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Kaleido Star: Legend of Phoenix - Layla Hamilton Monogatari

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English: Kaleido Star: Legend of Phoenix - The Layla Hamilton Story
Synonyms: Kaleido Star: Layla Hamilton Story
Japanese: カレイドスター Legend of Phoenix ~レイラ・ハミルトン物語~


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 11, 2005
Producers: Hal Film Maker, MediaNet
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Shoujo
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.961 (scored by 5,673 users)
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Ranked: #6182
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Popularity: #3909
Members: 11,159
Favorites: 33
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Layla is going to perform Phoenix in Broadway. Playing this important role, she sets out on a journey by bicycle alone without leaving any message in order to find out what she's missing inside.


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Nov 22, 2008
Imperturbable (All reviews)
This short little fifty-minute OVA is... wow. Kaleido Star: Legend of Phoenix just does something that warms the cockles of your heart. The story itself is very simple, and can be summed up in one sentence: Layla Hamilton tries to find herself.

What should be surprising (if you've watched the actual series) is how out of character the above statement sounds. Because in Kaleido Star, Layla is one of the strongest, most professional, confident, and assured women you can find. In fact, her "character type" is rather archetypical. But in the later episodes of Kaleido Star, you see just how human read more
Apr 13, 2012
SuiNoByakko (All reviews)
There are several interesting side charactes in KS, who probably no one can hate. Layla is one of them and I was overjoyed when I found out there was an OVA focused on her. “YAY, no more annoying Sora meddling with everyone’s business!” I thought. On top, the MAL summary sounds like this is solely focused on Layla and possibly could be about her first steps to become a star. Oh, boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong, could I? Warning, this contains MINOR spoilers (but by finishing KS you can probably figure them out on your own).

Story: 6/10
Forget what you see on MAL. This read more


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