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Princess Tutu 

Purinsesu Chuchu (original title)
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A duck turned girl with magical powers must help save a prince from an unfinished fairy tale.
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Series cast summary:
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Fakir 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Christine M. Auten ...  Edel 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Jessica Boone ...  Princess Kraehe / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Jay Hickman ...  Prince Mythos 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Nanae Katô Nanae Katô ...  Ahiru / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Nana Mizuki Nana Mizuki ...  Rue 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Chris Patton ...  Fakir 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Sasha Paysinger ...  Lilie 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Jennie Welch Jennie Welch ...  Narrator 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Naoki Yanagi Naoki Yanagi ...  Mytho 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ...  Pike 24 episodes, 2002-2003
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Ahiru (literally 'Duck' in Japanese), is a petite young girl in a junior high school's beginner ballet program. She's prone to stammering and clutziness. She has a huge crush on her sempai, Mute, a sad-seeming young man who doesn't speak much. Ahiru discovers that Mute is actually the prince out of a story written by the mysterious writer Drosselmeyer. When Drosselmeyer died, the prince and the evil crow he was battling in the story escaped. The prince defeated the crow, but only at the expense of shattering his own heart. Mute is a boy without feeling or understanding. Drosselmeyer, however, has somehow returned, and has offered Ahiru a chance to help Mute. She must become Princess Tutu, a magical ballerina, and help reclaim the pieces of her prince's heart. There is a catch, of course--Mute is being controlled by his roommate Fakia, also a dancer, who seems to want to keep the boy soulless and heartless. Drosselmeyer also told Ahiru that a certain dream she's been having is real. ... Written by SkiSchool2

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16 August 2002 (Japan) See more »

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(26 Episodes)

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Edel: There is happiness for those who accept their fate. There is glory for those who defy their fate.
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Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

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Germanic Romanticism meets Japanese anime

I agree with other commentators here that though this superficially appears to be a Disneyesque princess movie for little girls who are mad about ballet, it's actually an edgy high camp Gothic steampunk superhero/coming of age epic that handles its complex metafictional narrative with a finesse that would-be literary writers would do well to study.

Unless you are completely unable to read subtitles, I urge you to watch this while listening to the original Japanese soundtrack. The voice acting on the English-dubbed version is putrid.


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