The original English broadcast version of Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight from 1967 is finally available on DVD!
It’s a dark time in the kingdom of Silverland. The King is missing, and Duke Duralumon used a terrible potion to trick the Queen into revealing Sapphire’s secret. Now the entire kingdom knows that their brave young “prince” is actually a girl! As punishment for lying to the people, Sapphire and the Queen have been locked away in lonely Coffin Tower. But Sapphire won’t give up hope. She’s created a new persona for herself – the mysterious hero Phantom Knight – and she won’t rest until her kingdom is out of the evil Duke’s clutches for good!
Contains episodes 27-52 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: RSDVD1380
- ISBN 10:1-57032-660-6
- UPC: 7-42617-1380-2-7
- Discs per Set: 5
- Case Quantity: 30
- Pre-book Date: 07/09/2013
- Release Date: 10/22/2013
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