An interesting concept
Katherine A Case | Conway, Arkansas United States | 11/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film caught me a bit by surprise. I had expected it to be a serious, full-on action flick in the same vein as Ninja Scroll. I was mistaken. While the film is loaded with action and some of the weirdest ninjas I've ever seen, many scenes are played more for laughs rather than drama.
This is another film that I would not recomend for younger fans. There is quite a bit of blood, some nudity, and a couple of the scenes involving the construction of the puppets are quite disturbing.
If you're a fan of ninja anime I'd take a chance on this one, but don't expect it to be on par with some of the more popular titles."
Good things come in small packages!
H. A Huffman | Mt. Prospect, IL USA | 11/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a short film, but boy is it a good one! This film has tons of well-animated action and a very innovative premise. These puppets are not cute little toys, they kick butt!The story centers around a deposed princess seeking revenge for the murder of her father. She partners with a mysterious ninja to achieve this goal.If you like Ninja Scroll then you'll love Puppet Princess."
Sorta like a mini-Ninja Scroll
J. Alford | Atlanta, GA. United States | 03/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After a failed ninja recon mission on the lair of the evil warlord, General Karimata, the sole survivor of the group, Yasaburo, runs into the strange girl Rangiku who carries an extra-large box on her back. Rangiku is the long lost daughter of the lord who used to rule Karimata's land. Her father was also an expert at making puppets, and even made ones that could move on their own like robots. Karimata took control of this art and made his own invincible army of puppet ninjas to take over the kingdom. Now, Rangiku seeks to use the remaining puppets her father left her to stop Karimata and his horde. With the illusionary tactics of Yasaburo, the two of them team-up to take on the evil puppets. This feature is a little short, but hot-dang it rocks! The action is fresh and quick and the animation is riveting. For a one-shot OVA, this is great!!!!!!!"