Detatoko Princess

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Detatoko Princess
Detatoko Princess.jpg
Cover of the first volume of Detatoko Princess as published by Fujimi Shobo
(Detatoko Purinsesu)
GenreComedy, Fantasy
Written byHitoshi Okuda
Published byFujimi Shobo
MagazineDragon Magazine
Original run19941999
Original video animation
Directed byAkiyuki Shinbo
Produced byMichiru Ōshima
Hirotoshi Nakamura
Hiroyuki Yonemasu
Michihisa Abe
Takashi Satō
Written byMayori Sekijima
Masashi Kubota
Music byTakeo Miratsu
StudioJ.C.Staff, T-Up
Licensed by
Released December 1, 1997 May 21, 1998
Runtime30 minutes each
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Detatoko Princess (Japanese: でたとこプリンセス, Hepburn: Detatoko Purinsesu, lit. "Suddenly Princess") is a Japanese manga written by Hitoshi Okuda and serialised in Dragon Magazine from 1994 to 1999. The individual chapters were published in six bound volumes by Fujimi Shobo.

The manga was adapted into a 3-episode original video animation, created by J.C.Staff. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo the 3 OVAs were broadcast on AnimeWorks in United States between December 1, 1997 and 1998. The OVA is licensed in United States by Media Blasters.[1]



Fujimi Shobo published the manga's six tankōbon between January 1994 and December 1998.[2][3]

Volume listing[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 January 1994[2]ISBN 978-4-82-918337-3
2 July 1995[4]ISBN 978-4-04-926074-8
3 August 1996[5]ISBN 978-4-04-926094-6
4 October 1997[6]ISBN 978-4-04-926114-1
5 April 1998[7]ISBN 978-4-04-926121-9
6 December 1998[3]ISBN 978-4-04-926130-1


The OVAs uses two pieces of theme music. The opening theme is "Chocolat au lait" (ショコラ・オ・レ, Shokora.O.Re), while "Tenshi No O Heso" (天使のおへそ) is the series' ending theme.

On May 25, 2004, AnimeWorks released a DVD containing the three OVAs.[8]


Anime News Network's Bamboo Dong criticised the OVAs for taking "every fantasy stereotype and embraces it, making no pretence of the fact that they're trying to milk every cliché".[9]


  1. ^ "Media Blasters Releases". Anime News Network. 2004-02-05. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
  2. ^ a b でたとこプリンセス (1) (富士見ファンタジアコミックス) (単行本) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  3. ^ a b でたとこプリンセス (6) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  4. ^ でたとこプリンセス (2) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  5. ^ でたとこプリンセス (3) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  6. ^ でたとこプリンセス (4) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  7. ^ でたとこプリンセス (5) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18.
  8. ^ "Detatoko Princess, Vol. 1 (2004)". Retrieved 2009-03-16.
  9. ^ Dong, Bamboo (June 7, 2004). "Shelf Life". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-03-16.

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