Title: Scrapped Princess
Synopsis: In the world of Dustvin, set in the fantasy middle-ages, the King’s daughter, Pacifica Cassul has been deemed the seed of the world’s destruction. Adopted into a simple family after being abandoned by her parents, she is now on the run from the Church and the Royal Forces. Protected by her brother and sister,
Pacifica faces a variety of dangers until she can prove, on her sixteenth birthday, that she will not be the cause of the end of the world.
My Opinion: I loved it. It’s as simple as that. While it isn’t the best anime I’ve seen, it’s a brilliant one that easily makes my top five. Everything is well-paced; information isn’t revealed too quickly or too slowly, and humour is well-placed, turning up at the appropriate moments.
It’s able to balance funny and serious moments with excellent precision, bringing all sorts of different tears to your eyes when it wants you to cry. Even right at the end, where eyes narrow and everything gets serious, small pockets of humour burst in your face and you can’t help laughing, even if it isn’t that funny. Probably because it’s been so straight a bit of comedy is a small relief that lets you appreciate the scene even more. The two opposites never bump into each other and clash like two drunks stumbling from one street to the next. On the contrary, they weave in and out of each other to create an atmosphere many directors should be jealous of.
The ending is also one of the best I’ve seen. It’s fantastically imaginative and unpredictable, and most of it is revealed in the very last episode, which means that even if you do predict the end within that episode there’s nothing to be disappointed about because there’s only quarter of an hour left. It also finishes up with a “this is what happened after” scene that a lot of series lack.
The music always adds the appropriate tones to the atmosphere, and with and ending theme from the same artist as Haibane Renmei’s “Blue Flow”, Masumi Itō, you can’t really go wrong.
Summary: An excellent series with a story that’ll suck you in and toy with your emotions, Scrapped Princess is well worth watching.