Disk 4 of Princess Knight continues to be more difficult for me to watch than I expected. While Knight’s adventures remain exciting, the constant – and to my mind, creepy – obsession with her sex absolutely kills any enjoyment I eke out of the story.
On the one hand, Knight is praised as being the very epitome of a fine Prince – handsome, brave, honest, kind. Glossed over that is the emphatic reminder that she is not, never will be, a Prince at all. Her mother feels terrible about “forcing” her to act as a boy, but it’s pretty obvious that she prefers to do so. And yet, when Knight is wrestled into a dress, she longs for that, as well. Destined to never be allowed to be comfortable in her own body no matter what she chooses. Poor Knight.
While watching this anime and thinking of the constant pressure Knight faces, I was looking back through my own youth and feel the need to thank my parents for making it possible for me to get boy’s clothes in my early teen years, rather than forcing me to wear girls’ clothes. That was pretty important to me, especially in retrospect. ^_^
So, we head into the final Disk of Set 1, and thanks to the generosity of TRSI, we have two copies of Set 1 to give away!
In the comments, please put your name age and country and if you’d be so kind to register with WP, so there’s an email I can contact you at, I will announce the winners when I review Disk 5. ^_^
Art – 4
Characters – 7
Story – 6 It just sort of starts grinding here
Overall – 6
I still like it best when Knight can just be knightly, without other people’s issues. ^_^