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Princess Tutu: Complete Collection
Princess Tutu Complete Collection
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2007     10hr 50min

A klutzy teen is transformed into a magical ballerina princess, but don't let that fool you! Dark and sophisticated, this modern fairy tale is more Brothers Grimm than Disney!


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Movie Details

Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: A.D.V. Films
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 10hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

More than meets the eye
S. Petersen | Gryffindor Tower | 11/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although this anime might seem like a silly, cute cartoon about a magical ballerina, it is so much more. The plot is engaging and the characters interesting and well developed. While it might start out like a typical magical girl anime, it develops into quite a fairy tale adventure. The music is also wonderful, having been taken from various ballets. Highly recommend! I wish the set came with a bit more than just the discs, but it's well worth it for the price, especially since the single discs are becoming hard to find."
Deserves WAY more than 5 stars....
Hyacinth Shade | Virginia, USA | 01/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, before I review this, I have to say, Princess Tutu is my FAVORITE anime. Ever. And I've seen a lot. It's fantastic, and I think everyone should see it.

I'm not sure how to summarize the story. It's very complex and engaging. I have to mention first, this anime is very much like a fairy tale. (in fact it uses a lot of Germanic legend and folklore as inspiration) It focuses on a girl, who is really a duck, named Duck, who is in love with a Prince without a heart. She is given a pendant by a man named Drosselmeyer, who is the man pulling the strings behind the whole story. The pendant allows her to take the form of a human girl. This pendant also allows her to turn into Princess Tutu. While Duck is Princess Tutu, she can search for and retrieve shards of the Prince's heart. Throughout the series, Duck must face different obstacles, such a Knight whose role in the story is ambiguous at first, (is he friend or foe?) another Princess who claims the Prince is hers, and various people under the influence of the heart shards of the Prince. I won't say more than that, because I'm afraid I'll spoil this amazing story.

Keep in mind, Princess Tutu does have quite a bit of dancing, many episodes draw inspiration from famous ballets, and music from those ballets is used throughout the series. However, the dancing is beautiful, and even if you aren't familiar with ballet, the extras are there to help you.

This is the first boxset that ADV has done right. (at least from the dvds I've bought from them) They haven't stripped the extras, and there are a lot of them. Some of the extras include "Ballet for Beginners," (which explains the different ballet that are mentioned/used in the series) commentary from the voice actors and staff, outtakes, and tv promos, among other things.

I really can't say enough good things about this anime. At first glance, it may seem childish, but if you stick with it, there are a lot of mature themes going on throughout the anime. It has so many levels to's simply amazing, that's all I can say. I'd recommend this for 13+ for some violence blood, and chaste nudity. (as in all you really see is the silhouette)"
Ground-breaking series
Christina | Groveland, MA USA | 11/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you can get past the title of the series, you will find that this will soon become a favorite story. The elements of this story combine traditional European storytelling, animated dance, and unexpected relationships that break the trend of traditional Princess stories.

The series splits into 2 parts: Chapter of Egg and Chapter of Fledgling (which is arguably when the story really "takes flight"). While the ending of each season may only suit a particular audience, those who detect the strong symbolism underneath each individual episode will be quite satisfied with the finale.

I highly recommend this to anyone who loves symbolism, a surprise ending, and sadistic storytellers; of which is our beloved Drosselmeyer's tale of Princess Tutu!"
Virtually FLAWLESS!!!!!!!
Always Samsung | New York, NY | 12/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great series and yes it does have a goofy kid like name to it. But dont let that fool you. This series is a total HIDDEN GEM. I love anime but i dont track how well a series does in DVD sales. I believe the individual DVDs are discontinued. But get this box set which contains seasons 1 & 2 and for the current sale price its almost 1.00 per episode. The story is about a girl name Duck who is actually a DUCK but turns into a girl when a story teller grants her a wish. She utilizes her time as a girl drooling over the cutest guy at school but the boy has a SECRET. Along with being able to be a girl she can transform into Princess Tutu where she must help save the prince & get back the shards to his scattered heart. This series has it all and the best thing is, it has MYSTERY which kept my attention. Alot of these new anime titles lately really dont have an ENGAGING element to keep me attracted. Princess TuTu kept me glued to the screen the WHOLE TIME. Its also directed by the creator of Sailor Moon so it has that magic touch already. Surprisingly alot of new anime titles created past the year 2000 have a certain drawing style to it and it doesnt seem to have the colorful VIBRANT images of series that was animated in the 1990's. Overall i am so pleased with my purchase and i love the PRICE i got it at. ENJOY!!!!!!"