Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu Episode 9 - (Dub) The Black Shoes

Rue and Duck are starting to become good friends. But a battle takes place between Tutu and Kraehe, Tutu is far too weak to go into a battle with Kraehe, so therefore Kraehe as a crow disappears, with a very disappointed Fakir.

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

(Dub) The Princess' Vow

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Episode 4

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(Dub) Dreaming Aurora

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Episode 7

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Episode 8

(Dub) The Warrior's Fountain

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Episode 9

(Dub) The Black Shoes

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Episode 10

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Episode 11

(Dub) La Sylphide

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Episode 12

(Dub) Banquet of Darkness

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hurin hurin says

'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.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says

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.

sothis sothis says

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.

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requiem requiem says
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.
Kilplow Kilplow says

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

KiraRin KiraRin says

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sothis sothis says
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.
orangexxbumblebee orangexxbumblebee says

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.

AnimeObsessed AnimeObsessed says

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.