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Kuragehime

Kuragehime

Alternative Titles

English: Princess Jellyfish
Japanese: 海月姫

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.271 (scored by 41594 users)
Ranked: #2452
Popularity: #417
Members: 75,471
Favorites: 1,770
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Amamizukan is an apartment complex where no boys are allowed. Kurashita Tsukimi, a girl who adores jellyfish, lives there happily with her friends who all have nerdy obsessions of their own. Their peaceful lives gradually start to change when a beautiful woman helps Tsukimi out of a pinch.

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 11
Aired  Oct 15, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kuragehime
Side story: Kuragehime Specials
Other: Kuragehime: Soreike! Amars Tankentai

Characters & Voice Actors

Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Grelle, Josh
English
Grelle, Josh
...
Kurashita, Tsukimi
Kurashita, Tsukimi
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Whitehead, Maxey
English
Whitehead, Maxey
...
Jiji
Jiji
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
Clark, Leah
English
Clark, Leah
...
Chieko
Chieko
Supporting
Saito, Kimiko
Japanese
Saito, Kimiko
Cranz, Cynthia
English
Cranz, Cynthia
...

Staff

Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard
Huber, Chuck
Script
Machida, Touko
Script



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Apr 21, 2013
HybridMedia
When looking into this anime, it’s like looking into an anime version of a fairy tale, which sort of involves a princess or a princess-like character and also a fairy godmother-like character, but unlike a fairy tale (or at least, any fairy tale that’s been infected by Disney sooner or later), this one is going to be sugarcoated, especially when dealing with the stages of being awkward around different people and the way you act around them.

Amamizu-kan, an old boarding house in Tokyo, is the home of The Sisterhood – a group of otaku women of various stripes who shun The Stylish and men in read more
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Nov 8, 2010
Droppling
Alright, I admit it. I was skeptical at first when I heard of this anime, since I've seen all sorts of gender bender plots. Besides, "Jellyfish Princess"? What kind of title is that?

But don't be deceived by first impressions. True to its roots, this anime is focused at a more mature audience then typical animes; that's why it's the josei genre. It relates to many aspects of "fandoms". Trains, Japanese culture, fashion, politics, and much more. Many of the characters are attractive, not by their looks, but by their personalities, and how their individual fandoms relate to them. This not only gives a charm in read more
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Oct 31, 2013
WickedMind
Mix up a sisterhood group with a cross-dressing guy, some jellyfish imagination and with a political/business thought and you get a really hot mess -- Kuragehime.

Imagine a group of NEET sisters in one building and comes rushing down a cross-dressing guy. It sounds comical and I find myself laughing so much. I mean who wouldn't be when the show was really funny. Probably the special thing about Kuragehime is that you don't know when a story plot is going to pop out of nowhere. Sure, the plot line is dense but with this great comedic anime with some light romance and good atmosphere -- read more
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Nov 11, 2010
RedRaine
What were my first thoughts on Kuragehime? It sounds stupid. An anime about middle aged lonely otaku virgin women is absolutely unheard of in this day and age. None of them are even cute! ‘Give me moe or give me death!’ is quite a common thing nowadays. And above all it’s just another slice of life. Almost nothing is attractive if you were to just explain ‘The Jellyfish Princess’ to any other fan.

However, despite all its unattractiveness it is by far the most beautiful anime of the fall season.

At first glance, without being told anything, anyone would assume the majority of the main characters read more
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Recommendations

Main character is an ugly girl that is made better by a superior man. Also, crossdressing.
Anime adaptations of josei manga with an emphasis on fashion. One would assume this means most males should run far away with their anuses clenched and never look back, but no: they are strangely accessible and appealing even to the more manly males that frequent this site, such as myself. Seeing adult(ish) characters mentally dealing with the highs and lows of AN ACTUAL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP IN ANIME!!111! is appealing in Paradise Kiss. Princess Jellyfish's fujoshi-in-a-boarding house freakout gag humour makes it more of a comedy than a drama and even more male-accessible as a consequence. And the fashion aspects are presented from the respective heroine's clueless perspectives so as not to overwhelm viewers/males.

The basic premises of the two are really quite similar: normal/average young women find themselves SUDDENLY thrust into the world of fashion/modeling/dresses after encountering eccentric-handsome males that sweep them off their feet via charisma. Paradise deals FAR MORE HEAVILY with fashion and romance since the entirety of the heroine's connection with the rest of the series is modeling. Jellyfish involves a cross-dressing ladyboy invading an all-female boarding house and is naturally more comedic (no romance advances in Jellyfish, in stark contrast to Paradise Kiss, which has a clear start and end). In Jellyfish fashion comes into play more towards the end when dresses based on jellyfish are made. But the fujoshi cast's fear of "STYLISH!" and the cross-dressing male lead's varied attire does get touched upon a lot.
A light-hearted circus-like genderbender with some substance.
reportRecommended by Welyn - Add to favorites
Both are anime made for girls that guys can really like. If you're a guy and you like realistic/idealistic romance anime than this is for you.
reportRecommended by Hajin - Add to favorites
Both are quirky, unique shows about a group of strange people living together, featuring one person new to the group, with occasional heartwarming and/or romantic undercurrents.
Both depict the life of Otaku, in Genshiken's case mostly male otaku with a few girls thrown into the mix, in the case of kuragehime it's a community of female otaku.
reportRecommended by Korru - Add to favorites

Opening Theme

"Koko Dake no Hanashi (ここだけの話)" by Chatmonchy

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure (きみのきれいに気づいておくれ)" by Sambomaster

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