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Yuki no Joou (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: The Snow Queen
Synonyms: Yuki no Jo-Oh
Japanese: 雪の女王


Type: TV
Episodes: 36
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 22, 2005 to Feb 12, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Book
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.131 (scored by 473 users)
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Popularity: #6354
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Based on the children's story by Hans Christian Andersen.

Gerda and Kai have been neighbors and best friends since childhood. Gerda is eleven, Kai twelve. They were happy children who worked and played as they should. All that changed when the Snow Queen's mirror broke. The shards spread all through the world, each containing evil. If a shard went inside your eye, it would turn your heart to ice. A shard went into Kai's eye. After that, he grew cold to those he loved.

One night, the Snow Queen came in her carriage and took Kai back to her ice castle at the farthest north point of the world. Everyone in Kai and Gerda's village didn't know where he went and believed he died from drowning in the frozen-over lake. Gerda doesn't believe this, for she dreamed of seeing Kai enter the carriage. When a drunk man admits that he also saw this, Gerda starts realizing that maybe what she saw wasn't a dream. She packs her things and goes on a journey to save Kai and bring him back home.

(Source: Wikipedia)


Yuki no Joou was created in celebration of 200 years since Hans Christian Andersen's birth. Apart from "The Snow Queen", it adapts a number of his other tales, such as "The Red Shoes", "The Little Match Girl", and "The Little Mermaid".

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"Snow Diamond" by Mariko Chisumi

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"Daisuki na kimi ni" by Kazumasa Oda

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Jul 14, 2011
Mimi_Taylor (All reviews)
Who didn’t love fairy tales when they were a child? Most of us are probably familiar with stories written by Hans Christian Anderson, such as The Little Mermaid and Thumbelina, among many other titles, thanks to Walt Disney. Only a handful of them have been adapted into anime, the most recent one being The Snow Queen (2005). I wasn’t entirely familiar with the story, so I decided to check it out, despite the odds of the last 13 episodes ever getting English subs.

Assuming that you read the detailed synopsis, the series is mostly a collection of short stories. While searching for her best friend, Gerda read more
May 29, 2014
Anime_is_Life3 (All reviews)
Let me just tell you how perfect this adaption of the Snow Queen is. I remember seeing this on a list of adaptions for the fairy tale "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Anderson, and I was really happy that they had an anime adaption for it. I am a big fairy tale reader and The Snow Queen just happened to be one of my favorite fairy tales. Also, since I enjoy watching anime, putting these two together was perfect. So of course I was going to see how they portray the fairy tale. And at the end of I was really pleased. So I'll read more


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