Fushigiboshi no Futagohime

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Fushigiboshi no Futagohime
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime 001.jpg
Front Row: Poomo (top-left), Rein (left), Fine (bottom-right)
Top Row: Shade (left), Bright (right)
ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫
Genre Comedy, Magical girl, Romance, Fantasy
Manga
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime: Lovely Kingdom
Written by Mayuki Anan
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ciao
Original run January 2005January 2006
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Directed by Jun'ichi Satō, Shōgo Kawamoto
Produced by Shouko Morimura, Tomoko Takahashi
Written by Rika Nakase
Music by Kotaro Nakagawa
Studio Hal Film Maker
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 2, 2005March 25, 2006
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu!
Directed by Jun'ichi Satō, Shōgo Kawamoto
Produced by Shouko Morimura
Tomoko Takahashi
Studio Hal Film Maker
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 1, 2006March 31, 2007
Episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Game
Stylebook: Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu!
Publisher Bandai
Genre Productivity
Platform Nintendo DS
Released March 23, 2006
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Fushigiboshi no Futagohime (ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫 lit. Twin Princesses of the Wonder Planet?) is a 2005 Japanese animated television show directed by Shōgo Kawamoto and with Jun'ichi Satō as chief director and character designs by Birthday.[1] Following Birthday's original concept in 2003, it was taken by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo and was reproduced into a full-length series in 2005. A sequel titled Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! premiered in 2006 and aired until 2007.

Plot[edit]

Futago Hime[edit]

Seven royal families reign over each of the seven kingdoms, prospering inside the planet for many years. Ohisama no Megumi (the sun's blessing) is beginning to die, and it has been forecasted that it will disappear in one year. If it disappears, all of the planet will be covered in darkness. Twin princesses Fine and Rein receive a secret mission from Princess Grace to investigate the reason for the star's decline. Using the power of the Prominence, they hope to rescue the Ohisama no Megumi. An evil chancellor from the moon kingdom named Roman steals the Prominence for his own purposes. After he unleashes the ultimate enemy, evil begins to spread.

The evil power possesses Prince Bright by Boomo. Under evil power, he attempts to rule the entire Fushigi-boshi. Fine and Rein, along with others, try to investigate and defeat the powers of evil that possessed Bright.

Futago Hime Gyu![edit]

Fine and Rein, along with other princesses and princes, leave Fushigi-boshi to attend the Royal Wonder Academy of Education. This prestigious institution is the school where Princes and Princesses from all of the planets come to receive their certification to become Kings and Queens. Upon arrival at the school, Fine and Rein's unprincess-like actions cause them to violate school regulations and lose points. During the orientation of first year students, the vice-principal presents a legendary bell that will only ring when a certain person touches it. If the bell rings, the person is classified to be the "Universal Princess". No princess had ever rung the bell before. But Fine and Rein rang it, and they transformed.

Strange situations have also been occurring in school. A dark entity comes out and forces everyone to become depressed. When someone resists, the dark entity sends monsters that cause extensive damage. One of the first people to become possessed under this entity was Toma, the new president of the student advisory.

Development[edit]

Birthday, the original designers of the Wonder Planet and the characters, launched a concept webpage in 2003 in hopes of marketing their ideas to companies.[1] Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo adopted the idea a year later.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation of the series drawn by Mayuki Anan began serialization in the April 2005 issue of Ciao during the first series' run. The manga lasted for 11 chapters and were eventually bound into tankouban under the "Ciao Comics" label. The first volume was released on November 29, 2005, and the second on March 3, 2006. The manga was licensed for regional releases in Taiwan by Lovely Comics and Singapore by Chuang Yi.[2]

DS Software[edit]

An electronic organizer software for the Nintendo DS, titled Style Book: Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! (スタイルブック ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫Gyu! Sutairu Bukku Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu!?) was released on March 26, 2006 as part of the Style Book DS planner series produced by Bandai.[3]

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫. Birthday (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  2. ^ Princess of Wonder Planet "Twin Princess of Wonder Planet". Chuang Yi. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  3. ^ "StyleBook" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-07-29. 

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