tfw when people avoided this anime because of the name and ballet.
You'll never be able to. The best way is probably that music video, but it has major spoilers.
This is one of those anime that I rewatch every now and then. It's so close to perfect, but I think it loses its way a little in the second half, even though all of the character arcs are perfect. The Mythos corruption stuff drags on just a little too long. Still, one of my all time favorites.
You don't. You just have to convince them to watch it as a joke, kinda like rifftrax. Poke fun at everything, make it seem like it's actually less about the anime and more about hanging out with bros. If they start to make less jokes and start to focus on it, then wind it down and let them watch. If not, continue on and cut your losses, knowing at the very least, you had fun with your friends.
It's not that it's bad, but it really got repetitive and old fast.
>muaahahhaha, I'm going to kidnap this random person because reasons
>oh no, it's tutu
>CUUUURSE YOU TUTU
And that happened like four or five times.
Something I was disappointed is in the beginning of the second arc, where Rue tells Fakir that events are happening without Duck knowing about it, behind her back. I thought large amount of story would happen without Duck knowing about it, but the audience would witness it, and then having the climax thrown at her completely unprepared. But that never happened.
The ending still makes up for the slow second arc.
Yep, that amv is what got me into watching it but I wasn't really expecting that much from it. I didn't think I would like ballet and the fact that it is a shoujo made me unsure but oh boy, did watching it prove me soo wrong.
>Princess Tutu - Does anyone know the major references for this show?
I don't know. Maybe al lthe Ballet and Opera music used in the show? Just a hunch.
>How am I suppose to convince my friends to watch it.
If they are too afraid to watch a mahou shoujo because it would upset their delicate male egos, get new friends.
By your logic, I should have skipped Hajime no Ippo because boxing is boring. Or GTO because its about a school teacher. Or CardCaptor Sakura because its about a girl who captures cards.
Anime is good because it takes concepts that would be absurd or boring in live action and makes them plausible and interesting. Princess Tutu and the mahou shoujo genre as a whole being one of the best examples of that.
>influenced by Utena
More like Utena was influenced by Sailor Moon. And the guy who mentored the director of Utena went on to make Princess Tutu.
>Does anyone know the major references for this show?
Eh I got a few of them since my grandma was a ballet teacher but mostly just simple small stuff like how Drosselmeyer was a major character in the Nutcracker who brought various toys to life
aaaAAAHHHHHhhhh! Sou nanda... [duck noises intensify]