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Princess Princess

Jan 23, 2014

This was one of the "woulda, shoulda, coulda, but didn't" anime - it had a good setup, decent cast, but just....left it so to speak. It just....was not what it could have been.
The story itself focuses on how at a very posh, hard-to-get-into all male academy. However, this particular academy has a tradition - to take a carefully selected group of first years and have them crossdress so as to make the school more cheery and to essentially be the school's "idols". Only thing is that they must not be found out; so as to not "expose" the truth (pun intended). But for their hard and "pride hurting" work, there are rewards that are offered to the participants.

Unfortunately, though, it's never fully elaborated on. The show essentially didn't focus on what it could (or should) have been (it went from drama to comedy to S.O.L., etc.). It could have been a shounen-ai, but there was only ever one kiss. It could have been a complete slice-of-life comedy, but the comedy was never really elaborated on. It could have just been a semi-informative "how to" of crossdressing, but wasn't. So what you have to go on is essentially the plot basis itself.

The sound was redeeming for the show - the opening/endings were catchy for the most part, but were dated. The classical background added to the "posh, well-to-do" atmosphere that was supposed to be conveyed. Both positives for the series. Animation, while dated, was also good. But the multicolored hairstyles were a bit hard to understand.

Overall, though, it wasn't a bad series; like at all. It was just...never fully elaborated. That was essentially it's downfall.

6.5/10 story
6/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall

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