Majestic Prince (franchise)

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Majestic Prince (Japanese: マジェスティックプリンス, Hepburn: Majesutikku Purinsu) is a science fiction multimedia project created by Japanese company FIELDS. A manga series, written by Rando Ayamine, illustrated by Hikaru Niijima and with original work/planning credited to Fields/Sotsu, began serialisation in 2011. Its anime television series, Majestic Prince (銀河機攻隊 マジェスティックプリンス, Ginga Kikōtai Majesutikku Purinsu, lit. "Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince") was developed by Doga Kobo and Orange, and was broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX from April 4, 2013 to September 19, 2013 and was streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll. The anime was licensed by Sentai Filmworks,[1] and the Anime Network.[2] with its dub home video release in 2014.[3] In July 2016 the episodes were rebroadcast, with a new "25th episode" on September 29, 2016, with events leading to a feature film released in November.[4][5] The manga series concluded in March 2019.[6]

Majestic Prince
Cover of the first manga volume
(Majesutikku Purinsu)
Created byFields Corporation
Written byRando Ayamine
Illustrated byHikaru Niijima
Published byHero's Inc.
MagazineMonthly Hero's
Original runNovember 1, 2011March 1, 2019
Anime television series
Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince
Directed byKeitaro Motonaga
Written byReiko Yoshida
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioDoga Kobo, Orange
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, tvk, KBS, SUN
English network
Original run April 4, 2013 September 19, 2013
Episodes24 (List of episodes)
Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince
Written byYūsuke Ozaki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
MagazineNewtype Ace → Kadokawa Niconico Ace
Original runApril 10, 2013October 18, 2013
Anime television film
Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince: Wings to the Future
Directed byKeitaro Motonaga
Written byReiko Yoshida
Fumihiko Shimo
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioSeven Arcs, Orange
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, tvk, KBS
English network
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2016
Runtime23 minutes
Anime film
Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince: Genetic Awakening
Directed byKeitaro Motonaga
Written byReiko Yoshida
Yoshitaka Shishido
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
StudioSeven Arcs, Orange
Licensed by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2016
Runtime77 minutes

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In the year 2110, humanity has expanded its frontier into space in its drive for new resources. Advances in genetic engineering research led to the establishment of the MJP (Military Junior Pre-Academy) project, which saw the creation of genetically enhanced humans known as the Evolved Children, developed with the intention of allowing humans to adapt to the new frontier. However, when Earth finds itself under threat by an alien race called the Wulgaru, human forces decide to have the evolved children deployed as soldiers to fight on the front lines.

Team Rabbits, a quintet of evolved children whose troubling lack of teamwork and common sense prevents them from reaching their true potential, are selected as test pilots of cutting edge mobile battle suits called AHSMB (Advanced High Standard Multipurpose Battle Device), powered by the Juria System, a cutting edge technology whose effectiveness in combat is increased according to the survival instincts of whoever uses it.Ep. 4 As they join forces to overcome their personal weaknesses and achieve their true potential, the members of Team Rabbits (nicknamed Majestic Princes because of their association with MJPEp. 2) eventually assume a key role in mankind's effort to thwart the alien invasion of Earth.

Media edit

Anime edit

The opening theme for episodes 2 through 12 is "Watashi wa Sōzō-suru" (私は想像する, "I Imagine") performed by Natsumi Kon. The ending theme for episodes 1 to 12 is "Sayonara tte Iu" (サヨナラっていう, "I'll Say Goodbye") performed by Chiaki Ishikawa. Ishikawa also wrote and composed both songs. The opening and ending themes change on episode 13 to "PROMPT", performed by Kon, and "Arigatō. Tadaima." (アリガトウ。タダイマ。, "Thank You. I'm Here.") performed by Yōko Hikasa and Yuka Iguchi as their characters Kei Kugimiya and Tamaki Irie, respectively. "Bokutachi wa Ikiteiru (僕たちは生きている)" by Izuru Hitachi (Hiroki Aiba), Toshikaze Asagi (Shintaro Asanuma), Ataru Suruga (Junya Ikeda) is the 3rd ending, and runs in episode 16 and episodes 20-22. The second ending returns for episodes 13-15, 17-18 and 23. "Respect Me" by Chiaki Ishikawa is the ending for episode 19 and "Watashi wa Souzousuru (私は想像する)" by Natsumi Kon is the ending for episode 24. Episode 6 features an insert song written by Ishikawa and performed by Kon titled "Kokoro" (ココロ, "Heart"), and episode 24 features "So no Gyaku" (その逆, "Oppositely"), written and performed by Ishikawa. The anime was rebroadcast from July to September 2016, two episodes per week in a special programming block titled "Majestic Hour".[4] On September 29, 2016, a 25th episode aired,[5] which serves as a lead-in to a feature film released in November 2016. The film features "Kokoro wa Hitotsu Janai" (心はひとつじゃない, "There Isn't Just One Heart") as well as a returning "PROMPT" as insert songs, both performed by Kon. The credits theme for the film is "Kienai Sora" (消えない宙, "Eternal Space"), performed by Kon.

Manga edit

Majestic Prince, written by Rando Ayamine and illustrated by Hikaru Niijima, was published in Hero's Inc.'s Monthly Hero's [ja] from November 1, 2011,[7] to March 1, 2019.[6] The first tankōbon (bound volume) of the series was released on October 5, 2012; the sixteenth and last was released on May 2, 2019.

Yūsuke Ozaki serialized a parallel manga, Galactic Armored Fleet Majestic Prince, initially in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype Ace, starting on April 4, 2013.[8] On July 10, 2013, Kadokawa ceased Newtype Ace; the manga restarted on August 20 in Kadokawa Niconico Ace,[9] where it was published until October 18, 2013.[3] The manga was compiled into two volumes were released by Kadokawa on July 6, 2013, and November 9, 2013.[10][11]

See also edit

Works cited edit

  • ^ "Ch." is shortened form for chapter and refers to a chapter number of the Majestic Prince manga
  • ^ "Ep." is shortened form for episode and refers to an episode number of the Majestic Prince anime. English version by Sentai Filmworks. The listings for Japanese Vocal Cast and English Vocal Cast in the closing credits.

References edit

  1. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Majestic Prince Robot Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Watch Majestic Prince Anime". Anime Network. July 4, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 18, 2013). "Yūsuke Ozaki's Majestic Prince Manga Ends". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Majestic Prince Gets New Anime Film, Episode 25". Anime News Network. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Majestic Prince Anime's 25th Episode Synopsis, Mecha Revealed". Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (February 8, 2019). "Majestic Prince Manga Ends in March". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Monthly Hero's Magazine's Manga Titles Listed". Anime News Network. October 17, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "「マジェスティックプリンス」NTエースでコミカライズ" (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. April 10, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Kadokawa's Newtype Ace Manga Magazine Ends Publication". Anime News Network. July 10, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  10. ^ 銀河機攻隊マジェスティックプリンス (1) (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  11. ^ 銀河機攻隊マジェスティックプリンス (2) (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved November 19, 2014.

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