Yuki no Joou (TV)

The Snow Queen

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Synonyms: Yuki no Jo-Oh
Japanese: 雪の女王
English: The Snow Queen
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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.981 (scored by 982982 users)
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Ranked: #43992
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Popularity: #8762
Members: 4,528
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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

Ending Theme

"Daisuki na kimi ni" by Kazumasa Oda


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 ...
Aug 16, 2020
Hello, This will be my first review on this site and hopefully not the last.
Also Sorry for my sucky english.

In regards to the review, I am very biased because I grew up with this story and it was and is still one of my favourite stories ever told. which will affect this review both positive and negative.

The story for me is 7, though I was considering to give it a 6 due to a few really well-told stories within this show it will be a 7.

The overall plot is very simple and is about Gerda's journey. A girl around the age of 12 or ...
Dec 29, 2023
Endearing, a moving re-telling of the timeless classic. I have always adored the spiritual devoted love story at the heart of "The Snow Queen" and this anime captures and represents it beautifully. Even with the inclusion of notable fairytale characters from other recognizable childhood stories, the series still exudes the exquisite and encouraging aura of this Coming of Age adventure-and the unbreakable power of true love.

The screen and character writing are richly done and the traditional animation style truly makes this a hidden gem viewers of all ages can appreciate and be touched by. Certainly one of the best adaptations of the tale ever ...

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