What’s better than a full-length movie that expands on the story of your favorite anime? How about six full-length movies that do precisely that? The acclaimed Princess Principal, whichcalled one of the best anime series of the summer of 2017, has now entered the anime film game, and the first of the six Princess Principal: Crown Handler movies premiered on Feb. 11. The movie is still a bit of an unknown commodity stateside, but the few who have seen it appear to greatly enjoy it, judging by its current rating of 8.2 stars out of 10. This isn’t exactly shocking, because Princess Principal is a quality franchise with a particularly intriguing setting: Albion, a civil war-torn fictional version of Britain, where a group of Commonwealth spies posing as private school students navigate the intricate world of the Kingdom.
Since the original Princess Principal show ran in 2017 and only has 12 episodes, this is the perfect time to jump on board this quality franchise. There’s not too many hours of plot to catch and it’s all pretty awesome — and with several more full-length films on the way, there’s no risk of the story leaving you hanging anytime soon.