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

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 2292622,926 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26702
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3090
Members: 49,553
Favorites: 163

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Synopsis

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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Staff

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


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"Dual" by YeLLOW Generation
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Ending Theme

"energy" by Marina Inoue




Reviews

Mar 21, 2023
Ginban Kaleidoscope is a bittersweet romantic coming of age story about Tazusa, an arrogant figure skater looking to go be Japan's sole Olympic representative.

This show manages to do things that shows with much better budget, animation, and cast of characters fails to deliver, and that's character development. Pete Pumps, a ghost possessing Tazusa seems to just be some setup for a comedy, especially when you consider that Pete shares all the senses that Tazusa does. You'd think that most of the show would be the comedic moments of the manzai between Tazusa and Pete, as well as the occasional ecchi scenes where Pete--havingTazusa's senses--sees ...
Feb 17, 2018
If you are looking for a decent Winter themed anime to go along with the PyeongChang event, congratulations! You found one.

Ginban Kaleidoscope was a rewatch for me. Once when it was airing and now many years later as a full marathon. The simplest way to describe it is as one of those shows that is definitely good enough to watch, but just wasn't quite good enough to enter the hall of anime fame. Thus as the years go by, Kaleidoscope fades into obscurity. A shame really, because in terms of actual story line this was one of the best shows of its season.

For ...
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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