The Price of Smiles

Alt title: Egao no Daika

TV (12 eps)
2.452 out of 5 from 530 votes
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On a planet far, far away from Earth, there reigns a kingdom overflowing with smiles. Princess Yuki is twelve years old and beginning to ride the roller coaster of emotions that comes with adolescence. Each day brings with it tears, laughter, and even a little romance. The palace is full of fun, and the vassals who serve her there add color to her life. Seventeen-year-old Stella is a brilliant warrior. Even though she is cool as a cucumber, she never fails to smile. That's because smiling is essential to life. This is a story about two girls born on a distant planet.

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Episode 1

The Girl From Soleil

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Episode 2

The Truth of the War

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Episode 3

The Smiling Soldier

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Episode 4

The Choice of Hope

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Episode 5

The Night of the Squad

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Episode 6

The Crossroads of Fate

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Episode 7

The Sunflowers of the Palace

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Episode 8

The Final Message

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Episode 9

The Elegy of Dawn

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Episode 10

The Ignition of Souls

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Episode 11

The Resolve of Two

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Episode 12

The Price of Smiles

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RomaOfAme Apr 9, 2019
Score 7.8/10

The Price of Smiles is a story that focuses on two characters of opposite sides of the army that towards the end come together for the grande finale. Or at the very least I would say a grande finale but it was rather underwhelming when taking in the scope of all the events that take place leading up to it. The series starts with immediate attachment to a character, the chivalrous knight type, to one of the two... read more

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tdr85 Apr 15, 2019
Score 6/10

Earnest, sincere, message apprropriate. And despite this it's not a really bad anime. The sub-plots are for the most part better done than the main one. The biggest problem is that the main theme of this rather wakward anime is done in capital letters. The action sequences were OK, characterizations OK, the story was OK. Along with the theme the writing tended towards heavy-handed. I did watch all 12 episodes... read more

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