Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2009 to Sep 21, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 7.181 (scored by 33308 users)
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Oct 28, 2009
That potential was shown in its characters however that same potential was foolishly squandered with its mediocre story. The story itself is typical, yet intriguing enough to keep most viewers interested. It’s about your average teenage boy named Teppei, living an average life, with his average family... Then shit happens and our protagonist is later forced to live with his super rich grandpa and transfer to some absurd school for the super rich. After watching this I thought the writer must’ve taken whatever he could find from “Ye ol’ book of anime clichés” and decided that was their plot. Strangely enough, it worked surprisingly well when it came to introducing the characters to this profoundly entertaining story. The first half of the story basically sets this kind of tone for an exhilarating short series but in the end it was a wasted effort once the “real” story kicks in and boy, are you in for a ride. By ride I mean a one-way ticket to idiotsville, because only an idiot would throw away an enjoyable story for the garbage that replaced it.
With all that said, this anime didn’t entirely turn into a steaming pile of crap and that’s thanks to the interesting cast of main characters. Harem protagonists usually fall into 2 groups: the losers and the kind-hearted saviours. Yet Teppei initially doesn’t fall into either, because within his playful character is a young lad struggling to deal with his past and moral dilemmas. Not to forget the 4 leading heroines, who were rather well developed, some more than others and 2 of which who seemed similar in design and personality to 2 more well-known characters from other series. Whether that was intentional or not is unknown to me but they happened to be the most interesting of the 4 heroines. However apart from Teppei’s grandpa, the supporting cast turned out to be far weaker than the loosely put together story and if a couple of them were killed off, the story could have done a whole lot better.
The production values are somewhat difficult to delve into since a fairly unknown studio (GoHands) took on this series. The music was just about as memorable as every breath I take and the sound productions overall really isn’t any good. Yet the art style and animation has a unique vibrancy to it, giving a colourful experience that’s pleasing to the eyes. However the jarring simulated camera panning/rotation and the out of proportion bust sizes really brought it down for me.
Overall Princess Lover is a series that I hoped would break the chain of generic harem that seem to appear year after year, yet all it did was add unto the already tarnished reputation of the harem genre. Some of the blame falls onto the villains, who were the worst villains ever constructed but I blame the real villain… the idiot who thought of this crap. Well if you don’t mind all that I’ve said then watch at your own discretion; however I feel it’s more worthwhile to sit wait for the next Key & KyoAni collaboration.
Aug 6, 2009
Initially I was skeptical about watching this since it seemed like just another harem Anime thrown at us. But so far I find it quiet enjoyable.
+ Not your typical generic harem
+ Has a mature feel to it
+ Nice balance between comedy and drama
+ Unique setting, harem in a rich setting
+ Pleasing visuals which matches the theme and setting
+ Ecchi not over the top ( well most of it is censored anyways )
+ Comedy level is just right
+ Potential to get serious in the latter of the series
+ Characters have depth to them
+ Big boobs
- Censored ( it can be good too, fanservice can be distracting ).
- Girls a bit cliched ( but the series makes them feel refreshing )
- Will it be able to wrap up nicely given it's only 12 episodes total?
. In Detail :
So far it doesn't seem to be your typical generic harem Anime. I haven't watched an extensive amount of harems. But I found the rich harem theme of this Anime unique. The main character is rich and so are the rest of the girls. While harems are typically comedic this one has a serious tone right off the bat. Of course that doesn't mean this Anime doesn't have comedy ( it is labeled ecchi, though it's currently censored ), it does. I feel that this Anime so far has a nice balance of comedy and seriousness. The series so far seems to have more depth than the typical harem. It takes the characters and plot in a mature way while being able to entertain us at the same time. Something that definitely stood out to be was the visuals which I found very pleasing to the eyes. It fits the theme of the Anime well which I believe greatly enhances the entire experience. While the characters may be fairly cliched ( girl with sword,tsundere, etc ), the way the series currently presents them makes the experience more refreshing. There's not so much to say bad about the Anime, it only just started and I didn't start watching with very high expectations. But so far I'm surprised by how well I enjoy it so far. It seems that it well get more serious in the latter of the series. I'll continue watching. read more
Jul 8, 2013
Teppei, a young teenage boy who lived with his mother and father in a social status that could be considered poor, but he was happy. Unknown to him, his life changed dramatically after his parents died in an accident that could be related to the recent attacks on the rich families in his area. Accepting his grandfather's adoption, Teppei is forcibly thrust into a world where he went from poor to filthy rich. The romance/comedy/action that ensues following his attempts at adapting to the rich life is one worth watching.
I found Princess Lover! One of the unique harem/ecchi/romance anime that I have seen. Contrary to the many harem anime out there, Princess Lover! put on its own style despite being adapted from an adult visual novel.
The Story: Considering all the harem based anime I have seen thus far, Princess Lover! is set in an entirely different setting. Rather than the typical high school drama, PL focuses more on a the world that surrounds the main character which includes Japan families, royalty from other countries, and heirs to major fashion companies. (Not to mention all of whom are filthy rich). The story starts out suddenly, Teppei, completely happy with his life, is suddenly ripped from his normal atmosphere when his parents die in an accident. His grandfather, who adopts him, turns out to be the owner of a mega famous and popular company, The Arima Combine. The comedy that comes from Teppei's sudden transfer to the rich and famous was very pleasing. Even in the short 12 episodes, the plot development surprised me. Usually in harem anime, one doesn't see much plot development because of the major focus on the characters, PL does a good job of balancing both. The story setting and plot isn't a typical harem themed anime, and because of that, PL has a more mature/different/pleasing feeling. Not only does the plot explain more on the conflict between the rich and poor, it also touches on economics and the roles that CEO play in running major corporations. Not only did GoHands, and Dream Force did a good job of balancing the plot and characters to where the story actually progressed to an obvious well done climax and falling action, but they also did well in including comedy and drama.
Art and Sound: The visuals done by the producers weren't sharp and picturesque like one would see in modern anime, but the smooth brightly colored drawings added to the music that accompanied it. I've never had to find fault at an anime's pictures or music, but for a 2009 anime, I think PL did very well. Being tagged as an ecchi anime I was pleased that the fan service wasn't over the top, but tastefully added. There are uncensored and censored versions but either way, it doesn't detract from the work as a whole.
Characters: Like in any generic harem anime, the main character can fall into one of two categories. The useless loser type, or the kind-hearted "I'll save everyone type". Unusually Teppei doesn't fall into either. With a good background from his parents backing his personality, a kind output that allows him to interact well with the people around him, the animators also made a character that I haven't seen so far. Teppei, unlike generic harem main characters, actually saves the day from time to time, either with his badass kendo skills, or his growing skills in managing a business. It seems as though to put it in other words, comparing it to usual harems, for example To Love Ru, Teppei and the characters in PL, and Rito and the characters in TLR are reversed. While Rito depends on the aliens to save him most of the time (not to mention he is dead useless physically), Teppei can be considered the opposite. (Although, I think deflecting bullets with a wooden kendo sword is a little far fetched.) The other characters in PL were also somewhat unique, but not so much that one couldn't see similarities.
Enjoyment and Overall: I think the major aspect of PL that allowed it to be good, would be the overall feeling of how different it is compared to the norm. In my words, it thought outside the lines of the box and succeeded. If one is looking for a break from the typical harem type anime, PL provides pretty much all of that. To reiterate, with a unique setting, different main character, and actually some plot development that occurs, succeeding at balancing these unusual additions to the harem style, PL is one worth watching. PL can also be considered an indie anime, but it is also underrated; if any of you who read this play League of Legends, it's like an unpopular champion that is actually very strong.
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Sep 28, 2009
Basically an H-Game that should have been an H-Anime. The storyline is so poorly constructed and contained reasoning so shallow that I have thought to myself "WTF?" or "That's so shallow".
The deal with Princess Lover is that it's basically a harem anime but for the reason of making it feel different (in a disastrous way) from the rest, it goes on by inserting a serious side to the plot which can be seen halfway to the end.
This is where the story becomes irredeemable.
The first 2 or 3 episodes was quite interesting since it feels like a royalty harem anime that feels like it has a potential to be something unique. After the introductory arc comes the annoying "Passing the Club" which has started the downhill trend for this title. Then there's the last arc (Save the Princess). I found myself remembering the forum posts on various anime sites saying how bad it was.
In a nutshell, you'll watch this for the high production values and fanservice and nothing else. Then again, the terrible story will probably deter you from enjoying that in the first place.
High production values
Fanservice (for guys)
Stupid and shallow reasons for the arc problem
Princess Lover got lucky by having a 3/10. read more
Sep 24, 2009
Princess Lover started off very good. It had a serious with light humor tone, with all the ecchi-ness included; but, then went way downhill in the second half which really hurt it overall.
If I was only rating the first 6 or so episodes, this show would be a 9 because it was very enjoyable. It's very obvious who Teppi likes right from the start (Charlotte) and they have a lot of nice romantic moments. So why did I give the story a 6? In the second half of Princess Lover, this show fails.....very hard. The last episodes were pretty bad. They bring in special ops and the story tries way to hard to be funny causing it not to be very funny. The story tries to be serious, but overall just can't be taken seriously. The only plus to the story in the last arc is that Teppi weeds girls out with a kiss. That's the only good thing.
The art was very good, epically for a harem anime. Everything was pretty fluent and looked fine, but there were some distortions in some scenes that weren't really the focus of the shot which, if you noticed them, made the art seem not as good (animators got lazy/ budget issues). It never happened on the main focus of the scene though
** not included in the rating** I would wait for the uncensored version to watch this show, in the censored version they censor things that are already censored.
The OP/ Ed were pretty good and the characters voices were all done well. Nothing to really say here, no complaints and nothing to really say that was especially amazing.
One downfall to the characters is even thought Teppi, Charlotte, Seika, Yuu, and Sylvia are the main characters, only Teppi and Charlotte get any real screen time. The others are are there, but don't do a whole lot until the end.
Teppi >> an okay harem lead. had some funny moments and wanted to save everyone. But he turned into one of those "talk it out" characters to the main "villains"
Charlotte >> A lot of people didn't like her, but I liked her. She's a typical pink haired harem character who is very clingy to Teppi. SHe isn't very smart, but she was the funniest. (sex jokes about Teppi's .......)
As I've already stated, the series started off really good and was very promising, but then went way downhill in the second half which really hurt my enjoyment. read more
Oct 31, 2011
So where to begin?
The plot is straightforward enough...random guy becomes the heir to a vast fortune and has to become accustomed to living as a rich man. So that's where that ends...this anime can be summed up in pretty much one word: Fanservice!
Trying to understand some of the events that goes on as the "plot" progresses is not good for your health and I highly advise against it. Seriously...some of the events that occur are downright outrageous and make no sense whatsoever. So stick to the reason why you chose to watch this, okay?
Being the fanservice anime that it is, it knew where to focus its budget. The fanservice art is superb and gets the job done. There are no complaints on this department whatsoever and this may be the only point in which this anime excels at.
The musical score is decent, but nothing memorable so let's keep moving here.
Character wise...well this will pretty much play like most visual novel adaptations out there. You'll grow to like the sub heroines and hate life as the main heroine pales in comparison to them. Seika (the twintail tsundere) is the highlight of the show for me. I can't divulge anymore details without entering spoiler territory, but she fits in to the catogery of "proactive" tsundere. Oh there's also the other heroines...maid-san is nice, the blond fencer is also nice, and the heroine is annoying.
I chose to watch this anime for the sake of the comedy and knew full well what I was getting in to with the 'ecchi', 'harem', and 'romance' tags attached. If you keep those in mind and brace yourself for what's to come, then you'll have no problem getting some enjoyment out of this. And even then that doesn't say much as everything is a giant trainwreck after the Seika arc. Oh and don't even bother expecting a Sylvi route as there is none; go check the OVA if you want Sylvi goodness.
Overall...a deploring anime whose sole redeeming factor is the fanservice and Seika. If you aren't a fan of either, then stay the hell away. If you are...well its only 12 episodes and they really handled Seika's character pretty well.
And that's Princess Lover! in a nutshell. read more
Aug 30, 2009
Uh, so the main character, Arima is going to succeed Arima Group Corporation, and by the sounds of it, it looks like it's like the biggest company in the world. And who's gonna take over it in near future? A teenager that knows shit about business. Who in the world would give away such a big responsibility to a relative they barely knew just like that? I can go on and on about this plot convenience, but hey, I'll spare you for that.
Because succeeding the corporation is just a lame excuse to enter a rich girls' school (okey, there are also boys there, but we barely get to see them). And of course, who do we meet there? It's the pink-haired girl whom he saved and his fiancee. And to answer your question straightaway: Yes, they do have big breasts. And yes, the pink-haired girl hugs Arima all the time with her gonzanga breasts. She's your typical cheery girl with a cheery voice with a hand that likes to wave awfully a lot. And the fiancee? She's your typical, somewhat-shy girl who speaks little. And when she does speak, she speaks kinda without emotions. She has coincidentally fencing as a hobby, which coincidentally matches with Arima's kendo, so they have by chance some common ground, I guess. With other words, we've seen these type of personalities before. A lot. So what personality are we missing now? Tsundere? And yes, there is a tsundere girl in the series. You'll know it straightaway when she pops up for the first time (hint: she has a slightly annoying/whiny voice, which all tsunderes have, so I guess that's alright). Did I mention that we also have a big-breasted maid? The anime industry sure knows what we like. And Arima Teppei is your average male main character.
And that's not the best part yet (and by that, I mean the worst). The thing is with harem series, is that the plot can't be all fluffy and boobilicious all the time; it also needs some drama. Without telling too much: It's fucking ridiculous when you get to it. If you by any chance come to episode 7 or 8 (I don't quite remember which one), you're gonna have a fuckin' laugh. I swear, the plot progression from there might be the most retarded one in harem anime history. It's clearly not to be taken seriously. I don't know, but I sure facepalmed a lot during that particular episode. And by of what I've heard; the series is based off of an H-game, so that kind of sucky plot is expected, I guess.
Is there anything good in Princess Lover? The art is decent and not ugly to look at. The animation is standard, but not bad. And if you're looking for ecchi-ness, you've found it. A lot of booooobies. *coughEDcough* The music is not memorable at all; it's just generic. Visually speaking, the opening was pleasing to look at. In fact, I remember the breasts more than the music itself. And btw, Arima Isshin's voice is so badass (Wakamoto Norio is badass after all).
So unless you enjoy torturing yourself or your friends, avoid Princess Lover at all cost. I fuckin' used 160 minutes of my life saving your eyes. At least the show wasn't as bad as Koi Koi Seven. If you wanna see only big breasts and ecchi-ness, then there's actually better shows for that, like "He is my Master!". If you're looking for a good romance/harem anime, then go watch "Ichigo 100%" (the manga is better, though), "True Tears", "Lovely Complex" or "ef - a tale of memories".
YOU OWE ME YOUR LIFE. read more
Jan 23, 2010
Most crucial element to a harem in my opinion is the characters so lets start with that. The male lead is Arima Teppei, a solid high school student with Japanese sword fighting skills. In many harems, the male lead is just your "ordinary, plain guy" who wouldn't really hold much ground on their own without a girl by their side - but Arima has a personality of his own; another reason why Princess Lover is a step above the rest. Arima isn't merely a "toy" for the girls of the school, he is his own man - he does what he wants - like a boss.
Nobody cares about the guy though, no girls watch harems (:p). There are four main female characters: Charlotte Hazelrink, Yuu Fujikura, Seika Houjouin, and Sylvia van Hossen. They're all fairly varied from one another, so you'll find one or two you like and others you'd probably despise. One thing that deterred me from enjoying this show more was that the majority of the screentime was devoted to Charlotte - who I disliked the most - while my favorite character, Seika, got the least screentime. Overshadowing was a common issue with Princess Lover though, granted its expected given its 12 episode length. Secondary characters, such as the other three students with actual names, were not given a role to play at all other than a line here or there which is a shame because they seemed interesting enough to be a part of the main cast.
The biggest flaw to this show is probably expected given its genre, but even with me being lenient and giving the story a blind eye - there's still no excuse for how horrible the "story" in this show went. It was nice that a harem would include an actual story, but... wow, it was just so horrible. The motivation behind the antagonists, the way it all unfolds, the fate of the villains, everything was just completely farfetched. Luckily, the story doesn't kick in until the last third of the show.
The visuals were very impressive in the first episode, and dropped to a decent quality from there on out. A defect in regards to animation though is that everything was overly censored with black clouds. And by overly censored, I mean that there were times when censors meant for the waist area spread down to just above the knees - not that I really care to see the goods *cough* but it just is distracting to see a huge black cloud covering up a good portion of the screen.
The sound outside of the opening/ending was mediocre, and there was one instance where the song choice for a scene was completely off - like hearing a cutesy slow-paced JPop song playing during a climactic gun battle. The opening song ("Princess Primp!" by Miyuki Hashimoto) is decent, but the ending song is where its at ("S.S.D" by yozuca).
Overall, Princess Lover was good enough to keep this non-harem viewer entertained during its short run - something no other harem has done for me. Princess Lover in my opinion is better than other harems in certain regards such as its strong lead male character and its decreased focus on fan-service, but the downside to that is the increased focus on storyline which was simply horrendous. If the show followed Seika to the level it followed Charlotte, I could see myself enjoying it more - Charlotte was just too annoying. So in conclusion, if you're curious about harems but don't want to be drowning in a pool of fan-service, give Princess Lover a shot. Just be sure you don't have high expectations for a well thought-out storyline. read more
Jul 31, 2011
Art- For this a 7 because not of the over-sized melons(well maybe a little) but the environment and architecture was very detailed to a certain extent.
Sound - I mean it really depends on the quality of the video.
Character - No surprise... abnormally large boobs on strangely skinny girls.
Enjoyment- its like a roller coaster it goes up and down except this time it goes up a few episodes then stays down for the rest of the eps. I actually had wait a few days to watch it because I was pissed how they exposed the ending like that. Lastly they weren't kidding when they called it "princess" lover.
Jul 1, 2010
The story is about a poor boy who found out he had a extremely rich grandfather after his parent's death.This is the very boy who ended up being the successor of his grandfather's business and the same person who is loved by two princess character female lead which are actually princesses.
This anime do not have the " I Love All " ending where the guy doesnt decide who he likes and just continue his life with all the female leads.
He chooses and decides the one that he loves and goes all out for her risking his very own life.
I definitely enjoyed this anime very much, it would be regrettable as a anime fan to miss this anime, it picks up right on episode 1.
With state of the art, artwork and graphics and sound, with a intense story and pleasant character devolopment with a mix of fantasy and reality.
It is hard not to enjoy this anime to the fullest. read more
Sep 10, 2012
Story : I'll give it a 2/10 , since there is nothing very enjoyable about the whole story . The only thing i probably liked is the protagonist is not your usual poor stupid, or weak guy . In fact in this anime we have rich people for a change , so it brings something unique overall . Tough the romance is not so bad , It's generally the typical form of Romance shared among all , And the normal Harem sequence with introduction > moving on to a little story development > Romantic developments and ecchi fanservice > Plot twists > Nice ending .
So it's just typical , if you like simple harem stories , this show is not bad
Art : Well ,I liked the art alot , If you like fanservice , you will love this show . I liked the ecchi parts alot , I have seen plenty harem ecchi animes, so this art is quite good . Rest about story and battle arts , and about fighting and details , It's more or less standard , not out of this world , Just a typical good art anime . 9/10 for art .
Sound : I liked the sound , even the op and ending themes 7/10
Character : So , all characters are a bit diverse , Each heroine has her own personalty . I liked the MC's personality , He is not a jerk nor weak MC . So its not irritating to watch him . There is not much character development in the 12 episodes , Just a little bit and a few love and responsibility aspects , Apart from that , its pretty simple . 5/10 for character .
Enjoyment : Well , this show is enjoyable if you don't think too much about the story and just take it as another ecchi / harem . It gets boring here and there and in between in main episodes you would randomly skip if you get too bored . But i'd sti;; give it a 7/10 , It's an enjoyable show .
Overall : Overall , this is a good show just a typical Harem, which picks up at the end and we see a lucky ****** being loved by everyone . A full show if your bored , Watch it in one go . Overall 7/10 read more
Nov 3, 2011
Okay so the story isnt something new, i mean lots of shows hit you with this theme, meaning: average guy today, super rich guy tomorrow. Cliche to say the least but it did well however the overall storyline does seem a bit weak later on as the animators introduced slight contrasting material but still it didnt completely kill it. i say a good 7.
The art was nicely done, and i liked the character styling, however near the ending the animators seemed to forget a few frames. Despite that i say an 8
Sound, well what can i say bout the sound, not much really, would have given it an 7 or 8 but the themes absoluutely killed it, they were , well ...sometimes it was hard to remember that there was actually a theme at all.
Characters were probably the best aspect of the show, they were developed well especially the lead male and 2 of the main females while not being overly so. A 9 in my opinion.
Enjoyment. like i said, i was suprised i actually enjoyed this anime, however say so, it wasn't enjoyable to the degree of riveting you to your chair but rather something that you would enjoy a few episodes, get up do something else then continue it later. I would say it deserves a 7 to be fair. As for recommending it, i would if you want something light to watch to kill time but not if you want something engrossing and epic. read more
Apr 19, 2011
The story is exactly the kind of stuff that I love. A decent, average guy that gets thrown into a world where he has no idea what's going on.
The great thing about Princess Lover is the fact that the protagonist isn't one of those clueless airhead guys. He knows that the girls around him love him, Hell they even say it to his face, and hes man enough to take it into consideration and go with the flow. He doesn't hurt them like other guys do.
I would highly recommend this anime to anyone who is interested. read more
Sep 26, 2009
Story: As I said there is one, aside from the male-character who has to choose between some girls. The story is not something you'd expect when watching the first few episodes, because it only comes thorugh near the end. It's also not really unique, but a lot more than most harem give you, aside from fanservice and pretty girls.
Art: The characterdesign overall was quite well done, but in this anime we have the problem of oversized breats, which knocks it down a bit.
The backgroundart wasn't that amazing as well, could have been much better. There were to little details and it seemed like it was just being put in there to have something, at least sometimes.
Sound: The songs weren't that great, but they fit the anime, because they're light hearted and if I were to decribe them in one word, I'd say "fluffy".
The seiyuu were ok. It was somehwat monotoric, when they're only shouting the guy's name, but I have notihng to complain about aside from that. The voices fit very well for the characters.
Character: One of the weaker points of the anime. The cast of characters is wide, BUT they're all old types. Like the airhead, the tsundere or the suppressive
maid. The main protagonist isn't new either, he's the typical good guy. Not very special here.
Enjoyment: I enjoyed this anime, some episodes more, some less. It had funny moments, but less these of tension, but it was to be expected. The ecchi was not so much, but it didn't really bother me.
Overall: I'd only recommend you this anime if I knew you like harems. It's certainly not something everyone would enjoy. When you like harem, you'll like this one, if you dislike them I would advise you, not to watch it. read more
Sep 25, 2011
Sep 24, 2009
There is a saying that goes like this: "Never judge a book by its cover". Even in the world of anime that comes along at times. Who knows, if you see alot girls lined up on the art poster you may be in for a great and unique story. Princess Lover is a rather unique series with that; one could assume the book could be judged by the cover perfectly fine, when he started reading he was surprised by the contents, and in the end he finds himself back at his first impression.
Princess Lover is the first real project of Ricotta and GoHands, so I'll take that in mind when reviewing instead of comparing to other series which would probably crumble 80% of the foundation, build on quicksand, this show has. Below are my experiences with Princess Lover from the start to the end, published as review #6 and probably quite lengthy..so please bear with it.
Alot of people saw the cover art for Princess Lover, labeled it as 'harem fail #2242' and moved on. Those who didn't started on the series with a 'it cant be much worse' attitude and were in for a surprise: it actually seems to have a plot that involves political backstabbing, a decent male lead, likeable characters and a good art quality. Wow!
However, after the first 2~3 episodes have passed the series goes downwards in an almost straight vertical line. At the halfway mark alot of things happen; first up the story.
The plot starts began good, introducing the death of the male protagonist's parents and setting up things for a much larger political conspiracy. However, after this has been set in motion in the first episode, the plot starts to dwindle; it doesn't return until halfway the series and when it does it messes up enough to kill the whole series. Did they change the writers or something between the start and the middle? Or were they enlighted by some divine power when they started but returned to their former selves when the effect wore off? Who knows.
The characters appear in the standard harem formula; one male lead surrounded by several girls with breast sizes ranging from realistic to..well lets say, not so realistic. The male lead isn't your usual loser but actually a fairly cool guy that rides a bike and doesn't hesitate to save a girl. The female main lead starts out as an interesting type; despite having equipments you say 'Dat Bust!' against she likes to tease and is playful. As the series progresses though we see a more childish girl that doesn't mind snatching the male lead away in front of his fiancé and is a total airhead. Leaves us with three other girls: the fencing blondie which deserved to be the main character, the cute and caring maid and the annoying snobbish aristocrat you'd love to bitch slap if you could.
This review is getting quite lengthy..o.o..I'll cover both the sound and art here.
The sound, simply put, was not interesting at all. There is just no need to waste words on it except for one mention, so I won't. And that one mention is naturally...Norio Wakamoto. He alone is the only real reason to watch this series.
The art did a good job at being appealing whilst fitting the scenes at the same time. Of course the animation quality can take a budget hit at times, but the overall thing was quite nice for a studios that just published its first series.
Princess Lover appears as an interesting show, contradicting many negative expectations at first but as it progresses you start to notice that those who didn't place high expectations on this show must have had fortune telling abilities or just plain and simple common sense. If you like Norimoto sounding like the ultimate badass as usual, watch this series. Other than the fanservice and the rather..unique way of censoring (black holes out of nowhere instead of panties) there really isn't much else to it.
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Nov 4, 2009
ART: nothing great. the best thing is the rich background of the characters.
SOUND: the op is not bad but there are no interesting music during in the anime or climax.
CHARACTERS: everyone was great but i really get boring of personalities like charlotte. she just sticks onto teppei. this way, it becomes a one-sided harem. the character and appearance of sylvie is very similar to saber( fate/stay night).
ENJOYMENT: I recommend this anime to harem lovers but not to action lovers because you'll get boring of the fighting scenes. the movement is slow, and the fights ends so fast.
OVERALL: 6/10. if I didn't count episode 8~12, i would give this a 7/10. read more
Mar 13, 2010
This is the greatest drama series I've ever seen, be it manga or anime.
Drama:10 l Tragedy:4 l School life:4 l Inspirational:8 l Wholeness of plot:9 l Harem:8 l Comedy:6 l Romance:6 l Action: 8
Quite notably, there are three parts to this series: Intro, Making allies and crisis. I felt that it is very well-structured and fan-service does not impede the plot at all, except in the first part of ep 6, which was a bit excessive. Little unnecessary scenes.
Especially worth commending are the drama and inspirational scenes, which were aplenty. Drama especially unfolds from the ep7. That means that before ep 6 the mood for the series was quite light, whereas it was heavy from 7 onwards.
Story was original, especially when this is a harem genre series. Like Asu no Yoichi, all of the main and some of the side characters played a heavy part in the development of the plot and climatic ending. The seemingly deep plot uncovered at the intro was properly addressed by the climatic ending, which is not every series could do.
One setback is that by the last minutes of the last episode, the harem presented seems to be still held there, and no firm conclusion was made with who Teppei was going to be with.
The art was amazing. Characters sometimes had near-perfect expressions. Colour was comfortable with the eyes and landscape was amazingly presented. Special effects looked almost real.
Some bgm were fantastic, some OSTs were spectacular and fitting in well with the scenes. OP and ED were great and fitting with the series, esp OP. Voice actresses and actors displayed emotions, reactions etc. well.
Amazing use of characters to move plot along, all had special talents. We have a combat butler, a compassionate princess, a pro-fencer, a pro-swordsman, people with high authority and wisdom etc. Character development was great, but Isshin seemed to have a mysterious feel even to the end. Characters' personalities were improving till the end, but not out of place.
I would have liked it even more if they didn't change the atmosphere so quickly from ep 6 to 7. Overall, I enjoyed the tension and plot presented throughout the whole series. You would love this series if you like drama.
This is one of my top 3 fav anime for sure, since I rarely find any series that really has potential for deep plots but yet finish them.
One regret is that the harem was still unresolved right till the end, it's as if the producer was happy to let the series as a harem judging from what the main female characters say in the end.
Also, in the ending scenes, the eng subs for songs in the last episode was not presented very well for the one I watched. read more
Jul 9, 2009
STORY 9- Arima Teppe, main character, lost his parents, reasons not known yet, and was adopted by grandfather, whose probably a billionaire. basically over night he went from poor to rich and from single and to #$%^, watch if you want to know. he is a lucky son of a B****, granted he lost his parents, but still a SOB regardless.
ART 9- as far as art in anime goes. it is pretty good. no complaints. the actions scenes were well done and the details were excellent.
SOUND 7- I'm going to be perfectly honest with you. i don't remember it. HAHAHA *sigh* ... that's kinda bad. well thinks of it like this. it wasn't so good that i would remember it and it wasn't so bad that i would complain. the OP and the ED songs were fine as well. everything blended well with the story.
CHARACTER 8- there isn't much i can say about the characters at the moment, but of the one character that has any character development besides the introduction is Arima Teppe. he is looking for revenge on #$%^@.
ENJOYMENT 8- this story seem like it will be interesting as far as the plot goes. i hope the classic themes don't mean over played cliches are also coming.
OVERALL 8- if you don't mind being jealous of this guy then i recommend it. the plot seems to be interesting enough.
note- please comment, i feel i need some criticism in order for me to improve. read more
Jan 10, 2013
Story 6/10: Okay, the story is only slightly above average. It starts out kind of following the harem formula of coming up with an extremely half-assed reason for having the main lego brick personality protagonist end up surrounded by chicks. In this the lego bricks parents die and he goes to live with his grandpa who just so happens to be extremely rich and our lego brick had no idea. But... Wait?... The plot, starts to make sense after a while in and somewhat diverges into a far more decent political story and story of revenge!... Well to a degree. So yeah the shows plot starts out fairly standard harem but it becomes far better later in. My one problems is *warning, minor spoilers* the main villains motivations for revenge in contrast to what he actually does to get the revenge is kind of, ridiculously over the top. I mean sure some people have embarrassed me as a kid too but you don't see me planning murder, I just slashed their tires later.
Art 5/10: I have nothing bad to say about the art, I also have nothing good to say about it. The art is extremely average and generic. The character all follow the basic anime character template that seems to be so fucking popular (people, when will you learn? Anime means it was made in Japan, it's not a specific art style, you're allowed to make the basic design to make your show look unique!), the backgrounds are nothing special what so ever, and the animation with both just regular walking and fighting is about the same as you'll see almost everywhere else unless you watch something like Akira or Jin-Roh (then again, those were the pinnacle of animation smoothness in anime in my opinion, so it's unfair to compare them)
Sound 5/10: Once again a very average part of the show. All the music is exactly what you'd expect from a harem anime and there are no memorable tracks, nor any that stand out. This is another thing anime studio's need to realize, music is supposed to fit with the scene at hand in a way that perfectly accents the scene and be easily listened to and appreciated by the audience without drawing attention away from the show. If your audience says "wait, there was music going on in that scene? Oh yeah that really background generic stuff, right" you're not leaving a good impression. And my rule about not reviewing voice acting in languages I don't understand still stands so no dub = no voice acting review.
Character 8/10: Fantastic! I now get review the extremely bland and personality-less harem male lead #24601 ("What? No not you Valjean, some other guy") so allow me to rip this sexual oblivious dumb fuck a new assho- Wait a second, the male lead is actually good! Holy shit guys! The internet is about to break, everyone evacuate! ABANDON THREAD!!!!!!...
Is it safe to come back... It looks kind... Yeah, we're good. So anyway, the lead character is actually pretty decent. He's pretty competent, doesn't over-react whenever he accidentally touches breasts, and he's not a complete dumb fuck who's completely oblivious to the fact that women have vagina's. But he's still flawed enough to not be at the hateable level of Mary Sue, he's more on the level of "the lucky pervert!" (honestly, episode 6 will make you shit yourself laugh) As for the females, you have the basic trends of the Mary Sue main (and she's really Mary Sue level, god I hate this archetype), the tsundere, the... Supporting Mary Sue (okay, one was bad enough but this is ridiculous). But one of our other female leads makes up for this, Silvia, who doesn't follow a certain archetype and for a female in a harem anime is actually quite competent on her own.
Enjoyment 7/10: Okay, I liked watch Princess Lover, I will admit to actually having enjoyed a... A... *mumble*... A HIGH SCHOOL HAREM!!!! The show, despite the average art and sound and only slightly above average story is actually quite entertaining. Every episode is generally packed with plenty of fun to watch antics or suspense (I say this is thanks to the 12 episode length that keeps the show nice and compact, keep this in mind anime industry, longer is not necessarily better. Yes, I'm looking at you 300+ episode shows)
Overall 7/10: So yes, it's a high school harem, and it's actually fairly decent. I don't know how they managed to pull it off but Princess Lover is actually quite a good show and I'd recommend it if you're looking for something short. One thing people often complain about though is the romantically inconclusive ending however I myself didn't really mind this too much. But if you don't like shows where the romance aspect isn't resolved at the end you should be wary of this show. read more