Synonyms: Princess Nine: Kisaragi Joshikou Yakyuubu
Japanese: プリンセスナイン 如月女子高野球部
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 1998 to Oct 14, 1998
25 min. per episode
PG - Children
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Score: 7.401 (scored by 1432 users)
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Titles sure to be appreciated by feminists. One need only glance at a certain Taisho review's beginning to learn this.
Naturally, if you're a guy, seeing lots of 2D school girls get sweaty at all-girl schools is a plus--there's no denying this. So, you could say the content is sure to please both genders, for differing reasons.
Girls want to play baseball. Men don't want women dirtying their sacred sport. The girls continue onwards regardless; building a team and edging towards a showdown with the boys' team. Expect girly manliness, lighthearted fun, and heart-strings to be tugged at as romantic subplots develop in the background; the subplots driving the baseballing onwards.
Taisho is a period piece (1925), and sexism plays a slightly more significant role in its story because of Japan only just starting to embrace Western culture at that time. But neither title is of the gloomy, depressing variety--you're meant to smile as you watch the silly antics of girls. And smile you shall... unless your blood runs icy cold.
Girls playing baseball and trying to prove that they can compete with boys..
both of these animes have sports in them but princess nine is like the more feminine style. they both have two extraordinary players who are comitted to their playing. one plays tennis while the other baseball.princess nine has a little bit more romance in it. you would have to like sports, school life, action and a little bit of romance to enjoy both these animes.
Both animes about a character that has extremely good skill for their age/who they are. Princess Nine deals with a female girl with very good skill, while Prince of Tennis deals with a young bot with extremely good skill.
Princess Nine is a female version of Inazuma Eleven) see:
- at the beginning, a sports team can't play because they don't have enough players
- they recruit different people to their team, each with a unique personality
- protagonists are similar. Endou Mamoru is a goalkeeper, Hayakawa Ryo is a pitcher,
- they have their own special techniques + their relative used to be a sports star but died
- both teams become stronger and stronger despite of all the hardships
- both have a bit of FANTASTICS! [but i don't want to give spoilers about that]
and trust me both are goood)
let me recommend some non-sports anime
the main common thing about this two animes is female point of view, understanding girl's thoughts and psychology, love stories and cool dramatic final
the main charaters are both strong tomboyish girls into some fights that are done for men
so if you are a girl and liked Utena for psychology, you'll like Princess Nine, and vice-versa
Ginban Kaleidoscope also features female athletes. Although the focus is on an individual sport (figure skating) instead of a team sport, the main character still relies on the support of the other characters, particularly the ghost who has unintentionally co-inhabited her body without her permission. I think the biggest similarity between GK and Princess Nine is the feeling I got from watching them. Both Ginban and Princess Nine have excellent endings, in my opinion.
Please be warned that Ginban Kaleidoscope has some pretty inconsistent art and animation at times and reuses a number of animated sequences. I got the feeling that their budget was pretty tight. However, I'd rather watch the inconsistent GK with its fun characters and interesting story than a big budget, beautiful title with no heart any day.