Princess Sara

A Little Princess Sara

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Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Princess Sara, Little Princess Sarah, Shoukoujo Sara
Japanese: 小公女[プリンセス]セーラ
English: A Little Princess Sara
German: Die kleine Prinzessin Sara
French: Princesse Sarah
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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
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.681 (scored by 97439,743 users)
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Ranked: #12272
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Popularity: #4682
Members: 20,398
Favorites: 124


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Sent to an all-girls boarding school due to her father's overseas job, Sarah Crewe is a promising young girl who excels both academically and socially in her new life in London. However, her world is turned upside down when she is called into the headmistress' office and informed of news that no child wants to hear: her father has passed away.

Now an orphan, Sarah is stripped of her status as a student and is forced to work in the boarding school as a maid in order to support herself. To make matters worse, her once friendly peers suddenly turn against her upon hearing about her fall from wealth. Coming to terms with the unfortunate situation she faces, Sarah must learn to persevere and form new friendships in order to regain her dignity as well as her identity.

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Kamata, Hidemi
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Kusuba, Kouzou


Opening Theme

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"Hana no Sasayaki (花のささやき; Flower's Whisper)" by Satoko Shimonari

Ending Theme

"Himawari (ひまわり; Sunflower)" by Satoko Shimonari


Jan 4, 2014
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 ...
Jul 17, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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, ...
Jul 7, 2015
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 ...

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