Princess Tutu was an anime that at first I didn’t believe I would like. It sounded rather childish, well except for people’s comments that it was darker than it appeared. But I needed something to watch one day and I wondered what could be dark about Princess Tutu. The name sounds like it belongs to something nice and happy, but as I watched the show everything I thought about it proved to be wrong.
It may not have the best art in an anime, which detered someone I know from watching the series, but it had awesome music from operas and ballets. Every episode opened with the music to one. It also made me really interested in swan lake, considering that it is based off that. It also made me realize that I had not seen ballet in a long time and I kind of missed seeing it. It of course is darker than the title would suggest and is sad like swan lake.
Here’s an amv called Hold Me that I think shows the spirit and pain of the characters and the lack of control they have over their lives. Basically its my favorite Princess Tutu Amv. The good Swedish song helps and the timing of the video.
Watch this anime if you like romance, ballet, opera, fairy tales, magic girls, and epic battles against evil and the struggle for free will.