With so many anime coming out every season it can be easy to miss a stellar show. This winter I stumbled upon Coffin Princess, which is a hidden gem more people need to watch.
Much like Murder Princess (also underrated), Coffin Princess takes place in a fantasy world that blends technology and magic. The main character, Chaika, is a Gothic Lolita wielding a sniper rifle that shoots magic. Chaika also carries a coffin containing the body parts of her departed wizard father.
The story plays out like a Jason Bourne film, with Chaika trying to recover her memories while simultaneously uncovering a labyrinthian conspiracy. There are heists, double crosses, and secret missions. This anime has invented it own genre that I’ll call “Black Ops Fantasy.”
The use of espionage in a fantasy world makes each episode more fast paced and exciting. The mixture between magical and SciFi weaponry adds a unique design esthetic to the world and its characters.