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Kuragehime


Alternative Titles

English: Princess Jellyfish
Synonyms: Kuragehime
Japanese: 海月姫

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Studios: Brain's Base
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 59,251 users)
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Ranked: #2712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #518
Members: 112,379
Favorites: 2,751
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Synopsis

Kurashita Tsukimi loves jellyfish to the point of obsession, which is why she can’t bear to see a jellyfish being mistreated in a local pet store. When the socially awkward Tsukimi fails to speak up for the jellyfish, a beautiful woman steps in, sparking the beginning of an extremely unlikely friendship.

Tsukimi and her nerdy friends (who are also her roommates) are swept off their feet by this newcomer in their lives. She’s everything they’re not: effortlessly stylish, incredibly confident, and a part of a social circle the girls only dream of joining. She might also not be quite what she seems to be…

With the help of her new friend Tsukimi becomes confident enough to take on the world, protect her home from destruction, and attempt to achieve her life-long dream of becoming a designer. This little Kuragehime is on her way to becoming a queen.

Background

Kuragehime was simulcast on FUNimation in Fall 2010, and became available as a DVD and Blu-ray release the following year. Kuragehime was also briefly available for streaming on Netflix as Princess Jellyfish.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
Koibuchi, Kuranosuke
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Kurashita, Tsukimi
Kurashita, Tsukimi
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Mayaya
Mayaya
Supporting
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Okamura, Akemi
Hanamori, Yoshio
Hanamori, Yoshio
Supporting
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito

Staff

Omori, Takahiro
Omori, Takahiro
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Umemoto, Yui
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard
Huber, Chuck
Huber, Chuck
Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Koko Dake no Hanashi (ここだけの話)" by Chatmonchy

Edit Ending Theme

"Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure (きみのきれいに気づいておくれ)" by Sambomaster




More reviewsReviews

Sep 28, 2014
Piegoose (All reviews)
The setup for Princess Jellyfish revolves around six NEET females who have decided to live together in a small, "retro" building. They all lead their daily mooch lifestyles through the show, coming into contact with a few different types of people in the process, and that is just about its entirety.

Before moving along with that statement, let's focus on the budget. Princess Jellyfish is well animated and has a pleasant art style. The show's direction carries some expression, and the soundtrack is indeed serviceable. I would consider the opening and ending music good and am pleased when seeing how plentiful of references they can be, read more
Jan 2, 2011
8thSin (All reviews)
'Kuragehime' ('Jellyfish Princess') is a modern Cinderella story featuring the unlikeliest cast of a jellyfish-otaku princess and the cross-dressing prince.

The first thing I noticed about the series is the heavy influence of live-action movies.

Episode titles are parody of film titles:
1. 'Sex and the City' (2008)
2. 'Sukiyaki Western Django' (2007)
3. 'Enchanted' (2007)
4. 'Eden' (2006)
5. 'Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai' (1959/2008)
6. 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
7. 'Kinyuu Fushoku Rettou: Jubaku' (1999)
8. 'Million Dollar Baby' (2004)
9. 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969)
10. 'The Turning Point' (1977)
11. 'Field of Dreams' (1989)

OP is a parody of a series of famous scenes from Hollywood and Japanese films:
1. 'Sex and the City' (2008)
2. 'Star read more
Apr 21, 2013
HybridMedia (All reviews)
When looking into this anime, it’s like looking into an anime version of a fairy tale, which sort of involves a princess or a princess-like character and also a fairy godmother-like character, but unlike a fairy tale (or at least, any fairy tale that’s been infected by Disney sooner or later), this one is going to be sugarcoated, especially when dealing with the stages of being awkward around different people and the way you act around them.

Amamizu-kan, an old boarding house in Tokyo, is the home of The Sisterhood – a group of otaku women of various stripes who shun The Stylish and men in read more
May 6, 2015
Airbent (All reviews)
I would like to preface this review by warning ya'll that this anime suffers from Ending in the Middle of the Manga Syndrome. If you've enjoyed an anime like Fruits Basket, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Soul Eater, Kimi Ni Todoke, etc. and felt a little uneasy by the inconclusive ending and then googled your uneasy feeling and discovered the manga is like 80 chapters ahead of where the anime left off - you're going to run into the same situation here. Clear your to-read list, because Princess Jellyfish is going to be a top-priority read for you once you're done this bite-sized series. Then again, read more

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