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Arete Hime

Arete Hime

Alternative Titles

English: Princess Arete
Synonyms: ARITE Hime
Japanese: アリーテ姫


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2001
Producers: Studio 4°C, Imagica
Genres: Fantasy, Magic
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #26572
Popularity: #3396
Members: 3,499
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Confined in the castle tower by her father, princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she seeks out to watch the common people at work. The knights of the kingdom compete for the right to marry her and rule the land by competing to see who can find powerful magic objects made by a long dead race of sorcerers. Arete wants none of this. She longs to meet the common people and travel to exotic lands she has only seen in the books she keeps hidden under her bed. One day the sorcerer Boax arrives in a fantastic flying machine and offers to take Arete as his wife and transform her into a proper princess.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Koyama, Tsuyoshi
Koyama, Tsuyoshi
Suyama, Akio
Suyama, Akio
Takayama, Minami
Takayama, Minami
The Witch
The Witch
Koorogi, Satomi
Koorogi, Satomi


Katabuchi, Sunao
Theme Song Performance
Oonuki, Taeko
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
Kaneko, Masayuki
Background Art

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Sep 5, 2009
Arete Hime initially seems like a typical modern iteration of a fairy tale, ala Disney, with a captive princess who desires to see the world and empathize with its denizens. Eventually, it shapes into a multi-segmented journey of self discovery more akin to "Siddhartha" than "Rapunzel."

When looking back at the entire Journey our main character, Arete undergoes, it's quite epic. This in no way changes the fact that some stretches are completely starved for plot development, using the time instead to flash some scenic shots and play with Arete's diatribes on her predicaments. Which brings me to one of the biggest problems with this film: read more
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Jan 28, 2012
Children’s fiction is an appealing genre for all ages. Consider Harry Potter: kids, teenagers, and adults all screamed in glee when the final book in the saga was released. All of these works are simple, straight to the point, and wonderful to look at. Reading these types of fiction influences everyone in the crucial age of adolescence. Everyone has their favorite children’s books; mine was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hence, I learned to laugh at dark humor and absurd deaths at a young age.

At the age of five, I asked the unknown sentient beings with the cooties -- a worse opponent than the Bubonic read more
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they have strong strange princesses in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere. both nausicaa and Arete feel for creatures that are scorned be man. the big diffrence is one is fantasy and the other scifi. Post-apocalyptic fantasy?
Super similar moral but completely different presentation. Same studio. Mind games is BRIGHT and CHAOTIC. whereas Princess Arete is muted... and slow...
Bolth are amazing in there own way. Im my opinion, you watch these two films and you know how to live life.

Opening Theme

"Красно Солнце (Krasno Solntse)" by Origa

Ending Theme

"kin'iro no tsubasa (金色の翼)" by Taeko Oonuki

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