Anmitsu Hime

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Anmitsu Hime
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Cover of the second DVD box for the anime.
あんみつ姫
Genre Fantasy, Comedy
Manga
Written by Shosuke Kurakane
Published by Kobunsha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Shōjo
Original run May 1949April 1955
Volumes 4
Live-action film
Anmitsu Hime: Amakara no Shiro Maki
あんみつ姫・甘辛城の巻
Directed by Shigeo Nakagi
Music by Nobuaki Asai
Released November 10, 1954
Live-action film
Anmitsu Hime: Amakara no Shiro Maki
あんみつ姫・甘辛城の巻
Directed by Shigeo Nakagi
Music by Nobuaki Asai
Released November 23, 1954
Live-action film
Warrior Training of Anmitsu Hime
あんみつ姫の武者修行
Directed by Tatsuho Osone
Music by Mitsuo Kato
Released December 27, 1960
Television drama
Anmitsu Hime: Yōjutsu Kurabe no Maki
あんみつ姫・妖術競べの巻
Original run December 1, 1958October 28, 1960
Episodes 100
Live-action television film
Directed by Akihiro Oguro
Written by Keiji Okutsu
Released May 23, 1983
Live-action television film
Directed by Akihiro Oguro
Written by Keiji Okutsu
Released October 17, 1983
Live-action television film
Directed by Shuji Sugimura
Written by Keiji Okutsu
Released January 9, 1984
Manga
Written by Izumi Takemoto
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Nakayoshi
Original run September 1986October 1987
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Anmitsu Hime: From Amakara Castle
Directed by Masami Anno
Studio Studio Pierrot
Original network Fuji TV, RAB, YBS
Original run October 5, 1986September 27, 1987
Episodes 51
Live-action film
Directed by Masaki Nishiura
Produced by Sumi Asano[1]
Written by Yoshihiro Izumi
Released January 6, 2008
Live-action film
Directed by Masaki Nishiura
Produced by Sumi Asano
Written by Yoshihiro Izumi
Released January 11, 2009
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Anmitsu Hime (あんみつ姫) is a manga series by Shosuke Kurakane. The original manga was serialized between 1949 and 1955. In 1986, Izumi Takemoto retold the original manga series, releasing it under the same title and simultaneously with the anime adaptation.

Plot[edit]

Anmitsu is a beautiful princess living happily at the Amakara Castle. The only thing is she is a tomboy and doesn't act very ladylike. When Anmitsu turns ten years old, her parents present her with a tutor named Castella, who from the Pudding Kingdom, in hopes of getting Anmitsu more serious about being a princess. Nonetheless, Anmitsu still is up to her usual antics and frequently escapes from the castle to have fun. However, she learns many things about the world outside the castle and about life in general in her adventures. She also makes new friends and continue to cause trouble for the royalty in Amakara Castle.

Anime Cast[edit]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga was published in Kobunsha's Shōjo magazine from 1949 to 1955. The series helped boost the magazine's circulation to 700,000 copies.[3]

Live-action Adaptations[edit]

The first adaptations of Anmitsu Hime came in 1954 with two films. Both starred Izumi Yukimura as Anmitsu Hime. Another film was made in 1960, but with an entirely new staff and cast, starring Haruko Wanibuchi as Animtsu Hime.

Live-action television dramas[edit]

The first TV drama series was broadcast in 1958-1960, featuring Misao Nakahara as Anmitsu. The second TV drama series was broadcast in 1983-1984, featuring Kyōko Koizumi as Anmitsu. A third TV drama mini-series was broadcast in 2008[4] and 2009[5] in the form of two television specials. They feature Mao Inoue as Anmitsu Hime.

Anime television series[edit]

An anime adaptation, called Anmitsu Hime: From Amakara Castle was made by Studio Pierrot, aired on Fuji TV from October 1986 to September 1987 for a 51-episode run.[6]

The series is about a tomboy princess in a feudal era themed world, but with modern-day technology. The opening theme is "Koi wa Kuesuchon" by O-Nyanko Club and the ending theme is "Anmitsu Daisakusen" also by O-Nyanko Club.

Video game[edit]

A Sega Master System video game based on the series was made, and translated for the Europe, North America and Oceania markets as Alex Kidd in High-Tech World, with the main character replaced with Alex Kidd and other characters and parts of the game slightly edited to fit the change from a female to a male protagonist; whereas the goal of Anmitsu Hime is to reach a cake shop in time before it closes, the localized version changes this to a game center.

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