Ribbon no Kishi


Princess Knight

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: リボンの騎士
English: Princess Knight
French: Princesse Saphir
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1967 to Apr 7, 1968
Premiered: Spring 1967
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Studios: Mushi Production
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance
Theme: CrossdressingCrossdressing
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.691 (scored by 17991,799 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #57172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7962
Members: 5,959
Favorites: 15

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Synopsis

In the kingdom of Silverland, Prince Sapphire holds a big secret: he is actually a girl. When Sapphire was born, she accidentally received both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. To protect the kingdom from the evil Duke Duralumin, who is the successor to the throne, Sapphire leads a double life, posing as a boy as women are not allowed to reign.

God assigns trainee angel Tink to retrieve Sapphire's boy heart, but she refuses to let go of it. As the Duke schemes to usurp the throne, Sapphire finds herself in an even worse predicament in the clash of her two identities—she falls for Prince Franz Charming from the neighboring kingdom. Sapphire and Tink now embark on exciting adventures, but along the way, they must fight various enemies to uphold the throne at all costs.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Tezuka, Osamu
Episode Director, Original Creator
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hata, Masami
Episode Director
Okuda, Seiji
Episode Director


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Ribbon no Kishi (リボンの騎士) by Maekawa Youko
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Ending Theme

Ribbon no March (リボンのマーチ) by Maekawa Youko feat. Young Fresh

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Reviews

Jan 17, 2016
Preliminary (11/52 eps)
Oh my god, is this anime dated. The animation is awful and the plots range from generic to ridiculous. But I love it.

When you start watching this, you have to remember that Ribbon no Kishi is the Ur Example of shoujo. It was revolutionary and genre-defining for it's time; most shoujo series that came after have been inspired by or deconstructed the elements Tezuka introduced. To truly appreciate this anime, you need to watch it as a study rather than expecting something refreshing or deep.

Like most classic anime, the animation was done on the cheap. Cells are blatantly recycled (even from the intro) and there ...
Dec 5, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (2/52 eps)
Ribbon no Kishi is one of the earliest anime, made in 1967. It's from the period when Japanese animation hadn't yet gained its distinctive characteristics. It feels more like American cartoons of the period than modern Japanese anime. However, it preserves its innocence.

The plot is cute. Princess Sapphire was born with a girl’s body and a boy's mind (whatever it is). She is the “prince” of Silverland. There’s an iron law in Silverland that only males can inherit the throne. Being the only child of the royal family, her gender is kept secret from the public to guarantee royal succession. Some cunning palace officers, especially ...
Sep 8, 2018
Princess Knight (TV) is an adaptation of a short manga series, by the father of manga himself, Osamu Tezuka. If you’ve been into anime long enough, you’re bound to know who I’m referencing, if not, he made Astro Boy. The anime version of Princess Knight is one of the most dated things that I’ve ever experienced and the English dub is comedy gold.

• Especially Choppy’s voice. Each episode of Ribbon no Kishi is pretty episodic and is reminiscent of any old Disney or Max Fleshier animation. Except, this one is extremely low budget. People and objects randomly disappear. Color palettes change.

• Strangely enough, for all ...

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