Scrapped Princess ( ƒXƒNƒ‰ƒbƒvƒhEƒvƒŠƒ“ƒZƒX ) BONES/WOWOW/Kadokawa Shoten, 2003 U.S. Distributor Pending. Directed by Souichi Masui. Not Rated (Suggested 13-Up). Contains violence, slight nudity and mature situations. When Pacifica Casull was born, so was an evil prophecy of her bringing forth destruction in the world when she reaches the age of 16. With that year coming up, bandits and sorcerers from various parts of the land make attempts to kill her before that prophecy is made, but Pacifica is well-guarded by her siblings Raquel - a powerful user of magic - and Shannon - an expert swordsman. Story: A- After being bored to hell by Sorcerer Hunters, I picked up this title and I was very impressed. Unlike recent medieval anime titles, Scrapped Princess does not deviate from the story by using unnecessary fan service. Instead, it keeps you hooked with its unique storytelling and character development. It's always interesting to know more about Pacifica and see who's out to kill her next. Animation: A+ BONES (RahXephon, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door) never fails to deliver when it comes to excellent animation. Takahiro Komori's (Battle Doll Angelic Layer) character designs capture the essence of the show. Pacifica herself is very kawaii. Soundtrack: A Excellent use of acoustics and medieval-style music make the soundtrack a great add-on to your CD collection, along with the opening theme "Little Wing" by JAM Project (Mazinkaiser, The SoulTaker) and the ending "Daichi no la-li-la" by Yoko Ueno and Masumi Itou (Azumanga Daioh). Cast Scrapped Princess features Fumiko Orikasa (Chise in Saishuu Heiki Kanojo, Seras in Hellsing) as Pacifica, Shinichiro Miki (Takumi in Initial D, Allen in Escaflowne) as Shannon, Sayaka Ohara (Kaede in Please Teacher!, Ai in Popotan) as Raquel, Takahiro Mizushima (Tadahiro in Asagiri no Miko) as Chris, Ayako Kawasumi (Mahoromatic, Aoi in Ai Yori Aoshi) as Winia, Takashi Kondo as Leo, and Kaori Mizuhashi (Taeko in Ai Yori Aoshi, Pepper in A Little Snow Fairy Sugar) as Zephylis. The Bottom Line When it comes to medieval anime, very few can compare to Scrapped Princess when it comes to action and comedy. Once it gets licensed, do not hesitate to buy or rent it.