English: The Story of Cinderella
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1996 to Oct 3, 1996
Producers: Tatsunoko Productions
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All AgesL represents licensing company
Score: 7.531 (scored by 1395 users)
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May 30, 9:49 AM
Cinderella Monogatari takes an episodic approach to the premise without losing the focus of its fairy tale charm, that said each episode is inherent of some message and is nothing short of some big adventure not to mention, is reason of the wonderful characterization we get to see in the anime.
And indeed the characters are worth the praise, the attachment with Cinderella’s fate and annoyance on her unconditional kindness comes without any effort. Her friends’ loyalty and the bitterness of the enemies surrounding her surely pull the strings of one’s heart in expected directions. The chemistry between the Cinderella and Prince Charles is something to be awed about. Prince Charles’ persona of a young courageous prince is portrayed remarkably along with his adventurous boyish attitude. The encounters between the couple and events that leads to them, indicates that this is more than just a fairly tale, that said there is a lot of realism shown in many episodes giving the story a bit dire turn.
In the end, the anime succeed in managing a moderate tone in terms of characters that’s neither sickeningly sweet nor downright outrageous. Also Cinderella Monogatari’s approach to its themes is simple and straightforward. Not all of it is lighthearted more like it’s a mixed bag.
From technical view point, the anime does a fine job considering the year of release. The art does not wow the viewer however, has this nostalgic appeal. The soundtrack is disarmingly breathtaking, could be indulged into as separate entity nonetheless perfectly matches the scenes and gives the anime a memorable charm.
Cinderella Monogatari is a journey of young girl who dares to tread on a path to find herself in a world that’s all too real yet all too magical. And would you come along to join her?
Oct 20, 2014 12:03 AM
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.
Dec 28, 2011 9:23 AM
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
Nov 27, 2010 3:23 PM
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
Oct 24, 2012 10:08 AM
This is YET another take on the classic story of Cinderella. A story of a young maiden forced to do unendless laborious house work under her own noble home by her wicked stepmother. Yep most of us is very much adept and familiar of how the story of this such pitiful maiden goes; but in this Anime adaptation of this classic tale holds a fine re-telling of the story.
What set this apart from the rest is that it gave a much deeper background to Cinderella and the Prince relationship. I'm a sucker for romance and especially about "RAG to RICHES" stories. This series serves just that, with bonus morale lessons about Friendship, Love, Family and other goody values.
In order to fully appreciate this series is that you just have to watch this with an open mind because their is an undeniable HUGE FLAW regarding its plot. Cinderella befriended the Prince in a very ordinary circumstance without realizing he is really the Prince. We get to see them interact throughout almost the entire series that you wish for Cinderella to realize it's the prince all along. But that same flaw made this series the more charming and memorable.
As a viewer you'll grow to love Cinderella and the Prince and root for them until the end. There are alot more aspect in this story that were explained; like why Cinderella can speak to animals around her house. Why does she have a Fairy Godmother and so on.
This was created back in the mid 90's so the animation is dated but you wouldn't care for it too much as it's still a decent quality. Forget about its technical aspect and just go with the flow. You'll adore this kiddie show. Episode 4 sealed the deal for me I knew I would end up loving this show. The ending was near pitch perfect. It really did delivered a satisying conclusion to a perfect story to Cinderella's fairytale.
I am no expert on the original story but I've read and seen different versions of Cinderella and this particular anime shines brightly as Cinderella's glass slippers amongst all of them. While growing up this anime is one of the most memorable series for me. Once in awhile I still view this series for an entire day and I am still as fond and captivated to it as I was back in day.
If you get the chance go watch it. Last time I checked it was still on Youtube. lol read more
May 16, 2010 1:51 PM
Feb 22, 2013 10:30 PM
Now... I think there is one complaint I have about the series. I'll be honest... Cinderella, in this, isn't really the brightest, and the Dialogue is lackluster. Some parts are repetitive and redundant, and there are a lot of flashbacks that I think are a bit needless. Suspension of disbelief is sometimes ... eh. And the animation isn't always the smoothest. You see some obvious cycles in there at points.
But by and large, this is still my favorite version of the story, and there's a lot more character development in this than there is in any other Cinderella, which makes the characters more realistic and more likable... even in the step-sisters sometimes. And there's more plot involved, with some political intrigue here and there. I love it. read more
Mar 19, 2012 3:40 PM
Sep 18, 2011 10:22 AM
It takes abaute cindrella’s story But in a different way , The anime shaw as the Beautiful Relationship Between The prince and cindrella .
And more you see the anime The more you love the story .
For Me I’v seen these anime When I was a little girl , and Still loving these anime more and more every Time I watch it .