Romeo's Blue Skies
|Romeo and the Black Brothers|
Cover of the first DVD
(Romeo's Blue Skies)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Kôzô Kuzuha|
|Original run||January 15, 1995 – December 17, 1995|
Romeo's Blue Skies (ロミオの青い空 Romio no aoi sora?, "Romeo's Blue Skies") is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation. Although "Romeo's Blue Skies" is the literal translation of the Japanese title, the official English name given by Nippon Animation is "Romeo and the Black Brothers". It is known in the Philippines as "Mga Munting Pangarap ni Romeo" (literally "Romeo's Simple Dreams").
- Voiced by Ai Orikasa (Japanese) Louie Paraboles (Tagalog)
- Young optimistic boy, who often courageously helps those around him without self-regard. He offers himself to Luini for sale as a chimney sweep when his sick father cannot pay for a doctor. He is sent to Milan where he quickly learns the trade while always maintaining a positive attitude.
- The Black Brothers
- A group of young chimney sweeps formed by Alfredo and Romeo, they consider each other as family and work together to solve conflict.
- Romeo's pet ermine, who strangely retains its winter coat throughout the series.
- Voiced by Toshiko Fujita
- Romeo's best friend, and in the anime series the heir to a large fortune. He and his sister Bianca were orphaned by their evil uncle Mauritio and aunt Graziella, who coveted the family wealth for themselves and therefore murdered Alfredo's parents by fire. In order to support Bianca, Alfredo sold his services as a chimney sweep to Luini. Drawing upon an old favor the King owed Alfredo's father, Alfredo and Bianca, with the help of Romeo and their friends, manage to thwart the villains, but Alfredo dies near the end of the series from a terminal disease.
- Luini, the God of Death
- Voiced by Tetsuo Komura
- A cruel man who visits towns to buy children, he goes as far as destroying the livelihood of Romeo's family in order to bind him under a contract. He later sells them as chimney sweeps making large sums of profit.
- Voiced by Akemi Okamura
- Alfredo's sister. Captured by her evil uncle and aunt, she was rescued by the efforts of Romeo, Alfredo and the Black Brothers. At the end of the series, as an adult, she marries Romeo after his term of service in Milan is over.
- Voiced by Masahiro Anzai
- Romeo's boss, who bought him.
- Voiced by Maria Kawamura
- Beautiful girl who lives with Rossi. Struck down with a lingering illness, she is unable to leave her bed, left alone in her room.
- Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama
- The leader of a juvenile street gang named the Wolves who consider themselves rivals of the Black Brothers.
- Voiced by Aya Ishizu
- A tough, red-haired girl who is a member of Giovanni's gang. Although starting off as an enemy of the Black Brothers, she gradually adopts a more friendly attitude towards them, largely because she develops a crush on Alfredo.
- A Happening In A Village Of The Alps
- The Beginning Of The Destiny
- Farewell To My Village
- The Boy In The Portrait
- A Night In A Bar
- The Boat Is Sinking
- The House Of Angel
- The Present From The Angel
- A Love Letter In The Moonlight
- The Sketchbook
- Let's Become Friends
- Gone With The Fog
- The Meet In The Sewer
- Let's Get Away!
- Oath Of Eleven
- Alfredo is My Rival!
- The Duel At Saint Bavila Church
- The Song Of Unity
- The Grandmother Is A Witch
- The Puppet Of Teo
- The Secret Of Angeletta
- I Sae My Grandmother!
- Goodbye, My Angel
- The Brother And The Sister Meet Again
- The Proud Soul
- A Long Day
- The Young Noble Alfred
- Alfred Forever
- The Last Salute
- The Real Treasure
- A Lovely Christmas Eve
- To The Sky, On The Wing Of Freedom!
- Romeo no Aoi Sora Drama and Soundtrack Vol 1 WPC6-8128
- Romeo no Aoi Sora Original Soundtrack Vol 2 WPC6-8138
- Sora E... (Opening song) Hiroko Kasahara WPD6-9037