Cinderella is the daughter of a wealthy duke who has remarried to provide her with a mother and sisters. When the Duke travels abroad, Cinderella discovers that her new family is anything but a family. With spoiled stepsisters and a harsh stepmother, Cindrella is forced to cook, clean and manage the household. Yet she remains cheerful, gentle and kind to her family, to her animal friends and to a mysterious boy, named Charles, who seems to have a connection with the prince of Emerald Castle. A whole new story on a classic fairytale.
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
This Anime is one of my favorites..actually, the story is more than just Cinderella's story..it has a pretty good, not spoiled romance and well
created characters..Cinderella is more than awesome and the prince is
just so cool..The story isn't just based on Cinderella's story and that what
makes it enjoyable and a little unpredictable..You would surely love it x3
Cinderella Monogatari is not a very recent anime. It does not have the special effects that we are now blessed with having.
However, it is blessed with great storytelling and has a nice moral.
Both movie (Disney) and story (by Charles Perrault) do not go in great detail about Cinderella's life before she went to the ball. This series tell a great deal, and, not only that, the twists make the story a bit more realistic, in my point of view.
Fairy tails are always, or almost, the same and have many common components such as: love at first sight (without even knowing each other),
a villain or two defeat and a happy ending.
In my opinion, Cinderella Monogatari changes all of these examples and weaves a story that is so great that you should overlook the fact that perhaps you do not like the ancient aspect of it.
Cinderella was the only story that my mother told me when i was around 9 years old. So i remembered it clealy. I watched Disney's three movies on Cinderella. But here I would admire Japanese Anime writers creativity. I know that the story is well-known all over the world so no need for retelling. But this anime's uniqueness lies in the serialization of the fairytale story, which is very short. A relationship, especially the one which could lead to marriage, wouldn't be so short-noticed such a " mid-night' party event.
In this story the Scenario of Cinderella's daily life and her personality and friendly nature
were shown clearly. Charles's character is new to me. I never knew that he came out of palace with his friend's name to know his citizens (also for his own freedom too) Here it is also shown that Charles had friendly personality, especially in the episode where he befriends a circus group and hints them to get of the nervousness in front of the audience. So overall after looking at the end, it is complete and makes sense that their relationship and decision to marry her is not on a whim.
ART.: OLD style but o.k
I enjoyed it and and gave a score of 9 for creative narration of whole story.
This is my first time writing a review.
At first I didn't think much of it as it is a older anime, but I convinced myself otherwise.
I Did Wonder what it would of turned out to be like.
To my surprise it was a little different then the normal Cinderella stories you hear about, not by much but had a good story that made me want to watch the next episode.
Over all the build up of the characters and the ending was good. Seemed at times you couldn't tell their feelings or thoughts clearer, but I liked it in this anime, made for
the suspense of it all.
If you like fairy tales or happy endings this is a good anime to watch.