And you think your teenage years sucked

I found the opening song on YouTube to “Scrapped Princess” which has been licensed and is readily available in the U.S. Sorry forgot the name of the YouTuber who put it up there. But many thanks to this person.

“Scrapped Princess” is one of the more interesting and moving fantasy animes I’ve seen. The title refers to 15-year-old Pacifica Casull, the youngest in a family of three. But there’s a reason why Pacifica doesn’t resemble her older brother, Shannon, who is a skilled swordsman or her older sister, Raquel, who is a powerful magician.

The blonde-haired blue-eyed Pacifica was adopted. To be more precise, she was hurled from a cliff as a baby by a knight and saved by the Casulls.

Ya see, Pacifica is the daughter of the King and Queen of Leinwan. But while her fraternal twin brother was kept in the family, her father ordered her killed because of a prophecy that said she would destroy the land once she turns 16. The prophecy referred to her as “the poison that will destroy the world.”

And some teens think they have it rough.

Pacifica remained safe among the Casulls because people thought the “Scrapped Princess” died as a baby. When it came out that the “Scrapped Princess” could be alive, the hunt was on. Pacifica’s foster father was killed and she fled with her foster siblings who would die to protect her. The love between the siblings is a major theme of the series and leads to many a heart wrenching moment. But just when you think you’ve figured out the show, a major plot twist surfaces.

I won’t say what it is. That would be cheating you of the pleasure of watching the series. Suffice it to say that things are not what they seem and the competing religions of Mauser and Browning has ties to an intergalactic war between humans and aliens.

Pacifica cannot wield a sword like Shannon or do magic like Raquel. It isn’t until midway through the series do we get a hint that she harbors something powerful inside. She is a sweet girl who acts like a brat sometimes but genuinely cares about people. She feels guilty for being the “Scrapped Princess” because people are getting hurt and killed during the hunt to find and wipe her out.

One thing I didn’t like about the show was the way the female characters were drawn. Why oh why do they all look like they got breast implants? Some were so top-heavy, I’m surprised they didn’t topple over. I’m sure fanservice was the only reason for such a sexist move.