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Princess Sara

Alternative Titles

English: A Little Princess Sara
Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Princess Sara, Little Princess Sarah, Shoukoujo Sara
Japanese: 小公女セーラ


Type: TV
Episodes: 46
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 1985 to Dec 29, 1985
Premiered: Winter 1985
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.751 (scored by 6,064 users)
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Ranked: #10182
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Popularity: #3834
Members: 12,077
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Sara, a pretty girl born into a rich British family in India, is treated like a little princess at a dormitory school in London. Sara's sweet school life turns to tragedy when she learns of her father's death and the family's bankruptcy. However, Sara endures her hard luck with kindness and imagination and escapes from her misery through fantasies.

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Crewe, Sara
Shimamoto, Sumi
Ichiryuusai, Teiyuu
Doll, Emily
Minchin, Maria
Nakanishi, Taeko
Crewe, Ralph
Ginga, Banjou
Dufarge, Monsieur
Ueda, Toshiya
Russel, Lyn
Takagi, Sanae
Legh, Lottie
Watanabe, Naoko
Herbert, Lavinia
Yamada, Eiko


Kamata, Hidemi
Script, Assistant Production Coordinat
Kusuba, Kouzou

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"Hana no Sasayaki" ("Flower's Whisper") by Satoko Shimonari

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"Himawari" ("Sunflower") by Satoko Shimonari

More reviewsReviews

Jan 4, 2014
hao10 (All reviews)
If only Sara were here, she would have written an awesome review for the series. She would have probably written it in French as well. It's not that writing anime reviews is a part of Miss Minchin's seminary curriculum, it's just about me, a barely literate otaku boy, even a hundred years later, still having little chance to do it better.

`Princess Sara' is based on a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, `A Little Princess' (1905), with quite a history of rewrites and adaptations, and this particular anime belongs to a bigger project known as `World Masterpiece Theater', which gathers adaptations of classical western books and read more
Jul 17, 2015
Maffy (All reviews)
Shoukoujo Sara, or A Little Princess Sara, is based upon the world’s classic book, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett and is part of the World Masterpiece Theater. As per usual when it comes to this collection, this work has the distinct traits of the main character(s) being played by the vicissitudes of fate and having to overcome multiple obstacles until finally a reward is at the end of their difficult journey.

The story revolves around Sara who was raised as a proper young lady by her father and later, being entrusted to a famous boarding school to obtain education of a higher level/quality. Soon, read more
Jul 7, 2015
Rampant (All reviews)
This anime is basically the slowest something could be in the first place, and the plot after the first 10 episodes of everyone jizzing over the mc is her being tortured after that. The plot is mostly the other workers telling them (the 2 poor tortured girls) to work hard as those other workers slack off and large amounts of time being spent for the other characters to say yes to working harder even though they were already working hard, or the headmistress making some unreasonably bitchy complaint accusing someone of doing something they did not do that the headmistress knows that other person did read more
Jan 13, 2017
celeceravian (All reviews)
Absolutely awful. Let me start off first by saying that I've read the book several times and watched several of the other more popular versions. They are some of my favorites. There is so much wrong with this adaptation that I could go on and on but I'll keep it short. The characters are characterized as weak and stupid. Sara herself is basically purity sue. She is perfect and all the others either lover or hate her. Aside from that, she is an incredibly passive version of her book self. She spends much of the series crying, read more


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