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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.

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Princess Blackmail p. 08 by kessy-athena
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This point is kind of glossed over in the anime, but Hiro really would know if Hime were in deadly danger.  Blood warriors (those resurrected by the power of the royal family) have a kind of link to their masters and not only know if they're in danger but have a compulsion to rush to their defense.  Remember Hiro throwing himself between Lobo and Hime in the first episode?  That was Hime's magic at work, not a conscious decision Hiro made.

Characters: Kamura Reiri, Liza Wildman, Hiyorimi Hiro

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Princess Blackmail: Bonus by kessy-athena
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If you don't know what Chekhov's Gun is, TV Tropes explains it.

Sorry for the wait - haven't felt up to drawing much lately, and I've been doing some major revisions to the script.  So in the meantime here's Liza leaning on the fourth wall and giving my author avatar a hard time.  Sheesh, you'd think animated actors would be easier to deal with.

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Princess Blackmail p. 07 by kessy-athena
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I asked Sylvia what's in the syringe and got one of those patented royal family chuckles in reply.  "Heh-heh, that's none of your concern.  Just keep drawing and don't worry yourself over such things."  Sylvia can be one scary princess when she wants, even if she is just in my head.

Characters: Hime, Kamura Reiri, Liza Wildman

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Princess Blackmail p. 06 by kessy-athena
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Nooooo!  Don't drink the tea, Hime!  You'll never understand economics!
Oh, wait, that's a different Tea Party.  Never mind...

Normally I think it's better to write in English or in Japanese, but not to mix them.  In this case, however...  I tried to write Reiri addressing Hime with adding the -sama.  But I just couldn't.  The Reiri in my head flat out refused.  And then she made some snarky comments about my manners and upbringing for trying to get her to drop the -sama.  So to be consistent, all the honorifics etc wound up staying in.

In case you were wondering, the encounter that Reiri refers to in panel three occurs in volume 10 of the manga, chapters 43 - 46.

Characters: Kamura Reiri, Hime

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Princess Blackmail p. 05 by kessy-athena
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Poor Random Guy.  He goes through all that, just to be a distraction.  Oh well, I suppose he should just be grateful his school uniform shirt is white, not red.

Dog vs. bitch:  In the original, the word that Reiri generally uses to teasingly refer to Liza is "mesuinu," which simply means a female dog.  Some translations render that as "bitch," but since the Japanese word doesn't have the sort of insulting connotations that the English term does, I feel that "dog" is a better translation.

Like most (but not all) androids in this setting, Flandre can only speak using the word, "huga."

Characters:  Hiyorimi Sawawa, Kamura Reiri, Liza Wildman, Flandre, Hime

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