Princess Knight, Part 1
Once upon a time, in the faraway kingdom of Silverland, a princess named Sapphire was born. Thanks to the prank of a mischievous little angel, Sapphire ended up with both the blue heart of a boy and the pink heart of a girl. Thus, the new little princess would be as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring.
However, all was not well in Silverland. By law, only a son could inherit the throne. So, to stop the evil Duke Duralumon from being next in line to rule the kingdom, the King announced to his subjects that Sapphire was a boy!
Now, several years later, everyone in the kingdom sees Sapphire as a swashbuckling prince. Very few people know her secret. But the Duke still lurks in the shadows, waiting for a chance to make his move… So begins the story of Sapphire - the courageous Princess Knight – as she fends off the Duke’s wicked schemes and fights for justice and the happiness of her people!
The first 26 episodes of the classic anime series!
English (Mono) audio options. Other features to be announced.
Princess Knight, Part 2
It's a dark time in the kingdom of Silverland. The King is missing, and Duke Duralumon used a terrible potion to trick the Queen into revealing Sapphire's secret. Now the entire kingdom knows that their brave young "prince" is actually a girl!
As punishment for lying to the people, Sapphire and the Queen have been locked away in lonely Coffin Tower. But Sapphire won't give up hope. She's created a new persona for herself - the mysterious hero Phantom Knight - and she won't rest until her kingdom is out of the evil Duke's clutches for good!
Contains episodes 27-52 of the classic anime series!
Line Art Gallery, Japanese Pilot Episode (subtitled), Trailers.
Updated Release Dates for PRINCESS KNIGHT, Pt. 1 & 2
Due to the acquisition of additional source materials and efforts to complete additional digital restoration work, Right Stuf Inc.'s Nozomi Entertainment Division is delaying the release of both sets in order to provide the highest quality product to our customers. Princess Knight, Part 1 DVD set will be released on August 20, 2013 and Princess Knight, Part 2 DVD set will be available on October 22, 2013. To see the improvements we are making to the final version please view the side-by-side comparative video above. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact our customer care team if you have any specific concerns or questions about your order.
PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 DVD Set to Arrive in Aug. 2013
April 17, 2013: Sapphire and Choppy return for the exciting series finale! Nozomi Entertainment is thrilled to announce the PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 2 DVD set will be available on August 6, 2013. It will feature the concluding 26 episodes of Osamu Tezuka's classic series, with its original English-language dub, and several on-disc extras, including the Japanese pilot episode! Reserve your copy today!
First PRINCESS KNIGHT DVD Set Announced for June 2013
Feb. 20, 2013: Discover one of anime's original sword-wielding heroines this summer! Nozomi Entertainment is excited to announce the PRINCESS KNIGHT, Part 1 DVD set will be available on June 4, 2013. It will feature the first 26 episodes of this classic television series, with its original English-language dub audio option. This will be the first time the Princess Knight series will be available to North American audiences on licensed DVD. Reserve your copy today!
Right Stuf, Inc. Acquires PRINCESS KNIGHT
October 24, 2012: Right Stuf, Inc. announced the acquisition of the classic Princess Knight anime, which will be released via the company's Nozomi Entertainment division as two limited-edition DVD box sets in 2013. Also known as "Choppy and the Princess," the 52-episode Princess Knight television adaptation is based on the manga by legendary creator Osamu Tezuka. This will be the first time the series will be available to North American audiences on licensed DVD.
The DVD sets will feature the series' original English-language dub audio option. Due to the availability of materials, these DVD releases will utilize the edited and cut, broadcast video footage from Princess Knight’s television syndication during the 1960s and 1970s. (Japanese audio will not be included on these sets because it cannot be synched to the video.)
More About Princess Knight
The 52-episode anime adaptation of Princess Knight is based upon the best-selling comic (manga) by legendary creator Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion) and features animation from Tezuka's own Mushi Productions. It originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968, and its English-language adaptation was syndicated throughout the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.
In both anime and manga forms, Princess Knight was among the first titles geared specifically toward a young female (shoujo) audience. The original comic was serialized in Kodansha's Shoujo Club anthology magazine, from 1953 through 1956, and its sequel series, Twin Knight, was serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi anthology in 1958. The two collected volumes of the Princess Knight manga are currently available to North American readers from Vertical Inc., which also plans to publish the sequel series in 2013.
Note: Princess Knight originally aired on Japanese television from 1967 through 1968. It was then edited, recut, and syndicated in the United States during the 1970s. Like many shows of its time which did not benefit from today's focus on preservation, the master materials on which Princess Knight was recorded have deteriorated, and the video and audio quality varies greatly from episode to episode.
Original Production © Mushi Production Co., Ltd