Princess Tutu

(2002)
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Princess Tutu is a magical girl anime series created by Ikuko Itoh in 2002 for animation studio Hal Film Maker. It was adapted as a 2-volume manga illustrated by Mizuo Shinonome. Both the manga and anime series were licensed by ADV Films. Princess Tutu follows Duck, a duck who was transformed into a young girl and takes ballet at a private school. She becomes enamoured of her mysterious schoolmate Mytho, and transforms into Princess Tutu to restore his shattered heart. Mytho's girlfriend Rue transforms into Princess Kraehe to frustrate Tutu's efforts, and Mytho's protective friend Fakir discourages Mytho's burgeoning emotions. When it becomes apparent that Duck, Rue, Mytho, and Fakir are meant to play out the characters in a story by a long-dead writer named Drosselmeyer, they resist their assigned fates and fight to keep the story from becoming a tragedy.

The series explores the concepts of fate and free will. Reviewers point out that although Princess Tutu is nominally a magical girl series, it is more of a "fairy tale set to ballet with a few magical girl elements mixed in," and its use of dance in lieu of violence to solve conflicts carries "surprisingly effective emotional appeal." The background setting of the story is based on the historical town Nördlingen in Bavaria, Germany.

  1. Ikuko Itoh

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Takahiro Sakurai

    Takahiro Sakurai

    Fakir

    51 Episodes

  2. Akiko Hiramatsu

    Akiko Hiramatsu

    Edel

    51 Episodes

  3. Naoki Yanagi

    Mythos

    51 Episodes

  4. Nana Mizuki

    Nana Mizuki

    Princess Kraehe

    51 Episodes

  5. Erino Hazuki

    Erino Hazuki

    Uzura

    51 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 2

2003 | 25 Episodes

Season 2 of Princess Tutu premiered on January 17, 2003.

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 25m

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