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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: 8.271 (scored by 20163 users)
Ranked: #2352
Popularity: #614
Members: 45,240
Favorites: 1,627
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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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Dec 3, 2013
Gonzo-nyan
When you look at the picture cover of a show, that’s usually the deciding factor on whether or not it is worth your time to experience watching it for most who don’t bother to look into depth on what the show is mainly about. There is the common notion of “Don’t judge a book by its cover” by many forms of fiction, but that saying shouldn’t just be limited to books. If there are things to be said about Princess Tutu in relation to this quote, it definitely fits that description on every account.

It can be conceived that Princess Tutu isn’t your average Magical Girl 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.
reportRecommended by lumi - Add to favorites
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.

Opening Theme

"Morning Grace" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

"Watashi No Ai Wa Chiisaikeredo" by Ritsuko Okazaki

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