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: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.041 (scored by 1295212,952 users)
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Ranked: #92942
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Popularity: #3388
Members: 36,512
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On a world far removed from the Earth, there is a certain kingdom that's brimming with smiles. Fate thrusts young Princess Yuki, filled with idealism, joy, and innocence, into a station in life for which her most endearing qualities are ill-matched. Her kingdom faces grave danger as the Empire threatens the realm's security. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the conflict, an imperial soldier known as Stella Shining hides behind a facade. However, a time may come where her mask cracks, potentially costing her everything. Princess Yuki and Stella's paths will cross, and the fate of nations will follow.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


Egao no Daika (The Price of Smiles) was created to commemorate Tatsunoko Production's 55th anniversary.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishi, Kei
Suzuki, Toshimasa
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Awai, Shigeki
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
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 ...
Mar 22, 2019
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 ...
Mar 22, 2019
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 ...

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