wow, have you watch this before??
yeah this is one of the first action anime that aired in 1967 after astro boy. if you've watch this before, you can imagine the plot that same as Akame ga Kill! from 2014, its so far ..
but why?? why this '67 show similar to AgK??
okay let's we see the plot before ..
the plot is quite similar with AgK, a shounen / girl like-a-boy fight against corruption of the minister in them country .. very similar in plot .. and both are adventure-romance series with some different inside it ..
yeah beside it, Akame ga Kill have badass hero, feed-like-monster girl (its akame), a cool 'gay' (bulat lol), powerful weapons (or u can call it teigu), and group of mercenary (Night Raid) with gory action and violence inside. seems more darker, right?
but Ribbon no Kishi have reverse trap (yeah, you can call the heroine like that) with moe face from '67, some 1960's comedy, drama and mystery inside it ..
both show also have a antagonist that not too bad inside ..
if you like the anti-corruption show, you'll enjoy both .. read more
The body of a girl and the mind of a boy!
- Both are one of a only a handful of anime series ever made that deals with non-cisnormative gender identity and gender-roles in a healthy, unsexualised, and non-festishistic way.
- Wandering Son deals the issues much more directly and in a much more informed manner, whereas Ribbon Knight is much more overtly idealistic in its portrayal. Of course, one has to take into account that Princess Knight was made in Showa Japan...
- Although the stories ends up giving quite different messages regarding the 'correct' choice, the same overall message of being true to oneself applies in both series. read more
- Main character for both series are girls who cross-dress and act like boys; princes in both cases.
- Both girls are feisty defiers of the rigid roles that society and the media industry (including classic fairy tales of course) restrict women to.
- Raises questions of gender and gender identity in an adventurous and friendly way without being excessively 'edgy'; although Revolutionary Girl Utena is a lot more allegorical than Princess Knight.
- Both are heavily thematically influenced by old-school fairy tales; classic princesses, princes, castles, and defeating evil through sword fights (which both girls are very skilled at). At the same time both shows attempt to break down and deconstruct some of the popular tropes associated with classical fairy tales, albeit with differing level of conviction.
- Both are created with influence from the all-female Japanese musical theatre group Takarazuka Revue. Princess Knight is the predecessor and as such draws direct inspirations from the troupe, whereas Utena draws inspiration from the troupe, but also from Princess Knight. read more
- Both are old series with plot revolving around girls who were raised like boys; more specifically noblemen or knights.
- Lots of European inspirations in the design and story; castles, princesses, knights, and sword fights.
- Rose of Versailles if roughly based on the real story of Marie Antoinette, whereas Ribbon no Kishi is entirely fictional.
Ribbon no Kishi is shallower thematically and geared more towards younger girls with a distinct Disney feel (hardly a surprise considering Osamu Tezuka was a friend of Walt Disney and heavily inspired by early Disney). Whilst Rose of Versailles does draw inspiration from Ribbon no Kishi (the earlier work of the two), it is much darker and the style is more classic Showa era shoujo à la Macoto Takashi with its detailed curling hair and eyes filled with what looks like whole galaxies. read more
Romeo X Juliet isn't as close as the original masterpiece of Shakespeare than it is from Princess Knight. After all, Juliet family was wiped out, and she decides to act as a boy for some time, to be the scarlet justice defender like Sapphire acts against the evil ministers of her kingdom. Apart from that the story is different, there is romance in Princess Knight as there are in Romeo X Juliet (and the first ten episode of the series reminded me of Ribbon no Kishi).
Ribbon no Kishi is an Osamu Tezuka masterpiece, it's part of the very story of the japanese animation, watch it.