Ginban Kaleidoscope

Skating Rink Kaleidoscope

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 銀盤カレイドスコープ
English: Skating Rink Kaleidoscope
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2005 to Dec 25, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:40 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Karaku
Source: Light novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SportsSports, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 2312523,125 users)
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Ranked: #26412
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Popularity: #3118
Members: 49,879
Favorites: 162

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Figure skater Tazusa Sakurano is on the fast track to the Olympics. As a top contender, her chances rest on a single competition in Canada. However, during her program, she falls and hits her head on the ice, knocking her unconscious. At the same time, Canadian stunt pilot Pete Pumps goes down in a fiery blaze.

After her devastating failure, Tazusa returns home to Japan, but she starts hearing a voice in her head. In reality, when Pete had arrived at the gates of heaven, he was denied access for his sins. Instead, he was told to wait 100 days and is now trapped in Tazusa's body! Unwilling to let this interrupt her life—even if her body is a bit crowded—Tazusa moves forward with skating, all while a pesky voice may just be able to help her achieve her dream.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Shunpei
Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Episode Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Kaburagi, Hiro
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Dual" by YeLLOW Generation

Ending Theme

"energy" by Marina Inoue


Sep 29, 2009
Being from a cold weather climate winter sports have always been a part of my life, and that includes figure skating. What little girl from my generation didn’t admire the grace and beauty of Katarina Witt and not want to emulate her? Ice skating anime is pretty rare and to my knowledge this is the only one I know of. It’s quite good and should appeal to almost anyone, even if you don’t know a double axel from a triple toe loop.

Ginban Kaleidoscope revolves around a young Japanese skater, Tazusa Sakurano whose dream is to make it to the 2006 Winter ...
Dec 29, 2008
For every anime where a plucky amateur becomes the star of the competition, for every anime where love and peace makes the hero or heroine new friends, and for every anime where dreams come true, there is Ginban Kaleidoscope; a bittersweet tale about reaching for your dreams and finding that winning isn't everything.

The strongest aspect of Ginban is easily story. Though the premise is hokey, the execution is flawless and handled exceptionally. Most tales of this nature often fail by lending themselves to comedy. Ironically, Ginban does that, but the jokes are just pointed enough that they sell. Not every joke, such as the running ...
Mar 23, 2015
(Author's Note: This is an old review that I would have written differently now, but I might as well post it on here just because)

One thing you’ll learn upon leaving high school is that everything that happened during that time is utterly meaningless in the adult world. And unless you’re one of those heathens who married his highschool sweetheart without divorcing her in two years time, your first love is one of those things. Pretty soon, you’ll realize that it was nothing special other than being another small experience in your youth, move on, and then date that college chick that’s as smart as she ...

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