Murder Princess OVA 1

First got wind, via the Yuricon Mailing List, that this series had some yuri potential. Dav provided a caveat emptor but hope springs eternal for yuri fandom. ;) Overall, I agree with Washi and Ender that we all still fear BEETRAIN implosion and it’s not the best anime EVAR but nonetheless good action and entertainment value; I was surprised at the speed of the heroine pwning the baddies so quickly, but certainly can’t complain about slow pacing. I also loved the big electric guitar rock of BACK-ON’s OP The Lights Shinin’ My Rhyme So Tight and the mellow romance of Romi Paku’s ED Naked Flower.

I’ve heard of soul mates but this is a tad literal.

Or golden couples.

Putting your foot down, claiming the throne.

Don’t you know it’s traditional to offer your body for a night after you’ve been saved?
[Oh, I just love these looks of justifiably confident arrogance. Woohoo!]

Which body? :3

Both, of course!

10 thoughts on “Murder Princess OVA 1

  1. We might not be able to complain about slow pacing, but what about character development… I demand flashbacks! ;p

  2. Flashbacks will come later, don’t worry. ^^

    “but hope springs eternal for yuri fandom”
    I hope you’re right, Zyl. For the OVA version of Murder Princess, I really hope you’re damn right. *Crosses all fingers and toes* Oooh, Bee Train. Treats please! Please please give us treats!

    “Don

  3. Saw the manga Dav…WHOA!!

    It was even more haado kawa than the anime indeed.

    *I Will serve you with my mind and body* Excellent.

    Now to see if I can get my hands on that manga…

  4. Question of the Day

    If you switch bodies with somebody else and engage in deviant activities with your own body. Is it self-pleasuring or genuine intercourse?

    Hmm…

  5. If you switch bodies with somebody else and engage in deviant activities with your own body. Is it self-pleasuring or genuine intercourse?

    Both? No doubt doujinshi artists are working on this philosphical enigma right now.

    Other important and related questions:

    1) Which one is “your body”? Your original body?
    2) Do you gain ownership of the new body? Partial ownership? Timeshare?
    3) Can you be arrested for harassment?
    4) If your new body gets pregnant and then you get switched back to your original body, who is responsible for the kid?

    Ahhh, MP OVA 1 inspires such deep discussion!

  6. >>f you switch bodies with somebody else and engage in deviant activities with your own body. Is it self-pleasuring or genuine intercourse?

    I believe Jason coined the term selfcest to deal with such an eventuality.

  7. Finally watched the first episode, since there has been so many warm reviews of it. So far so good. Still, I wish they had put more emotion into the Doctor. He was so lifeless, that I didn’t feel any impact when he got thrown from the throne. :(

    I like how everybody went “WTF?!” at the suddenly gung-ho princess though. ^^; From a sweet and kind, “Father, no!” girl to “I’m gonna slap you bitches” swordswoman. If I was the advisor, I would be thinking to myself, “She finally snapped.”

    Looking forward to the future episodes.

    Cheers.

  8. Haha, a nice reminder of taking a small part in that selfcest discussion over at AoMM. But I think that it’s qualitatively different because in the Mikuru case, it’s a case of Present/Past Self and Future Self. In the Alita/Milano case, there’s also the question of the Other in the former Self’s body – a bit like GitS if two people swapped cyberbrains but not their cybernetic shells… Cartesian dualism bleah.

    Skane, actually seemed like ‘warmer than lukewarm’ reviews. ;) Low expectations 4TW.

    And why do I get this funny feeling that the dark knight with the red eye is going to turn out to be Alita’s missing anii-ue? :P

  9. >>And why do I get this funny feeling that the dark knight with the red eye is going to turn out to be Alita

  10. That’s usually the problem with too few characters, no? Usually.

    To be honest, I really like Murder Princess. The Manga, that is. Not sure how Bee Train is going to carry the OVA until the end. If its content does stay somewhat faithful to the original, it’s going to be good, otherwise I can safely say we’d all be glad it’s just an OVA and not a TV series.

    Hahaaa, enjoy El Cazador then. =.=||

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