The story follows Ani, a princess from the minor nation of Inako. Ani is sent to the signing ceremony that will bring peace to the rival nations of Mildonia, a mighty military country, and Selenfaren, a powerful theocracy. Ani is supposed to help steer the signing ceremony along, but she runs into trouble when she encounters a handful of obstinate princes.
Comedy is great. The ability to make humor and get the audience laughing is a wonderful thing. However it is often the case that in that pursuit of comedy other aspects of a show is ignored. While there are many shows that are funny, there are less shows that are able to branch out from that humor.
Dame X Prince is one of those that can. First off as a fan of outlandish and silly humor the humor of the show was right up my ally. There a ton of good jokes that exist in the show, and there are several running gags that the show
is able to keep working well due to knowing how to switch things up and not focus too hard on one aspect. It does a great job of parody both in the silly things that happen and in how the characters act. Each of the princes is a bombastic parody version of standard tropes cranked up to 11. Their actions are consistently hilarious and fun to watch.
But what I find even more impressive than how funny these silly princes are is how likeable these silly princes are. Often times in the name of comedy, comedic characters aren't made to be likeable but rather focus on being funny more than anything. But each of these characters have their own perks. They have development and do actually grow in the process of the series. They do have arcs that teach them something about themselves and the world.
The plot too is decent when it actually kicks in. While most of the show is focused on the humorous antics and the characters the later episodes do ramp up the plot, and does so in a way that feels natural and that works well. It's nothing complex or great but it well mirrors the character arcs that the characters go through along with provide something larger to go along with it.
If you like comedy, seriously check this out because it's hilarious. It's probably one of the shows I've laughed the most at. And if you like comedy with likeable characters with some development. Seriously check this out. It's quite good.
At first this looks like your typical bland, uninteresting romance anime but I must protest. And by any means I'm not a romance fan, actually it's very rare for me to like this genre (reverse harem in particular). But Dame x Prince proves that when you mix hilarious comedy (parody?) with bits of romantical clichés you can make something unique and enjoyable.
Story is, well, nothing especial. Main character Ani, which is from small nation Inako, travels to sign peace-treaty with bigger nations Milidonia and Selenfalen. There she mets bunch of very weird princes and troubles begins. Most of the times its episodical but it links
together in the end.
Character-wise its more better. Even though each prince has somewhat stereotypical trait (narciss, shota/bishounen, outlaw etc.) its crancked ad absurdum which makes it unbelievably funny. Narek is always concerned about his look to the point that he has trio of knights with mirrors and confetti folowing him everywhere. Luze is so cute and beautiful that people faint just by looking at him and Mea is shut-in weirdo obsessed with his anime idol. Suprisingly Ani is very realistic reverse harem protagonist. She is witnessing all the crazy stuff with personality of normal person, kinda like Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club and that's makes her very likeable.
Comedy and parody is huge in this. Ani has perfect deadpan remarks, it constantly makes fun of romance or reverse harem. It's just perfectly hilarious and most of the times unpredictable.
So if you are bored of your typical romance with insta-love and naive heroines go watch this. It's extremely funny.
This anime took me by the surprise! I expected it to be the typical romance anime with a heroine that everyone wants BUT instead i got a normal girl who can't believe wtf is happening, makes hilarious inside-the-brain choices that gets blurred out of her mouth and some ridiculously funny and relatable excuses and remarks. The princes are a bunch with super powers i'd say :D But not what you think. One has the power of Narcissism, other - the So-angelic-it-makes-your-spirit-leave-your-body power.... And not to mention the 3 guards with the confetti and the fans, plus the flying cat which almost always messes something up!
Really, the story isn't a big deal. There's a bit of a treason going on behind the scenes but the characters are so out of themselves that you just continue watching the episodes to see them what will they come up with next. Love it xD
You might be like, why did I give this a ten? Well this anime speaks to me. I've always had a love hate relationship with harems. I hate them, but I always love parodies of harem. But none have done it quite as well as this anime. This was the perfect anime for me, and that's why I'm giving it a ten. This was a hilarious anime that got me laughing out loud, which is rare. Don't come into this anime looking for romance, you won't find any. But you will see a lovable MC and hilarious characters. They always seemed to come up with
new things to keep the reoccurring jokes funny, usually building off of them. The strangeness of the anime is apparent, but its a great ride.