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Kestrel Walls
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I've been doing a few things based on the anime and manga Princess Resurrection (Kaibutsu Oujo) lately, so I thought I should give a quick description of it since I don't think it's all that well known.  It's a fun popcorn sort of show that I really enjoy, despite the fact that it is pretty cheesy at points.

Hime is the daughter of the king of monsters, who rules a realm parallel to the human world.  Members of the Royal Family are very much like ordinary humans as children, but become immortal when they reach maturity.  In order to avoid power struggles between immortals, each generation of the Royal Family must fight each other for the throne.  The battle involves assassins, duels between Royal siblings, and overly convoluted plots.  The last one left alive gains the right to claim the throne.

Hime moves to the human world at the beginning of the series where she lives in a mansion on a hill overlooking Sasanaki City.  She hires a live in maid named Hiyorimi Sawawa, (family name first) who brings her little brother Hiro to live with her.  We begin with Hiro arriving by himself in Sasanaki City and following directions in a letter from Sawawa to the mansion.  On the way, Hiro encounters a mysterious and beautiful woman (you'll never guess who this turns out to be) and her child like android servant Flandre.  Hiro promptly gets himself killed, either by being hit by a van that swerved to avoid Flandre in the manga, or by being crushed by steel beams while saving Hime in the anime.  Fortunately for Hiro, Hime and other members of the Royal Family have the ability to resurrect the dead and turn them into immortal servants.  The main cast is rounded out in the next few episodes as Hime befriends the werewolf Liza Wildman and the vampire Kamura Reiri. (family name first)

Princess Resurrection is mainly episodic, with an action comedy sort of feel, with more emphasis on the comedy.  Nobody's going to claim that this series is going to save anime, but it's fun light entertainment.  The series has the blessing of Universal Studios, and frequently features classic movie monsters such as the invisible man, triffids, and the mummy.

My attempt at a Princess Resurrection doujinshi is here.  I'm aiming for weekly updates, but no guarantees - this is the first time I've done this.


Princess Blackmail p. iii (Introduction) by kessy-athena
Princess Blackmail p. iii (Introduction)
<== Cover  <=  Previous Page  +Gallery+    Next Page / Story Start => 

And this is the final page of my introduction to Princess Resurrection, I hope it's helpful in providing context for those who aren't familiar with it yet.  Next update is back to the story.  (Yay!)

What?  No, of course "passionate and impulsive" isn't a euphemism for "hot headed and reckless."  Why would you think such a thing?  Well, okay, maybe there are some occasions when it is.  All right, quite a few occasions, but mostly not.  Errr, okay, maybe it is most of the time.  Almost all the time.  There are times when it's not, I swear!  I just can't think of any right now.

Characters:  Kamura Reiri, Liza Wildman

Confused?  There's a background summary here.
Princess Blackmail p. ii (Introduction) by kessy-athena
Princess Blackmail p. ii (Introduction)
<== Cover  <=  Previous Page  +Gallery+  Next Page =>  Story start ==> 

And when I say it's debatable why Sawawa is so oblivious, that's a not so subtle hint.  (nudge, nudge)  What do you guys think?  Personally, I've always suspected that it's at least partly an act.  I think Sawawa is just habitually playing the moe card.  Clueless vulnerable girl + the power of boobs compels you = an endless stream of straight guys falling over themselves to help her.  And buy her ice cream.

It occurred to me when I was almost finished with this page that given what werewolves consider to be play, it's entirely within the realm of possibility that Sawawa's statement could be both completely accurate and entirely unironic.  But I like the line too much to change it.

Characters:  Hiyorimi Sawawa, Hiyorimi Hiro

Confused?  There's a background summary here.
Princess Blackmail p. i (Introduction) by kessy-athena
Princess Blackmail p. i (Introduction)
<== Cover / Previous Page  +Gallery+  Next Page =>  Story start ==> 

I realized that I really needed to do a proper introduction for people who may not be familiar with Princess Resurrection, so I'm going to do a quick three page intro.

I'm really starting to hate that stupid tiara...

Characters:  Flandre, Hime

Confused?  There's a background summary here.
Princess Blackmail p. 12 by kessy-athena
Princess Blackmail p. 12
  <==  Cover  <== Story Start  <=  Previous Page    +Gallery+

I think it says a lot about Hime's character that she simply says, "Stop," and it stops.  Especially since neither Liza nor Reiri have any particular obligation to do what she says.

I was wondering what you folks think of motion lines?  My instinct is to dislike them and try to avoid using them, but I'm not sure if I got enough of a sense of motion without them.  Especially in panel 2 I was trying to make it look dynamic.  Opinions, anyone?

Characters:  Liza Wildman, Kamura Reiri, Hiyorimi Hiro

Confused?  There's a background summary here.

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