Twin Princess of Wonder Planet

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Twin Princess of Wonder Planet
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime 001.jpg
Poomo (top-left), Front row: Rein (left), Fine (bottom-right)
Middle back: Lione
ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫
GenreMagical girl[1]
Created byBirthday
Manga
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime: Lovely Kingdom
Written byBirthday
Illustrated byMayuki Anan
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
DemographicShōjo
MagazineCiao
Original runJanuary 2005January 2006
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by
Produced by
  • Shōko Morimura
  • Tomoko Takahashi
Written byRika Nakase
Music byKōtarō Nakagawa
StudioHal Film Maker
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 2, 2005 March 25, 2006
Episodes51 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu!
Directed by
Produced by
  • Tomoko Gujima
  • Aya Yoshino
  • Tomoko Takahashi
Written byRika Nakase
Music byKōtarō Nakagawa
StudioHal Film Maker
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run April 1, 2006 March 31, 2007
Episodes52 (List of episodes)
Game
Stylebook: Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu!
PublisherBandai
GenreProductivity
PlatformNintendo DS
ReleasedMarch 23, 2006
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Twin Princess of Wonder Planet (ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫, Fushigiboshi no Futagohime) is a 2005 Japanese animated television show conceptualized by Birthday and produced by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo, with animation from Hal Film Maker.[2]

A manga adaptation titled Twin Princess of Wonder Planet: Lovely Kingdom by Mayuki Anan ran in Ciao to promote the series, which was licensed in English by Chuang Yi for Southeast Asian distribution. After the series' conclusion, it was followed up with a sequel titled Twin Princess of Wonder Planet Gyu! in 2006.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Twin Princess of Wonder Planet[edit]

The Wonder Planet is inhabited by seven kingdoms, all of them supported by the Sun's Blessing from the Sunny Kingdom. However, unbeknownst to them, the Sun's Blessing is about to go out soon and the Wonder Planet will soon be covered in darkness. The twin princesses of the Sunny Kingdom, Fine and Rein, learn about the Wonder Planet's decline from Princess Grace, the legendary princess from the Sunny Kingdom who had saved the Sun's Blessing years ago. Grace sends Poomo, a fairy, to guide them as she gives them the power of the Prominence, which allows them to use magic that will allow them to save the Sun's Blessing. Meanwhile, Fine and Rein begin attending Princess Parties, prestigious contests between all of the princesses of each kingdom.

Twin Princess of Wonder Planet Gyu![edit]

Fine, Rein, and the other princesses and princes leave the Wonder Planet to attend the Royal Wonder Academy, to earn their certifications to become the kings and queens of their kingdoms. However, Fine and Rein are shocked to discover that the school discourages friendship. During the school orientation, the vice principal presents the Soleil Bell, which will only ring if the chosen Universal Princess touches it. When Fine and Rein accidentally touch it, the Soleil Bell chooses them as the next Universal Princesses, awakening fairies Pyupyu and Kyukyu to aid them and giving them magic that will allow them to stop the power of the Black Crystal Planet threatening the universe.

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.[2] Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo adopted the idea a year later.

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

Twin Princess of Wonder Planet aired on TV Tokyo from April 2, 2005 to March 25, 2006. The opening theme song is "Princess wa Akiramenai" by Flip-Flap, a twin sister duo.[5] The ending theme song is "Oshare Fantasy" by Fine Rein, consisting of voice actresses Megumi Kojima and Yuko Goto, who provide the voices of Fine and Rein in the show.[6] Throughout the series' run, the production crew held Princess Party events in real life to promote the show, offering collectable keychains with crests of the seven kingdoms.

After the show's run, it was followed up by a direct sequel titled Twin Princess of Wonder Planet Gyu!, which aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007. The opening theme song is "Kimi no Ashita" by Flip-Flap, which charted at #55 on Oricon.[7] The first ending theme song is "Gakuen Tengoku",[8] and the second ending theme song is "Churuchu Rock!", with both songs performed by Wonder 5.[9] "Gakuen Tengoku" charted at #90 on Oricon.[8] Gyu! also featured the insert song "Miracle Gemini Gyu!" by Flip-Flap, which appeared as the B-side on the "Kimi no Ashita" single.[7]

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 chapters were later released in 2 bound volumes by Shogakukan under the Ciao Comics imprint. The manga was licensed in English for Southeast Asian distribution by Chuang Yi.[10]

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1Twin Princess of Wonder Planet Vol. 01
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime: Raburī Kingudamu 1 (ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫 ~ラブリーキングダム~ 1)
November 29, 2005 (2005-11-29)
ISBN 978-4091302694
2006
ISBN 981-269-206-1
2Twin Princess of Wonder Planet Vol. 02
Fushigiboshi no Futagohime: Raburī Kingudamu 2 (ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫 ~ラブリーキングダム~ 2)
March 1, 2006 (2006-03-01)
ISBN 978-4091303035
2007
ISBN 981-269-304-1

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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy, Helen (2015-02-09). The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation. Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 9781611729092.
  2. ^ a b ふしぎ星の☆ふたご姫. Birthday (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  3. ^ "TV programs (by genre)". Nihon Ad Systems. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  4. ^ "New Futago Hime Series". Anime News Network. January 17, 2006. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "プリンセスはあきらめない". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  6. ^ "おしゃれファンタジー". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  7. ^ a b "キミのアシタ". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  8. ^ a b "学園天国". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  9. ^ "チュルチュ☆ロック!". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  10. ^ "Twin Princess of Wonder Planet". Chuang Yi. Archived from the original on 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  11. ^ "StyleBook" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-07-29.

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