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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: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.251 (scored by 51,901 users)
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Ranked: #2532
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Popularity: #476
Members: 95,711
Favorites: 2,403
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Episodes: /11


Kurashita Tsukimi loves jellyfish to the point of obsession, which is why she can’t bear to see a jellyfish being mistreated in a local pet store. When the socially awkward Tsukimi fails to speak up for the jellyfish, a beautiful woman steps in, sparking the beginning of an extremely unlikely friendship.

Tsukimi and her nerdy friends (who are also her roommates) are swept off their feet by this newcomer in their lives. She’s everything they’re not: effortlessly stylish, incredibly confident, and a part of a social circle the girls only dream of joining. She might also not be quite what she seems to be…

With the help of her new friend Tsukimi becomes confident enough to take on the world, protect her home from destruction, and attempt to achieve her life-long dream of becoming a designer. This little Kuragehime is on her way to becoming a queen.


Kuragehime was simulcast on FUNimation in Fall 2010, and became available as a DVD and Blu-ray release the following year. Kuragehime was also briefly available for streaming on Netflix as Princess Jellyfish.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
Saiga, Mitsuki
Saiga, Mitsuki
Kurashita, Tsukimi
Kurashita, Tsukimi
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Okamura, Akemi
Okamura, Akemi
Hanamori, Yoshio
Hanamori, Yoshio
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito


Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Umemoto, Yui
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard
Huber, Chuck
Huber, Chuck

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

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
2 Sukiyaki Western Matsusaka
Sukiyaki Western Matsusaka (スキヤキ・ウエスタン・マツサカ)
Oct 29, 2010
3 Enchanted
Mahou wo Kakerarete (魔法をかけられて)
Nov 5, 2010
4 I'll See You in My Aquarium
Suizokukan de Aimashou (水族館で逢いましょう)
Nov 12, 2010
5 I Want to Be a Jellyfish
Watashi wa Kurage ni Naritai (私はクラゲになりたい)
Nov 19, 2010

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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

More reviewsReviews

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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