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Yuki no Joou


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.191 (scored by 399 users)
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Ranked: #26912
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Popularity: #5415
Members: 2,224
Favorites: 14
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Episodes: /36

Synopsis

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)

Background

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".

Characters & Voice Actors

Gerda
Gerda
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kai
Kai
Main
Natsuki, Rio
Japanese
Natsuki, Rio
Snow Queen
Snow Queen
Main
Suzukaze, Mayo
Japanese
Suzukaze, Mayo
Blue Troll
Blue Troll
Supporting
Suzuki, Takuma
Japanese
Suzuki, Takuma

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Makoto
Nakamura, Makoto
Script
Shimada, Michiru
Shimada, Michiru
Script
Shimada, Shimada
Shimada, Shimada
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Snow Diamond" by Mariko Chisumi

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"Daisuki na kimi ni" by Kazumasa Oda




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Mimi_Taylor
Jul 14, 2011
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
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Anime_is_Life3
May 29, 2014
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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