Spirit of Wonder: China-san no Yuuutsu

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Synonyms: China-san no Yutsu ~ The Spirit of Wonder, Spirit of Wonder: Miss China's Ring, Spirit of Wonder: Miss China's Melancholy
Japanese: ザスピリットオブワンダー - チャイナさんの憂鬱
Spanish: Spirit of Wonder: La Reducción de Miss China
French: Spirit of Wonder - L'Anneau de Miss China
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 3, 1992
Producers: Toshiba EMI, Imagine
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: Ajia-do
Source: Manga
Genres: RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 42 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.371 (scored by 20592,059 users)
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Ranked: #73762
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Popularity: #7663
Members: 6,183
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Sometime during the late 19th century, a young Asian girl has made a place for herself in a seaside town as the owner and operator of the Tenkai restaurant and boarding house..

Yet "Miss China," as the locals call her, is in the dumps. She's got a Mad Scientist named Breckenridge living upstairs who is chronically late with the rent, and she's pining for Jim, a handsome watchmaker's apprentice whom she mistakenly believes is pursuing the local flower girl.

But this isn't our world. It is a world that has the Spirit of Wonder, where every so often, just occasionally mind you, amazing things happen. The Mad Scientist actually has come up with an incredible invention, and Jim has an unbelievable plan to use it to give Miss China the most beautiful ring in all the World.

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Hidaka, Noriko
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Tsuruta, Kenji
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"Yume no Tobira (夢の扉)" by Hidaka Noriko


May 11, 2013
_Miss China's Ring_ is a curious little OVA. The animation is actually pretty good for the period: it strikes a sort of realistic Ghibli style that holds up well 20 years later. Sound is decent enough. The plot is... think very gentle romantic comedy, a bit like Oh My Goddess! with some soft SF. (I say soft because any hard SF author would immediately point out that destroying the moon would eliminate most tides and causing global mass destruction of ecologies, the deaths of millions of creatures, environmental & humanitarian catastrophes, and resultant social & geopolitical upheaval.) It doesn't really go anywhere after that, so ...
Nov 30, 2020
A kind of a hidden gem. I enjoy watching these animes that no one has heard before and just happen to randomly stumble upon. This show is kind of just a nice little story. It's pretty original in it's premise and is a feel good type vibe. I enjoyed the art and the setting of the town, as well as the characters. Recommended if you're looking for something interesting to watch in under an hour.

The story is about China-san or Miss China and her mad scientist tenant that never pays rent. His assistant Jim is also introduced and plays a large part in the story. ...

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