Anime Basics: Princess Principal

Princess Principal
Genre: Action, Espionage
Season: Summer 2017
Premiere Date: July 9, 2017


Princess Principal is an original anime project with such prolific staff members as .hack//Quantum director Masaki Tachibana and Sword Art Online composer Yuki Kajiura on the creative team.


Profession: Spy

Mission: Female High School Student

This is a spy action story starring girls battling it out in London, which has been split into East and West sides!

At the end of the 19th century, London, the capital of the Kingdom of Albion has been split into East and West sides by a giant wall. Five girls attend Queen’s Mayfaire, a traditional and prestigious school. Under the guise of regular high school girls, they act as spies under cover. Disguise, reconnaissance, infiltration, car chases… Each girl uses their own set of special skills to dart around the world of shadow.

“What are we?”

“We’re spies. We live to lie.”


Voice: Ayaka Imamura

A genius spy with masterful skills. Because she has an unfriendly personality and doesn’t speak much, she confuses those around her because she often makes outrageous lies.

Voice: Akira Sekine

The princess of the kingdom of Albion. She’s a little spacey, but has a very strong heart and is popular amongst her people.

Voice: You Taichi

Ange’s partner who is basically the leader of the group. She’s very skilled at things like driving cars, and her shooting abilities are top-notch. She’s very good at seducing her targets, but is in fact very pure and innocent.

Voice: Akari Kageyama

A noble girl who is always by Princess’s side. Because she was saved by her when she was just a child, Beatrice respects and loves Princess with all her heart.

Voice: Nozomi Furuki

A Japanese girl who came to the academy as an international student. Despite her small stature, her skill with the sword is at a master’s level. She sometimes makes naïve comments due to her lack of acquaintance with Western culture.

Where to Watch

Amazon Anime Strike (United States)
HIDIVE (International Territories)
AnimeLab (AU/NZ)


Official Website
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Director: Masaki Tachibana
Series Structure:
Ichiro Ohkouchi
Original Character Design:
Kouhaku Kuroboshi
Character Design/Chief Animation Director:
Yukie Akiya
Chief Animation Director:
Miho Sugiura
Concept Art:
Mechanical Design:
Fumihilo Katagai
Researcher: Seiichi Shirato
Setting Cooperation: Rasenjin Hayami
Prop Design: Ryo Akizuki
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Opening Theme Song: “The Other Side of the Wall” by Void_Chords feat.MARU
Ending Theme Song: “A Page of My Story” by Ayaka Imamura, Akira Sekine, You Taichi, Akari Kageyama, Nozomi Furuki (as Ange, Princess, Dorothy, Beatrice, Chise)
Senior Art Director: Nobutaka Ike
Art Director: Miho Sugiura
Background Design: Moriyoshi Ohara, Yuho Taniuchi
Colorist: Yuko Tsumori
HOA: Tri-Slash
Graphic Art: Hirofumi Araki
Director of Photography: Yuu Wakabayashi
Editor: Tsuyoshi Sadamatsu
Production Studios: Studio 3Hz, Actas Inc.


Ayaka Imamura as Ange
Akira Sekine as Princess
You Taichi as Dorothy
Akari Kageyama as Beatrice
Nozomi Furuki as Chise

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