Thursday, June 18, 2009

Princess Tutu

I just finished a highly rated shoujo (mahou shoujo or magic girl to be exact) anime and it was pretty good. Its about a little duck who becomes a girl who becomes Princess tutu. That's TWO transformations in 1. For the most part, it runs slightly different from other mahou shojos. Unlike most where the entire plot is to collect items or to fight enemies over and over, this anime constantly pushes a plot, meaning missing one can seriously hinder the plot. However it DOES follow the typical shoujo plot a BIT: she DOES collect heart shards for half the anime and the other half she repeats the same "save this person" drama. But what makes this acceptable is:
1. Its all a ballet: She fights by dancing
2. She only does this copypasting drama for... maybe 5 times... and it always ties in to advancing the plot.
3. There is a great inner struggle in all the characters

And the most interesting part of Princess Tutu anime is that THE ENTIRE ANIME IS A BALLET. the music is ballet, the plot is set up like a ballet would be (you probably can guess the end; especially if you know how REAL fairy tales tend to end), and the themes are of a ballet.

Random notes:
Princess tutu 6- its intense. There are negative consequences for returning his heart. Is it right to bring him back to normal? Very interesting and awesome. Brings up the question of “does he really need his heart if only makes him suffer?” Wow, reaching epic so soon.
Princess tutu 7- clearly a very deep example of magical girl
8- fakira was so nice 11:00. 18:20, fakir is so badass. 19:30 HOLY SHIT, just llike a real ballet, it has such intense themes like stabbing oneself’s heart. A real ballet : can’t tell her emotions, stabbing eachself, battles of emotions
Princess tut 10- 15:17 AWWWW, Fakira hugs the duck. 21:07 is pretty funny with fakira and ahoge
12- at 6:58, Fakira smiles at Duck, so cute. 17:18 Duck panties!. Oh god, naked duck is great, watch until 19
princess tutu 13- end of season 1, beginning of season 2
14- Mute’s smile at 7 is so cute
15- at 21, peka’s hair is cute
16- freiya is cute
20- at 17, dark muteo is great
21- at 7:30 or so, the cat jumps into the bag. 18:17:F UCK YEAH, that kid got blown away
23- at 15:30, the prince is so badass
24- the bird muteo is great 15:30 or later

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