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Karakuri no Kimi

Alternative Titles

English: Puppet Princess
Synonyms: The Clockwork Ones
Japanese: からくりの君


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 24, 2000
Licensors: Media Blasters
Source: Manga
Duration: 39 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.561 (scored by 1,894 users)
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Ranked: #57692
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Popularity: #5891
Members: 4,611
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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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Takaya, Hirotoshi
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation, Character Design
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Wada, Kaoru
Fujita, Kazuhiro
Original Creator

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Dec 19, 2011
barcaman101 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 19, 2019
Skarvalin (All reviews)
Karakuri no Kimi (Puppet Princess) is based on a manga by Fujita Kazuhiro that also made the manga for Karakuri Circus and Ushio to Tora which both have an anime adaptation.

The story follows Princess Rangiku who's family is killed by a feudal lord named Karimata who steals her fathers biggest creation, a puppet that can move on it's own. With the puppet in his possesion Karimata starts to make copies to create an army of fighting puppets. So Rangiku with the help of a drifter named Yasaburou and her own puppets (hence the name) tries to stop him.

This OVA is only about 40 minutes long read more
Jan 19, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
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 read more


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