Princess Jellyfish (海月姫 / Kuragehime) is a Japanese josei manga series written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. An 11-episode anime television series based on the manga was produced by Brain’s Base and aired on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block between October and December 2010. Amamizukan is an apartment complex where no boys are allowed. Kurashita Tsukimi, a girl who adores jellyfish, lives there happily with her friends who all have nerdy obsessions of their own. Their peaceful lives gradually start to change when a beautiful woman helps Tsukimi out of a pinch.

But don’t be deceived by first impressions. True to its roots, this anime is focused at a more mature audience then typical animes; that’s why it’s the josei genre. It relates to many aspects of “fandoms”. Trains, Japanese culture, fashion, politics, and much more. Many of the characters are attractive, not by their looks, but by their personalities, and how their individual fandoms relate to them. This not only gives a charm in the story, but watchers can easily understand and recognize them. The show is actually worth watching around the first chance you get. Some of the humor can be charming and unique up to an extent although I hate that it ended on a lousy cliffhanger, which mean it’s one of those “read the manga” endings.

[Oct 27, 2010] Opening Theme: “Koko Dake no Hanashi”
[Dec 01, 2010] Ending Theme: “Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure”
[Jan 26, 2011] Kuragehime Original Soundtrack

Last Modified: Sept 14, 2017

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