Egao no Daika

The Price of Smiles

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Synonyms: The Cost of Smiles
Japanese: エガオノダイカ
English: The Price of Smiles
German: The Price of Smiles
Spanish: The Price of Smiles (Egao no Daika)
French: The Price of Smiles
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2019 to Mar 22, 2019
Premiered: Winter 2019
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.051 (scored by 1064710,647 users)
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Ranked: #84192
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Popularity: #3158
Members: 34,239
Favorites: 35

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On a planet far from Earth, there is a kingdom full of smiling faces. Princess Yuuki is 12 years old, and about to enter a sensitive age in a person's life. Everyday, she cries, laughs, and sometimes, her heart throbs with excitement. All the while, she lives merrily in the royal palace.

Filling her days are her loyal vassals: her tutor Reira, Izana who assists in political affairs, the leader of the chivalry Harold … and then there is her childhood friend and aide Joshua.

"Yuuki! If you have spirit and guts, you can do anything!"

"…No, not this again! Joshua, be nobler!"

Stella is 17 years old and a capable, reserved soldier. However, she is always smiling ... for smiling is essential to living.

This is a story of two girls born on distant planets.

(Source: ANN)


The Price of Smiles is a Japanese anime series produced by Tatsunoko Production. The series was created as part of the studio's 55th anniversary celebration.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Toshimasa
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Awai, Shigeki
Episode Director
Yamada, Taku
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Egao no Kanata (エガオノカナタ)" by Chiho feat.majiko

Ending Theme

"Kono Sekai ni Hanataba wo (この世界に花束を)" by Kimi no Orphee (キミノオルフェ)

Mar 22, 2019
VentusBrawler (All reviews)
Egao no Daika is the most slept on show of the Winter 2019 anime season. This doesn't mean it's a masterpiece or anything, but I think this show has unjustly fallen under the radar of most of the anime community. This means it either has gone completely unnoticed by a majority of the anime community, and the few people that did watch it sell it far too short. I definitely believe this show should be given a chance by many anime viewers and I'm going to tell you why.

Egao no Daika is set in the future on another planet, where the population of planet read more
Mar 22, 2019
Stark700 (All reviews)
To me, science fiction and is a genre that has been somewhat underappreciated in our generation. It feels like many shows are treated as ticking time bombs that starts off with promise but eventually degenerates into a dumpster fire. Egao no Daika (The Price of Smiles) is an anime project serving as a celebration of Tatsunoko Production’s 55th anniversary. To celebrate, I should say The Price of Smiles should try to stand out as a show of its own and not be a clone of other similar popular works. What do we really get?

First impressions are important and with no doubt, war themes makes an read more
Mar 22, 2019
Ryuseishun (All reviews)
I do not understand why such wasteful shows like this one are made or even allowed to exist.

After what I’ve seen here, I think I’ve just about had it with these so-called “seasonal fillers”. This show just really gets me perplexed on so many levels that it’s not even funny. From what I’ve been told, this show, Egao No Daika (The Price of Smiles), was actually produced to commemorate the 55th anniversary of its producer Tatsunoko Productions, the very same studio that actually contributed to the likes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ping Pong The Animation, and the OG Macross series. However, this production, meant as read more
Mar 22, 2019
AdolZeppeli (All reviews)
Is war really justified? Does human greed make up for the big mistakes humanity has done? Isn't there anything else we can do to avoid a major conflict? Many anime out there has touched the war topic trying to send a message to the viewer with its themes, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 comes to my mind as an example of what Egao no Daika might have been if things where handled better. And while Egao no Daika isn't bad, it still struggles with its theme that makes it look cheesy and minimized, yet, the message its still there.

Egao no Daika revolves around 2 different sides: read more


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