D4 Princess Vol. #1 (Mania.com)

Review Date: -
Release Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999

What They Say
DVD Vol.1 of anime ''D4 PRINCESS'' aired on WOWOW satellite channel. Contains episodes 1 thru 6, and as special bonus features including previously unbroadcast episode trailers and TV spots.

The Review!
A rather interesting shoujo/transforming girl/comedy I stumbled across recently. The artwork, character design and animation are top-notch. The episodes while short (each one a mere 9+ minutes, including opening/ending/coming attractions) are jammed with the comical misadventures of Doris Ruridoh, a 13 year old rich girl with the ability to transform into a super heroine, who attends an all girl school. She also finds it hard to gain the respect of her classmates given her rather "unusual" super-costume. Very funny and great for those with short attention spans! The ending theme song "Dorirude-run-run Kuru-run-run" is quirky and catchy, and is featured SIX times on the disk! Fortunately, there is no corresponding opening song...

Notes: As with most region 2 discs, you won't be able to watch this unless your player can view region 2 DVD. Those who don't understand Japanese should be able to follow most of this story. The situations are funny and laced with super-deformed scenes which transcend the language barrier.

Japanese Language,TV Commercials

Review Equipment

Mania Grade: A-
Audio Rating: A-
Video Rating: A-
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: B+
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: All
Region: 2 - Japan
Released By: Pony Canyon
MSRP: �5800
Running time: 60
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: D4 Princess