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Japanese Title: サークレット・プリンセス
Society now has an infrastructure which practically uses MR, a mixed reality system, thanks to the development of AR technology.
Circlet Bout is a new sport for female high schoolers that uses the MR technology. Circlet Bout has become a popular sport not only on school grounds, but has also grown rapidly into a form of entertainment involving the region where star players are eager to become popular people on a national basis.
However, one transfer student appears at St. Union Academy, a school that was formally strong but has now turned into a weak and small team that is fighting for their department to survive.
Yuka Sasaki is fascinated about Circlet Bout and comes to the city from the mountains of Wakayama! Will she become the savior of St. Union Academy?
Let’s start with the obvious flaws of this anime. Circlet Princess is based on a browser game only available in Japan about a futuristic sport only playable by women (for whatever reason). Thus, there are fans to please and fan-servicy mouths to drool, and too many characters to show since the game is full of your stereotypical female characters who are too sexy for their own good.
The anime features some mediocre animation right from the start and employs some plot cliches that are necessary for this kind of adaptation but otherwise better left out from most stories that care to be anything else but shameless fan pleasing advertisements. The protagonist, who I am going to guess is the main character in the game as well (or not), is thrown into a Circle Bout game (the futuristic sport that is all the rage) by a common misunderstanding. Yuuka has never heard of the game before and she doesn’t know any of the rules. Yet, she is thrown into an exhibition match against the STRONGEST player in the league with who she spars on equal terms and her natural talent even allows her to employ some NEVER SEEN BEFORE move. Eventually, she discovers her love for something and decides to dedicate her college life to it by attending a famous school for Circle Bout and joining the Circle Bout club.
I’m not going to continue with the plot because I am sure you have a pretty rough idea what you can expect from this anime. If you like what you hear, give it a try.
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