logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Painting
Heart Disease
Horror Literature
Dating
Hiking & Backpacking
SF/Fantasy Books
Healthy Foods


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Anime Site

BellaOnline's Anime Editor

g

Majestic Prince

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Majestic Prince is based on a manga series written by Rando Ayamine and illustrated by Hikaru Niijima.

This sci-fi series is set in 2110, and it is a time where humanity has expanded its frontier into space. Humanity is being attacked by a mysterious lifeform known as Urugaru, and has created robotic mecha in order to protect itself from the Urugaru. This mecha is part of the MJP Project.

The series focuses on a team of five recruits that are assigned to Team Rabbits. While they're not incompetent, they are unable to work together as a team. The team is led by Izuru Hitachi, a young man who is not only a positive thinker, but he also dreams of becoming a hero. The rest if Izuru's team includes: Toshikazu Asagi, Tamaki Irie, Kei Kugimiya, and Ataru Suruga. Many of these characters fall into familiar anime tropes, such as the cute and clumsy girl and the military nerd with glasses.

When a base is under attack, support from the MJP Project is requested. Even though Team Rabbits had just come back from a dismal mock battle, the head of the project insists on sending them out in mecha. As the five of them begin using the mecha, it becomes clear there’s more to the mecha that there seems. Before anything became clear that there was something different about the mecha, I was really wondering why these particular pilots were sent out because of how it had been stressed earlier that they were the lowest scoring team and that they didn't work well together.

The first episode of Majestic Prince spends its time trying to establish the concept and the characters. In my opinion, the execution of trying to set up these things came across as rather boring. It didn't help for me that by the end of the first episode, I really didn't feel like I had gotten to know any of the characters well enough that I wanted to rush out and watch more episodes of the series. While there is a question at the end as to why the mecha the five of them are in act the way that they do, this element is introduced so late in the first episode that it didn't really change my mind about not needing to rush to see any further episodes immediately.

I think the thing that hurt the pacing and feel of the series is the fact that it seems like it's trying to cater to two audiences: one that wants to see serious sci-fi, and one that enjoys sci-fi that's more on the humorous side. Unfortunately, trying to combine these two styles really didn't seem to work.

That's not to say that Majestic Prince is necessarily a bad anime series. While I wasn't terribly impressed by what I saw, I didn't think it was necessarily bad. To me, it was more on the mediocre side and was just kind of "there." There may be an audience out there that will enjoy the feel and storytelling of a series like Majestic Prince, but I'm not part of that audience.

Content-wise, I didn't see anything that would be terribly inappropriate for younger viewers. Personally, I would recommend Majestic Prince to anime viewers who are 12 or 13 years of age and older.

Title
Episodes
Release Year(s)
Director
Studio
N.A. Licensor
Majestic Prince242013Keitaro MotonagaDogakobo/OrangeSentai Filmworks
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Majestic+Prince to Twitter Add Majestic+Prince to Facebook Add Majestic+Prince to MySpace Add Majestic+Prince to Del.icio.us Digg Majestic+Prince Add Majestic+Prince to Yahoo My Web Add Majestic+Prince to Google Bookmarks Add Majestic+Prince to Stumbleupon Add Majestic+Prince to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Anime Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2013 by Lesley Aeschliman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Nine Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Season Two Episode Eight Recap

Kuroko no Basuke Review

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor