Petite Princess Yucie (2002) IMDb


Anno Hideaki (supervising director).


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.


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.


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, barely.

References here: Blue Blazes (2014).

animation fiction Gainax Japanese production moving picture series