Princess Tutu: Complete Collection
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I'm not sure how to summarize the story. It's very complex and engaging. I have to mention first, this anime is very much like a fairy tale. (in fact it uses a lot of Germanic legend and folklore as inspiration) It focuses on a girl, who is really a duck, named Duck, who is in love with a Prince without a heart. She is given a pendant by a man named Drosselmeyer, who is the man pulling the strings behind the whole story. The pendant allows her to take the form of a human girl. This pendant also allows her to turn into Princess Tutu. While Duck is Princess Tutu, she can search for and retrieve shards of the Prince's heart. Throughout the series, Duck must face different obstacles, such a Knight whose role in the story is ambiguous at first, (is he friend or foe?) another Princess who claims the Prince is hers, and various people under the influence of the heart shards of the Prince. I won't say more than that, because I'm afraid I'll spoil this amazing story.
Keep in mind, Princess Tutu does have quite a bit of dancing, many episodes draw inspiration from famous ballets, and music from those ballets is used throughout the series. However, the dancing is beautiful, and even if you aren't familiar with ballet, the extras are there to help you.
This is the first boxset that ADV has done right. (at least from the dvds I've bought from them) They haven't stripped the extras, and there are a lot of them.Read more ›
....Aside from its title.
Do NOT get turned off by the title!
Princess Tutu follows the story of FOUR characters: Rue, Mytho, Fakir, and Ahiru (called "Duck" in the anime, the translators didn't bother beating around the bush with translating her name).
The dark tones and bittersweet victories make this anime about 400 times better than anything Disney has ever come up with. The chemistry between characters is almost palatable, and by the end of the series, you will be rejoicing at its ending... yet in your heart desiring more. (For those who know the jargon, its like ending a musical piece on a IV chord. It leaves you craving a total resolution, yet satiates you with its hints of a tonic note.)
And the MUSIC! I truly loved the selection of authentic classical music that served as the backdrop to this anime. For those with a finer ear, you will notice times that the creators purpousfully cut a melody at the V chord, and let it hover in the air, as the scene transforms to a darker tone. It is masterfully done, especially since these songs are often recognizable by both the professional and amateur musician. For those that have no experience in music at all- you will STILL recognize much of the music, and the stuff you don't- get your hands on a copy of it.
If you are okay witih a storyline that reveals its truths/history as it progresses, substantial characters, and a soundtrack compiled by the musical geniuses of the past era (and spliced together by musical geniuses of this century,)
then get the anime, and be captivated by its spell.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely amazing series, amazing dub, and by FAR the best DVD bonuses I ever found! They really gave you a lot of additional content and in character lessons on ballet in a funny... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Toksavul
There is simply nothing else like Princess Tutu in anime. The simplicity of a fairy tale and the satisfaction of a tight two cour anime. The balance of drama with comedy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Vespasiano
This anjme has always been close to my heart and it is amazing that I can watch it now anytime I want, plus you get the special features like the Voice Actors commentary!Published 6 months ago by Madison
The perfect fairy tale experience, and then some. Anyone who likes a twist on fairy tales and Swan Lake will love this. Don't let the funny title and the hideous box art fool you.Published 8 months ago by D. Huang
I'm really glad this arrived in such great condition and early. The only thing I disliked about it was that the DVDs are stacked on top of each other, so if you wanted to watch... Read morePublished 8 months ago by FiggyG
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Is there any difference between the two listings of "Princess Tutu: Complete Collection" on amazon.com?? (2 links below)
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