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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 6110461,104 users)
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Ranked: #4212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1294
Members: 154,861
Favorites: 4,570

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Synopsis

In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gentle Ahiru (Japanese for "duck") 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]

Background

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

Drosselmeyer

Supporting
Noboru, Mitani
Japanese

Uzura

Supporting
Hazuki, Erino
Japanese

Edel

Supporting
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Japanese

Femio

Supporting
Suzuki, Papaya
Japanese

Lilie

Supporting
Shiratori, Yuri
Japanese

Staff

Chung, Jin Ho
Producer, ADR Director
Satou, Junichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Koumoto, Shougo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Morning Grace" by Ritsuko Okazaki
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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.

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May 9, 2009
Ok, here's a scenario that doesn't appeal to me in the least, a magical girl series that sound incredibly girly with copious amounts of pink and it's actually called "Princess Tutu". The only positive note I saw going into this was that I really like classical music, it was this and other reviews that convinced me to even give it a shot in the first place and am I ever glad I did, I've seen it through 4 times in less than 18 months and I'm always tempted to watch it again. The first point here is that even if it doesn't sound like your ...
Nov 5, 2008
I think the only thing I didn't like about Princess Tutu was the name of the show. With a story that, while original, hails to the great storytellers such as Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, set at a pace that presents itself willingly to ballet, and refusing to pull punches, Junichi Sato's dark fantasy about a duck who wanted to be a girl, and the prince whose heart she wished to piece back together is a fairy tale that children can enjoy and adults can adore.

Like all good fairy tales, the story is most crucial. It must be whimsical yet cautionary, quickly paced, ...

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