Ranked #2734

Murder Princess

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マーダープリンセス


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 28, 2007 to Aug 29, 2007
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.161 (scored by 19,875 users)
Ranked: #27342
Popularity: #1198
Members: 35,967
Favorites: 139
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In the kingdom of Forland, a coup d'etat occurs which leads to the death of the King. In the last moments of his life, the King sends his second child, Princess Alita Forland to escape. Unfortunately, while fleeing, a life and death situation between Alita and the bloodthirsty bounty hunter Falis causes the two of them to switch bodies. Desperate for the safety of her Kingdom, Alita begs Falis to return and protect the Kingdom, offering herself as collateral. After a swift beating on the rebel forces, Falis resumes the title of Princess of Forland, leading to the birth of the most savage princess in their land, the "Murder Princess."


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Characters & Voice Actors

Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Forland, Alita Castilia Arago
Forland, Alita Castilia Arago
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Yao, Kazuki
Yao, Kazuki
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takakuwa, Hajime
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Kawatsura, Shinya
Kawatsura, Shinya
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(6/6)

Episode Title Aired
1. Birth
Tanjou (誕生)
Mar 28, 2007
2 Coronation
Taikan (戴冠)
Apr 25, 2007
3 Return
Kikan (帰還)
May 30, 2007
4 Exile
Tsuibou (追放)
Jun 27, 2007
5 Fate
Shukumei (宿命)
Jul 25, 2007

Opening Theme

"Hikari Sasuhou" by BACK-ON

Ending Theme

"Naked Flower" by Romi Paku

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Sep 5, 2007
For a short series with non-stop action and an adventure with a twist, there is no need to look further than Murder Princess. Personally, when I heard about the title, I was thrilled because the idea of a killer princess is something new and different when its brought upon a series. No doubt, instantly I knew it was gonna be a good series just from the title itself. What was your thought when you first heard about it?

Anyway, in moving along, as summaries in the synopsis, Princess Arita just witnessed the death of her king and now fleeing from unknown assassins, she accidentally read more
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Apr 26, 2008
Murder Princess is a 6 episode OVA that offers great action and a straight to the point story line. I noticed the genre tab didn't include shoujo-ai but I believe there is a decent dose of that thrown in with all the fun action. Regardless, when I first heard of the title I thought it was going to be about a renegade princess more than a warrior princess, as murder is typically associated with bad people. The show's storyline would actually tell otherwise.

Being an OVA, the show spares you from the "unecessary" details and goes with a "this is how this universe works so read more
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Jan 22, 2008
I felt this series could have been much better. There was a lot of potential to have good character development and an interesting story, but six episodes just didn't do it. The synopsis of the series sounded compelling, but the "magical accident" is little more than a one-line myth designed to explain away something the writers clearly couldn't think of a better reason for. The same with the story between Cesilia and Falis. The connection between the two is weak and cliche...which is something I found myself saying about the plot in general as well. It was very predictable. read more
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Mar 5, 2010
For being a short OVA of six episodes Murder Princess is an anime that will keep you entertained. Of course, don't expect a mindblowing anime with the best story, best characters and all of that.

Story: Quite simple; the Kingdom of Forland is under attack by monsters and they plan to kill the royal family. Princess Alita escape from the castle and on the way for escape she finds an infamous bounty hunter called Falis. For some reason, when they fall thanks to Alita pushing her by fear after being attacked by a monster, they exchange body and Falis now becomes the princess of the read more
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Anime: Kaibutsu Oujo
They both have princesses who know how to fight. Both have similar art styles and some characters can relate. Though they have different storylines... they somewhat seem similar. 
reportRecommended by spineslayer
Anime: Shikabane Hime: Aka
Both have female characters who do a lot of fighting, although otherwise they're pretty different. In Murder Princess unlike Shikabane Hime, she's the lead. If you're a girl watching this show just because it's nice having a strong female lead, you'll like Murder Princess, where the character's also a bit more interesting and colorful. 
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Anime: Needless
Both shows are overall cool fightings, with awesome and almost impossible random fightings, as if one fight ends, another come: packed with loads of action. Main characters are similar in some ways: Princess Alita is soft-spoken, shy and helpless, just like Cruz, but both have strong thinking abilities and both are inspired by their best teammate, Falis and Blade respectively. Additionally, both Falis and Blade LOVES fighting, but for a cause. Not only that, Murder Princess have the overall considerably gory and 'moe' attitude (without ecchi scenes) just like Needless, but the only wasted difference is that Murder Princess ends of too abruptly when compared  read more 
reportRecommended by grayrebornnhy
Anime: Blood-C
If you are a fan of sword wielding female leads with strong personalities and pure badassery in combat, then look no further as this two shows contains the best of both worlds. 
reportRecommended by Ghostalker
Anime: Nurarihyon no Mago
The thing that is similar is that both the princess and Rikuo are naturaly soft. Even though on other circumates (Rikuo has another side of his personality and Arita switched her body with another person), they both become rather cocky and very skilled in combat. 
reportRecommended by Kyo-
Anime: Hellsing
Even though Murder Princess is based in a medieval type of period and Hellsing is based in present day england they still hold similar styles. The weapons of old time in Murder Princess are basically weapons that we use now or what they use in Hellsing. Though for the main characters one is a crazy vamipire and the other a girl who likes to fight they are similar in certain ways. Alita doesn't mind getting splattered in blood and sometimes it looks like she enjoys it. Both animes have a good amount of gore, violence, and good dose of Action. The story lines may  read more 
reportRecommended by peachkiss

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