Princess Tutu

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: プリンセスチュチュ
English: Princess Tutu
French: Princesse Tutu
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Type: TV
Episodes: 38
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2002 to May 23, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2002
Broadcast: Fridays at 20:30 (JST)
Studios: HAL Film Maker
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 16 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 6554165,541 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1376
Members: 167,968
Favorites: 4,984

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In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gentle Ahiru seems like an unlikely protagonist. In reality, Ahiru is just as magical as the talking cats and crocodiles that inhabit her town—for Ahiru really is a duck! Transformed by the mysterious Drosselmeyer into a human girl, Ahiru soon learns the reason for her existence. Using her magical egg-shaped pendant, Ahiru can transform into Princess Tutu—a beautiful and talented ballet dancer whose dances relieve people of the turmoil in their hearts. With her newfound ability, Ahiru accepts the challenge of collecting the lost shards of her prince's heart, for long ago he had shattered it in order to seal an evil raven away for all eternity.

Princess Tutu is a tale of heroes and their struggle against fate. Their beliefs, their feelings, and ultimately their actions will determine whether this fairy tale can reach its "happily ever after."

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Princess Tutu aired in two parts. The first part included 13 25-minute episodes, while the second part consisted of 24 12-minute episodes with a 25-minute final episode for a total of 26 episodes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hazuki, Erino


Noboru, Mitani


Hiramatsu, Akiko


Suzuki, Papaya


Shiratori, Yuri


Chung, Jin Ho
Producer, ADR Director
Moriyama, Atsushi
Satou, Junichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Morning Grace" by Ritsuko Okazaki

Ending Theme

"Watashi No Ai Wa Chiisaikeredo" by Ritsuko Okazaki


Aug 12, 2008
I remember when I first heard the name "Princess Tutu". First impression: Girly. However, I was intrigued by the praise it received so I looked for a description. Second impression: Cheesy. Still, I was curious about how the show took advantage of ballet suites, so I watched the opening. Third impression: Too pink.

There were few reasons for me to watch Princess Tutu, but I still had a strange feeling about it. Today I regret not having watched it sooner for what I saw was one of the most engaging, clever and downright beautiful shows I had ever seen, overflowing with soul and passion.

Jun 16, 2010
Mixed Feelings
The story line was unique but if your looking for somthing thats amazing your not ganna find it within this anime. I liked the anime's story line but it got boring half way through the first five episodes and because of this i can not honestly say that this is an amazing story.
The story went like this. A Duck is turned into a human girl by a man. Her job is to collect pieces of The princes heart that he lost long ago. She encounters many people who hold pieces of his heart and so she helps them to release the heart ...
Jul 9, 2017
I don't normally write reviews. In fact, I don't think I've ever written any.
But this anime though, this anime takes the cake. This anime is like the biggest scam ever.
Now, if you don't like spoiler, then stop reading.

First of all, I've watched this show back when I was still a little kid. I used to really like it, way before I got into Majo DoReMi... Okay, maybe not the ending. I think I hated it so much that I've mentally blocked it off my head. For nostalgia's sake, I revisited this show. Oh boy, how much I want my 2 hours of my life back.

Let's ...

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