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Puppet Princess (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Karakuri no Kimi (Japanese)
La Princesse Marionnettiste (French)
The Clockwork Ones
Принцесса марионеток (Russian)
からくりの君 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 142 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:3)
 Very good: 27 votes (sub:19, dub:5, raw:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Good: 48 votes (sub:28, dub:17, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:24, dub:4, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian edited dub
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 230 users, rank: #3478 (of 9409)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.761 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.76, rank: #4695 (of 9518)
Weighted mean: 6.756 (Good−), rank: #4600 (of 9518) (seen all: 6.81 / seen some: 4.39)
Bayesian estimate: 6.821 (Good−), rank: #4042 (of 7150)
Running time: 40 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 2000
Official website:
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Puppet Princess (Blu-ray) 2021-02-23 (from $14.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Puppet Princess (DVD) 2001-08-28 (from $29.00)
    Puppet Princess (DVD) 2021-02-23 (from $17.97)
    Puppet Princess (Dub.VHS) 2001-08-28

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Hirotoshi Takaya
Storyboard: Hirotoshi Takaya
Music: Kaoru Wada
Original Manga: Kazuhiro Fujita
Character Design: Hirotoshi Takaya
Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai
Animation Director:
Hirotoshi Takaya
Tsutomu Suzuki
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Nishiyama
Executive producer: Shunzō Katō
Producer: Masahito Yoshioka

Assistant producer: Satoshi Yokoyama
Color Key: Kayoko Nishi
Continuity: Hirotoshi Takaya
Editing: Terumitsu Okada
Music producer: Shiro Sasaki
Puppet Design: Tsutomu Suzuki
Series Concept:
Fumio Ueda
Haruo Sai
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects: Yoshimi Hayashi
Akiko Yajima as Rangiku Fumiwatari 
Norio Wakamoto as Yasaburo Manajiri

Kouji Nakata as Sadayoshi Karimata

Jin Yamanoi as Soldier A
Junichi Sugawara as Ninja B
Kiyomi Asai as Child A
Minoru Inaba as Subaltern Ninja
Mugihito as
Hisashige Fumiwatari 
Takashi Nagasako as Ninja A
Takeshi Aono as Head of the Deathless Ninjas
Japanese companies
Editing Assistance: Jay Film
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
In-between Animation Check: Studio Boomerang
Lith Work: Maki Production
Photography Assistance: Tenpyo Film
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
English staff
English cast
Director: Eric P. Sherman
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Audio Post-Production Supervisor: Kaeko Sakamoto
Dialogue Editing: Patrick Rodman
Editing: Beth Salem
Packaging Design: Merideth Mulroney
Production manager: Scott Marchfeld
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett
Recording engineer: Patrick Rodman
Michael McConnohie as Yasaburo Manajiri

Abe Lasser as Sadayoshi

Anthony Mozdy as Head Ninja
Dorothy Melendrez as
Boy A
Francis Cherry as Soldier/Guard
Georgette Rose as Princess Ramgiku 
James Lyon as
Kermit Beachwood as Soldier/Guard
Niki Lindsley as Soldier/Guard
Richard Barnes as Narrator
Shelley Meltzer as children/women
Sparky Thornton as
Thomas Alan as Soldier/Guard
Tom Mann as Soldier/Guard

English companies
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Internet Streaming:
Licensed by: Media Blasters

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