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Ribbon no Kishi

Alternative Titles

English: Princess Knight
Japanese: リボンの騎士


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.761 (scored by 615 users)
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Ranked: #47362
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Popularity: #6964
Members: 2,677
Favorites: 10


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Dec 5, 2009
Pessoa (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 17, 2016
OlivinePeridot (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 8, 2018
LunaPrecure (All reviews)
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 read more