Scrapped Princess

(ended 2003)



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Scrapped Princess

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An abandoned princess buried into darkness right after birth, she was prophesied to destroy the world at the age of 16. This, though the truth, was forbidden to be spoken by anyone in this country. The so-called "abandoned princess" was in fact, the youngest of the three "Cassul" siblings, by the name of Pacifica. Assassins come forth one after another to take her life, which was not supposed to be in existence. Shannon and Raquel swore to protect their sister from the wicked hands of the assassins. A fantasy mixed with a heart of sadness and kindness, by Ichirō Sakaki.

Title in Japanese: スクラップド・プリンセス

Intro:「Little Wing」by JAM Project featuring Masami Okui. Outro:「大地の la-li-la」「Daichi no la-li-la」 by Youko Ueno featuring Masumi Itou.

Produced by: すて (捨て) プリ制作委員会 Sute Puri Seisaki Iinkai Scrapped Princess Production Committee
Shinichiro Miki

Shinichiro Miki

Shannon Cassul [J]

Takashi Kondo

Takashi Kondo

Leopold 'Leo' Skorpus [J]

Steve Staley

Steve Staley

Christopher Armalite

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Shannon Cassul

Fumiko Orikasa

Fumiko Orikasa

Pacifica Cassul [J]

Sayaka Ohara

Sayaka Ohara

Raquel Cassul [J]

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  • Scrapped Princess falls into the category of the better anime shows out there...

    I had high expectations when I checked out Scrapped Princess. At the time, I was fed up with all the unoriginal shows out there and wanted to find something new and exciting. I wanted something to make me laugh and cry and something I could actually enjoy. Scrapped Princess was just that!

    The plot's very simple: a princess is abandoned because she is fated to destroy the world when she turns 16. It's an amazing show! The characters are all enjoyable, even though the plot could have been a little better, it's still amazing, and the score is excellent. If you want to watch a good anime, watch Scrapped Princess.moreless
  • A hidden gem of a show.

    A story of a young princess who is terrorized because of an ancient prophecy foretelling the destruction of the world caused by the Princess on her 16th birthday, so she is hidden away believed to be dead. But when they are told she still alive they start a hunt to find her and have her killed. The Princess heads out on the journey of a life time with her step brother and sister on the run from the soldiers. They meet many interesting people on the way, some friends and some foes. and some old foes become new friends. Over all definitely an anime worth watching.moreless
  • An excellent and underappreciated show.

    The show is set in a strange medieval world and follows an abandoned princess who it is believed will destroy the world when she reaches 16 years old. As such numerous assassins come to take her life and she is protected only by her adoptive siblings Shannon (a very gifted swordsman) and Raquel (a powerful sorceress). thus the family travels the world trying to protect pacifica until she comes of age.

    This is a very good show. Although it starts off slowly a much larger and more interesting storyline quickly begins to emerge. The characters are good although Pacifica is a little bit annoying for my taste, and the voice acting is excellent.moreless
  • this shows can be set in two words watch it

    The story takes place in a fantasy world and revolves around a 15-year-old girl Pacifica Casull who is a girl child born in a set of twins into the royal family of the kingdom Leinwan and then abandoned. The 5111th Grendel Prophecy predicts that she is the "poison that will destroy the world" before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday. As a consequence, she is dropped off a cliff as an infant. Believed to be dead, no one realizes her continued existence until after Pacifica is already 15 years old.

    Pacifica is rescued by a court wizard and adopted by the commoner Casull family. Her foster siblings - Shannon, loner swordsman, and Raquel, motherly magician - became her protectors. Both siblings are extremely powerful, and more often than not they easily break out of whatever difficult situation they face.

    Her siblings travel with her throughout most of the story, protecting her from the numerous attempts on her life by people who fear the outcome of the prophecy, should she survive. Both siblings' skills see constant use. By contrast, Pacifica is a mostly typical fifteen-year-old, and her inability to defend herself is a recurring source of self-doubt for her. As the series progresses, the truth about the prophecy slowly comes to light, and even as the more of the truth is revealed, more questions arise. Pacifica must discover her hidden destiny, even as powerful beings that are not human who are supposedly the gods of this world - continuously fight against each other, over her fate, seeking to either protect or destroy her. It turns out that Pacifica is not in fact "a poison who will destroy the world" in that sense...but in fact mankind's last hope, and all part of a plan. A plan that was set in motion a long, long time ago by not primitive humans but highly intelligent and advanced ones, at that. Can destiny be written beforehand? The answer lies deep in the past, five thousand years ago during the Genesis Wars...moreless
  • A fantasy adventure that ends up being a mecha sci fi. Sounds unique? Yeah, on the outside, but in the interior, Scrapped Princess is very average.

    What if you were destined to be damned for the rest of your life? That your very existence meant humanity was going to end? This is the life that Pacifica Casull lives. Labeled as the Scrapped Princess, she was prophesied to bring the world to an end at the age of 16 and was thrown off a cliff at birth. Pacifica survived and this fact remained a secret for 15 years. With the secret out, the church and government are doing their best to rid the world of Pacifica Casull before the destined day comes when she turns 16. Her older brother and sister Shannon and Raquel who are very skilled fighters, are not going to make it easy.

    Scrapped Princess at first seemed like a medieval adventure about slaying dragons and knights with a little twist to it. While there are knights and its fair share of dragons, Scrapped Princess isn't your ordinary middle aged anime. When the story starts unraveling, you actually get that mecha anime type of feel to it. It is as if the middle aged interface is there to throw you off guard.

    Though I'm not docking points off for that. Scrapped Princess was an interesting watch in its own right with an interesting story, an unexpected plot twist, and an all right cast. Actually, that is being generous. The cast is average at best. You will really feel no attachment to the characters. Events just roll and it is as if the characters are there just to serve their role. That missing connection is the one vital thing that Scrapped Princess is lacking to be an excellent anime. Not to say they are living dolls, but the cast is just very ordinary and average that does not separate itself from other characters in other animes. There are instances when you will get really annoyed of Pacifica. Since she is the Scrapped Princess, she whines almost every episode whether or not she should live or die, and this small nuisance of a conflict doesn't get handled until the last two episodes.

    The story when it starts to unravel is interesting, however, other than that one big plot twist, which happens like 14 episodes deep, it just seems to stop. There is a useless arc where Pacifica forgets her memories and they spend like 7 episode trying to relocate each other after being separated. You have that urge to keep watching until the very end, but nothing really happens afterwards. The ending also isn't the most pleasing. It feels more obligatory than anything and a dissatisfying taste will be left in your mouth.

    If Scrapped Princess could be described in one sentence, it is a fantasy adventure that is really a sci fi, and it is very ordinary and average. There is really nothing that Scrapped Princess excels in except for its one big plot twist, and that plot twist was a bit ruined because that was basically all to its story. However that is not to say that Scrapped Princess should not be watched. Scrapped Princess is actually constructed pretty good, but a few holes and incomplete areas bar it severely from being an excellent watch.moreless