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Princess Nine 

Princess Nine kisaragi joshi kou yakuu-bu (original title)
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The story of a baseball team formed at an all-girls high school competing to enter and win the national championship.









Series cast summary:
Hilary Haag ...  Ryo Hayakawa 5 episodes, 1998
Monica Rial ...  Izumi Himuro 5 episodes, 1998
Vic Mignogna ...  Hiroki Takasugi 5 episodes, 1998
Kelly Manison ...  Keiko Himuro 5 episodes, 1998
Andy McAvin ...  Coach Shinsaku Kido 5 episodes, 1998
Christine M. Auten ...  Shino Hayakawa 5 episodes, 1998
Ralph Ehntholt Ralph Ehntholt ...  Secretary Yanagida / ... 5 episodes, 1998
Elizabeth Bannor Elizabeth Bannor ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 1998
Illich Guardiola ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 1998
Jenni Strader Jenni Strader ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 1998
Mark Laskowski ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 1998
Sheri Sims ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 1998
Kevin Charles Kevin Charles ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Margeaux Baulch Margeaux Baulch ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Victor Carsrud ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Matt Greenfield ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Tiffany Grant ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Jason Douglas ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Andrew Klimko Andrew Klimko ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Phil Ross Phil Ross ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Randy Sparks Randy Sparks ...  Additional Voices / ... 4 episodes, 1998
James Marshall James Marshall ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1998
Foley Gang Foley Gang ...  Additional Voices 4 episodes, 1998
Jennifer K. Earhart Jennifer K. Earhart ...  Nene Mori 3 episodes, 1998
Chris Patton ...  Seishiro Natsume 3 episodes, 1998
John Swasey ...  Principal Mita / ... 3 episodes, 1998
Ted Pfister Ted Pfister ...  Tatsu 3 episodes, 1998
Rick Peeples Rick Peeples ...  Matsu 3 episodes, 1998
Rob Mungle ...  Shige 3 episodes, 1998
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ...  Hikaru Yoshimoto 2 episodes, 1998
Kelli Cousins Kelli Cousins ...  Seira Morimura 2 episodes, 1998
Emily Carter-Essex Emily Carter-Essex ...  Additional Voices / ... 2 episodes, 1998


The story of a baseball team formed at an all-girls high school competing to enter and win the national championship.

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9 Girls. 9 Dreams. And a Baseball Series that Will Change Them Forever.






Japanese | English

Release Date:

23 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


In episode 26, when we see what's on the fax, the boom sound is from Blade Runner (1982). See more »


Nene Mori: In comic books, this is where the helper hits an unexpected home run.
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Pri9 is about feelings and emotions
20 May 2003 | by thibrosSee all my reviews

I was really surprised by this, and after starting the first episode, it was impossible to stop. The emotions created by this anime were intense to me.

Ok, first it's good to know the rules of baseball, and even better if you like baseball. Then you have to like anime with no "shooting" and no "mekka", just little action. But lots of feelings. It's also about girls (and women) in a land (Japan) dominated by men, and if it were more popular, it might be able to change the minds of people a bit. But there aren't even many fanpages of this anime.

Each of the nine players (and 6 other main characters) is a believable person with its own background, hopes and feelings. Every emotion I could imagine is found somewhere in the 26 episodes, and there was one scene that made me see my own life in a way I never did before in my 34 years so far.

Of course the story itself is pretty predictable. If there's a threat that the team would be dissolved early in the series, I knew that it wouldn't be the end, because what would they do in the other episodes?

It's the way they go there that is interesting. There are little surprises, and when I thought, this is now getting a little ridiculous and like something that wouldn't happen in reality, the story turns again and makes it all very believable again.

I'll stop now, because anime like this will never be really popular. Most people only notice what they want to notice, and then it's just a Sports Anime, or some Shoujo. But keep the DVD set in mind when you don't know what to wish for your birthday, or something. Or when it's on TV, if that's ever going to happen.

One more thing, the music and voice acting are really good, always fits to the scenes. They have good voice actors with experinces from Gundam and more, and I just loved hearing "Nausicaa" again. She (Shimamoto Sumi) has also done the mother in Totoro, and is the mother of Ryo here.

I was introduced to anime just recently through Spirited Away, and until now didn't find any other anime that created feelings and emotions which felt real. And I've looked a lot. I'm glad I found this.

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