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Detatoko Princess (でたとこプリンセス?, lit. "Suddenly Princess") is a Japanese manga written by Hitoshi Okuda and serialised in Dragon Comics from 1994 to 1999. The individual chapters were published in six bound volumes volumes by Fujimi Shobo.

The manga was adapted into a 3-episode original video animation, created by J.C.Staff. Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo the 3 OVAs were broadcast on AnimeWorks in United States between December 1, 1997 and 1998. The OVA is licensed in United States by Media Blasters.[1]



Fujimi Shobo published the manga's six bound volumes between January 1994 and December 1998.[2][3]

Volume listing

No.Release date ISBN
1 January 1994[2]ISBN 978-4-82-918337-3
2 July 1995[4]ISBN 978-4-04-926074-8
3 August 1996[5]ISBN 978-4-04-926094-6
4 October 1997[6]ISBN 978-4-04-926114-1
5 April 1998[7]ISBN 978-4-04-926121-9
6 December 1998[3]ISBN 978-4-04-926130-1


The OVAs uses two pieces of theme music. The opening theme is "Chocolat au lait" (ショコラ・オ・レ Shokora.O.Re?), while "Tenshi No O Heso" (天使のおへそ?) is the series' ending theme.

On May 25, 2004, AnimeWorks released a DVD containing the three OVAs.[8]


Anime News Network's Bamboo Dong criticises the OVAs for taking "every fantasy stereotype and embraces it, making no pretence of the fact that they're trying to milk every cliché".[9]


  1. "Media Blasters Releases". Anime News Network. 2004-02-05. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "でたとこプリンセス (1) (富士見ファンタジアコミックス) (単行本)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "でたとこプリンセス (6) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  4. "でたとこプリンセス (2) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  5. "でたとこプリンセス (3) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  6. "でたとこプリンセス (4) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  7. "でたとこプリンセス (5) (ドラゴンコミックス) (コミック)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  8. "Detatoko Princess, Vol. 1 (2004)". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  9. Dong, Bamboo (June 7, 2004). "Shelf Life". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 

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