Ranked #832
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

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Ranked: #8322
Popularity: #3081
Members: 5,560
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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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Background

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Characters & Voice Actors

Crewe, Sara
Crewe, Sara
Main
Shimamoto, Sumi
Japanese
Shimamoto, Sumi
Minchin, Maria
Minchin, Maria
Supporting
Nakanishi, Taeko
Japanese
Nakanishi, Taeko
Becky
Becky
Supporting
Ichiryuusai, Teiyuu
Japanese
Ichiryuusai, Teiyuu
Legh, Lottie
Legh, Lottie
Supporting
Watanabe, Naoko
Japanese
Watanabe, Naoko

Staff

Kurokawa, Fumio
Kurokawa, Fumio
Director
Kamata, Hidemi
Kamata, Hidemi
Script, Assistant Production Coordinat
Nakanishi, Ryuuzou
Nakanishi, Ryuuzou
Script
Kusuba, Kouzou
Kusuba, Kouzou
Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/46)

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Himawari" ("Sunflower") by Satoko Shimonari



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Naruchan
Nov 14, 2009 6:58 PM
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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Maffy
Jul 17, 12:30 PM
Shoukoujo Sara, or A Little Princess Sara, is based upon the world’s classic book, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett and is part of the World Masterpiece Theater. As per usual when it comes to this collection, this work has the distinct traits of the main character(s) being played by the vicissitudes of fate and having to overcome multiple obstacles until finally a reward is at the end of their difficult journey.

The story revolves around Sara who was raised as a proper young lady by her father and later, being entrusted to a famous boarding school to obtain education of a higher level/quality. Soon, read more
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hao10
Jan 4, 2014 11:48 PM
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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Rampant
Jul 7, 11:35 AM
This anime is basically the slowest something could be in the first place, and the plot after the first 10 episodes of everyone jizzing over the mc is her being tortured after that. The plot is mostly the other workers telling them (the 2 poor tortured girls) to work hard as those other workers slack off and large amounts of time being spent for the other characters to say yes to working harder even though they were already working hard, or the headmistress making some unreasonably bitchy complaint accusing someone of doing something they did not do that the headmistress knows that other person did read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Ie Naki Ko Remi
The two stories are a lot similar. Mostly it's because Sara's life is also full of tragedies. 
reportRecommended by Rebecca_Riddle
Anime: Kaze no Shoujo Emily
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. 
reportRecommended by pinkarray
Anime: Anime Himitsu no Hanazono
Both from a classic book and deals with the lost of their parents. 
reportRecommended by Rei-chii
Anime: Puchi Puri Yuushi
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. 
reportRecommended by pinkarray
Anime: Perrine Monogatari
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Predelnik
Anime: Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma
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...  
reportRecommended by Sayuuri_chan

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