Distribution Rights: Media Blasters
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
|Elf Princess Rane (OVA)|
Alternate Titles: Fairy Princess
Ren, Yosei Hime Reen
Description: Move over Indiana Jones!
Here comes Go Takarada! But while running away from a
priest whose shrine he has just trashed, he runs
straight into an Elf Princess named Rane.
His treasure-hunting plans put the wealthy Yumenokata
Foundation and the brave members of the Fire Department
into a free-for-all melee of confusion, explosions and
intrigue. Meanwhile, in the middle of all the chaos,
another elf named Leen appears before Mari, Go's
neighbor and childhood friend. Will Go ever realize how
Mari truly feels about him? Will Mari ever notice how
her father's right-hand man feels about her? And will
Leen ever remember what he came here to do?
|Overall Grade: 88.33%
| Reviewer #1: Clyde Adams
Episodes reviewed: OVA 1-2;
Princess Rane is a frantic roller-coaster ride of a
The main character Go is always seeking hidden treasure,
leaving havoc wherever his imaginary quest takes him. He keeps
seeing "clues" everywhere. He suddenly encounters the elf
princess Rane, who seeks his aid on a quest of her own. Go and
Rane have no language in common, but Go eagerly seizes on
every incomprehensible thing Rane says as a new clue.
In the meantime, much is going on. Go's childhood friend
Mari Yumenokata, likes and pursues Go; but Mari's father's
assistant loves Mari, and plans to demonstrate it in a big
way. Mari is accosted by another elf, the witch Leen, who is
looking for Rane but doesn't remember why. The Yumenokata
Foundation, with Mari's rich and powerful father at its head,
is pursuing its mysterious secret Yumenokata Project, and
finds itself in constant conflict with the Fire Department. Go
has three older sisters, identical triplets, stunning
redheads; one works for the Yumenokata Foundation, one for the
Fire Department, and one for a shrine where Go repeatedly
makes a nuisance of himself looking for treasure.
It has some flaws. There's too much detail, too many
characters and problems to keep track of. Some of the jokes
fall flat. Worst of all, it's an unfinished story. Where's
| Reviewer #2: Danielle
Episodes reviewed: 1-2,
||Abandon all rational
thought.... for Fairy Princess Ren has arrived!
Written and directed by the comic genius Akitarou
Daichi(also known for his work as the director of Kodomo no
Omocha), this show is without a doubt one of the most
hilarious and totally irrelevant anime to come around in a
>From the Ren's "transformation sequence" to Takuma --
our token "moody bishounen's" levitating hair(cause you
know.... a bishounen is never complete without the gravity
defying hair!), Fairy Princess Ren manages to poke fun
at practically every anime stereotype out there.
This is a show that takes absolutely nothing seriously --
The characters are completely whacked out and when they
aren't running around like lunatics, they're talking either in
gibberish or at the same time as someone else... so sometimes
you really have no clue what they're saying. Although they
make just enough sense for you to grasp some kind of plot...
Don't worry if you feel like you're lost on a whirlwind --
you're supposed to. You're not in this for the deep meaningful
plot, no are you in this for the wonderful art(though I
personally love the animation and character design). You're in
this for the pure zaniness of it all.
And pure zaniness ye shall receive.
| Reviewer #3: Mariela
Episodes reviewed: 1-2;
Subtitled & Dubbed
||Is this a tale about
treasure hunters, fairies from another dimension or something
greater? We'll probably never know. Hard to fit into a genre,
bizzarely funny and unjustifiably short, this anime will
probably leave you guessing, but you'll have laughed a lot
along the way.
Don't come looking here for plot - there isn't much of one.
Don't look for serious character development either - you'll
be lucky if you can remember their names. But is you want an
hour of non-stop goofiness, scantily clad women and the
weirdest definition of twins, you won't be disappointed!
There are few titles where the dub is just as highly
recommended as the sub, but this is one of them. Not only is
the acting excellent and just as rapid-fire as in the
original, but listen very carefully when it sounds like
nonsense. You may be surprised in what you hear. Be
forewarned, there is no part 3! Gatchabagoose!!!!!