Romeo's Blue Skies

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Romeo and the Black Brothers
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Cover of the first DVD
ロミオの青い空
(Romeo's Blue Skies)
Genre Drama
Anime television series
Directed by Kôzô Kuzuha
Studio Nippon Animation
Network TV Tokyo
Original run January 15, 1995December 17, 1995
Episodes 33 (List of episodes)
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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").

It is based on the novel Die schwarzen Brüder ("The Black Brothers") written in 1941 in Switzerland by the Jewish author Kurt Held but published under the name of his wife Lisa Tetzner.

Characters[edit]

Romeo
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.
Alfredo
Voiced by Fujita Toshiko
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.
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.
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.
Bianca
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.
Piccolo
Romeo's pet ermine, who strangely retains its winter coat throughout the series.
Rossi
Voiced by Masahiro Anzai
Romeo's boss, who bought him.
Angeletta
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.
Giovanni
Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama
The leader of a juvenile street gang named the Wolves who consider themselves rivals of the Black Brothers.
Nikita
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.

Episodes[edit]

  1. A Happening In A Village Of The Alps
  2. The Beginning Of The Destiny
  3. Farewell To My Village
  4. The Boy In The Portrait
  5. A Night In A Bar
  6. The Boat Is Sinking
  7. The House Of Angel
  8. The Present From The Angel
  9. A Love Letter In The Moonlight
  10. The Sketchbook
  11. Let's Become Friends
  12. Gone With The Fog
  13. The Meet In The Sewer
  14. Let's Get Away!
  15. Oath Of Eleven
  16. Alfredo is My Rival!
  17. The Duel At Saint Bavila Church
  18. The Song Of Unity
  19. The Grandmother Is A Witch
  20. The Puppet Of Teo
  21. The Secret Of Angeletta
  22. I Sae My Grandmother!
  23. Goodbye, My Angel
  24. Bianca
  25. The Brother And The Sister Meet Again
  26. The Proud Soul
  27. A Long Day
  28. The Young Noble Alfred
  29. Alfred Forever
  30. The Last Salute
  31. The Real Treasure
  32. A Lovely Christmas Eve
  33. To The Sky, On The Wing Of Freedom!

Other media[edit]

Artbook[edit]

CDs[edit]

  • 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

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