A duck turned girl with magical powers must help save a prince from an unfinished fairy tale.
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 Duck / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
Nanae Katô ...
 Ahiru / ... (8 episodes, 2002)
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 Autor (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jennifer Alyx
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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

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Drosselmeyer: [as Duck and Fakir prepare to go up against Princess Kraehe to save Mytho] Welcome to the stage I've been saving. Now. tell me the best story that was ever told! Tell it to me with no regard for your lives!
[laughs sadistically]
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No spoilers,really great anime!
30 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Princess tutu is a really funny anime about a duck who can turn into a girl when wearing a magical pendant,that also allows her to turn into a ballet dancing heroine! Duck in girl form is a funny unsuccessful dancer,and her and her classmates are constantly threatened by their dance teacher (Mr.cat or Neko-sensai) into marriage....very funny! Definitely worth watching,story line:Drosselmeyer,a famous writer starts writing stories,that legitimately makes the stories come true,scared of bad things coming from this power,the town's people cut off his hands to prevent him from writing stories,his hands were cut off,before the end of one story in particular,named: The Prince and The Raven. Each episode introduces another story(ballet shows) including Don Quixote,Sylphide and other classics.Duck has a crush on a boy name Mytho,who's heart was shattered (he is the prince from the unfinished book)and Fakir,a direct relation to Drosselmeyer possesses the same power as Drosselmeyer,that of whatever is written becomes reality.The anime is one the best I have ever seen,and would recommend it to any ballet/anime fan!


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