning: Contains PG-13 amount of violence and bloody corpses and dresses.

Number of episodes: 6 OAVs.
G-Rating: 8.5/10

Plot Summary: In the land of Foreland a coup d’état has occurred and the princess, after witnessing the death of the King, is on the run. She meets with battle-hungry bounty hunter Falis, and with a twist of fate they both switch souls, making Alita the maid of the now princess Falis. Named for her bravery in confronting the enemy as ‘Murder Princess’, Falis must continue to be the princess as well as confronting any new opponent that comes to her way.
You know, Bee Train has a knack for making women look so awesomely badass and use very little fanservice and Hollywood bulldung. I really have a huge dislike for most Hollywood Action heroines.

By Cryssoberyl:

There’s no need to say a great deal about what was, in the end, a very straightforward show. It was an excellent show. Awesome action, great animation, rockin’ music, fun characters, and a simple but sufficiently interesting plot that kept things moving. At only 6 episodes, I guess Bee Train didn’t have enough rope to hang themselves.

This is how you do a basic plot right. Let me explain. If you’re going to use classic plotlines, you have to make sure you keep it as interesting as possible without making the viewer too bored or say something like “Ah, I’ve seen stuff like this before”. No my friends, Bee Train has taken a very simple plot concept and filled it to the brim with AWESOMENESS!!!
I mean, a princess who will kick ass, take names and isn’t afraid to get her pretty little dress soaked in her opponents’ blood. THAT IS HARDCORE in my opinion, especially since she fights while wearing royal garbs.

The main characters, Falis and Alita (to use their real names), definitely have a close, mutually supportive bond, and they obviously care for each other a great deal.

It’s quite possible this franchise will be continued in some way; there are a number of unfinished issues, The ending doesn’t resolve everything. So there’s definitely room for a sequel. Whether that will happen I can’t say for sure, but I do hope it’ll happen someday.

It’s one unforgivable flaw…it’s a short anime.

In conclusion…WATCH THIS SHOW! It’s only 6 episodes, so what do you have to lose? You won’t regret spending 3 hours watching this showmanship of katana wielding, mech -partners, berserk mode containing Princess in action. Oh and if the OP song isn’t enough to get you pumped up for this show, then you have problems. No offense.

About OG-Man

Yuri and Slice of Life are my anime passion.
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5 Responses to 44th G-View: Murder Princess

  1. Yi says:

    “You know, Bee Train has a knack for making women look so awesomely badass and use very little fanservice”
    Yes!! Agreed.

    I keep forgetting to watch this… 😦


  2. yurimylove says:

    I first got the DVD and watched this a few years ago during my first trip to A-KON. Since I’ve been marathoning various shows during my recent catch up run I decided to rewatch this. Everything you said in your review is good. That girl kicks ass! Love it!

    There’re only 2 small gripes I have. First is the big bad’s ultimate motive. I was like, “really?!” (granted many shows come up with equally contrived motives but still…) The second is I really wished for a bit more subtext. I said subtext because it’d be too much to ask for canon in such a show but they could have given us a bit more subtext right?

    Still, a very entertaining mini-series to watch! Oh and have a great summer trip!


  3. Cryssoberyl says:

    Plagiarism of my write-up on the shoujoai.com Master List, without crediting me.


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