Castle Town Dandelion

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (155)

Castle Town Dandelion is a charming and heartwarming anime series that premiered in 2015. Produced by FUNimation, and directed by Noriaki Akitaya, it stars an all-star cast of voice actors including Kana Hanazawa, Ryohei Kimura, and Kaori Ishihara. The anime centers around the lively and endearing Sakurada family and their daily lives as they navigate their duties as royalty and as individuals. With its interesting premise, relatable characters, and well-executed animation, Castle Town Dandelion is a must-watch for fans who enjoy slice-of-life comedies.

The story takes place in a city called Sakurada, which is ruled by the King, but in this world, unlike the real one, Japan has a constitutional monarchy instead of a parliamentary one. The King of Sakurada, Souichirou, has nine children, each with their unique abilities, and they are all vying for the throne. With a looming election, each of them must prove their worthiness to rule by showcasing their abilities and making themselves known to the public who will ultimately decide who will become the next king or queen.

However, what makes Castle Town Dandelion stand out is not the political drama, but the family dynamics between the Sakurada siblings. Each character receives enough screen time to establish their personalities and motives. The quirks and relationships between the siblings are endearing and entertaining to watch, and the show's writers make sure to give each sibling their unique story arc to follow. The heart of the series lies in the Sakurada family's everyday shenanigans as they endeavor to live up to their expectations as royals while still dealing with their inherent imperfections.

One of the most charismatic characters in the show is Akane Sakurada, the third oldest of the siblings with the ability to control electricity. She's a spirited and relatable character who forms an inseparable bond with a stray kitten she finds, which then becomes a fixture in the show. Her love for the cat is touching and provides some heartwarming moments throughout the series. Her interactions with other siblings, especially Hikari, the middle child who has the ability to disappear, are amusing to watch.

The series also touches on themes of self-discovery and sibling solidarity, as each of the Sakurada siblings comes to terms with their abilities and how they fit into their family's dynamic. The show cleverly explores its central premise, the election for the next king, without making the voting process the central focus of the series. Instead, the show uses the election as a background event to explore each sibling and their respective stories.

The animation style of Castle Town Dandelion is well done and striking, showcasing the city's stunning landscape and the characters' unique abilities. The coloring is vibrant, giving coherence to the different settings while still highlighting the characters' distinctive personalities. The soundtrack is enjoyable, with themes that highlight the show's lighthearted and comedic moments.

Overall, Castle Town Dandelion is an excellent anime that deserves more attention. Its engaging premise, relatable characters, and well-executed animation make it an enjoyable watch. It offers wholesome entertainment and a chance to disconnect from reality and immerses yourself in a world of endearing and lovable siblings vying for political power. If you're looking for a heartwarming show filled with comedy, light-heartedness, and good-natured humor, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Castle Town Dandelion is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 2, 2015.

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Seasons
Who Will the Crown Shine Upon
12. Who Will the Crown Shine Upon
September 20, 2015
The elections are finally here and the siblings are preparing for their final speeches. Who will be crowned as the successor to the throne?
Goodbye, Scarlet Bloom
11. Goodbye, Scarlet Bloom
September 14, 2015
It's one month before the elections. We learn why Akane hates being in the public eye. Then, due to an unfortunate circumstance, the king cannot perform his duties. How will the Sakurada Royal Siblings save the day?
Search☆Lightâ' Whereabouts / Big Brother Acting Like a Big Bro
10. Search☆Lightâ' Whereabouts / Big Brother Acting Like a Big Bro
September 14, 2015
The elections are drawing near and Search☆Light is performingagain, but there is tension in the air between Sachiko and Raito. Meanwhile, even though Kanade and Shu are twins, they have their differences in opinion.
Scarlet Bloom / Big Sister's Birthday
9. Scarlet Bloom / Big Sister's Birthday
August 28, 2015
We meet Scarlet Bloom, a masked heroine with red pigtails and who can control gravity. Who could her true identity be?! While things are ramping up for the election, it's almost Christmas Eve, which is also Aoi's birthday.
Troubled Sato / the King's Side Trip
8. Troubled Sato / the King's Side Trip
August 21, 2015
The whole family's superpowers are acting up! Meanwhile, Hana asks Akane for dating advice about Shu. Then, we take a look into the past and see how Akane's mom and dad met.
Worrywart King / Secret Idol
7. Worrywart King / Secret Idol
August 14, 2015
The King goes on a business trip, reluctantly leaving Kanade in charge of a Akane and Shiori. Meanwhile, Hikari gets to work with Sacchy, but Sacchy is not friendly. How can Hikari get Sacchy to like her?
The Election and Me / My Big Sister Is Sentimental
6. The Election and Me / My Big Sister Is Sentimental
August 10, 2015
There are six months left until the election. Akane and her siblings are campaigning--all except Misaki. Then, we learn more about Akane and Aoi, and their reasoning behind their attitudes toward the election.
Summer Vacation / Online Secret / Eight of Misaki
5. Summer Vacation / Online Secret / Eight of Misaki
July 30, 2015
It's summer and the Sakurada Royal Family are at the beach! Haruka is doing something fishy on the internet, and Misaki is busy at school as all her clones help out in different clubs. Misaki isn't too happy about it, though.
The Royal Princess' Skirt / The Mysterious Student Council President
4. The Royal Princess' Skirt / The Mysterious Student Council President
July 23, 2015
Akane goes to school without a crucial piece of clothing. Also, the student council is making all students participate in a town beautification day. Who is behind this and how will Akane deal with all the cameras?
I Want to Be Popular  First Errand  Life As an Idol
3. I Want to Be Popular First Errand Life As an Idol
July 16, 2015
It's another typical day for the Sakurada Royal Family. Hikari tries her best to appeal to the citizens. Teru endures the trials of his first errand. Hikari decides the best way to get more votes for the election is to become a popular idol.
Big Sisters Good Image and Satos Unrequited Love
2. Big Sisters Good Image and Satos Unrequited Love
July 9, 2015
We learn more about Kanade, the second royal princess, and her relationship with Akane. We also meet Sato, Shu's classmate, and find out her feelings for him.
The Sakurada Family's Nine Siblings
1. The Sakurada Family's Nine Siblings
July 2, 2015
Shy Akane is the fourth of nine siblings of the Royal Sakurada Family. Although she cannot even pass by a surveillance camera without wanting to hide, her father, the King, has decided to hold an election to name his successor.
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Where to Watch Castle Town Dandelion
Castle Town Dandelion is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Castle Town Dandelion on demand at Google Play, Apple TV, Crunchyroll and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 2, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (155)