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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 55,817 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #489
Members: 104,445
Favorites: 2,572
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Episodes: /11

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



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Droppling
Nov 8, 2010
Alright, I admit it. I was skeptical at first when I heard of this anime, since I've seen all sorts of gender bender plots. Besides, "Jellyfish Princess"? What kind of title is that?

But don't be deceived by first impressions. True to its roots, this anime is focused at a more mature audience then typical animes; that's why it's the josei genre. It relates to many aspects of "fandoms". Trains, Japanese culture, fashion, politics, and much more. Many of the characters are attractive, not by their looks, but by their personalities, and how their individual fandoms relate to them. This not only gives a charm in read more
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RedRaine
Nov 11, 2010
What were my first thoughts on Kuragehime? It sounds stupid. An anime about middle aged lonely otaku virgin women is absolutely unheard of in this day and age. None of them are even cute! ‘Give me moe or give me death!’ is quite a common thing nowadays. And above all it’s just another slice of life. Almost nothing is attractive if you were to just explain ‘The Jellyfish Princess’ to any other fan.

However, despite all its unattractiveness it is by far the most beautiful anime of the fall season.

At first glance, without being told anything, anyone would assume the majority of the main characters read more
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Piegoose
Sep 28, 2014
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
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8thSin
Jan 2, 2011
'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
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