Anmitsu Hime

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Anmitsu Hime
Anmitsu DVD2.jpg
Cover of the second DVD box for the anime.
あんみつ姫
GenreFantasy, Comedy
Manga
Written byShosuke Kurakane
Published byKobunsha
DemographicShōjo
MagazineShōjo
Original runMay 1949April 1955
Volumes4
Live-action film
Anmitsu Hime: Amakara no Shiro Maki
あんみつ姫・甘辛城の巻
Directed byShigeo Nakagi
Music byNobuaki Asai
ReleasedNovember 10, 1954
Live-action film
Anmitsu Hime: Amakara no Shiro Maki
あんみつ姫・甘辛城の巻
Directed byShigeo Nakagi
Music byNobuaki Asai
ReleasedNovember 23, 1954
Live-action film
Warrior Training of Anmitsu Hime
あんみつ姫の武者修行
Directed byTatsuho Osone
Music byMitsuo Kato
ReleasedDecember 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, 1958 October 28, 1960
Episodes100
Live-action television film
Directed byAkihiro Oguro
Written byKeiji Okutsu
ReleasedMay 23, 1983
Live-action television film
Directed byAkihiro Oguro
Written byKeiji Okutsu
ReleasedOctober 17, 1983
Live-action television film
Directed byShuji Sugimura
Written byKeiji Okutsu
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1984
Manga
Written byIzumi Takemoto
Published byKodansha
DemographicShōjo
MagazineNakayoshi
Original runSeptember 1986October 1987
Volumes4
Anime television series
Anmitsu Hime: From Amakara Castle
Directed byMasami Anno
Produced byRyunosuke Endo
Kenji Shimizu
Kyotaro Kimura
Yoshitaki Suzuki
Written byYoshio Urasawa
Music byUtollo Teshikai
StudioStudio Pierrot
Original networkFuji TV, RAB, YBS
Original run October 5, 1986 September 27, 1987
Episodes51
Live-action film
Directed byMasaki Nishiura
Produced bySumi Asano[1]
Written byYoshihiro Izumi
ReleasedJanuary 6, 2008
Live-action film
Directed byMasaki Nishiura
Produced bySumi Asano
Written byYoshihiro Izumi
ReleasedJanuary 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 continues 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1165248/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  2. ^ http://pierrot.jp/archives/tv_list_1985/tv_013.html
  3. ^ Yadao, Jason S. (2009). The Rough Guide to Manga. London: Rough Guides. p. 15. ISBN 978-1858285610.
  4. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-10-26/classic-shojo-manga-anmitsu-hime-gets-television-drama
  5. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-17/tv-drama-based-on-anmitsu-hime-shojo-manga-gets-sequel
  6. ^ "Sugar Princess Archived February 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.". Studio Pierrot. Retrieved on February 10, 2009.

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