Hiro’s sister, Suwawa, has finally obtained a job as a live-in maid and has written to Hiro so he can come stay with her. Hiro arrives in town and finds that the mansion at the address he has is boarded up and has a creepy atmosphere. He decides to go into town to look for his sister.
While in town, he sees a gigantically-loaded cart pulled by a little kid. On top of the stack is a throne, and on the throne is a blond woman with red eyes. One of the wheels on the cart breaks and she gets down to take a look at it. The wind blows, and above the blond’s head a pulley holding steel beams breaks and is about to fall on her. Hiro sees it and manages to push the blond out of the way, only to get crushed under the beams himself. The blond remarks on what a nice corpse he is as he falls unconscious. The pair get to the house, along with Suwawa, and start moving everything in.
Hiro is pronounced dead during his surgery, and the blond arrives at his corpse and performs some sort of spell that resurrects him. She’s gone when he gets up and he realizes he’s in the morgue. He stumbles out onto the street and sees that the lights are on at the mansion, so he walks towards it. On the way, he notices a pack of wild dogs going there also, and follows them.
The wild dogs – or maybe wolves, arrive at the mansion and it turns out they are being led by a werewolf. The werewolf used to work for the blond, but now works for her brother. The wolves attack the blond but the strong little girl – who we find out is an android of some sort – defends her. As the werewolf himself decides to attack, Hiro arrives on the scene and finds himself running in front of the blond to take the blow again. The blond takes this opportunity to kill the werewolf.
The blond grants Hiro life again and tells him that he’s lucky he’d make a good servant and therefore can stay with her forever. The spell wears off after a few days so she’d need to renew it constantly. She introduces herself as Hime, princess of the monsters.
Calophi: Hiro really was a normal sort of guy before he met Hime. He didn’t have any interesting qualities and really the only thing that stood out about him was his willingness to put himself in danger to save someone else – though that someone was Hime both times, and the second time he reflected that it was like he was a different person. It could just be that he somehow feels an inspiration from Hime that causes him to do this. I don’t really see his personality getting more interesting, but I’m sure he’ll be “dying” more as the series goes on.
The princess of the monsters and in general a mysterious person. Although she resurrected Hiro, she didn’t do it because she needs servants (which she does) and he isn’t contracted to her either – she is higher up than a vampire and does not need to use their methods. It’s more likely she resurrected him because she was amused or because she knew he was her maid’s brother. She is very regal and rational, but also definitely strong, dangerous, and creepy. Assuredly both times she was saved by Hiro she could have taken care of herself.
Calophi: We have here your typical ditzy maid with big boobies, except she seems more off in the clouds instead of actually stupid, and she doesn’t seem to be clumsy either. Hime once said she wants Sawawa to stay as she is because she doesn’t ask questions like other humans. I think there’s a good chance she is more observant than she lets on and doesn’t need to ask questions. She definitely loves her brother – I wonder if she will ever be around to see him “die”.
Calophi: We start off thinking Flandre is a supernatural child with obscene strength, but when the wolves break their teeth on her skin the werewolf comments that she is “another robot”. She doesn’t seem to have emotions, but is not unexpressive – she always has a wide-eyed-wonder sort of expression. She also understands human language but only speaks in gibberish – normally just stuff like “huga” over and over again. Only Hime can understand her. She’s probably just around to be a defender and won’t get much development.
Calophi: It seems pretty interesting – the angle of the “you’re resurrected now you get to stay with me” thing has been done, but not quite like this, with a monster princess and a younger boy. I’d definitely like to know more about the war that Hime is having with her brother and how exactly Hiro will fit into Hime’s life.
Eurkos: There isn’t a whole lot that interests me about this one. I’m not really a traditional monster fan. The stuff that I think is supposed to be interesting points aren’t really for me. Seeing what Hime is capable of is, for me, being covered by Murder Princess. War between Monsters and Humans has been done before, and always needs a catalyst like a resurrected human under the care of the princess of monsters in order to make changes and show that humans and monsters can coexist or what have you.
Calophi: The animation is meh, but the opening and ending songs are both excellent and fitting to the series. I immediately recognized the ender as being done by the Ali Project, who also did the music in Avenger. There are elements in the storyline and characters I’m interested in as well, as I mentioned before. The 6 episode test has begun!
Eurkos: I didn’t like the animation. As I said with the storyline thing, I’m not very interested in that. Based on the fact that there’s a bunch of other stuff that I’ve decided to keep watching, I don’t think this one is making the cut. Just doesn’t do it for me, I guess. The only real reason that I’d keep watching it is to see Hime being hot. But, like I said, Murder Princess has that covered.