Cinderella is the daughter of a wealthy duke who has remarried to provide her with a mother and sisters. When the Duke travels abroad, Cinderella discovers that her new family is anything but a family. With spoiled stepsisters and a harsh stepmother, Cindrella is forced to cook, clean and manage the household. Yet she remains cheerful, gentle and kind to her family, to her animal friends and to a mysterious boy, named Charles, who seems to have a connection with the prince of Emerald Castle. A whole new story on a classic fairytale.
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
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 the suspense of it all.
If you like fairy tales or happy endings this is a good anime to watch.
This Anime is one of my favorites..actually, the story is more than just Cinderella's story..it 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
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), a villain or two defeat and a happy ending.
In my opinion, Cinderella Monogatari changes all of these examples and weaves a story that is so great that you should overlook the fact that perhaps you do not like the ancient aspect of it. read more
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa (Yatterman) and produced by Tatsunoko Production (Macross), both director and studio has history dating back to notable anime from the 70’s and 80’s.
Most people are familiar with the story of Cinderella, but very few know that there was an anime that came out in the late 90’s with a bit of a spin on the Disney version.
Cinderella’s fathers leaves for a long trip, her mother dies years before, and no sooner after father dearest leaves, Cinderella’s step-mother and sisters begin the treat her as their own personal servant to whip. No sooner than this though Paulette, a seemingly random woman (fairy godmother) depicted in the anime grants various animals around Cinderella the ability to speak. Early on Cinderella and the fated prince meet and after a few misunderstandings and chance meetings become friends. They go on various adventures together and so on. In the mean-time, there is a dubious plot within the crown and of course, step-mother and sister out to take advantage of Cinderella.
The plot is all there, but spanning at 26 episodes, this anime quickly becomes tiresome, slow, and repetitive. Not to say there is not the occasional “plot twist,” but this anime does not stray to break new grounds in any way.
The sound and animation are very poor in quality. Not to mention the character design and the layout of the show is very late 70’s early 80’s at best. This is not acceptable in 1996. There is zero excuse for something with this poor of quality. Voice acting is not any better, script writing is very bland, and the list goes on with how poor everything other than the plot is with Cinderella Monogatari.
It would be very much a surprise if anyone other than a small child could watch this extremely poor quality of an anime more than three episodes before having enough. This is unfortunate because the plot is sweet and interesting. However, with animation this bad, it is un-watchable today.read more