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Writer:
Jun'ichi Satô (writer)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
11 May 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Kaleido stage shines again!
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 91)

Jason Douglas ... Additional Voices / ... (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ryô Hirohashi ... Sora Naegino (46 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chinami Nishimura ... Mia Guillem (46 episodes, 2003-2004)
Akeno Watanabe ... Anna Heart (46 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiro Shimono ... Ken Robbins (46 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takehito Koyasu ... Fool (45 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sayaka Ohara ... Layla Hamilton (41 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aya Hisakawa ... Sarah Dupont (38 episodes, 2003-2004)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Kalos Eido (35 episodes, 2003-2004)
Etsuko Kozakura ... Jonathan / ... (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Fumiko Orikasa ... Marion (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ryoka Shima ... Maid / ... (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kaori Mizuhashi ... Rosetta Passel (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Susumu Chiba ... Yuri Killian (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mayumi Yanagisawa ... Kate / ... (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mai Nakahara ... May Wong (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Leon Oswald (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yû Abiru ... Charlotte (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Reiko Oimori ... Julie (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Series Directed by
Jun Fukuda (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mitsuhiro Karato (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Daisuke Tsukushi (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoshimasa Hiraike (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takaaki Wada (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tatsufumi Tamagawa (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Nobuharu Kamanaka (3 episodes, 2003)
Akihiko Nishiyama (3 episodes, 2003)
Yasuo Ejima (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroaki Moriyama (2 episodes, 2003)
Takaomi Kanasaki (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Writing credits
Monica Rial (51 episodes, 2003-2004)
Reiko Yoshida (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Miharu Hirami (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rika Nakase (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tsutomu Kamishiro (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michihiro Tsuchiya (3 episodes, 2003-2004)

Jun'ichi Satô (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Kazunori Shibata .... assistant line producer (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Koji Hadachi .... producer (2 episodes, 2003)

Touyou Ikeda .... associate producer / producer (unknown episodes)
Shinichiro Ishikawa .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
John Ledford .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Teruhisa Miyata .... producer (unknown episodes)
Shunji Namiki .... producer (unknown episodes)
Takeshi Sasamura .... producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mina Kubota (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mutsumi Takemiya (2 episodes, 2004)

Bun Hida (unknown episodes)
Kengo Shigemura (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jun'ichirô Nishikawa (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jeong Du Yeol .... production manager (48 episodes, 2003-2004)
Choi Sung Jin .... production manager (28 episodes, 2003-2004)
Seo Sung Jin .... production manager (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takahiro Suzuki .... assistant production manager (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Satoshi Nagai .... production manager (13 episodes, 2003)
Joung Hyun Park .... production manager (12 episodes, 2003)
Yoshinori Kunieda .... assistant production manager (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masae Kaneko .... assistant production manager (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroki Akiyama .... assistant production manager (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masao Oba .... assistant production manager (4 episodes, 2003)
Kazuya Saitô .... assistant production manager (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hee Kun Park .... production manager (3 episodes, 2003)
Hironori Akiyama .... assistant production manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Kosuke Onitsuka .... assistant production manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Song Young Sang .... production manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Yuya Watanabe .... assistant production manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Kazuhiko Nishimura .... assistant production manager (2 episodes, 2004)

Koji Kajita .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshimasa Hiraike .... assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
Kôta Okuno .... assistant director (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Art Department
Akihiro Hirasawa .... art setting support: Bihou / art setting: Bihou (45 episodes, 2003-2004)
Toshie Suzuki .... assistant color coordinator / assistant color checker / ... (36 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hyun Hee Kim .... color checker / color setting (27 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jun'ichi Satô .... storyboard artist (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jung Yu Mi .... color checker / color setting (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hisae Suzuki .... assistant color coordinator (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kazuhisa Asai .... design support / storyboard artist (12 episodes, 2003)
Shogo Koumoto .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2004)
Junichi Sakata .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Kiyoko Sayama .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Chie Tanimoto .... color setting / color checker (2 episodes, 2003)

Tadashi Hiramatsu .... storyboard artist: opening credits (unknown episodes)
Kunio Tsujita .... color coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Soushi Shiihara .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (48 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound manager / sound production manager (48 episodes, 2003-2004)
Minoru Yamada .... sound effects / sound manager (48 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist (35 episodes, 2003)
Megumi Igarashi .... assistant sound recording engineer / sound recording assistant (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Emi Takanashi .... sound effects / sound manager (24 episodes, 2003-2004)

Michael Callahan .... sound recording engineer: English version (unknown episodes)
Jason Grundy .... sound recording engineer: English version (unknown episodes)
Bryan Leach .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Henry Rogers .... sound recording engineer: English version (unknown episodes)
Yôta Tsuruoka .... sound director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joung Jo Lee .... special effects (44 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hee Young Yu .... special effects (38 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yoo Hee Young .... special effects (6 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Joung Jo Lee .... visual effects director / compositor: G&G Entertainment / ... (49 episodes, 2003-2004)
Su-kyoung Choi .... compositor: G&G Entertainment (45 episodes, 2003-2004)
Young Park .... compositor: G&G Entertainment (45 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eun Hee Kim .... compositor: G&G Entertainment (44 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hee Young Yu .... compositor: G&G Entertainment (43 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kazuhira Tanaka .... 3D CGI director / 3D CGI (41 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroaki Matsuura .... 3D CGI director (27 episodes, 2003)
Hideaki Takeda .... 3D CGI (25 episodes, 2003)
Reina Kawabata .... 3D CGI (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takeo Hagiwara .... compositor / compositor: G&G Entertainment (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Osamu Motoyama .... compositor / compositor: G&G Entertainment (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Natsuko Sato .... graphics design / graphics monitor (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kanetake Ebikawa .... graphics monitor (3 episodes, 2003)
Yoho Kinoshita .... compositor / compositor: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kôjirô Hayashi .... compositor / visual advisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Akinori Kinoshita .... compositor (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Animation Department
Kyoung-jin Park .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (43 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hee-young Yoon .... in-between animation checker / in-between animation checker: G&G Entertainment (43 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hyun Mi Cho .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (39 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jung-eun Soon .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (39 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kim Mi Suk .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (39 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ji-hye Youn .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (39 episodes, 2003-2004)
Soon-young Lee .... in-between animation checker (38 episodes, 2003-2004)
Seung-ja Yu .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (38 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeoung Nam Joo .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (37 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hyun Suk Kim .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (37 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shin Sun Mi .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (37 episodes, 2003-2004)
Min Yeung Park .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (37 episodes, 2003-2004)
Youn-soo Jeong .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (36 episodes, 2003-2004)
Joung Sun Hee .... in-between animation checker (35 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ju Youn Mun .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (35 episodes, 2003-2004)
Won Tae Sung .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (35 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jung Chang Taek .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (34 episodes, 2003-2004)
Soon An Jeong .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (32 episodes, 2003-2004)
Son Seon Ah .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (30 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eun-joo Shin .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hyung-sik Shin .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (29 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jin-hyoung Lee .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (27 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ji-myung Oh .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (26 episodes, 2003-2004)
Han Sun Geun .... background director (25 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yu-sun Choi .... in-between animation checker (24 episodes, 2003-2004)
Toyoaki Fukushima .... animation director / key animator / ... (17 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sun-hwa Park .... background director (17 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuji Takahashi .... key animator (17 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takaomi Kanasaki .... animation director / key animator / ... (16 episodes, 2003-2004)
Young Hee Joung .... in-between animation checker (15 episodes, 2003)
Takao Ozone .... key animator (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shunji Suzuki .... key animator (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Satoru Fujimoto .... key animator (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
Seo Bok Ryun .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (13 episodes, 2003)
Hiroko Shigekuni .... key animator (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hideki Takahara .... key animator (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takuya Sodeyama .... background artist / background art support (12 episodes, 2003)
Ayumi Takasaki .... background artist / background art support (12 episodes, 2003)
Hiroya Iijima .... supporting animation director / animation director / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yukihiro Kobayashi .... key animator (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takaaki Wada .... key animator / animation director / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Og Chul Shin .... background director (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masaki Tanigawa .... key animator (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroshi Morikawa .... background artist / background art support (9 episodes, 2003)
Takashi Hirabayashi .... key animator (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroyuki Shimizu .... key animator (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroshi Takaguchi .... key animator (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yukio Takatsu .... animation director (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kôji Yabuno .... key animator (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lee Eun Jung .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (8 episodes, 2003)
Yuji Morikawa .... background art support (8 episodes, 2003)
Shinichi Nozaki .... animation director / key animator / ... (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Han Young Hoon .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (7 episodes, 2003)
Il-jin Hwang .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (7 episodes, 2003)
Yumi Kato .... animation director (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kaori Saito .... key animator (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shigeki Sato .... key animator (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takehiro Suzuki .... animation director / key animator / ... (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jang Bum Chul .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (6 episodes, 2003)
Takefumi Kusaka .... key animator (6 episodes, 2003)
Min-bae Lee .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (6 episodes, 2003)
Myung-jae Moon .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (6 episodes, 2003)
Kei Oikawa .... key animator (6 episodes, 2003)
Kazuo Sakai .... supporting animation director / animation director / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
Takahiro Suzuki .... animation director / key animator (6 episodes, 2003)
Hideyuki Hamada .... key animator (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuji Mizumura .... key animator (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yudai Suzuki .... animation director (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shin'ichirô Takagi .... key animator / animation director / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tatsufumi Tamagawa .... key animator (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Song Seon Ah .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (5 episodes, 2003)
Ok-ran Kim .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (5 episodes, 2003)
Yasuko Higuchi .... animation director / key animator (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kensuke Ishikawa .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Takeshi Kusaka .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yukihiro Makino .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Masatsugu Arakawa .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003)
Nobuyuki Furukawa .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003)
Hyun Jo Ha .... key animator / key animator: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Kim Mi Ja .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
In-jung Kim .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Myung-kum Kim .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Jae-ho Lee .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Takeyuki Mizumura .... key animator (4 episodes, 2003)
Fumitoshi Oisaki .... key animator / animation director (4 episodes, 2003)
Eun-a Park .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Yoon Jae Soo .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Yuka Takashina .... animation director / key animator / ... (4 episodes, 2003)
Eun-mi Uon .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (4 episodes, 2003)
Kotetsu Ebina .... key animator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sachihiro Kobayashi .... key animator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Naoko Nakamoto .... key animator / key animator: Anime R (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuichi Nakazawa .... key animator / key animator: Anime R (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kazuhiko Shibuya .... key animator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shigenori Taniguchi .... key animator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hajime Watanabe .... animation director / key animator (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Shin Kyung Hee .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (3 episodes, 2003)
Yûji Hosogoe .... animation director / key animator / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
Soon An Jung .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (3 episodes, 2003)
Yong-sun Kim .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (3 episodes, 2003)
Ga-eul Lee .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (3 episodes, 2003)
Young-lim Lee .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (3 episodes, 2003)
Sea-yoon Park .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (3 episodes, 2003)
Hyoun-mi Song .... key animator: G&G Entertainment / key animator (3 episodes, 2003)
Kei Tsuchiya .... key animator / supporting animation director / ... (3 episodes, 2003)
Koichiro Ueda .... key animator / supporting animation director (3 episodes, 2003)
Motoki Harada .... key animator (3 episodes, 2004)
Keita Hagio .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Hiroki Harada .... key animator / key animator: Anime R (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tatsuo Honda .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Satoshi Ikari .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kaoru Miura .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Nobuhiro Okazaki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tomoko Tanaka .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Naoko Yamada .... background artist: Biho / background artist: Bihou (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tatsuya Abe .... key animator / supporting animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
Son Sung Ah .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Atsushi Aono .... animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
Akiko Asaki .... key animator / supporting animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
Youg-o Bae .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Tabayuki Habu .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Daiki Harada .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Satoshi Hata .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Joung-youn Hee .... in-between animation checker / in-between animation checker: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Sin Jae Ik .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Kyoko Ishida .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Saori Ito .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Youn-soo Joung .... in-between animation checker (2 episodes, 2003)
Kumiko Kakoi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Masaru Kato .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Yuka Kawamoto .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Junji Koga .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Yuka Koizumi .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Jung Eun Lee .... inbetween animator: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Taichi Maezuka .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Hideo Maru .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Takashi Maruyama .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Noriko Masahiko .... background artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Shinjiro Mogi .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Ken Sakuma .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Nami Shibata .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Shinjirô Shigeki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Natsumi Shinma .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Eiji Shirai .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Shin-gil Soo .... key animator: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Ayako Suzuki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Risa Suzuki .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Sung Chang Taek .... digital paint artist: G&G Entertainment (2 episodes, 2003)
Hiromichi Tanigawa .... background artist: Mukuo Studio (2 episodes, 2003)
Akihiro Taniguchi .... animation director / key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Masateru Tanikawa .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Tatsuya Urano .... key animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Takahiko Yoshida .... key animator / supporting animation director (2 episodes, 2003)
Miho Aoki .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Mitsuko Baba .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Tomofumi Koike .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Tomoki Ogawa .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)
Mitsuyasu Takekoshi .... key animator (2 episodes, 2004)

Tadashi Hiramatsu .... key animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Kiyoshi Hirose .... assistant editor (27 episodes, 2003)
Akinori Mishima .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Soji Goto .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2003)
Mitsuru Onishi .... formatting editor: Q-Tec (4 episodes, 2004)
Kana Satake .... formatting editor: Q-Tec (4 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Megumi Igarashi .... assistant recording engineer (22 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Miyuka Kidachi .... program promotion / publicist (44 episodes, 2003-2004)
Koujirou Hayashi .... visual advisor (43 episodes, 2003-2004)
Misato Kaneko .... public relations support (41 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jung-hye Park .... background scanning (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Noriko Masahiko .... background scanning (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Yuichi Furuichi .... background scanning (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tadao Ôkubo .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Megumi Tsubaki .... administrative assistant (8 episodes, 2003)
Shoko Morimura .... program promotion / promotion (7 episodes, 2003)
Noriko Masuko .... background scanning (6 episodes, 2003)
Makoto Chiba .... design production coordinator (3 episodes, 2004)
Kazuhisa Asai .... design support (2 episodes, 2003)

Takeo Hagiwara .... visual coordinator (unknown episodes)
Carole Pavlik .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Reiko Yoshida .... series story editor (unknown episodes)
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Stick with the original series., 7 January 2007
Author: minkscooter from United States

This is a fantastic show that my wife and kids and I could all enjoy together. The show is very colorful and the main character, Sora Nagino is very likable: a great example of motivation and optimism. Especially if you have a daughter in a sport like gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, or figure skating, you should not miss this show. Just do yourself a favor and avoid the "New Wings" series continuation. Unlike the first season, which ends very satisfyingly after 26 episodes, the "New Wings" series continuation seems to forget everything that was achieved in the wonderfully developed story of the first season. The character interactions in the first season are so inexplicably compelling. You're drawn in so naturally, you hardly think about it. Not so in the second season, where the character interactions seem contrived, and especially Sora seems shoe-horned into a role that doesn't work. I had to wonder if the creative geniuses of the first season, considering the show finished, moved on to other work, and someone frantically drummed up new writers to keep the show going in order to milk a successful title for more money. That's just speculation, but I can tell you what my wife and I experienced: "New Wings" is a letdown from the high of the original series, and one that is easily avoidable. The first season works perfectly all by itself and needs no continuation. In fact I prefer not to use the words "first season" at all for the 26 episodes that make up the real Kaleido Star.

Don't miss it! Kaleido Star has great animation and great music. The character of the Fool adds a bit of magic and comedy that works surprisingly well. The voice acting for the ADV English dub is right on. Make sure to get all 26 episodes, because this show really has that special combination of elements that makes you want to keep watching.

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