I have bought Princess Tutu as a blind buy during Deep Discount’s Black Friday sale. At 6 or 7 bucks a piece, there were a lot of “Why not ?” purchases and PT was one of them. Although the set I have is not the one currently on sale at Right Stuf (it’s the http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/N24q7n15rgMBBnMYv5/browse/item/82785/4/0/0)
That version has 6 DVDs in a stackpak case. Stackpaks are fine for 4 DVDs or less, but the 5th barely hangs in there and the 6th on top floats in the case. As for the extras, I’m only on the 2nd disc but there seems to be a lot of stuff on there : commentaries, featurettes and 3 TV specials. I haven’t seen any of those yet.
As for the show: the first impression you get is that it’s a children anime made for school girls. You get the Princess Tutu transformation in every episode and the usual situations found in every shoujo anime. However, that being said, I haven’t seen a bad episode yet. Junichi Sato, who worked on Aria and Kaleido Star, is the director for this so you know it’s good stuff. There are a lot of sight gags but the main storyline is good, solid material (but again, I’m only at about a third of the series).
I’m also loving Luci Christian’s work on this one. It’s over-the-top but so much fun, especially the duck voice.
As a blind purchase, it was a win. I’m looking forward to see where it will go. For whatever it’s worth, I recommend giving it a shot goofy thumbs up