Scrapped Princess - Family Ties (Vol. 1)
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Scrapped Princess is one of those series that stands out from the rest. It has charm and a simple elegance that, combined with a reasonably complex plot, beats out just about any other recent fantasy series out there. Personally, I find every component of the series to be perfect.
Story- Scrapped Princess has no filler episodes. Every episode, while some may initially seem unimportant, is a vital piece of the story. The show does a fantastic job of creating a whole bunch of story elements and characters during the first half of the show and then throwing them around in the carnage that is the second half. Part of the reason why the story is so expertly told is that the series is based off of novels rather than manga. I would give a synopsis of the plot, but others here have done that, and I personally recommend watching the show knowing as little as possible.
Animation- The art style in this anime captured my attention before the story even had a chance to unfold. The character design and use of color are quite captivating- no slouch here. I might add that the action scenes, while usually brief until the last few eps, are very crisply animated.
Characters- Another great strength for Scrapped Princess, all of the characters in Scrapped Princess are very likeable- even many of the villains. The emotions, for once, seem very real, and at times, you almost forget you're watching animation. There are a couple of humorous characters, but the humor is clever, kept in check, and very well executed.Read more ›
The basic premise of the plot isn't something new really, I've seen it used many times before, but what really makes this anime stand out is how the plot is presented. I came into the show without having seen any spoilers, and that is really how it must be done, so I'll be really careful about how much I say about it. Essentially the viewer starts off blind, just like the characters do, and the plot is slowly revealed, so the viewer experiences it the same way that they do. Scrapped Princess is one of the best written anime series that I've seen yet. Besides excellent plot and character development, it's also intelligent and thought provoking about various roles that people have in society and some functions of society itself. I read somewheres that this anime was taken from a large manga work of 12 volumes and that a good amount of material wasn't included in the anime. If this is so, I'll really have to get my hands on this manga to read all of the details for myself. I would highly recommend this series for any serious anime fan.
Its a show about a girl who is prophecied to bring about the world's destruction on her 16th birthday. She is supposedly executed at birth but is secretly hidden. It is now the eve of her 16th birthday and she has been discovered to be alive! Now the whole country is out to kill her. It is up to her step brother and sister to protect her but they wonder if they are really doing the right thing.
This was an awesome show. Very well thought out, with lots of crazy twists. It is WAY more than a typical fantasy story. Its got lots of humor and touching moments. Lots of action and excitement. Its a good watch and I can't wait to pick it up again!
This is a good start to what looks like a terrific series. Pacifica is demanding and cranky without being annoying and Shannon reminds me a lot of Spike from Bebop and Raquel seems harmless at one point then deadly then loving all wrapped up in the same package. That's what I think Scrapped Princess is going to be about in the end. Siblings loving one another even though it might bring about the end of the world. Even though Pacifica herself wonders at times if it just might be for the best if she WERE dead. There's something very human about the fact that she feels guilty about all the trouble she's causing for the world. And there's something touching about the fact that her brother and sister will have faith in her until the last possible instant, that the prophecy might be wrong.Read more ›
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SO. Scrapped Princess.
Basically a fantasy adventure, but with a bit of sci-fi elements too. Really at its core its a story about who/what family is, and has some rather... Read more
Pacifica is traveling with her brother, Shannon, and her sister, Raquel. Pacifica has a terrible destiny. She is referred to as the Scrapped Princess. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by KevinB
as an Avid fan of Anime, I would say this is one of my favorites,it is very well done. with all due respect to other Anime's, few excel like like Scrapped PrincessPublished on August 29, 2007 by QuaireTein
There is actually something other than Sunday Morning cartoons in this series. I recommend it.Published on September 25, 2006 by Thomas H. Kunich
This is definately not a simple story of good and evil. That air of uncertainty helps to give this story a degree of charm that one rarely sees in animation. Read morePublished on September 19, 2006 by S. Bell
While I love this series, I can see how the Editorial Review by Charles Solomon turned out so dismissive and negative. Read morePublished on July 14, 2006 by Shannon Cassul
Scrapped Princess is an example of an anime masterpiece. It has everything an anime lover could want: Magic, cool sword fights, hilarious situations, suspense, and a little... Read morePublished on June 8, 2006 by Lindsey
It revolves around a girl name Pacifica Casull, born into the royal family of the kingdom Leinwan, and then abandoned. Read morePublished on August 22, 2005 by Ronnie Clay
Scrapped Princess is more of a unique show, it has its own way of telling a story is original compared to any other animke out there which are more like remakes to each other. Read morePublished on August 1, 2005 by Samson
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