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
It is rare of me to write any reviews regarding anime and manga but for these series I should make an exception. Not always I can find a story which can be quite deceiving. Like who does not know about the famous fairytale of Cinderella? Each person has heard once about it in his/her life. There are a lot of remakes of this story as well but this Japanese version of Cinderella takes the cake.
First time watching this story I could feel that the feelings between the characters were real. The prince dressed up as a commoner knows well that the girl he has met is not wealthy but is quite different and beautiful inside and out than others. And vice versa the girl is not aware of the boy's real status, however, they still become friends. I love that romance does not happen straight away but the story takes some time to nurture true emotions and connections by bringing some challenges on their way. It is not only a plain Cinderella story but also a story of strong friendship, genuine romance, superficial attraction and fight for the crown.
If you like old-fashioned fairytales with a modern twist I recommend you to pick it up and try it. As I mentioned before it is really easy to underrate the series since it is a remake of the original Cinderella story. I certainly got more than I expected. I hope you will too. read more
Cinderella Monogatari turns out to be an outstanding and incredible romance series from the early 90s. It was made to be in-character and similar to our love of Hans Christian Anderson books. Cinderella is a decent and lovely lady but lives a eccentric and hardworking life after her dad leaves and her mother is dead. Two stepsisters and a stepmother treat Cinderella awfully and make her responsible for her stuff. But with the help of a couple of sweet and kindhearted animals and a fairy godmother, it improves her life. To me, it seems fair to me. The art was the old 90s but a little more darker than series like Sailor Moon or anything according to that. The story was cute. I enjoyed it a bit. And the characters were pretty much kept in-character but poor Cinderella. The animals reminded me of the ones in The Rescuers (1977) where there was this little orphan girl who drops a bottle containing a plea for help into the water and two mice come out and rescue her from her evil aunt. I did this just for refreshment of memory. But by the by, Cinderella is a pretty much quirky animated series but is very cute and sweet; with just a touch of romance, most drama and fantasy alike. Not very much of a comedy but is more likely to capture or uplift your heart with a touch of some heart-warming moments.read more
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. lolread more
This has got to be my favorite version of the Cinderella Story so far. Now, Cinderella as a character in general is my favorite character, so I'm a little biased. But in every other Cinderella movie, I have never really felt like I've watched Cinderella really progress at all. In general, Cinderella stories are short - Abused girl has to do all the chores, is nice and kind to everybody, isn't allowed to go to the ball, gets magicked into the ball, meets the prince, Glass slipper - it can be summarized very easily. But this show does a very good job of ... not really dragging it out, just adding more to the characters. More story. I still get to watch and see who Cinderella is and how she reacts in a whole slew of situations without just seeing the abused girl suddenly get to go to a ball.
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
I have always loved the story of Cinderella. This is by far one of the best adaptations I have ever seen. It was such a good story. I loved how the prince and Cinderella met before the ball. The music was great. At times it was a bit louder than the dialogue though. I personally liked the character designs and thought the prince was very handsome. It had a lot of humor, kidnappings, sword fights, and adventures. It was really a great story that I would recommend to everyone.
The story is more than impressive , It talks about many things such as: friendship, helping otheres , cairing for otheres , Courage and The most important part of The anime is "Love".
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 .