Puppet Princess

Alt title: Karakuri no Kimi

OVA (1 ep x 42 min)
2000
3.239 out of 5 from 595 votes
Rank #4,294

The hillsides of feudal Japan are no longer safe; men are being brutally murdered by mysterious, grotesque ninjas that don't seem to die, leaving a wake of terror in their path. In the midst of the chaos, a young girl named Rangiku wanders the land with a ninja named Manajiri, searching for the man who murdered her family and stole their most prized possession: a doll that has the ability to move on its own. With gruesome enemies to conquer and revenge at hand, Rangiku must use her skill of controlling her wooden dolls to destroy everything in their path, or die trying!

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sothis's avatar
sothis Aug 7, 2005
Score 9/10

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Puppet Princess easily has one of the most messed up and unique plots I've seen. At first glance, it only seems somewhat unusual... evil sentient puppets, murderous revenge, etc. I won't spoil, but I'll tell you that when the true nature of the puppets is revealed, you will think differently about the morbid level of the plot. ;) For someone like me who loves horror, this was a real treat... not... read more

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Dralha Nov 12, 2009
Score 7/10

A short movie involving the "puppet princess," a girl who can manipulate three powerful marionette warriors. She's seeking revenge against the warlord who killed her family, and hires a mercenary to help her. There were some pretty good comedic moments in this one amid the buckets of blood. read more

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