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Ginban Kaleidoscope

Alternative Titles

English: Skating Rink Kaleidoscope
Japanese: 銀盤カレイドスコープ


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: Drama, Romance, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 16,034 users)
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Ranked: #17282
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Popularity: #1776
Members: 32,585
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With $10 billion worth of beauty (or so she says), Sakurano Tazusa is a contestant for the selection of the Japanese representative at the winter Olympics' figure skating competition. However, her ability is questionable in the eyes of the media and public, as she constantly falls during critical moments in her competitions. During a particular fall, at the same time, a Canadian teen by the name of Pete Pumps perishes as an accident occurs during an air stunt. Before being allowed to pass on into the after life, Pete possess' Tazusa supposedly for a hundred days, living on in her body. Despite the discontent and anger Tazusa faced having her body and privacy invaded by this Canadian ghost, she moves her focus onto improving herself in hopes to be selected for the Olympics.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Takamatsu, Shinji
Director, Episode Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director

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"Dual" by YeLLOW Generation

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"energy" by Marina Inoue

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Sep 29, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 29, 2008
Splitter (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 28, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
For a sports anime, it wasn’t that bad. I’m not really a fan of sports-themed anime, but Ginban Kaleidoscope had another aspect to it that I liked. Comedy.

Comedy is probably Ginban Kaleidoscope strongest asset. Every episode had something you can laugh about. Some gags were repetitive, such as Tazusa’s inability to restrain herself from talking to Pete in public. It’s either people think she’s crazy (cause she looks like she’s talking to herself) or when she says something mean to Pete, people around her think that they’re talking to them and in turn they get hurt (Specially Tazusa’s coach and her friend Mika). Tazusa’s read more
Nov 16, 2007
underMebius (All reviews)
The Story isn't really much interesting, because I didn't even know that she should win the Turino Cup olympics, It kinda revolve around the 100 Days till later in the story, I give it 8/10

The Art is pretty much, well it's very good, but then...In some episodes, Tazusa's Arms are longer than it should be before! So I'll give it 7/10

The Sound, is actually, OUTSTANDING! The opening and the ending theme song is really what gave Ginban Kaleidoscope, its name. The opening song is Focused on the Ginban (literally meaning: Figure Skating) part, we see in the opening theme: 'Dual', Tazusa and Pete Skating, while read more


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