Binzume Yousei

Bottle Fairy

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Alternative Titles

English: Bottle Fairy
Synonyms: Binzume Yousei: Bottle Fairy
Japanese: 瓶詰妖精


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2003 to Dec 26, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Saturdays at Unknown
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.441 (scored by 68386,838 users)
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Ranked: #62872
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Popularity: #4148
Members: 16,867
Favorites: 40
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Set in the year 2004, Binzume Yousei is a slice-of-life fairy tale that revolves around four fairies, each represented by four unique colors as seen with their magical bottle jars. These fairies are the extremely peppy Kururu, the reserved and feminine Chiriri, the samurai-loving tomboy Sarara, and the quiet yet quirky Hororo.

Fascinated by the human world, these fairies arrived from the fairy world in hopes of participating in the annual traditions and overall way of human life. However, they have a very limited understanding of the human world. Luckily, they are befriended and guided by two humans—"Sensei-san," a university student who they live with, and a first-grade girl they call "Tama-chan," who is sometimes as naive as the fairies themselves.

Though these bottle fairies have strange ideas and sometimes have difficulty understanding this new world, they try to make the most of the human experience in their own cute little ways.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nonaka, Ai


Horie, Yui


Mizuki, Nana


Nazuka, Kaori


Momoi, Haruko




Horie, Yui


Nakamura, Chie


Taniyama, Kishou


Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Yoshio
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"Oshiete Sensei-san (教えてせんせいさん )" by Bottle Fairy

Ending Theme

#1: "Haru-uta ~Kururu~" by Kururu/Nana Mizuki (eps 01-03)
#2: "Natsu uta ~Chiriri~" by Nazuka Kaori/Chiriri (eps 04-06)
#3: "Aki Uta ~Sarara~" by Sarara/Yui Horie (eps 07-09)
#4: "Fuyu Uta ~Hororo~" by Hororo/Ai Nonaka (eps 10-12)
#5: "Shiki Uta ~Binzume Yousei~" by Bottle Fairy (ep 13)

Sep 17, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
Anime like this makes me think I'm going to have diabetes before I'm 30. Packed to the brim with saccharine sweetness, Bottle Fairy delivers a heaping helping of brain-rotting sugar... which can be a good or bad thing depending on what kind of anime you like.

The story is set up quite well in the OP. Four fairy girls come to the human world to learn to become humans. They pin their hopes and dreams on a boy whom they call "Sensei-san". Living with "Sensei-san" and given advice by his neighbor, Tama-chan, the fairies try to learn as much about being human as they can.

It's not read more
Aug 3, 2007
Zirgo (All reviews)
Bottle Fairy is all about going through each day and experiencing things. Four faeries want to become human but in order to do so they first need to understand what it means to be human. And so they take help from their human friend and Sensei to start their training.
This series goes through the Japanese calender and bring up traditions and folklore. It is very funny most of the time as the different personalities of the faeries and the way they interpret situations vary a great deal. This, combined with the fact that the episodes are in a short format, about 11 minutes when neglecting read more
Apr 24, 2013
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Xebec is one of those studios with a decent output that I've somehow managed to largely overlook. I've reviewed three of their works so far. The good Rinne No Lagrange, the mediocre Bakuretsu Hunters and the downright terrible Mnemosyne. One trend you may notice is that these works tend to be for older audiences. So, how does a studio like Xebec handle an anime with children as the primary audience? To find out let's look at Bottle Fairy.

Bottle Fairy doesn't have a cohesive story so much as it does a scenario. Four faeries associated with the seasons come to Earth in bottles where read more
Dec 14, 2009
Cheating (All reviews)
Bottle Fairy, cleverly disguised as a lighthearted and innocent comedy about four small fairies discovering the world around then and learning to become humans, also hides a dark side that may not be readily apparent.

The man known only as 'Sensei-san' keeps these fairies in bottles on his desk. If you're like me, the first thing you think of is the Legend of Zelda, and you wonder if he sacrifices the fairies to restore his own life. Rather than that though, he uses them as his own personal harem, taking advantage of Stockholm Syndrome, causing a prisoner to develop affection for their hostage-taker.

Furthermore, Sensei-san read more

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