History Anime / CinderellaMonogatari

27th Jan '16 10:17:39 PM Prfnoff
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A 1996 anime adaptation by Creator/TatsunokoProduction of the famous fairy tale. ''Cinderella Monogatari'' opens as Cinderella's life changes for the worse when her father leaves on a business trip. No sooner is he out of sight than Cinderella's stepmother has unceremoniously moved her own daughters into Cinderella's room, thrown out her things, handed her a servant's dress, and put her to brutal harsh menial labor. The series covers Cinderella's trials and tribulations as she tries to adapt to her new life while suffering the abuse of her mother and sisters. All the while, her fairy godmother, Paulette, subtly watches her and tries to influence events to fix Cinderella's life without her noticing. One of her ''first'' acts in this is to grant several of the animals of the house the power of speech, thus giving Cinderella companions in her dog Patch, a pair of mice named Chuchu and Bingo, and a bird named Pappy. The animals provide her company as well as help with her chores. The biggest twist in the series is that Cinderella meets her Prince Charming early - except here he's the roguish Prince Charles, who has a habit of sneaking out of the castle and meets Cinderella by accident while disguised as a commoner. The two have a few misunderstandings before becoming friends and start having adventures together. Meanwhile, the villainous Duke Zaral plots against the royal family throughout the story, at times working Cinderella into his plots and machinations. The series eventually culminates in the ball in which the fairy tale ends, but with its own unique twist.

''Cinderella Monogatari'' never received an official US release, but it was dubbed for English speaking markets overseas by Mondo TV, an Italian distributor that co-produced the series with Tatsunoko and also handled the more notable European release. Most of these foreign adaptations are easily found on Website/YouTube.

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A 1996 26-episode anime adaptation by Creator/TatsunokoProduction of the famous fairy tale. ''Cinderella Monogatari'' opens as Cinderella's life changes for the worse when her father leaves on a business trip. No sooner is he out of sight than Cinderella's stepmother has unceremoniously moved her own daughters into Cinderella's room, thrown out her things, handed her a servant's dress, and put her to brutal harsh menial labor. The series covers Cinderella's trials and tribulations as she tries to adapt to her new life while suffering the abuse of her mother and sisters. All the while, her fairy godmother, Paulette, subtly watches her and tries to influence events to fix Cinderella's life without her noticing. One of her ''first'' acts in this is to grant several of the animals of the house the power of speech, thus giving Cinderella companions in her dog Patch, a pair of mice named Chuchu and Bingo, and a bird named Pappy. The animals provide her company as well as help with her chores. The biggest twist in the series is that Cinderella meets her Prince Charming early - except here he's the roguish Prince Charles, who has a habit of sneaking out of the castle and meets Cinderella by accident while disguised as a commoner. The two have a few misunderstandings before becoming friends and start having adventures together. Meanwhile, the villainous Duke Zaral plots against the royal family throughout the story, at times working Cinderella into his plots and machinations. The series eventually culminates in the ball in which the fairy tale ends, but with its own unique twist.

''Cinderella Monogatari'' originally aired on Creator/{{NHK}} in 1996. It never received an official US release, but it was dubbed for English speaking markets overseas by Mondo TV, an Italian distributor that co-produced the series with Tatsunoko and also handled the more notable European release. Most of these foreign adaptations are easily found on Website/YouTube.
30th Dec '15 9:11:13 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* CatsAreMean: Misha, who is in ''no way'' inspired by the Disney character of Lucifer. Noooo. She turns out better than Lucifer in the end.

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* CatsAreMean: Misha, who is in ''no way'' Misha was inspired by the Disney character of Lucifer. Noooo. She cat, Lucifer but she turns out better than Lucifer in the end.



** Prince Charles when he's a commoner...he simply steals Alex's jacket, changes his shirt, and slightly ruffles his hair. Nobody recognizes him, even though he even uses his real name. Considering the nickname he gets due to the Cassandra Truth, it's possible people just assume the prince isn't actually reckless enough to run around in broad daylight and assume he's just a cocky peasant.

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** When Prince Charles when he's wants to be pretend to be a commoner...commoner, he simply steals Alex's jacket, changes his shirt, and slightly ruffles his hair. Nobody recognizes him, even though he even uses his real name. Considering the nickname he gets due to the Cassandra Truth, it's possible people just assume the prince isn't actually reckless enough to run around in broad daylight and assume he's just a cocky peasant.



* DanceOfRomance: Subverted, since Charles and Cinderella actually know each other by the time of the ball. Furthermore, while Charles doesn't recognize her at the ball, his attraction to her is because of her familiarity.

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* DanceOfRomance: Subverted, Averted, since Charles and Cinderella actually know each other by the time of the ball. Furthermore, while Charles doesn't recognize her at the ball, his attraction to her is because of her familiarity.
27th Nov '15 2:56:52 AM Nohbody
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* BecauseImJonesy: When the villagers chase after "Prince Charles' carriage", Charles instantly knows that it's an imposter because he's the real prince.



* ClarkKenting: Prince Charles when he's a commoner...he simply steals Alex's jacket, changes his shirt, and slightly ruffles his hair. Nobody recognizes him, even though he even uses his real name. Considering the nickname he gets due to the Cassandra Truth, it's possible people just assume the prince isn't actually reckless enough to run around in broad daylight and assume he's just a cocky peasant.

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* ClarkKenting: ClarkKenting:
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Prince Charles when he's a commoner...he simply steals Alex's jacket, changes his shirt, and slightly ruffles his hair. Nobody recognizes him, even though he even uses his real name. Considering the nickname he gets due to the Cassandra Truth, it's possible people just assume the prince isn't actually reckless enough to run around in broad daylight and assume he's just a cocky peasant.


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* ConfrontingYourImposter: When the villagers chase after "Prince Charles' carriage", Charles instantly knows that it's an imposter because he's the real prince.
12th Jul '15 2:14:13 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Bowlderization}}: Considering how much this series is derived from Disney's version of the story, many of the darker aspects are toned down. Unlike Disney, Cinderella's father is alive, but simply away on business (although technically he is alive in the original Perrault fable).

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* {{Bowlderization}}: [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowlderization]]: Considering how much this series is derived from Disney's version of the story, many of the darker aspects are toned down. Unlike Disney, Cinderella's father is alive, but simply away on business (although technically he is alive in the original Perrault fable).
12th Jul '15 2:13:35 PM fruitstripegum
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16th Jun '15 9:05:34 PM KyleJacobs
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* DressesTheSame: Katherine is so paranoid of this happening at a party that she drags Cinderella along to sit in the carriage and redo her hat when she discovers Isabel wore the same one.



* SuspiciouslySimilarOutfit: Katherine is so paranoid of this happening at a party that she drags Cinderella along to sit in the carriage and redo her hat when she discovers Isabel wore the same one.
29th Oct '14 7:30:56 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The stepsisters aren't actually ugly here, though of course, Cinderella is considered more attractive than them and is, unsurprisingly, the kindest.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The stepsisters aren't actually ugly here, though of course, here but Cinderella is considered more attractive than them and is, unsurprisingly, the kindest.kindest.
*BecauseImJonesy: When the villagers chase after "Prince Charles' carriage", Charles instantly knows that it's an imposter because he's the real prince.



* BlessedWithSuck: At the night of the grand ball, Paulette turns Cinderella's animal companions into footmen for her carriage...except for Pappy the bird, who gets turned into a ''giant feather for her headband.'' Ouch. At least it wears off at midnight...
** There might be a pragmatic reason for this, Pappy does try to warn Cinderella about the time.
10th Sep '14 8:37:23 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ExtremeDoormat: Cinderella herself. She pretty much lets her step-family repeatedly abuse her, take her things, destroy her invitation to the ball, and basically ruin her life...all the while making her feel ''guilty for upsetting them.'' Strangely, she's ''extremely'' bold when dealing with Charles - though only when she thinks he's "Charles the Fibber" and not "Prince Charles."

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* ExtremeDoormat: Cinderella herself. She pretty much lets her step-family repeatedly abuse her, take her things, destroy her invitation to the ball, and basically ruin her life...all the while making her feel ''guilty for upsetting them.'' Strangely, she's ''extremely'' bold when dealing with Charles - though only when she thinks he's "Charles the Fibber" and not "Prince Charles."



* ForegoneConclusion: Well, come on. It's a show about Cinderella. Of COURSE she'll get the guy after losing a glass slipper at a ball. The real catch is that the journey to that ball is elaborated on.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Well, come on. It's a show about Cinderella. Of COURSE she'll get the guy after losing a glass slipper at a ball. The real catch is that the journey to that ball is elaborated on.



* PrinceCharming: Heavily subverted with Charles. He gets called "Prince Charming" a few times by other characters, but in reality, he's a pretty typical rebellious teenager.

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* PrinceCharming: Heavily subverted PlayingWithATrope with Charles. He gets called "Prince Charming" a few times by other characters, and many people think of him like this but in reality, he's a pretty typical rebellious teenager.teenager. His parents want to invoke this and think a finance will do the trick. Their efforts fail, but he becomes more charming through his relationship with Cinderella.
8th Sep '14 8:47:01 PM CartoonBrewMonkey
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** There might be a pragmatic reason for this, Pappy does try to warn Cinderella about the time.
8th Sep '14 8:45:40 PM CartoonBrewMonkey
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* [[Bowlderization]]: Considering how much this series is derived from Disney's version of the story, many of the darker aspects are toned down. Unlike Disney, Cinderella's father is alive, but simply away on business (although technically he is alive in the original Perrault fable).

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* [[Bowlderization]]: {{Bowlderization}}: Considering how much this series is derived from Disney's version of the story, many of the darker aspects are toned down. Unlike Disney, Cinderella's father is alive, but simply away on business (although technically he is alive in the original Perrault fable).


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* {{Mukokuseki}}: Inverted. Despite the fact that the characters are clearly European (likely French or some Fantastic Equivalent), most of the background characters are given dark hair and Asian features.
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