Harbor Light Monogatari: Fashion Lala yori

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Synonyms: Fashion Lala: The Story of the Harbor Light, Fancy Lala OVA, Harbour Light Story: Fashion Lala yori
Japanese: ハーバーライト物語 ファッションララより


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 11, 1988
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #104492
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A Cinderella story of sorts, Fashion Lala stars a little girl named Miho who doesn't get along with her family. Miho loves to design clothing, but her aunt and three cousins don't believe that such a young girl is capable and mock her designs. Meanwhile, a contest for the new "Disco Queen" is coming up, and Miho wants nothing more than to be able to design a dress for someone to wear to the competition, since she's too young to enter herself. With determination and a little bit of magic, Miho's dreams just might come true!


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Yuriko


Hara, Eriko


Takashima, Gara


Shibata, Hidekatsu


Terada, Kenji
Kishi, Yoshiyuki
Character Design


Opening Theme

"Destiny Light" by Naomi Masuda

Ending Theme

"Twilight Dream" by Manami Komori

Mar 30, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
I would like to write to you about how Harbor Light is a touching Cinderella-like story where a young girls dreams come true due to her determination and hard work. I would like to say that Harbor Light is a nostalgic piece that will remind you of the glorious decade of the 80s, where leotards, legwarmers, disco, and the moonwalk reigned supreme. I can’t say any of those things because this anime sucks.

Whatever you read on MAL regarding this anime plot summery is not accurate. Yes it’s about a young girl named Miho, you won’t ever forget her name because it’s written read more
Jun 29, 2009
Brand (All reviews)
Harbor Light Monogatari - Fashion Lala Yori is a slap in the face to pretty much all common sense in story telling. From the opening you can tell this anime is having a serious identity crises. The opening consists of assorted jumble of scenes from 1980’s jazzercise to some really fairly odd science fiction space shots. This mishmash pretty much sums up a lot of this anime as it tries to mesh together a whole lot of things that just don’t work. It also features more conflicting moods then a temperamental two year old.

On one hand you have a pseudo Cinderella read more
May 6, 2020
Thedude3445 (All reviews)
This actually sucks, but it's a retelling of Cinderella in the context of a seaside port town obsessed with an upcoming dance-off where a hapless teenage girl (blue hair, but everyone else in the movie has natural hair colors) meanders around while everyone treats her like shit, and it also features a biker gang that commits terrorist acts against the town in order to fight against perceived corruption in said dance-off.

So even though it sucks, I can wholeheartedly recommend it as a great anime experience, and one you won't soon forget. People on MyAnimeList seem to overlook these obscure animes made for young girls, read more
Apr 6, 2018
Otaduke (All reviews)
I recently heard a friend describe this anime as conflicting with it’s internal parts, but I disagreed. I felt everything worked together well to produce a single narrative. The point of the OVA is all in the end, which I still find playing in my mind from time to time. When the magic happens, it gives a huge payoff for everyone involved, and it does so without words, which I thought was magnificent.

The entire town was consumed by the father’s greed, which caused backlash. Meanwhile, a cute loli being abused can still have beautiful thoughts, and saves everyone by becoming a magical idol. It’s as read more

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