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Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Alternative Titles

English: Princess Tutu
Japanese: プリンセスチュチュ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2002 to May 23, 2003
Duration: 16 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.261 (scored by 22482 users)
Ranked: #2592
Popularity: #670
Members: 51,740
Favorites: 1,826
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

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Synopsis

In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gentle Ahiru (Japanese for "duck") seems like an unlikely protagonist. In reality, Ahiru is just as magical as the talking cats and crocodiles that inhabit her town—for Ahiru really is a duck! Transformed by the mysterious Drosselmeyer into a human girl, Ahiru soon learns the reason for her existence. Using her magical egg-shaped pendant, Ahiru can transform into Princess Tutu—a beautiful and talented ballet dancer whose dances relieve people of the turmoil in their hearts. With her newfound ability, Ahiru accepts the challenge of collecting the lost shards of her prince's heart, for long ago he had shattered it in order to seal an evil raven away for all eternity.

Princess Tutu is a tale of heroes and their struggle against fate. Their beliefs, their feelings, and ultimately their actions will determine whether this fairy tale can reach its "happily ever after."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fakir
Fakir
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Patton, Chris
English
Patton, Chris
...
Mytho
Mytho
Main
Yanagi, Naoki
Japanese
Yanagi, Naoki
Hickman, Jay
English
Hickman, Jay
...
Arima, Ahiru
Arima, Ahiru
Main
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Katou, Nanae
Japanese
Katou, Nanae
...
Kuroha, Rue
Kuroha, Rue
Main
Mizuki, Nana
Japanese
Mizuki, Nana
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
...

Staff

Chung, Jin Ho
Producer, ADR Director
Sato, Junichi
Director
Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director



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Aug 12, 2008
Valle
I remember when I first heard the name "Princess Tutu". First impression: Girly. However, I was intrigued by the praise it received so I looked for a description. Second impression: Cheesy. Still, I was curious about how the show took advantage of ballet suites, so I watched the opening. Third impression: Too pink.

There were few reasons for me to watch Princess Tutu, but I still had a strange feeling about it. Today I regret not having watched it sooner for what I saw was one of the most engaging, clever and downright beautiful shows I had ever seen, overflowing with soul and passion.

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Jan 31, 2015
Franzor
A lot of people have said that Princess Tutu is not what it looks like. It’s not as girly as it sounds. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Well… I actually disagree with this. In many respects, Princess Tutu is exactly what you might expect. It’s a magical girl fairy tale with romance, ballet, a female lead, and a big bad villain who wants to ruin everything for the protagonist and keep her from her true love and there are several points that might make you feel like you’re watching a classic Disney Princess movie. BUT! I do not think that should stop you read more
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May 9, 2009
FallnKnightFakir
Ok, here's a scenario that doesn't appeal to me in the least, a magical girl series that sound incredibly girly with copious amounts of pink and it's actually called "Princess Tutu". The only positive note I saw going into this was that I really like classical music, it was this and other reviews that convinced me to even give it a shot in the first place and am I ever glad I did, I've seen it through 4 times in less than 18 months and I'm always tempted to watch it again. The first point here is that even if it doesn't sound like your read more
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Apr 1, 2015
MisterImouto
“Princess Tutu” might not be the most eye-catching title out there, but trust me when I say it’s a show with a lot of heart. The tutu-ing really takes backstage compared to what it’s actually concerned with, and it’s more just used to contextualize the whole ”ordinary girl with superpowers” thing for its demographic. But more importantly, it’s a show that really has this special little magic that you’d never expect unless you experienced it for yourself.

I found myself quickly hooked by its mysterious, slow-building conflicts – it’s the sort of thing you knew was going to be ambitious, but you’re constantly wondering how read more
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Recommendations

Both are surprisingly dark and mature magical girl series, in which a lot of thought has been given to the story.
Madoka seems to be even darker, but Tutu is definitely worth watching as well. Both have very good soundtracks, too.
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It's no surprise that Princess Tutu has been called Utena-lite. Both series look like they're made for young girls and have, to some degree, fairly typical shoujo plots in the beginning. Soon, though, they become much more complex, twisting the definitions of friend and foe; of what it means to be yourself or to grow up. In addition, they're both heavily influenced by traditional fairy tales yet eventually change the norms of those tales to be something completely different.
both captivating magical girl anime, with added romance and comedy.
Same director, same studio, similar story elements, similar character relationships: it's very easy to draw parallels between these two series. Each series is inspired by fairy tales in a different way, and although they start out as comedies, you'll be left crying by the end.
these series have a girl who changes magically for the sake of the boy she is in love with. but in contrast to other similar anime revolving around this theme Tutu & Fullmoon have really wonderful stories & unforgetable characters. at the beginning there is comedy and romance, later drama. plus the music is a focus point (Fullmoon=singing; Tutu=dancing to classic). in short: watch 'em both.
Both of these are magical girl animes which follow the lives of lovable girls who transform into magical girls to save the day. They also feature male characters with some special abilities.

Opening Theme

"Morning Grace" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

"Watashi No Ai Wa Chiisaikeredo" by Ritsuko Okazaki

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