Princess Tutu

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (1,130)

Princess Tutu is a captivating anime series that revolves around the story of a young duck named Ahiru (voiced by Akiko Hiramatsu), who transforms into a beautiful human ballerina named Princess Tutu (voiced by Nana Mizuki) to help her prince, Mytho (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai), regain his lost heart.

The show is set in a magical world where fairy tales come to life, and Ahiru finds herself caught up in the ongoing story of the prince, who has had his heart shattered into pieces and scattered throughout the land. As Princess Tutu, Ahiru sets out to find each piece of Mytho's heart, battling against the ruthless Raven (voiced by Naoki Yanagi) and his minions who wish to prevent the prince from ever regaining his heart.

Throughout the series, Ahiru (and Princess Tutu) forms unique connections with the other characters, including Rue (voiced by Erino Hazuki), a fellow ballerina who is also in love with Mytho; Edel (voiced by Kyoko Kishida), a wise storyteller who knows more about the legend of the prince than she lets on; and the enigmatic Drosselmeyer (voiced by Noboru Mitani), the magical writer responsible for creating the story in which everyone is a part of.

As the story unfolds, Ahiru learns more about the true nature of her existence, her connection to Mytho and the prince's past, and the underlying darkness that threatens to consume the entire world. The show is filled with complex themes, including identity, self-discovery, sacrifice, and the power of storytelling, and manages to weave together dark and light elements into a cohesive and engaging narrative.

The animation and soundtrack for Princess Tutu are stunning, with beautifully choreographed dance scenes, intricate character designs, and hauntingly beautiful music that adds to the overall atmosphere of the show. The voice acting is also superb, with each actor bringing depth and emotion to their respective characters.

Despite its magical and fairy tale setting, Princess Tutu is not a show solely for children. The series tackles some heavy themes and is often emotionally poignant, with several moments that will likely leave viewers teary-eyed. However, the show does balance its darker elements with moments of humor and lightness, making it a well-rounded and enjoyable viewing experience overall.

Overall, Princess Tutu is an extraordinary anime series that manages to tell a captivating story while exploring complex themes and emotions. The show has garnered a dedicated following over the years, and it's easy to see why. It's an enchanting and unforgettable tale that will leave viewers feeling both heartbroken and uplifted.

Princess Tutu is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 2005.

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26. Finale
July 27, 2006
The Raven attacks Mytho. Duck tries to help, but she's helpless. Fakir seems only capable of writing what is happening, not to change the story. Mytho resolves to shatter his heart once more.
The Dying Swan
25. The Dying Swan
July 20, 2006
The Raven consumes Rue, but she is still alive inside him. Mytho asks Tutu to restore the final piece of his heart so that he can go save her. Duck asks Fakir to write her story as she goes to return the pendant to Mytho.
The Prince and the Raven
24. The Prince and the Raven
July 13, 2006
Fakir questions why he was able to write Duck's story, but not one to save Mytho right then. Duck tries to get Rue to help her find the rest of the shards, but Rue refuses. The Raven is revived and calls on Mytho to offer his heart.
23. Marionette
July 6, 2006
Fakir sits down to write an order to save everyone from Drosselmeyer's clutches. Tutu is at Drosselmeyer's mercy in the world of gears. Kraehe begins to doubt whether Mytho will truly be hers and contemplates shattering his heart once again.
Crown of Stone
22. Crown of Stone
June 22, 2006
Duck sets out in search of the rest of the heart shards, but becomes trapped in Drosselmeyer's world. Aotoa is jealous that Fakir is the chosen one. Fakir has a revelation that the one he must fight is Drosselmeyer.
The Spinners
21. The Spinners
June 8, 2006
Fakir finds that Aotoa left a book for him. Fakir tracks him down and he is a direct descendent of Drosselmeyer. Fakir is tested to see if he truly has the power.
The Forgotten Story
20. The Forgotten Story
May 25, 2006
Duck meets a girl name Rachel, who is possibly a sister figure to Fakir. Rachel tells Duck that Fakir used to write stories that eventually came true.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
19. A Midsummer Night's Dream
May 11, 2006
Duck learns that she's gathered all the heart shards that are hidden in people and now the only ones left are the ones sealing the Raven away.
The Wandering Knight
18. The Wandering Knight
April 27, 2006
After the drama club asks Fakir to perform in the story of the Phantom Knight, he begins to dream about him.
Crime and Punishment
17. Crime and Punishment
April 13, 2006
Femio and his wholehearted views on love, prompt Mytho to mimic love. This struggle with his evil self puts Mytho in the nurse's office, where he asks Mr. Cat if being willing to die for someone is the ultimate form of love.
The Maiden's Prayer
16. The Maiden's Prayer
March 30, 2006
Mytho tries to tell Mr. Cat Fakir didn't push him out the window. It was just an accident, but of course no one believes it. So Fakir and Duck try to wonder what happened to Mytho. But the real question is, why is Pike with Mytho?
15. Coppelia
March 16, 2006
Things don't seem too good for Mytho, as the crow blood is rapidly taking over him.
The Raven
14. The Raven
March 2, 2006
Unknown to Tutu, Fakir, and Mytho, Princess Kraehe put crow's blood into Mytho's heart shard of love, that will turn him into a person who loves crows and will marry only Princess Krakhe.
Swan Lake
13. Swan Lake
February 16, 2006
A heartless Mythos is about to destroy his heart shard- the feeling of love because Princess Tutu said she would vanished if she's has to.... But is she doing the right thing?
Banquet of Darkness
12. Banquet of Darkness
February 2, 2006
Mytho has been kidnapped by Kraehe, and the heart shard of love has been removed. Duck and Fakir join together to search for the prince.
La Sylphide
11. La Sylphide
January 19, 2006
Mytho wants to give a gift to Princess Tutu, after hearing that giving a gift to someone shows how you feel about that person. But the necklace he's giving her might not have been a very good idea.
10. Cinderella
January 5, 2006
After losing her necklace, Duck is stuck as a duck until she can get her necklace. While she's a duck will she notice a different side of Fakir she had never seen?
The Black Shoes
9. The Black Shoes
December 22, 2005
Rue and Duck are starting to become good friends. But a battle takes place between Tutu and Kraehe, Tutu is far too weak to go into a battle with Kraehe, so therefore Kraehe as a crow disappears, with a very disappointed Fakir.
The Warrior's Fountain
8. The Warrior's Fountain
December 8, 2005
Rue who has changed into Princess Kraehe knocks down Duck when she talks with Mytho. But what's she doing there? What is also Duck's purpose?
The Crow Princess
7. The Crow Princess
November 24, 2005
Duck and Mytho are eventually having bad dreams about what happened the other day. But it seems a new opponent has come, name Princess Kraehe which can mean trouble for Princess Tutu.
Dreaming Aurora
6. Dreaming Aurora
November 10, 2005
Princess Tutu is having a battle with one of Mytho's heart shards. What is this heart shard though?
On the Night of the Fire Festival
5. On the Night of the Fire Festival
October 27, 2005
Mytho gets locked in the closet by Fakir. After of course dancing with Duck and wanting to go with Rue to the Fire Festival. But something is keeping back Mytho in the place he's locked up in. What is it?
4. Giselle
October 13, 2005
A lonely ghost with unrequited love is towering through town. But for what purpose? We know our ballet hero is going to find out.
The Princess' Vow
3. The Princess' Vow
September 29, 2005
Princess Tutu is helping another person with their emotions. Ebine a lonely cook keeps people in their restuarant since her husband died. Though their doesn't seems to be much connection with some pairs...
Heart Shard
2. Heart Shard
September 15, 2005
Duck kind of becomes friends with Rue. Rue and Mytho are a couple, but Mytho feels nothing for the other. When a girl asks him out, he agrees, forsaking Rue.
The Duck and the Prince
1. The Duck and the Prince
September 1, 2005
Turned into a girl, all she wants to do is put a smile on Mytho's face. But Duck will have one big ride with doing that.
Where to Watch Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu is available for streaming on the NHK website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Princess Tutu on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,130)