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Romeo no Aoi Sora

Alternative Titles

English: Romeo and the Black Brothers
Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Romeo's Blue Skies, Romio no Aoi Sora
Japanese: ロミオの青い空


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #1492
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Popularity: #2556
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To get the money to pay for a doctor for his father, Romeo bravely sells himself as a chimney sweep. On the way to Milan he meets Alfredo, a mysterious boy on the run heading to the same fate. Upon being separated and sold to their new bosses, the two boys swear eternal friendship. Romeo has to learn the hardships of a chimney sweep's job. His boss' daughter, Angeletta, is a girl with a heart illness who is not allowed to leave her room. She asks Romeo to bring the blue sky to her. Alfredo unites the sweeps in a secret union, the "Black Brothers" to face together the "Wolf Pack" gang, who constantly attack them. With their help, Romeo succeeds in bringing Angeletta's dream to her. Soon the brotherhood faces more hardships than cruel bosses or street hooligans. Alfredo reveals his secret: he has sold himself in the name of his sister Bianca. It is now up to the "Black Brothers" to stand up for the truth, to save Bianca and to protect their leader's life with their own.

(Source: ANN)


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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ishimura, Tomoko
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Arimoto, Kinryuu
Nakahara, Shigeru
Rossi, Marchelo
Anzai, Masahiro


Kusuba, Kouzou
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Shimada, Michiru
Iwasaki, Taku
Theme Song Composition

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"Sora e..." by Hiroko Kasahara

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

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Nov 20, 2007
Anomalous (All reviews)
Romeo no Aoi Sora is one of the last World Masterpiece Theater anime that was made before their nearly ten-year hiatus. WMT fans already know what that means about the series, non-fans should be told that it already tells us three things: 1. It is based on a foreign book for a young audience, this one from Switzerland; 2. It may be considered old in modern otaku terms but has aged well; 3. It's awesome.

Like most of these types of anime, Romeo no Aoi Sora begins with a tragedy. In this case, Romeo, an 11-year-old boy, leaves his small village with the God of Death, read more
Jul 27, 2011
Lynchan (All reviews)
I never get tired of watching this anime series even for a hundredth times!!
For me., Romeo no Aoi Sora is one classic series.
Romeo's life was full of hardship and tragedy., that's why I was very keen on watching this. His life was just so heartwarming.

I adore and love all the characters here., and aside from Romeo., Alfred and Bianca are just among my all-time favorite anime characters.,
Gosh! Oh Alfred!! He never failed to make me cry a river of tears!!

This classic tale of love and friendship will always remind me of my childhood memories :DD
Oct 8, 2016
CaptainSkate (All reviews)
Romeo no Aoi Sota is my favorite anime television show of all time (not just my favorite anime of all time) and there’s no quick answer to that. The main reason why I tell people to watch the show is because of the relaxing and simplistic atmosphere that the show has, but while saying that I think that I don’t do justice to my relationship with this show and taking into in consideration that I’ve dedicated most of my latest days to write about my favorite shows and the one I hate the most, I’ve decided to write another essay explaining in detail why I read more
Jul 23, 2014
Jodyqt (All reviews)
Romeo's Blue Skies is one of the shorter and more recent additions to the collection of World Masterpiece Theatre series produced and animated by Nippon Animation. Once again it is an adaption of a work of literature originating from Europe, this time based on the novel "Die schwarzen Brüder" written by Lisa Tetzner.

It tells the story of a young boy sold into slavery and bought into a world that he must survive that is far more desolate than that he had ever experienced in the past. It is a look into the life of the poor and oppressed in the face of an unfair read more


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