Princess Tutu (2002–2003)
"Purinsesu Chuchu" (original title)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Adventure | Animation
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 501 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 5 critic

A duck turned girl with magical powers must help save a prince from an unfinished fairy tale.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Princess Tutu" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Princess Tutu (2002–2003)

Princess Tutu (2002–2003) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Princess Tutu.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
Unknown   2002  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Haibane renmei (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima
Ouran High School Host Club (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

At the ultra prestigious Ouran High School, Haruhi Fujioka looks for a quiet place to read and walks into an unused music room, and accidentally stumbles across the notorious Ouran High ... See full summary »

Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Masaya Matsukaze
The Twelve Kingdoms (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

High school student Yoko Nakajima is approached by a strange man who claims he's been searching for her and that she is the rightful ruler of his kingdom.

Stars: Mari Devon, Kate Davis, Houko Kuwashima
Baccano! (2007–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Jerry Jewell, Masakazu Morita
Girl Revolution Utena (TV Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.

Stars: Leah Applebaum, Roxanne Beck, Sharon Becker
Strawberry Panic (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Aoi Nagisa, a young reddish haired girl, just transfers to an all-girls, catholic school, the Starrawberry Dorms. The school is divided in to three sections (Lulim, Miator, Spica) all in ... See full summary »

Stars: Mai Nakahara, Hitomi Nabatame, Ai Shimizu
Mezon Ikkoku (1986–1988)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance.

Stars: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Nicole Bouma
Spice and Wolf (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things to make a living during a period much like Europe in the Middle Ages. One night when ... See full summary »

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia
Kaiba (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In a futuristic dystopian world where memories are literally stored, bought and sold and rich have all the privileges, a young amnesiac is trying to find out who he is.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Mamiko Noto, Romi Pak
Natsume yûjinchô (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Natsume Takashi inherits a book that belonged to his late grandmother he realizes the book is filled with the names of spirits she defeated and bound to her will. He then decides to return their names so they can be free once again.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Kazuhiko Inoue, Miki Itô
The Tatami Galaxy (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When a nameless student at Kyoto University encounters a demigod one night, he asks to relive the past three years in order to win the heart of Ms. Akashi, the object of his affection.

Stars: Shintaro Asanuma, Keiji Fujiwara, Yuki Kaida
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

Stars: Christine Marie Cabanos, Emiri Katou, Cassandra Morris
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Luci Christian ...
 Duck / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Nanae Katô ...
 Ahiru / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Adam Conlon ...
 Autor (6 episodes, 2002)
Edit

Storyline

Ahiru (literally 'Duck' in Japanese), is a petite young girl in a junior high school's beginner ballet program. She's prone to stammering and clutziness. She has a huge crush on her sempai, Mute, a sad-seeming young man who doesn't speak much. Ahiru discovers that Mute is actually the prince out of a story written by the mysterious writer Drosselmeyer. When Drosselmeyer died, the prince and the evil crow he was battling in the story escaped. The prince defeated the crow, but only at the expense of shattering his own heart. Mute is a boy without feeling or understanding. Drosselmeyer, however, has somehow returned, and has offered Ahiru a chance to help Mute. She must become Princess Tutu, a magical ballerina, and help reclaim the pieces of her prince's heart. There is a catch, of course--Mute is being controlled by his roommate Fakia, also a dancer, who seems to want to keep the boy soulless and heartless. Drosselmeyer also told Ahiru that a certain dream she's been having is real. ... Written by SkiSchool2

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 August 2002 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Princess Tutu  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 Episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Edel: There is happiness for those who accept their fate. There is glory for those who defy their fate.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Here's to being secure in my masculinity
27 August 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Princess Tutu is ostensibly a shoujo magical girl series, from its name all the way down to its romantic quadrangle, and it fulfils the expectations of that genre wonderfully. But there's also an element of artistry that elevates it beyond simply being a well-done genre work. It's not just that the series wraps itself in high culture like ballet or literature -- it's that it actually manages to comment intelligently on these things while creating a beautiful visual work.

Princess Tutu filters the usual magical girl narrative through the strange logic of fairy tales and a healthy coating of Utena-esque surrealism. As the series progresses, the story begins to fall apart in an intentional and revealing way, and things get increasingly metafictional. What results will be a delight to both anime fans looking for entertainment as well as postmodern aficionados like myself.

There are a lot of relatively stand-alone episodes, and these tend to drag. I won't deny that the middle section of Princess Tutu bored me most of the time. But the end pulled it all back together, and it might have one of the best conclusions of any anime series I've watched. Don't be fooled by the silly title -- this show deserves to be taken seriously.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WHO THINKS FAKIR AND AHURI SHOULD BE TOGHTER? ejmayes92
A REALLY unusual show jpolk
Will this anime continue? neffys
WHY NOT A THIRD SEASON? ejmayes92
Help me please.... Shinzofan
Will there ever be a slimpack on this series? neffys
Discuss Princess Tutu (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?