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Shoukoujo Sara

Shoukoujo Sara

Alternative Titles

English: A Little Princess Sara
Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Princess Sara, Little Princess Sarah
Japanese: 小公女セーラ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 46
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 1985 to Dec 29, 1985
Producers: Nippon Animation
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 2935 users)
Ranked: #8032
Popularity: #2988
Members: 5,080
Favorites: 29
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Synopsis

Sara, a pretty girl born into a rich British family in India, is treated like a little princess at a dormitory school in London. Sara's sweet school life turns to tragedy when she learns of her father's death and the family's bankruptcy. However, Sara endures her hard luck with kindness and imagination and escapes from her misery through fantasies.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Crewe, Sara
Crewe, Sara
Main
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese
Shimamoto, Sumi
Tissier, Barbara
French
Tissier, Barbara
...
Becky
Becky
Supporting
Fanfani, Donatella
Italian
Fanfani, Donatella
Ichiryuusai, Teiyuu
Japanese
Ichiryuusai, Teiyuu
Peter
Peter
Supporting
Sakamoto, Chika
Japanese
Sakamoto, Chika
Garijo, Emmanuel
French
Garijo, Emmanuel
Mariette
Mariette
Supporting
Ledieu, Virginie
French
Ledieu, Virginie
Takagi, Sanae
Japanese
Takagi, Sanae

Staff

Kurokawa, Fumio
Director
Nakanishi, Ryuuzou
Script
Kuroda, Yoshio
Storyboard
Kusuba, Kouzou
Storyboard



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Jan 4, 2014
hao10
If only Sara were here, she would have written an awesome review for the series. She would have probably written it in French as well. It's not that writing anime reviews is a part of Miss Minchin's seminary curriculum, it's just about me, a barely literate otaku boy, even a hundred years later, still having little chance to do it better.

`Princess Sara' is based on a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, `A Little Princess' (1905), with quite a history of rewrites and adaptations, and this particular anime belongs to a bigger project known as `World Masterpiece Theater', which gathers adaptations of classical western books and read more
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Nov 14, 2009
Naruchan
The art and animation isn't the best, as it was made in the 80s, but it is very quaint and fits in well with the story and adds to the feel of the show.

The music is pretty good from what I was able to hear. It is mostly classical music for the background and again fits in well.

I'm not sure how well they have portrayed the characters from the book, having only seen a small amount. They seem to have made Sera more of an average girl and downplayed her intelligence. I was annoyed at this, as she makes a couple of speeches demonstrating her read more
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Recommendations

The two stories are a lot similar. Mostly it's because Sara's life is also full of tragedies.
Both are about little kids with a carefree and easy-going personality until the unexpected death of their father, leaves them orphaned.

They are then sent to live among strict and mean adults who would do anything to upset the poor children.
Both from a classic book and deals with the lost of their parents.
Very brave and resilient girls, take circumstances as their own personal fantasy world. While they each have rivals, they instead bypass them by continuing their destiny to their own fate.
There's a lot of similarities between those two, in both anime protagonists are very kind, clever, spiritually strong, tenacious young girls with good upbringing but at one moment appearing to have a lot of hardship to struggle with on their life path. In the second half of both anime both girls are living very near to the persons who eventually will help them to resolve all of their trouble but couldn't take what is theirs for the time being, because of the different reasons though.

Also there are some minor but pretty interesting similarities, for example Perrine while living in France knows English language very good and that helps her a lot on her path, the same goes for Sara but in reversed fashion, while being in England she knows French language well. Also the both characters were initially raised in India.

And of course it would be unwise not to mention that these both series are done by Nippon Animation and part of the World Masterpiece Theater staple, and thus they both are based on pieces of classical European children's fiction. But it also implies similar art style, voice acting, music and storytelling style.
The story of Emma revolves around a kind hearted young lady whose in love with a rich young man. The similarity between Shoukoujo Sara and Emma is that the anime is both set in Victorian time or somethin like that =_=. Their are both drama and the main character had the same attitude;both nice and down to earth and lastly they both lost their parents...

Opening Theme

"Hana no Sasayaki" ("Flower's Whisper") by Satoko Shimonari

Ending Theme

"Himawari" ("Sunflower") by Satoko Shimonari

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