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Princess Tutu

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Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Princess Tutu 2003 TBD
Name Role
Ikuko ITO Character Design
Junichi SATO Director
Kaoru WADA Music
Mizuo SHINONOME Original Manga Creator
Atsushi MORIYAMA Producer
Yoshiaki MATSUMOTO Producer
Tomoko KAWASAKI Producer
Masafumi FUKUI Producer
Taiji SUINOU Producer
Shiroharu KAWASAKI Producer

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Princess Tutu VivisQueen 9.5/10 Feb 5, 2009

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Princess Tutu TinyBird 9.9/10 Mar 3, 2014
Princess Tutu ShionSonozaki 9.5/10 Feb 11, 2014
Princess Tutu AnimeCrusader 9/10 Sep 6, 2013
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Spirited Away

Spirited Away
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 2001

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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Although Spirited Away and Princess Tutu don't seem to have much in common, I think there's a good chance that those who enjoyed one will enjoy the other. They share similar settings - one is inspired by mythology and the other more by ballet, but both are richly detailed, fantastic, and magical worlds that exist alongside the real world. The main characters are girls who accomplish their tasks despite long odds, even though they are not typical heroines; both become protagonists because of their morals, caring, and strength of character. And, finally, Spirited Away and Princess Tutu are both lovely, with great visuals and music.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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At first these series have nothing in common with each other, they aren't the same genre and odds are they don't appeal to the same people. But what they both have in common is starting off portraying every cliche in their respective genres then flipping them all on their heads to make something new and originally unique by the end of the series. If you liked the innovation in one, you might like the other.

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The Big O

The Big O

Forty years ago the citizens of Paradigm lost all of their memories, and live their lives without any knowledge of their past, or any hope for the future. Roger Smith is a man who performs the much needed task of negotiator in Paradigm. He provides his services to the wealthy with the help of a peculiar android named Dorothy and his mechanically inclined butler Norman. When greater evil arises, he calls on his magnificent relic of Paradigm's past, the Megadeus Big O. With Big O at his side, Roger Smith may be Paradigm's only hope of surviving in this new world without memories.

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I recommend The Big O to the fans of Princess Tutu that found the setting very engaging and mysterious. Both shows have something of an ontological mystery going on.. the settings in both The Big O and Princess Tutu keep you asking "Why are things this way?" or "What the heck is going on here?!" It is a strange recommendation to make, I'll admit, as they have very little else in common - but I think that if your favorite part of Princess Tutu (or The Big O) was the setting and it's importance to the plot and characters, you'll enjoy the other a great deal.

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Tsukuyomi -Moon Phase-

All Morioka Kohei wants to be a regular photographer, but all he ever seems to capture on film is ghosts! With 70 percent of his photos inhabited by the undead, Kohei has managed to gain not only a reputation, but also a job at an occult magazine. Things couldn't be more "normal" until he is sent to a obscure castle where he photographs a mysterious girl with a knack at disappearing, thus piquing his interest to return. And thus, Kohei sets out on a journey that takes him into the heart of the occult, on a mission to help the cutest vampire in existence find her long lost mother!

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Cute girls with powers that set them apart, who fall in love with someone who is an unlikely match for them, not to mention the little touch of Ballerina in both of the main female chars (obviosly it is much more prominent in Tutu) will make you fall in love. Although Tsukuyomi is much darker than Princess Tutu, I think you will enjoy either one. Especially those of you who can't get enough of adorable and powerful char's.
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Uta Kata

Uta Kata

On the day before summer vacation, Ichika discovered an old mirror in an old school building. From within it, the mysterious Manatsu looked out and offered to trade favors: if Ichika will do her "homework" (experience the power of the spiritual life forces and write about her feelings) then she will return the charm that Ichika has lost. As Ichika struggles to absorb the raw power of nature, those who watch from the other side of the mirror eagerly await her decision at the end of trials. Can a 14 year old take on the sins of the world and mend the rifts between nature and humanity?

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Himitsu

Princess Tutu and Uta Kata are both mahou shoujo titles but are very light on the "magical girl" elements. The battles have more meaning, and the fights are not heavy. Both anime seem to want to give a message or philosophical view. I found both anime to be thought provoking. Also, it's safe to say that both anime are much deeper and ominous than what you see on the surface.

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