First Impression: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

The demon king has kidnapped the princess! Oh noes! The overly serious hero is working on the problem, but what’s going on with Princess Syalis in the meantime? The food is good, but she’s bored. And restless. Obviously the solution is to brush her teddy bear jailers to collect their fur, as well as borrow the cell key. After scrounging around the demon king’s castle, she puts together a comfy pillow. Later, she cuts off the body of a sheet-like ghost to use for silky bedding. Eventually, she trips on a slime and dies in lava, only to be revived in a coffin. She realizes the coffin lid is the perfect way to block out the sound of snoring monsters, so naturally… I’ll let you guess.

I’m not sure what else to say—the screenshot above does a perfect job of telling you what kind of show this is. Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle looks to be a heavily comedic, fantasy slice-of-life anime. It’s well paced, cute, silly, and bright. I thoroughly enjoyed the way it played with various fantasy tropes and recommend you check it out.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle can be streamed on Funimation. Read our thoughts on all the new fall anime series, in additional comments from our other writers, on our fall 2020 anime first impression master post.

2 thoughts on “First Impression: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

  1. I’ve read the manga, so I already knew the jokes going it, but I still found the first episode to be incredibly funny. I’m on board for the rest of the season.

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