The original English broadcast version of Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight from 1967 is finally available on DVD!
Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Silverland, a princess named Sapphire was born. Thanks to the prank of a mischievous little angel, Sapphire ended up with both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. Thus, the new little princess would be as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring.
However, all was not well in Silverland. By law, only a son could inherit the throne. So, to stop the evil Duke Duralumon from being next in line to rule the kingdom, the King announced to his subjects that Sapphire was a boy!
Now, several years later, everyone in the kingdom sees Sapphire as a swashbuckling prince. Very few people know her secret. But the Duke still lurks in the shadows, waiting for a chance to make his move… So begins the story of Sapphire – the courageous Princess Knight – as she fends off the Duke’s wicked schemes and fights for justice and the happiness of her people!
Contains episodes 1-26 of the Princess Knight TV series.
Princess Knight, also known as Choppy and the Princess, the 52-episode anime is based upon the best-selling comic by legendary manga creator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion) and features animation from Tezuka’s own Mushi Productions.
It originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968, and its English-language adaptation was syndicated throughout the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.
In both anime and manga forms, Princess Knight was among the first titles geared specifically toward a shoujo audience. The original comic was serialized in Kodansha’s Shoujo Club anthology magazine, from 1953 through 1956, and its sequel series, Twin Knight, was serialized in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi anthology in 1958.
Note: Princess Knight originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968. It was then edited, recut, and syndicated in the United States during the 1970s. Like many shows of its time which did not benefit from today’s focus on preservation, the master materials on which Princess Knight was recorded have deteriorated, and the video and audio quality varies greatly from episode to episode.
Spoken Languages: English
- Format: DVD (Litebox)
- Genre: Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
- Age Rating: All
- Spoken Languages: English
- Runtime: 650
- Audio: Japanese (Mono)
- Video Ratio: 4:3
- Color: Color
- Catalog Number: RSDVD1378
- ISBN 10:1-57032-659-2
- UPC: 7-42617-1378-2-2
- Discs per Set: 5
- Case Quantity: 30
- Pre-book Date: 05/07/2013
- Release Date: 08/20/2013
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