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Cinderella Monogatari

Cinderella Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: The Story of Cinderella
Japanese: シンデレラ物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1996 to Oct 3, 1996
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.531 (scored by 1391 users)
Ranked: #14292
Popularity: #4040
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Cinderella is the only daughter of a fairly wealthy family. When her mother dies, his father marries a widow with 2 daughters then goes travelling for business. Cinderella eventually becomes the slave of her stepmother and stepsisters. The Prince on the other hand, lives a boring life in the castle and one day escapes and pretends to be a commoner.Cinderella meets him through an accidental bump and becomes his bestfriend not knowing that he really is the prince. There are other twists to this tale including another villain in the person of the king's right hand who is plotting to take over the throne once he eliminates the prince. After a series of events and stories told, the castle holds a Royal ball for the prince to be able to choose a wife. Every maiden in the kingdom receives an invitation. When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her pets dog, mice, cat and birds, and from her Fairy Godmother.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kawamura, Maria
Kawamura, Maria
Kikuchi, Masami
Kikuchi, Masami
Miss Palette
Miss Palette
Mita, Yuko
Mita, Yuko


Sasagawa, Hiroshi
Sasagawa, Hiroshi
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Yoshida, Kenji
Yoshida, Kenji
Planning Producer
Sakurai, Masaaki
Sakurai, Masaaki
Series Composition

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 4, 1996 to Oct 3, 1996
Status  Finished Airing
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May 30, 9:49 AM
This is a brilliant venture on going beyond your ever so heard or watched “Cinderella” story. What makes this going-beyond-universal-adaption refrain from falling into cliché is the delightful storytelling with solid sustainability implemented in the given amount of episodes. The extra glitz and glamour in the plot comes so engrossing with the story that it’s difficult to tell whether you have heard the story of Cinderella wrong but that isn’t to say that Cinderella Monogatari skews the universal story of Cinderella to the point of denying core elements, the lucky girl does get chance to dance with prince charming on a dreamlike night, gets separated read more
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Oct 20, 2014 12:03 AM
This is my first time writing a review.
At first I didn't think much of it as it is a older anime, but I convinced myself otherwise.

I Did Wonder what it would of turned out to be like.
To my surprise it was a little different then the normal Cinderella stories you hear about, not by much but had a good story that made me want to watch the next episode.

Over all the build up of the characters and the ending was good. Seemed at times you couldn't tell their feelings or thoughts clearer, but I liked it in this anime, made for read more
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Dec 28, 2011 9:23 AM
Cinderella Monogatari is not a very recent anime. It does not have the special effects that we are now blessed with having.

However, it is blessed with great storytelling and has a nice moral.
Both movie (Disney) and story (by Charles Perrault) do not go in great detail about Cinderella's life before she went to the ball. This series tell a great deal, and, not only that, the twists make the story a bit more realistic, in my point of view.

Fairy tails are always, or almost, the same and have many common components such as: love at first sight (without even knowing each other), read more
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Nov 27, 2010 3:23 PM
This Anime is one of my favorites..actually, the story is more than just Cinderella's has a pretty good, not spoiled romance and well
created characters..Cinderella is more than awesome and the prince is
just so cool..The story isn't just based on Cinderella's story and that what
makes it enjoyable and a little unpredictable..You would surely love it x3
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Both a classic story for children and both were adapted from a book. 
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Both are fairy tales from youth. Those who know about the Mermaid know about Cinderella.
They are both In love with a prince and wish to marry him but something or someone gets in their way.
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Opening Theme

#01: "Love Plus Love" by Judy Ongg (eps 1- 26)

Ending Theme

#01: "Newborn Love" by Judy Ongg (eps 1-26)

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