4.8/101 Votes Alchetron
Directed by Takayuki Inagaki
Music by Yasunori Iwasaki
Final episode date 24 December 2006
Written by Ritsuko Hayasaka
First episode date 1 October 2006
Number of episodes 13
|Produced by Kai Izumi, Mitsuhiro Hata, Ritsuko Inoue, Hideyuki Nanba|
Studio Tokyo Kids, Studio T&B, Gonzino
Original network AT-X, Chiba TV, Sun TV, Tokyo MX TV, TV Kanagawa, TV Saitama
Characters Alfred Visconti, Henri Hugues de Saint Germain
Genres Anime, Music, Animation, Comedy
Cast Ryōtarō Okiayu, Masakazu Morita, Kenji Nojima, Hisayoshi Suganuma, Kōki Miyata
Similar Mirage of Blaze, Miracle Train: Ōedo‑sen, Saint Beast, My Sexual Harassment, Meine Liebe
Marginal prince episode 01
Marginal Prince (マージナルプリンス-月桂樹の王子達-, Mājinaru Purinsu - Gekkeiju no Ōji-tachi) is a Japanese anime series. The anime is based on Japanese cell phone service NTT DoCoMo's dating simulation game released on August 15, 2005. The anime, directed by Takayuki Inagaki, premiered on both Tokyo MX TV and TV Saitama on October 1, 2006. The anime's 13 episodes were released between October 1, 2006 and December 24, 2006. An extra episode was released on July 19, 2007.
Marginal prince episode 04
The game was played on Japanese cell phone network NTT DoCoMo. The goal of the game was to form romantic relationships and hear love songs. Speech recognition software was employed to allow the player to directly converse with the characters. The player made story choices, spoke with characters, and heard characters conversing with each other. Different images were displayed on the player's phone depending on conversation choices and clothing selections. The game offered multiple endings depending on player decisions throughout the game.
To appeal to a wider audience, the anime softened the homosexual elements of the game. The storyline thus changed to accommodate the shift.
The anime uses two pieces of theme music. "Hanashitaku wa nai" by Flame is the series' opening theme, while "LOOK UP DAYS" by Michihiro Kuroda is the series' ending theme.
Victor Entertainment released seven DVDs for the anime, each containing two episodes of the anime. The first DVD was released on January 25, 2007. The second DVD was released on February 21, 2007. The third DVD was released on March 21, 2007. The fourth DVD was released on April 25, 2007. The fifth DVD was released on May 23, 2007. The sixth DVD was released on June 21, 2007. The final DVD was released on July 19, 2007.
Serendipity released three game music CDs. The first two CDs, Marginal Prince Songs 1 and Marginal Prince Songs 2, were both released on September 1, 2005. Both CDs were sung by Shun Someya, Ryotaro Okiayu and Hisayoshi Suganuma. The final CD, Marginal Prince Songs 2.1 -Stanislav Sokurov-, was released on January 22, 2006.
Serendipity released a drama CD, called Yuta Gakuin Tochaku Hen, for the anime on September 15, 2006.