[size=16]Princess Nine / Kisaragijoshikou Yakyuubu[/size]
Princess Nine is Out of Print and only available through Ebay or Amazon auctions (and sometimes RightStuf when they get a few copies in from the warehouse)
[quote]Genres: drama, romance, tournament
Themes: baseball, Love Triangle, Sports, Unrequited Lovel
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Keiko Himuro, Chairman of the Kisuragi School, puts together an all-girl baseball team led by Ryo Hayakawa, daughter of a legendary pitcher, in hopes of proving that girls can compete just as well as boys. Their goal: Koshien stadium, where only the best teams get the opportunity to play.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1998-04-08 to 1998-10-14[/quote]
ANN Info Page
English Production and Cast
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Hilary Haag as Ryo Hayakawa
Aninda Praptiningtyas as Kanako Mita
Cynthia Martinez as Hikaru Yoshimoto
Kelli Cousins as Seira Morimura
Kira Vincent-Davis as Koharu Hotta
Margeaux Baulch as Yuki Azuma
Monica Rial as Izumi Himuro
Shelley Calene-Black as Mao Daidoji
Tiffany Grant as Yoko Tokashiki
Andy McAvin as Shinsaku Kido
Kelly Manison as Keiko Himuro
Vic Mignogna as Hiroki Takasugi
Press and Reviews
[quote]Princess Nine has eye-catches that list player statistics, favorite foods, and hobbies. Although they’re still between the episodes, ADV has also placed the first five in the extras menu for easier perusal. A clean/creditless opening and ending are included as extras, too.
This show is simply nothing short of astounding. Not only is the show a solid shoujo series, but it is a powerful sports title, too. ADV has taken great care to ensure this series receives a wide release in America. I highly recommend Princess Nine!
Overall (dub): A[/quote]
[quote]Princess Nine has been a great series and one that has been made extremely accessible to the fan. With good episode counts, low price point and aggressive marketing, it plays right into the market that’s looking for something more than what they’ve been getting. With so few sports shows available, thinking that they’re not something most North American fans are interested in, Princess Nine manages to capture a huge share of that group of people who are thirsting for this kind of show.
My only hope now is that with ADV’s already good relationship with the producing studio (Phoenix, who did Sin), that this series has done well enough to look into investing into another season. Or for the die-hard fan, retiming the subtitle track slightly and putting out a Collectors Series with the Japanese 5.1 that couldn’t be synched with the stereo mixes here.
Regardless, Princess Nine is one of those series that I will definitely be taking the time to revisit in the near future for a marathon session.