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Cinderella Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: The Story of Cinderella
Japanese: シンデレラ物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1996 to Oct 3, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Thursdays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.491 (scored by 2,014 users)
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Ranked: #15952
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Popularity: #4831
Members: 4,077
Favorites: 32


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Nov 27, 2010
MiSsBeatoChan (All reviews)
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
Jul 7, 2016
deep3anime (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 28, 2011
ponytaorponyboy (All reviews)
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), read more
Oct 20, 2014
Rosario25 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 23, 2016
sizest300 (All reviews)
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa (Yatterman) and produced by Tatsunoko Production (Macross), both director and studio has history dating back to notable anime from the 70’s and 80’s.

Most people are familiar with the story of Cinderella, but very few know that there was an anime that came out in the late 90’s with a bit of a spin on the Disney version.

Cinderella’s fathers leaves for a long trip, her mother dies years before, and no sooner after father dearest leaves, Cinderella’s step-mother and sisters begin the treat her as their own personal servant to whip. No sooner than this though Paulette, a seemingly random woman (fairy read more
May 16, 2010
Pitrocks14 (All reviews)
Cinderella Monogatari turns out to be an outstanding and incredible romance series from the early 90s. It was made to be in-character and similar to our love of Hans Christian Anderson books. Cinderella is a decent and lovely lady but lives a eccentric and hardworking life after her dad leaves and her mother is dead. Two stepsisters and a stepmother treat Cinderella awfully and make her responsible for her stuff. But with the help of a couple of sweet and kindhearted animals and a fairy godmother, it improves her life. To me, it seems fair to me. The art was the old 90s but a read more
Oct 24, 2012
chichiriNoDa (All reviews)
Cinderella, Cinderella, Cinderella... Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! - Oh wait, wrong soundtrack..

This is YET another take on the classic story of Cinderella. A story of a young maiden forced to do unendless laborious house work under her own noble home by her wicked stepmother. Yep most of us is very much adept and familiar of how the story of this such pitiful maiden goes; but in this Anime adaptation of this classic tale holds a fine re-telling of the story.

What set this apart from the rest is that it gave a much deeper background to Cinderella and the Prince relationship. I'm a sucker for romance and especially read more
Feb 22, 2013
julathegreat (All reviews)
This has got to be my favorite version of the Cinderella Story so far. Now, Cinderella as a character in general is my favorite character, so I'm a little biased. But in every other Cinderella movie, I have never really felt like I've watched Cinderella really progress at all. In general, Cinderella stories are short - Abused girl has to do all the chores, is nice and kind to everybody, isn't allowed to go to the ball, gets magicked into the ball, meets the prince, Glass slipper - it can be summarized very easily. But this show does a very good job of ... not read more
Mar 19, 2012
Stary1722 (All reviews)
I have always loved the story of Cinderella. This is by far one of the best adaptations I have ever seen. It was such a good story. I loved how the prince and Cinderella met before the ball. The music was great. At times it was a bit louder than the dialogue though. I personally liked the character designs and thought the prince was very handsome. It had a lot of humor, kidnappings, sword fights, and adventures. It was really a great story that I would recommend to everyone.
Sep 18, 2011
Reemii (All reviews)
The story is more than impressive , It talks about many things such as: friendship, helping otheres , cairing for otheres , Courage and The most important part of The anime is "Love".
It takes abaute cindrella’s story But in a different way , The anime shaw as the Beautiful Relationship Between The prince and cindrella .
And more you see the anime The more you love the story .
For Me I’v seen these anime When I was a little girl , and Still loving these anime more and more every Time I watch it .