Murder Princess

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 5.1  (513)

Murder Princess is a 6-episode anime series produced by Bee Train and directed by Tomoyuki Kurokawa. The series was released in Japan in 2007 and licensed by FUNimation for an English-language release. The English dub features the voice talents of Jennifer Morrison as the main character, Princess Alita, and Greg Ayres as Falis, her bodyguard.

The story follows Princess Alita Forland, the only surviving member of the royal family of Forland, who is forced to flee her kingdom when it is overrun by monsters. While on the run, she meets Falis, a bounty hunter who bears a striking resemblance to her. Before they can escape, they are attacked by the monsters and their bodies are switched in a magical accident. Now Alita is trapped in the body of Falis, while Falis is stuck in Alita's delicate frame.

Desperate to reclaim her kingdom, Alita convinces Falis to impersonate her and lead an attack on the monsters. But to do so, they must first earn the trust of Alita's loyal knights, who are suspicious of the new, aggressive princess. As they battle their way through the monsters and uncover a deeper conspiracy at work, Alita and Falis must work together to reclaim their true identities and protect their kingdom.

One of the standout features of Murder Princess is its dynamic action scenes. With its fantasy setting and sword-wielding heroines, the series is full of intense battles and fight choreography. The animation is smooth and polished, with well-designed character designs and fluid movements. The series also incorporates some dramatic moments and character development, as Alita and Falis grapple with their newfound identities and responsibilities. While the story is not particularly innovative, it's engaging enough to keep viewers hooked throughout the short series.

Jennifer Morrison delivers a strong performance as Princess Alita, capturing both her regal bearing and her determination to save her kingdom. Greg Ayres brings a sense of brashness and humor to Falis, making for an entertaining contrast to Alita's seriousness. The supporting cast is also well-cast, with notable performances from Colleen Clinkenbeard as Alita's loyal knight, Dominikov, and Monica Rial as the evil Countess.

Despite its excellence in several areas, Murder Princess is not a flawless series. At only 6 episodes, the story feels rushed in places, with some characters and plot points that could have used more development. There are also some narrative twists that may feel predictable or clichéd to experienced viewers. However, as a short, fun ride with plenty of action and intrigue, Murder Princess is a solid choice for anime fans who enjoy fantasy and adventure stories.

Overall, Murder Princess is a well-made anime series with engaging characters, exciting action, and a strong dub. Although it may not break new ground in terms of story or themes, it tells a compelling tale of two heroines fighting to reclaim their identities and save their kingdom. The series ends with some unresolved questions and open story threads, but it's still a satisfying watch that delivers a lot of entertainment in its brief runtime.

Murder Princess is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 3, 2004.

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Seasons
Determination’s End
6. Determination’s End
August 29, 2007
Alita, Falis, and their cyborg comrades return to Forland Castle to stop Kaito from abusing the awesome power of Te Oria. In the midst of a bloody battle, the bounty hunter realizes that destroying such a power is not without sacrifice.
Fate
5. Fate
July 25, 2007
Falis is badly wounded during a daring escape. With Kaito and the royal army in hot pursuit, the unlikely band of allies strikes out for the border – until Dominikov's fireside revelations reveal the powerful force drawing evil to Forland.
Exile
4. Exile
June 27, 2007
Prince Kaito's return has Falis and her crew planning their departure. Although crushed, Alita reluctantly accepts her friend's desire for adventure. But before they part ways, a mysterious woman uses her powers to cast the heroes as outlaws.
Return
3. Return
May 30, 2007
A shattered keepsake creates a rift between Alita and Falis. When the bounty hunter races off to slay goblins, Alita is captured by Dr. Akamashi. Falis returns for a daring rescue, but she'll need help to even the odds.
Coronation
2. Coronation
April 25, 2007
After the successful liberation of Forland Castle, Alita vows to serve Falis by posing as the newly-crowned queen's handmaiden. All goes according to plan until the coronation festivities are interrupted by a genetically engineered monster.
Birth
1. Birth
April 3, 2004
In order to preserve her noble bloodline, Princess Alita reluctantly flees her besieged kingdom. Her hasty escape takes a curious turn when a collision with the infamous bounty hunter Falis leads to an unwilling exchange of souls.
Description
Where to Watch Murder Princess
Murder Princess is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Murder Princess on demand at Amazon and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 3, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (513)