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Marginal Prince (マージナルプリンス-月桂樹の王子達- Mājinaru Purinsu - Gekkeiju no Ōji-tachi?) is a Japanese anime series. The anime is based on Japanese cell phone service NTT DoCoMo's dating simulation game released on August 15, 2005.[1][2] The anime, directed by Takayuki Inagaki, premiered on both Tokyo MX TV and TV Saitama on October 1, 2006. The anime's 13 episodes were released between October 1, 2006 and December 24, 2006. An extra episode was released on July 19, 2007.



The game was played on Japanese cell phone network NTT DoCoMo.[2] The goal of the game was to form romantic relationships and hear love songs. Speech recognition software was employed to allow the player to directly converse with the characters. The player made story choices, spoke with characters, and heard characters conversing with each other. Different images were displayed on the player's phone depending on conversation choices and clothing selections. The game offered multiple endings depending on player decisions throughout the game.


To appeal to a wider audience, the anime softened the homosexual elements of the game. The storyline thus changed to accommodate the shift.[2]

The anime uses two pieces of theme music. "Hanashitaku wa nai" by Flame is the series' opening theme, while "LOOK UP DAYS" by Michihiro Kuroda is the series' ending theme.

Victor Entertainment released seven DVDs for the anime, each containing two episodes of the anime. The first DVD was released on January 25, 2007.[3] The second DVD was released on February 21, 2007.[4] The third DVD was released on March 21, 2007.[5] The fourth DVD was released on April 25, 2007.[6] The fifth DVD was released on May 23, 2007.[7] The sixth DVD was released on June 21, 2007.[8] The final DVD was released on July 19, 2007.[9]

Episode listing

# Title Original air date
01 Suiryoku no Esukuera (The Jade Escuela)
"" (翠緑のエスクエラ)
October 1, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
02 Akatsuki no Ēderushutain (The Edelstein Before Dawn)
"" (暁のエーデルシュタイン)
October 8, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
03 Genzō no Ipuse (The Illusion of Ipse)
"" (幻像のイプセ)
October 15, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
04 Yōkō no Foashupīru (The Vorspiel of the Sun [German: Prelude])
"" (陽光のフォアシュピール)
October 22, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
05 Junpaku no Memoria (The Purest Memoria)
"" (純白のメモリア)
October 29, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
06 Senkō no Aniverusēru (A Glorious Anniversaire)
"" (閃光のアニヴェルセール)
November 5, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
07 Umikaze no Toraifurusu (Trifles in the Breeze)
"" (海風のトライフルス)
November 12, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
08 Shin’en no Meizu (A Deep Maze)
"" (深遠のメイズ)
November 19, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
09 Arashi no Etoranze (A Stormy Etranger)
"" (嵐のエトランゼ)
November 26, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
10 Kokō no Torisuteitia (The High and Mighty Tristitia)
"" (孤高のトリスティティア)
December 3, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
11 Jōnetsu no Torovāre (Passionate Trovare)
"" (情熱のトロヴァーレ)
December 10, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
12 Shukusai no Enpesāru (Empezar, the Offerer)
"" (祝祭のエンペサール)
December 17, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
13 Kenran no Apurōsu (Rousing Applause)
"" (絢爛のアプロース)
December 24, 2006 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Extra TOKYO merīgōrando (merry-go-round)
"" (TOKYOメリーゴーランド(The Extra Disc is not found until this year 2010, maybe no extra episode))
July 19, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

Game CDs

Serendipity released three game music CDs. The first two CDs, Marginal Prince Songs 1 and Marginal Prince Songs 2, were both released on September 1, 2005. Both CDs were sung by Shun Someya, Ryotaro Okiayu and Hisayoshi Suganuma.[10][11] The final CD, Marginal Prince Songs 2.1 -Stanislav Sokurov-, was released on January 22, 2006.[12]

Drama CD

Serendipity released a Drama CD, called Yuta Gakuin Tochaku Hen, for the anime on September 15, 2006.[13]


  1. "Marginal Prince, Anime News Network". Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Marginal Prince Japanese Wikipedia Article". Retrieved 2010-04-08.  (Japanese)
  3. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.1 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  4. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.2 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  5. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.3 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  6. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.4 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  7. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.5 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  8. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.6 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  9. "Marginal Prince - Gekkeiju no Oji Tachi Vol.7 [Regular Edition]". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  10. "Marginal Prince Songs 1". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  11. "Marginal Prince Songs 2". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  12. "Marginal Prince Songs 2.1 -Stanislav Sokurov-". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  13. "Marginal Prince DramaCD Yuta Gakuin Tochaku Hen". Retrieved 2009-03-06. 

External links

zh:Marginal Prince —月桂樹的王子們—