Romeo no Aoi Sora

Romeo and the Black Brothers

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Romeo's Blue Skies, Romio no Aoi Sora
Japanese: ロミオの青い空
English: Romeo and the Black Brothers
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Type: TV
Episodes: 33
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 15, 1995 to Dec 17, 1995
Premiered: Winter 1995
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.321 (scored by 1787817,878 users)
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Ranked: #2512
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Popularity: #3136
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Romeo is a kindhearted and courageous boy living with his family in a small village in Switzerland. Unfortunately, Romeo becomes the interest of a man named Luini, known as "The God of Death," who is infamous for buying children and selling them as chimney sweeps in Milan. While visiting the village, Luini burns down Romeo's family cornfield in an attempt to have Romeo as his own. With the cornfield gone and his father sustaining a head injury trying to put out the fire, Romeo bravely sells himself to the God of Death in order to help his family afford a doctor.

On his way to Milan, Romeo meets a boy named Alfredo Martini and they quickly become friends. Just as Alfredo is sold to a different master, the two boys swear eternal friendship and vow to meet again. As a chimney sweep, Romeo faces many hardships and abuse, especially from his master's family and a gang known as the Wolf Pack. But after reuniting with Alfredo, the two form a fraternity of chimney sweeps called "The Black Brothers," who will learn to fight against the Wolf Pack and help each other in times of need.

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Romeo no Aoi Sora is based on the 1941 German novel Die schwarzen Brüder by Lisa Tetzner.

Characters & Voice Actors

Martini, Alfredo

Fujita, Toshiko


Orikasa, Ai


Ishizu, Aya


Hiyama, Nobuyuki

Montovani, Angeletta

Kawamura, Maria


Ishimura, Tomoko


Arimoto, Kinryuu

Rossi, Marchelo

Anzai, Masahiro

Martini, Bianca

Okamura, Akemi


Nishimura, Tomomichi


Kusuba, Kouzou
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Miyashita, Shinpei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishida, Kenichi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Sora e..." by Hiroko Kasahara

Ending Theme

"Si Si Ciao -Romana no Oka de-" by Hiroko Kasahara


Jun 21, 2024
I've been an anime fan for almost a decade now, and I've had the pleasure of experiencing a wide variety of anime that have captured my attention and left me with a sense of appreciation. I've seen many stories that have resonated with me, characters that I've grown to love, and worlds that I've become fully immersed in. Despite all of this, there have only been a handful of times when an anime has truly moved me to my core, evoking a level of emotion that I rarely experience. I rarely come across a piece of media, be it anime or any other form of ...
Jun 5, 2022
This is my first time writing a review so please bear with me. I wanted to write a review cause I have learnt something from the anime. Romeo at the beginning of the story is just another one of the chimney sweepers in unfortunate circumstances who can’t read and write like the many others of his age at that period of time. But his will to learn regardless of his circumstances has made him able to read and write. Which is why I wanna task myself with the challenge of writing a review even if I might make some mistakes!
Romeo who seemingly has endless hardships ...
Jun 24, 2023
A production by World Masterpiece Theater, a company know producing stories that take place outside of Japan with a classical book/story vibe (often adaptations of said books), this was their last project and, much as I’ve been told they have other great works, this was pretty underwhelming and drastically overrated.

There's a good deal of charm to this anime, not just in its animation but in its almost storybook telling. The plucky protagonist bonding with friends along the way to some potentially dreadful adventure and managing to make the most of a difficult situation is always going to be a good time.

That being said, this series ...

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