Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime


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Synonyms: Ryuusoba
Japanese: 竜とそばかすの姫
English: Belle
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 16, 2021
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Chizu
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 2 hr. 2 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.611 (scored by 4199741,997 users)
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Ranked: #13332
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Popularity: #1755
Members: 99,450
Favorites: 1,152

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Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious "beast" and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime tells a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hisatake, Shinobu

Narita, Ryou


Moriyama, Ryouko


Sakamoto, Fuyumi

Suzu's Father

Yakusho, Kouji


Shimizu, Michiko


Hosoda, Mamoru
Director, Original Creator, Screenplay
Nakamura, Kaho
Theme Song Performance
Peichert, Anne
Theme Song Performance
Iwasaki, Taisei


Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"U" by millennium parade & Belle (Kaho Nakamura)

Oct 10, 2021
BigOat (All reviews)
Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime reinforces the idea that a gold-covered turd, is at the end of the day, still a turd. This sorry excuse for a Beauty and the Beast inspired film falls short in many vital aspects, calling into question exactly "whose idea was this?" and "did anyone really read the script?".

Watching this film felt as though the director had cut out chunks from the storyline at random. Frequently, scenes would fail to adequately flesh out the narrative, resulting in an extreme lack of explanation for character motives or general functionalities of the world. Also present, was an excessive absence of continuity. In read more
Oct 7, 2021
Domsa (All reviews)
Belle is a surprising anime. No, I'm not memeing. Yes, I'll further develop. Might be because I wasn't all that informed about it and I was expecting a standard take on Beauty and the Beast, basically a remake of the classic where the relationship between Belle and the beast is the focus of the movie... or maybe because I didn't expect to get invested in a story of how J-Pop could save the world. Of course, it's far from flawless, it juggles with too many ideas and concepts for its own good and, at times, I couldn't help but 'ugh' at the rather underdeveloped take read more
Jul 16, 2021
The_Ruise (All reviews)
Disclaimer that I am conversational-but-not-fluent so there were parts I didn't understand. That being said I also didn't entirely get what was going on in Summer Wars even with English subs and this is very much Same Energy. Anyway maybe it would help if I saw it again, but I found the story difficult to follow. It cuts between scenes really abruptly at times and things just seem to happen without a whole lot of buildup (Belle's fame and her/Suzu's relationships to Ryuu and other characters for instance). Also what are the mods doing? People are just getting doxxed left and right and no one read more
Jul 23, 2021
nineup (All reviews)
Watched this in theatres today. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
The story was pretty confusing with a lot of holes, but it served its purpose and held the movie together well enough.
The visuals were appealing. I particularly liked the contrast between the online world and the real world.
The soundtrack went really well with the visuals, especially in a movie theatre. The sounds reverberating had a nice impact on me as I was watching.
I didn't really like the protagonist, but she had her fair share of character development. The side characters were all pretty entertaining though.
I walked out of the theatre satisfied read more

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