After reading the manga, I was thrilled to get the Princess Resurrection dvds that I decided to by both sets of dvds. It was a bad purchase. Several plot elements are changed but the basic storyline is still there. But Princess Resurrection manga was a serious manga that had some comedy and fan service interspersed with it but nothing like the anime, which comes accross as a humoristic series, that switches from one gag to another. Don't get this series, read the manga.