Corpse Princess: The Complete Series [4 Discs] [DVD]

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Special Features


  • Episode commentaries
  • Textless songs
  • Trailers

Cast & Crew


  • Luci Christian - Makina
  • Aaron Dismuke - Ouri
  • J. Michael Tatum - Keisei
  • Brina Palencia - Hokuto
  • Bob Carter - Kowaku




Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Chicks with guns and stuff

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    Genre: Action, Supernatural Length: 24 episodes. 24th is an OVA. "Makina Hoshimura is already dead., but she can't let go of this twisted world. She burned to death along with her entire family in a fire started by freaks that wouldn't stay buried. Makina knows she doesn't belong among the living, but that won't stop her from unleashing the full fury of her twin MAC-11 maching guns on the rotting remains of those who refuse to die. She's hell-bent on filling every empty grave she can find with the monsters that should be six feet under. Makina is a Shikabane Hime --a Corpse Princess-- and it's her job to finish off the undead leftovers haunting the dark corners of a city that used to be safe." Series started off really good and carried on very well throughout as well. Essentially, each Shikabane Hime has to form a contract with a "Contracted Monk" which supplies them with energy to fight and recuperate. Shikabane Hime are the "lucky" ones. Most people turn into regular Shikabane who escape the afterlife due to a deep regret (same thought process around ghosts and spirits) that they can't give up. Makina's regret is that she couldn't kill the Shikabne that killed her family and then her which is why she didn't pass on after her death...and it wasn't a pretty one. If a Shikabane Hime can kill 108 shikabane, then they are said to be able to go into heaven at that point which is what the majority of them fight for. I enjoyed the story quite a bit. Felt very similar to Ga-Rei Zero in terms of artwork and story as well...will have to check on the art directors/producers sometime. I wouldn't say that there was much of any filler except in the first 12 episodes. Series moved slower while it focused on Ouri getting involved with the world of the Shikabane Hime and Contracted Monks. He was that annoying brat that you kind of hoped just might bite it so that the cool characters can keep on fighting without interruption. I was kind of upset with the ending but won't go into detail. Just be aware that episode 24 is not a continuation of 23...just an OVA. Artwork was pretty good but I really wish that there was a Blu-ray release for it. Colors weren't as vivid. Facial features were smoothed over and lacked a little detail. Still looked good, but you notice stuff when you've been spoiled with Blu-ray releases. No opening or ending songs that really drew my attention, either. Decent but I wouldn't buy the albums. Acting was pretty good but I disliked parts of the scripts which felt a little too repetitive. Always annoyed when a character has to shout their name to every single other character/enemy so many times that it seems like they're scared we forgot who they were. Voicing for Ouri was a little annoying, too. Pretty sure it's the same guy that did the voicing for the main guy on "My Bride is a Mermaid." Extras were sparse. Episode 12 and 14 commentaries and the same trailers on disc 2 and 4. Lots of action going on here to keep the interest level very high. Too many Shikibane Hime were excessively endowed, though. Nice to look at, but the action alone could carry the series without all the fanservice.

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