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Kaleido Star

Kaleido Star

Alternative Titles

English: Kaleido Star
Synonyms: Kaleido Star: New Wings
Japanese: カレイドスター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2003 to Mar 27, 2004
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.101 (scored by 14825 users)
Ranked: #3952
Popularity: #959
Members: 29,517
Favorites: 663
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy drama shoujo sports

Synopsis

Sora, a young girl from Japan, comes to America in search of her dream. She wants, with all her heart, to be a member of the Kaleido Stage, a world famous circus, with a combination of musicals, acrobatics and magical effects. With the help of her friends, she struggles to make this dream come true.

Related Anime

Sequel: Kaleido Star: Arata Naru Tsubasa Extra Stage
Spin-off: Kaleido Star: It's Good! Goood!!

Characters & Voice Actors

Fool
Fool
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Hickman, Jay
English
Hickman, Jay
...
Hamilton, Layla
Hamilton, Layla
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Haffner, Anikó
Hungarian
Haffner, Anikó
...
Naegino, Sora
Naegino, Sora
Main
Hirohashi, Ryou
Japanese
Hirohashi, Ryou
Martinez, Cynthia
English
Martinez, Cynthia
...
Macquarie
Macquarie
Supporting
Shima, Ryouka
Japanese
Shima, Ryouka

Staff

Daichi, Akitarou
Director
Sato, Junichi
Director, Creator
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director, Episode Director, 2nd Key Animation
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Mar 22, 2010
Splitter
You have a dream don't you? Of course you do. Everyone has one. A dream to do something that no one else has ever done, or maybe someone else has done it and you want nothing more than to follow in their footsteps. It could have started when you were a child, maybe even recently, but no matter what, your heart doesn't let it rest. It's something you want more than anything, even more than you think you want it.

Kaleido Star is the story of our dreams. How they all start from tiny things. Memories from days gone by that we think are insignificant, read more
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Aug 1, 2007
ZJun
Kaleido Star was a big surprise for me as I expected it to be a typical shoujo with probably many cheesy moments...
I was proven wrong..

Animation:
Overall, it was beautiful, bright colours and flowing movements that even appeared graceful, a very colorful setting that didn't appear too flashy....it totally captured the brilliance of a circus and the lovely performances that I just had to rewatch again. However it had its flaws, I noticed that several episodes had seemingly worse animation compared to the rest in which the characters looked distorted, thankfully this was hardly significant during the performances which kept their high standard throughout the whole read more
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Recommendations

These two shows are extremely similar, both focusing on a teenage girl with a big dream and trying to make it. The only difference is that in Kaleido Star they focus more on things like gymnastics and dancing, while in Glass Mask it's about acting.
Kaleido star is a much better version of the whole girl reaching for a goal/dreams. kaleido star has better comedy and character development and animation for sure.

Opening Theme

#1: "Take it Shake it" by Sugar (eps 1-13)
#2: "Yakusoku no Basho e" by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 14-26)
#3: "Tattoo Kiss" by r.o.r/s (eps 27-51)

Ending Theme

#1: "Real Identity" by Sugar (eps 1-13)
#2: "Boku wa Kokoni Iru" by SOPHIA (eps 14-26)
#3: "Escape" by r.o.r/s (eps 27-50)
#4: "Yakusoku no Basho e (約束の場所へ)" by Chihiro Yonekura & Kaleido Stars (ep 51)

Recent News

Producer of Kaleido Star Passes Away ( 1 2 3 4 )
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04-27-13, 3:57 PM
Director Sato Junichi's Original Anime Project 'Wish Angel' Gets Suspended ( 1 2 )
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34 replies by Pareo »»
08-25-12, 5:43 PM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Kaleido Star Episode 41 Discussion
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08-02-14, 5:46 PM
Poll: Kaleido Star Episode 15 Discussion
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