Swan Lake

Alt title: Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Hakuchou no Mizuumi

Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
1981
3.328 out of 5 from 376 votes
Rank #4,039

One day, on one of his hunting trips, Prince Siegfried sees a band of swans resting peacefully in the lake. One particular swan captures his attention, because it’s wearing a crown and stares at him just like a human. Siegfried is mesmerized and follows the swan all the way to some ruins, where the pretty swan suddenly transforms into a beautiful lady. The beautiful lady turns out to be Princess Odette, who was put under a cruel spell by the evil wizard Rothbart; and it is this spell that makes her turn into a swan every day, regaining her true human form only when the moon shines upon the lake. The only thing that can break the spell is the unconditional love of a man for her, which Siegfried is eager to give, but things aren’t as easy as they seem.

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ThatAnimeSnob Nov 8, 2012
Score 6/10

This is the anime adaptation of the ballet play “Swan Lake”. Although not a great story, by incorporating the real music of the play, this movie became a lot more enjoyable than your average old fairy tale.

- Well made graphics but not great. There isn’t much detail in character figures and the backgrounds are simply nicely made. Animation is also ok but not without its minor glitches... read more

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