Romeo no Aoi Sora

Romeo and the Black Brothers

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Romeo's Blue Skies, Romio no Aoi Sora
Japanese: ロミオの青い空
English: Romeo and the Black Brothers
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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.331 (scored by 1434214,342 users)
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Ranked: #2072
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Popularity: #2746
Members: 41,913
Favorites: 541

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Romeo is a kindhearted and courageous boy living with his family in a small village in Switzerland. Unfortunately, Romeo becomes the interest of a man named Luini, known as "The God of Death," who is infamous for buying children and selling them as chimney sweeps in Milan. While visiting the village, Luini burns down Romeo's family cornfield in an attempt to have Romeo as his own. With the cornfield gone and his father sustaining a head injury trying to put out the fire, Romeo bravely sells himself to the God of Death in order to help his family afford a doctor.

On his way to Milan, Romeo meets a boy named Alfredo Martini and they quickly become friends. Just as Alfredo is sold to a different master, the two boys swear eternal friendship and vow to meet again. As a chimney sweep, Romeo faces many hardships and abuse, especially from his master's family and a gang known as the Wolf Pack. But after reuniting with Alfredo, the two form a fraternity of chimney sweeps called "The Black Brothers," who will learn to fight against the Wolf Pack and help each other in times of need.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors

Martini, Alfredo

Fujita, Toshiko


Orikasa, Ai


Ishizu, Aya


Hiyama, Nobuyuki

Montovani, Angeletta

Kawamura, Maria


Arimoto, Kinryuu


Ishimura, Tomoko

Rossi, Marchelo

Anzai, Masahiro

Martini, Bianca

Okamura, Akemi


Nakahara, Shigeru


Kusuba, Kouzou
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Miyashita, Shinpei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimada, Michiru


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Sora e..." by Hiroko Kasahara

Ending Theme

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

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
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
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


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