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Sister Princess, Vol. 1: Oh, Brother
Sister Princess Vol 1 Oh Brother
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 40min

Wataru Minakami was at the top of his class, but when he unexpectedly fails his only high school entrance exam, he is sent to attend school in a mysterious place called Promised Island. There he meets his thirteen sisters...  more »

     
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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 10/19/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
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Movie Reviews

A story about 12 cute sisters and their one and only brother
Sahvin Panichpong | Kansas City, MO / Fairfax, VA USA | 10/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""What would you do if you had 12 sisters?" This is the tagline for ADV Films US release of one of the most popular bishoujo series coming out of Japan. Sister Princess is the story of 12 cute sisters who love their one and only brother very much. Initially, this concept might freak out a lot of people, but don't worry, nothing really ever happens in that sense. This is actually a really cute and fun series. There are a wide range of characters of varying ages and personalities from the adorable and shy Aria, the mysterious Chikage, the peppy junior detective Yotsuba, the flirtatious Sakuya, to the good girl Karen. One of the unique aspects of this series is the different ways that each of the girls refer to their brother, which have been translated to the English equivalent in the dub from the original Japanese form.

The background information about this series is that it was featured in a bishoujo gaming magazine in Japan called G's magazine from 1999 to 2003, and has been very popular in the Japanese video game market. This release is Season 1 of the anime consisting of 26 episodes. Season 2 known as Sister Princess RePure consists of 13 episode and is a different story altogether, since it is more closely related to the original stories of the video games and G's magazine. RePure as of current has not been licensed for US release at this time.

The story of this 1st season itself focuses on Wataru Minakami, a bright student who was planning to go to a prestigious school with his classmates Akio and Minai. Unfortunately, he screws up his entrance exam, and instead is shipped off by his butler to Stargazers Hill West University on an island without warning, as he's been accepted to the school by recommendation. When he arrives on the island, he meets several really cute girls, who he eventually finds out are his sisters, and they've come to the island to live with him. At the same time, who is this 13th girl who keeps spying on him and pretends to be his sister as well? Will Wataru's life ever return to normal? Then again, would he really want to with 12 sisters who absolutely adore him?

Being my favorite series as of current, I would recommend this title for those who enjoyed the series Love Hina and Happy Lesson. A series with lots of cuteness in which you'll most likely come out of with at least one favorite sister out of the twelve if not more."
Sister Princess Shines
Mark Talmadge | 01/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Whatever your thoughts about anime are, along with whatever you've heard about this anime series by ADV Films, this series deserves a special look by those of you looking for something different. At first glance, the series seems more aimed at children with the light and tender-hearted plots wandering through this series but after watching the first four episodes of this new series I found myself drawn to these characters.

Why? It's not your usual puffy and teary-eyed anime. After watching the first episodes, whereas the main characters of the anime series are thoroughly introduced one by one the anime seems to take off on a beat on its own with the remaining episodes on this disk. If you're a fan of Ah! My Goddess, Love Hina or Tenchi Muyo then you're sure to love this wonderful series."
Awful
annakrazys | CA USA The World | 09/05/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I have to say I agree with the reviewer who also rated this one star. I wanted to rate it lower but I couldnt. I can't believe I actually watched the whole first disc I thought it would get better but it just didnt, I hate writing bad reviews but I must warn everybody! Its about 12 whiny sisters bothering a whimpy whiny guy, thats all it was about. Thats all I have to say."
Sister Princess DVD 1 by Mew Kiki
annakrazys | 07/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This anime is very cute, in fact it was so adorable I watched it every day straight for 13 days!!! It also can teach you lessons on how to treat your siblings. I noticed myself bieng nicer to my little, cute(but annoying) sisters. however this anime kinda gets on your nerves because Wateru's sisters are acting all lovey dovey with him. It's kinda wrong, in a sense cause their related, And I cant stand the oldest sister, Sakuya-she is such a flirt! It gets on my nerves! Anyway if you like a cute anime with girls personalities that you can relate to you'll like this anime very much. AND IT IS VERY CUTE!!!"