Karakuri no Kimi

Puppet Princess

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Synonyms: The Clockwork Ones
Japanese: からくりの君
English: Puppet Princess
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 24, 2000
Licensors: Media Blasters
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 41 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.461 (scored by 27752,775 users)
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Ranked: #67762
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Popularity: #6587
Members: 7,305
Favorites: 7

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Princess Rangiku lost her entire family to Lord Karimata, who invaded her home seeking her father's life work, puppets with unique capabilities. As her duty, Rangiku sets out with three of her father's greatest puppet warriors to seek revenge. She can manipulate these to battle the strongest of warriors, however manipulating the puppets leaves her own self vulnerable to direct attacks, so she seeks a ninja warrior named Manajiri to aid and protect her in her quest.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takaya, Hirotoshi
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Key Animation, Animation Director
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Wada, Kaoru
Fujita, Kazuhiro
Original Creator


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Dec 19, 2011
I felt satisfied after watching this,a very short but worthwhile watch.After her family is killed and her kingdom was destroyed by rival forces a young princess called Rangiku embarks on a journey to get revenge on her enimies.Along the way she seeks the aid of the legendary samurai Manajiri to join her in her quest.what make this anime so good is that unlike todays anime this female character is more than just big breasted fan-service,on the contrary she is a reasonably interesting character as she is both nice and at the same time being a bumbling cluts.she carries around her fathers finest ...
Jan 19, 2017
Rate of 7 (good)
Seen via english dubbed

A true classic approach to tales much like the anime about Frankenstein i reviewed in the past. Some stories just plain start while others like this build you in. Rather than providing you a buffet of food you have a sampler dish placed in-front of you. Eat how you will but at least you can have an idea of what to is to come. Intro does not stop there. After sampling the dish the waiter instructs the chef to come out and explain his dish. What makes it flavorful. What makes it savory. What not to expect. You get ...
Nov 22, 2022
Wow, how did I manage to miss this one back in the day? It may say it was released in 2000, but everything about Puppet Princess screams mid-90s anime excess, and that is right up my alley. All 45 minutes of the film are pretty much non-stop action, with lots of gore and eye-catching set pieces. The whole use of puppets as warriors is cool as hell and their designs are all different and striking, with a steampunk aesthetic. The pace is brisk with a score that's pretty epic, featuring horns that really reminded of the stuff heard throughout Record of Lodoss War. Would have ...

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