Binzume Yousei

Bottle Fairy

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Synonyms: Binzume Yousei: Bottle Fairy
Japanese: 瓶詰妖精
English: Bottle Fairy
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Dec 27, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Saturdays at Unknown
Studios: Xebec
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.431 (scored by 85158,515 users)
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Ranked: #71832
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Popularity: #4931
Members: 19,661
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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, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 13)


Aug 3, 2007
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 ...
Apr 24, 2013
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 ...
Sep 17, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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