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
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.671 (scored by 1043110,431 users)
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Ranked: #13132
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Popularity: #4781
Members: 21,601
Favorites: 139


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Sent to an all-girls boarding school due to her father's overseas job, Sara 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, Sara 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, Sara must learn to persevere and form new friendships in order to regain her dignity as well as her identity.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamata, Hidemi
Script, Assistant Production Coordinat
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


Dec 3, 2019
[Spoiler free review]
I'm going to keep this review short, because there's not a lot to say about this show. It starts off pretty weak with more than 10 episodes of build up before the actual premise is reached and then it suddenly gets good. The thing about it though is you could always see where the plot was taking you well in advance, and it just turned into an observation of a constant cycle. It was a loop of witnessing the main character's unconditional kindness, followed by a harsh dose of cruelty and finally a few tears shed and determined vows are made before the ...
Aug 15, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is a recorded conversation between an anonymous producer and screen writer.

Producer (Mr.P): So I want a story that moves people's heart. Can you somehow make that happen?

Screen Writer guy (SW): But I don't understand human's psychology or emotion sir. I don't think I can grasp common sense.

Mr.P: So how about this? We get rid of all that.

SW: Brilliant sir, how about a story about a little angel got abused for almost all the runtime?

Jul 16, 2018
You can cut this anime series down to 30 episodes (mostly from the middle of the series) and STILL display enough of Sara's suffering to make a point - that it's a hard-knock life, for .... uh, ahem...that song does stick doesn't it?

It's dragged out way too long and I ended up skipping through part of several episodes just to get to the conclusion.

It started out as something interesting, but became something rather painful and aggravating to watch. The balance is off. Extremely cold-hearted, evil people all congregated under one building and supportive characters that lacked voice and power to make much of a ...

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