Dame x Prince Anime Caravan - Reviews

Alt title: DamePri

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NixKaen's avatar
Aug 2, 2018

This is a character-driven satire piece masked behind a reverse-harem overhang. 

The story moves typical to a harem a show in order to invoke scenes that demand our Protagonist be with her harem. But the story itself is secondary to the dialogue and crack at harem shows themselves which is really what this anime is about. 

Because this is both a reverse-harem and at the same time a jab at that theme it pleased both sides of harem loving/hating crowd. 

The characters are extreme. So much so, it takes a moment to fully accustom oneself to how ridiculous they are. But this is exactly what makes DamePri so fun and exciting. Not to mention our Protagonist is a down-to-earth girl that is always 100% done with the stupidity and excessiveness of her harem which is not something we see too often on the reverse-harem side. I personally love the way they chose to voice her. When she reacts to things it's not the usual "kyaa' or squeal-- you hear some raw female grunts and gyacks befitting of her grounded nature. 

Came for the pretty boy visuals, stayed for the genius satirical comedy and outrageous characters. 

6/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
8/10 overall
otaku84's avatar
Aug 30, 2019

This show had me laughing from the first episode. It's an example of a reverse harem done right: doesn't take itself too seriously, while also managing to make you root for each love interest as he tries to capture the princess's heart. Also, Ani is the perfect foil to the princes--the poor girl is the only normal royal in the entire bunch! I especially liked how Narek started out as a spoiled narcissist but ended up genuinely caring about Ani instead of obsessing over her just because she wasn't into him. Each of the princes treats Ani like a person with feelings rather than objectifying her *gasp*, which is sadly all too rare in most shows of this type. 

9/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.5/10 overall