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One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...
'Magical Girl' is usually aimed at kids. But these two shows can also be enjoyed by an older audience. Drosselmeyer and Kyubey both seem to take sadistic pleasure in manipulating young girls.
Shoujo turned serious, that is the trait Princess Tutu and Madoka Magica have in common. They take a cute, fluffy magical girl concept and add plenty of shadow and tragedy and weird artistic motifs to create an eerie atmosphere. But while Madoka Magica is focused on duelling and action, Princess Tutu is metafiction trying to rework the tropes of fables and fairytales.
Princess Tutu and Madoka take young girls, give them magical transformation powers of varying levels, and put them into increasingly horrific situations. If you liked the dark tone of one, check out the other.
When Madoka Magica was first coming out, someone referred to it as the "next Princess Tutu." I scoffed a bit at the time--Tutu is my favorite anime and while I knew Madoka was good, I didn't think it'd be able to match up.
I was wrong! Both of these series take the typical Magical Girl formula that's been in place since Sailor Moon and create unique, often dark tales of fighting fate, and holding on to hope in the greatest depths of despair. They feature creative visuals and top-notch soundtracks to boot. While there's definitely some differences between the two--Madoka is a bit darker and violent than Tutu, and doesn't share Tutu's focus on classic fairytales, music and ballet--the overall feel of these series are very similar.
If you're a fan of either of these shows and haven't seen the other, go watch them right away. You'll love the other one. If you're a magical girl fan and haven't seen either, go see BOTH of these. I can't recommend these series enough.
Both shows focus on how the world of Magical girls can not only be pretty and nice but also dark and gritty. Both shows are a great watch and I highly recommend them even if you are not a fan of the Magical Girl genre. And hey it has cute girls :3
Both Princess Tutu and Madoka are series which at first glance may seem just like any typical magical girl show. However, it doesn't take long in either series for it to become apparent that they both are very dark.Both shows also have some great character development.
Both Princess Tutu and Madoka Magica take the typical "magical girl" themes and storylines and dismantle them one by one. While different in how they play out and the relationships of the characters, both wrestle with the concept of fate and how much control a person has over their own story.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is the closest magical girl anime I've seen to Princess Tutu. Both relay consequences of actions, as well as a darker atmosphere that the typical magical girl anime does not. On a minor comparison note, music also plays a role in both animes during battles. Both of these series are thought provoking, and really accomplish something different with the genre.
Both of these anime start as a standard magical girl formula, and turn into something different and more complex. While Madoka is darker, both are a refreshing twist on the genre.
Both are deconstructions of things from our childhood. Princess tutu deconstructs fairytails while Madoka magika deconstructs the magical girl genre.
Both Madoka Magica and Princess Tutu seem like a typical cutesy magical girl series at first, but things take a turn for the darker. Both are deconstructions of this genre done well, and although PMMM may be a bit more adult, I think both series are great.
Awayuki Himeno is a normal schoolgirl who is in a bind: her father’s remarriage yielded two new cruel stepsisters, and to top it off, she meets seven men who call themselves Liefe Knights. They reveal to her that she's a Pretear, someone who can lend powers to them when their powers aren’t enough to defeat the evil creatures called mayouchuu. Now, she has to fight the ambitious Fenrir, whose only purpose is to leech the life force from all living beings. Can Himeno save the world and find a way to deal with her growing feelings for one of the Liefe Knights?
Because there are noumerous similarities. First of all being phisical resemblance between pretear and Tutu, the fact that they are the same type of magical girls, the evil female charachter that isnt really evil, butloves/loved the main male character, transformations that are really alike and a bunch of other similarities. For me, the two series have the same feel
Who doesn't like girls who transform to save the day? Both Pretear and Princess Tutu are about a girl who shows us that, if you believe in yourself and have faith, you can do anything.
Both Princess Tutu and Pretear are based on our heroine walking into a modern fairytale. The artwork in both is beautiful and the heroines of both are very pure and selfless characters. Plus you'll love each heroine's respective "prince" and want to cheer them on to end up with their love.
Pretear and Princess Tutu both integrate a number of Western fairy tales into their plots. Pretear typically takes the lighter and more fun elements of fairy tales, while Princess Tutu takes the darker aspects. As such, Pretear is more upbeat and just plain fun to watch (and more typical of the magical girl genre); Princess Tutu has a more serious and unusual plotline and has more complicated thematics.
Princess Tutu and Pretear are both excellent series that follow two young girls who are attempting to save the things they care about. Both young ladies were chosen for this task, and face trials and many obstacles to overcome and succeed. Both contain a little bit of a reverse harem, and always lots of energy and can do attitude. If you love one, you'll for sure love the other. =]
First of all, both of these series were worked on by Junichi Sato--and it shows. The similarities are remarkable enough that it almost seems like Princess Tutu is a spiritual sucessor to Pretear. The main heroines are very similar, as well as the Dark Magical Girl and their relationships with the two main guys in each series. Both have fairytale motifs throughout. I think that Tutu has a better plot, since it has more time to develop the characters and really gets into the fairytale theme, but if you enjoyed one, there's a huge chance you'll like the other.
Pretear and Princess Tutu are literally one of the same. Both animes use a female as its main heroine and uses knights for its heros. In Princess Tutu she starts off a duck then a human and then finally becomes Princess Tutu; meanwhile in Pretear the leadin character is just an average girl who is trying to adjust to life since her dad remarried on of the wealthest people around.
Main characters are undergoing transformations in order to save the world from the evil female character. They're always happy, and they will risk anything for the ones they care about. Both evil female characters had some type of relationship with the main male character. Both are shoujo and magical girl anime. Both have a very emotional plot with love triangles.
both shows have a very happy feel to them and center around a very girl oriented auience. i highly suggest either show if you are sad or if you have young girls looking for a tv show since either one is approiate for young children and are easily relatable and likeable charecters
When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
I've seen Revolutionary Girl Utena described as a ‘postmodern fairy tale', Princess Tutu as a 'meta-fairy tale', and after watching both series, I'd say those descriptions are about as close as you're going to get in trying to describe either series. Both have a certain surreal/fantastic quality to their stories, and continuously take and invert fairy tale archetypes. Even aspects of the presentation of the story are similar- the ‘once upon a time' segments present at the beginning of several Utena episodes and every Princess Tutu episode, or the role of the shadow play girls (in Utena), which is comparable to the role of Edel or Drosselmeyer (in Tutu). While Utena is the single weirdest show I've managed to watch all the way through, it certainly doesn't have the monopoly- a fan of one series would likely enjoy the other.
Princess Tutu and Revolutionary Girl Utena are fairytales that subvert archetypes even when they seem to reinforce them. In both there is much more than meets the eye and illusions abound. They are self-conscious narratives about finding one's own role and being true to it through thick and thin. Often surreal and increasingly dark, these two titles are a perfect match that push the limits of shoujo with great musical tracks and gripping visuals.
The plots in Utena and Tutu are both thought-provoking and mysteriously unraveled. There are duels in both that further the plot in a symbolically charged way. They both take a sort of symbolic look at valiant young women. Utena plays more with Hegel and Jung, and Tutu more with mythology and ballet/music, but both make you think and feel for the characters--and occasionally confuse you, but in a good way.
Both are series that start out a bit on the lighter more child friendly side but slowly transform to a darker and more sinister series than when they began. Both contain fairytale like elements and a general theme of wanting to protect/save someone. Both have strange and often sisnister narrirators, in RGU we have the Shadow Player Girls who's random before battle skits often offer deeper insight into the duel or duelist while Drosselmier plays the twisted writer commenting on his work as it plays out. A fan of one would and should watch and enjoy the other.
Both series explore gender stereotypes that are present in classic fairytales and turn them on their head by having a female as the hero.
The main characters in both of the series are both female, trying to be something they are not (a girl who aims to be a prince or a duck who wants to be a balerina) and they both have their own prince(s).
The stories takes place in a private academy, combining everyday school life with a deeper, fairytale-like story running next to it. The fun, everyday part is more dominant in the beginning, but it get's darker and more twisted by the end.
There is a lot of symbolic elements in both, some of whitch are hard to understand, but they spice up the story and give it even more depth.
Both series tend to repeat scenes, which can get annoying, but this actually gives a lot to the feel of a modern fairy tale and in most cases those scenes are meant to symbolise something.
Both animes also share an unexpected ending.
Princes, Princesses, and Fairytales... Princess Tutu and Shoujo Kakumei Utena cover them both beautifully. If you're looking for a story where things are never how they seemed and where everything is more complex than you thought, topped with gorgeous character designs, epic music, and dreamy settings, you will adore these two series.
Both Revolutionary Girl Utena and Princess Tutu take the mahou shoujo format and weave something sophisticated and refreshing out of it. Utena is bizarre ad heavy on symbolism while Tutu has more coherence and is more approachable, but both reveal a revelatory side to mahou shoujo we never thought was possible.
Revolutionary Girl Utena and Princess Tutu both take classical fairy tale elements and use them to make something unique, but recognizable.
Both begin with an almost monster-of-the-week type plot mixed with fun, school-life and move on to be quite a bit darker than one might expect.
Princess Tutu is definitely more approachable, since Utena is the type of show you need to pay proper attention to to enjoy. (Otherwise you might just end up mind-f***ed.)
Stories of heroines that must attempt to rescue a prince under highly unusual circumstances that they are partly in the dark about.
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
Very cute, cuddly, and altogether cunning. Both Princess Tutu and Card Captor Sakura pull of incredible story lines, despite their childish/fantasy-based themes. Consider either title should you like mahou-shoujo (magic-girl) anime.
Cardcaptor Sakura and Princess Tutu are two of the best magic girl stories out there. While both of collection elements, the larger similarity is both shows have strong second halves. Also characters in both shows have changing roles. In Cardcaptor Sakura, Syaoran is at first a rival, then an unwitting ally, finally a friend, and then a lover. In Princess Tutu, the Prince goes from the hero to a villain, while the Knight goes from a villain to the hero--and Rue changes from the black hearted foil to Ahiru, to the victim. Needless to say more, I found both to the best of the respective shared genre
Both of these series gave me the initial feeling of "ick". I find it very hard to watch "magical girl" kind of shows, as I was put off by Magical Girl Sammy...
But I was pleasantly surprised by both of these, so much so that Princess Tutu is probably very close to my top 10. Don't let the genre put you off, as both of these may be childish on the surface, but explore adult relationships and feelings.
The animation is beautifully choreographed, especially in Tutu, and is matched beautifully to the sweeping crescendo of music.
I think if deep down inside you enjoy a good romance, you will like both of these. Just don't tell anyone ;)
So. You just watched what you think is probably the best magical girl series in the world. Think again! If you've just finished either Princess Tutu or Card Captor Sakura and haven't watched the other one, then you absolutely must! Both utilise the episodic magical girl with transformation format to spin a highly funny, highly emotional, and gripping yarn with fascinating characters you immediately come to love. Most importantly, both of them will remind you why you fell in love with the shoujo genre in the first place.
Both of these are magical girl anime that involve collecting different elements in the fight to restore goodness and order. They are not only funny and cute but also dramatic, weaving in issues of friendship, romance, belief, and sacrifice. But what really makes both of these series outstanding is the dynamic, loveable characters. It may take a half a dozen or more episodes, but you will eventaully become hooked, drawn in by the characters' personalities, mysteries, adventures, and changing perspectives. These are my two favorite anime of this genre and if you love one you will definitely love the other.
Mahou Shoujo is a pretty restricting genre, but Card Captor Sakura and Princess Tutu manage to avoid it's main trapping: superficiality. Both plunge into emotional depths that most in the genre won't go near. Unfortunately, this doesn't stop them from being a tad slower than desirable, Card Captor Sakura in particular could stand to shed a few episodes, but those patient enough to overcome that are in for a treat.
Its a crazy world and there are some things we can't see.....book characters coming to life? Now thats crazy.
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
Considering both of these tell a story as though it were a book, that makes them similar, but the really dark feel in Comedy is similar to the mysterious 'dark' feel in Princess Tutu.
Although Princess Tutu is considerably longer, with a more in depth plot, both it and Comedy both have a very interesting fairy-tale like feel, with unusual animation and a beautiful orchestral soundtrack. An odd pairing, perhaps... but still with meaning behind it.
At first glance, this recommendation may seem a tad off but Princess Tutu and Comedy are some of the few titles that incorporate classical music with the animation proper in a way that is both relevant and artistically done. In both there is a great importance given to story telling and to narration techniques. While Princess Tutu is not as forlorn as the very dark Comedy both have an aura of dreamy surrealism that is highly captivating.
Both of these anime have beautiful classical music, with a very fairytale-like feel. The story is simple on the surface, with a bit of mysterious darkness underneath.
Both of these animes incorporate the use of classical music to bring a fairy tale to life. While Comedy is more of the "Grimm Brother's" version of a fairy tale, it generally has the same feel as Princess Tutu.
They have the same tone of poetic dark fantasy. Fans of one should check out the other.
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
While based on different kind of plots, both of these series have a fair amount of shoujo, coupled with seriously funny parts. You could say that both have a mythical feel, as well... Fruits Basket involving people who change to animals, and Princess Tutu being a fairy-tale fable. I definitely get the same feel on certain aspects, watching these.
This might seem like a strech, since the plots really are extremely different, but there's something about the tone of the shows that connects these two in my mind. While Princess Tutu gets you hooked with the idea of a fairytale curse, by the end of the series what you really care about is the characters, and what happens to them. Fruits Basket does the same thing. While the Zodiac curse is amusing, it's the characters, the relationships that keep you watching. And the two heroines really are similar in their optimistic attitudes. So go check it out- I promise you won't be dissapointed.
Princess Tutu and Fruits Basket are similar in several ways. One of these is that they each have two lead male characters that somewhat parallel each other. Yuki (Fruits Basket) and Mytho (Princess Tutu) are both sweet and kind, and Kyo (Fruits Basket) and Fakir (Princess Tutu) are tough and stubborn. These shows are also alike in that there is a well-balanced amount of comedy and drama, and they both have the same fairytale feel to them.
Well what they both have in commen is that both theme songs are sanged by the same person and the songs truely touch your heart.They are both truely amazing stories with a mysterious ending and both totally worth watching! If you love Fruit Basket then you'll love Princess Tutu and vice versa. You truely cant afford not to watch both this anime they have a wonderful plot that will make you want to keep watching.
like in Fruits Basket there is a kinda scatterbrained clumsy girl as the main character and the other main guy person isn't heartless but to girls he kinda seems like it.
Hamelin is a musical young man with no recollection of his past, who lives in the village of Staccato. After a tragic disaster, he and Flute, his childhood friend, and Oboe, a talking bird, must embark on a dangerous quest to embrace their destinies. Guilt, betrayal, and loss all play a part in this musical tale of the violinist with magical abilities, and those who he desires to protect.
Violinist of Hamelin and Princess Tutu both have something in common: they are both tragedies, which are very, very based on the musical world. Although VoH is definitely much darker, and less shoujo like Tutu is, I still think you would enjoy both.
Both Violinist of Hamelin and Princess Tutu have the same sort of mood. However, Tutu is a bit more mysterious where VoH is a bit more adventurous. Overall I think you'd really like Violinist of Hamelin if you enjoyed Princess Tutu. Another thing that made me think they were similar was the music. Both use classical pieces and ballets instead of your typical techy-jpop.
Violinist of Hamelin and Princess Tutu have two important things in common. The first is that they both are both tragedies whose tragic elements derive from an exploration of the darker side of human nature. The second is that classical music helps shape their moods. Much classical music is used in these shows and this music is equally important to the characters in these shows.
Both Princess Tutu and Violinist of Hamelin are anime which are heavily influenced by classical music. Also both of them are quite dark stories, though Princess Tutu is a Magical Girl show while Violinist of Hamelin is more like an adventure series. Fans of one sure will enjoy the other.
Meet Yucie, a girl under a spell. Yucie wants to be a Platinum Princess, and the only way to do that is to attend the Princess Academy. But that's not as easy as it sounds. Under the guidance of Queen Ercell and with the unwitting help of a schoolmate named Glenda (who just so happens to be a princess from the Demon World,) Yucie finds herself embarking on an epic quest to obtain the Eternal Tiara!
Even though the stories aren't similar, both Princess Tutu and Petite Princess Yucie have an almost fairy tale feel to them. The main characters of both anime are young girls wh, even though they doubt their own abilities, have the power to be strong for their friends. There is a magical theme in both anime. I love them both and hopefully so will you.
Wonderfully made,with an emotional back story but enjoyable due to characters and their attitudes towards other characters along with the emotions depicted by them throughout the series.
Both series have a Fairytale vibe to them without taking away the enjoyment of the series. Princess Tutu isn't as lighthearted as Petite Princess Yucie but both have a strong female protagonist and a nontraditional take to the magical girl genre.
On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
Princess Tutu and Romeo x Juliet both have incredible romantic sotories that have an english style to it. Their unwavering love will have you longing for the couples to be together. Plus the characters are cute. These are both anime that i would totally recomend if you're into romance with english/french style backgrounds.
Princess Tutu and Romeo X Juliet are based on classical works, but with added magic.
More than that, both of them mix light-hearted themes with depressingly dark ones. Relationships are torn apart due to circumstance, or even fate. All while the nicely developed characters are trying to create a world where they can live as themselves.
If you liked one, you'll certainly like the other.
While I prefer Princess Tutu to Romeo x Juliet, I think both are exceptional tales of fantasy which draw from classical tales of literature as their inspiration.
Romeo x Juliet draws from Shakespeare's original tragedy, with many alterations made to weave a more grand scale fantasy action show. Princess Tutu, on the other hand, has many traditional theatrical plays utilized in it's storytelling, such as Cinderella, Swan Lake, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Princess Tutu furthers it's emphasis on these stories with it's use of classical music.
If you're looking for another fantasy show which is based on classical literature but turns it into something new, I'd highly recommend Princess Tutu and Romeo x Juliet.
A wonderful love story that you just can't forget. This was the anime I watched right before Princess Tutu. both heroins would give anything even their own lives to be with and or save their princes. Even if you diddn't like or haven't watched Princes Tutu I would still recomend it.
Sora is a sixteen year old girl who has travelled to the US to join the Kaleido Stage, one of the greatest circuses in existence. However, as luck would have it, she arrives to the audition late, which almost costs her the chance of a lifetime. Fortunately, she manages to join the Kaleido Stage anyways due to the compassion of Kalos, the owner of the troupe. With the help of her friends and Fool, the perverted spirit of the stage who has the ability to predict the future, Sora will overcome trials and tribulations and she struggles to become the Kaleido Star.
The humor in both series is similar, yet the humor in Princess Tutu is aimed at somewhat younger people comparted to the humor in Kaleido Star. The concept in nearly the same. Though while Kaleido Star mainly involves Circus events, Ballet will be the most important part of Princess Tutu. While Kaleido Star merely limits itself to nearly impossible tricks and acrobatics yet staying quite close to reality, you will find magic and less realistic settings in Princess Tutu
Both anime have a form of performing art woven into them. One dances for the happiness of her prince, and the other to find out who she is and to inspire young girls like herself. The animation is light and cheery and can really make you smile.
Both focus on a girl who wants to become a star. As well as having a little bit of a magical aspect to their shows. While they preform they both have similar effects on their partners or audiences and both both can be clumsy at times as well as graceful. They both have two close friends who constantly cheer them on. While Duck in Princess Tutu is different there is a lot of similarities.