Review of Petite Princess Yucie (2002)

Moving picture, 10 hours

Anno Hideaki (supervising director).

Single representatives of the human world, Hell, Heaven, the world of spirits and the world of fairies all compete in a special curriculum, to have a single wish granted through a sinister artifact.

TV animation series. Romantic comedy, soft medieval fantasy, and magical girls, with the usual dual audience. Based on the Gainax-related Princess Maker games and produced by Gainax. Visually uninteresting, stereotypical characters, predictable plot, mostly boring worldbuilding and little thematic connection to the parenting games. The few good jokes and slight variations on well-worn dynamics carry it.

References here: Blue Blazes (2014).

moving picture Gainax Japanese production animation fiction series