Ranked #254


Alternative Titles

English: Princess Jellyfish
Japanese: 海月姫


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Brains Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.251 (scored by 49,477 users)
Ranked: #2542
Popularity: #463
Members: 90,888
Favorites: 2,255
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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)


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Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
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Saiga, Mitsuki
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Kurashita, Tsukimi
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Hanazawa, Kana
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Okamura, Akemi
Okamura, Akemi
Hanamori, Yoshio
Hanamori, Yoshio
Koyasu, Takehito
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Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Terahigashi, Katsumi
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Umemoto, Yui
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Huber, Chuck
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More episodes Episodes(1/11)

Episode Title Aired
1 Sex and the Sisterhood
Sex and the Amars (セックス・アンド・ザ・アマーズ)
Oct 15, 2010

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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Nov 8, 2010
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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Nov 11, 2010
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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Sep 28, 2014
The setup for Princess Jellyfish revolves around six NEET females who have decided to live together in a small, "retro" building. They all lead their daily mooch lifestyles through the show, coming into contact with a few different types of people in the process, and that is just about its entirety.

Before moving along with that statement, let's focus on the budget. Princess Jellyfish is well animated and has a pleasant art style. The show's direction carries some expression, and the soundtrack is indeed serviceable. I would consider the opening and ending music good and am pleased when seeing how plentiful of references they can be, read more
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May 24, 2015
In all honesty, I didn't expect much from Kuragehime. My friend just recommended it to me since I asked her if she knew of any nice, lighthearted animes (I had been watching a ton of heavy, serious animes, and I needed a change in moods before returning to darker animes). I watched Kuragehime in one night. Kuragehime was just a cute, comedic anime that made me smile, so I thought, why not write a review?

Art · 7/10

The art was okay. It was adorable and the jellyfishes looked nicely drawn.

Sound · 5/10

The OST doesn't really stand out. OP and ED are decent and they're accompanied read more
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