- Member: Machine
- Studio: MindWarp Entertainment
- Title: Healing Wind
- Premiered: 2002-03-20
- Character Profile
- Bush Mouth
- PortConMaine, PortConMaine (2002-04-19)
- Fanime 2002, Fanime 2002 (2002-04-26)
- Sakura Con 2002, Sakura Con 2002 (2002-04-26)
- A-kon 13, A-kon 13 (2002-05-31)
The atmosphere was the first thing that struck me about Shamanic Princess. It was surprisingly dark and almost gothic. There were very few day scenes and the particular town the majority of this series took place in was like a European medieval setting.
In fact, they never said that the world Tiara travelled to was Earth. The fact that the majority of the events took place during the night supported the gothic look and feel. There were also lots of rainy scenes to further the effect and the entire atmosphere was quite dreary altogether. Perhaps this isn't such a good thing for all people, as the gothic style tends to be quite divided; love it or hate it.
As for myself, maybe I was in the right mood for it, or I needed a change of pace in my anime viewing. Or both. Regardless I enjoyed that dark aspect of Shamanic Princess.
This is what interested me about Shamanic Princess alot. Not to mention the fact that the whole time, it revolved around characters who developed very strongly through the anime itself. A great concept I thought I could put together with this video was the fact of mostly friendship and how even though it can bring us very rough times, they still heal us everyday because there is always someone there for you.
"Friends listen to what you have to say; Best friends listen to what you don't say"
*3rd place in Drama Category at AnimeFEST 2002