''The Snow Queen'' (''Yuki no Joō'') is an anime produced by TMSEntertainment, based on [[Literature/TheSnowQueen the children's story]] of the same name.
Gerda and Kai have been neighbors and best friends since childhood. Gerda is now eleven, Kai twelve. They were happy children who worked and played as they should. All that changed when the Snow Queen's mirror broke. The shards spread all through the world, each containing evil; one infected Kai and turned him cold to all he loved.
Kai grew colder and colder, and one day the Snow Queen took him away in her carriage--and Gerda went out after him.
!!This anime contains examples of:
* AdaptationExpansion: The anime spends an episode just fleshing out Gerda and Kai and their families, and shows what their town is like. It also takes its time showing Gerda actually preparing for her journey to find Kai. And then it throws in a bunch of episodes that never were part of the original story; see MassiveMultiplayerCrossover.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The Snow Queen, here, is a heroic figure who fights against the Devil.
* BigBad: Seems to be the Snow Queen at first, but it's actually the Devil.
* TheCorruption: The mirror shards. Unlike in the fairy tale where other shards are mentioned but not seen, the shards are shown to have affected some people other than Kai, and Gerda runs into such people on her journey.
* LadyOfWar: The Snow Queen in this version.
* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover: References and adaptations of other Andersen stories appear throughout.
* NoExportForYou: Was never released in the US.
* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame: Used throughout the series.
* PluckyGirl: Gerda.
* PrematureEulogy: When Kai doesn't come back for a long time, his father and the other townspeople give up and declare him dead. Gerda's positive he's still alive though.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: The Trolls.
* WinterRoyalLady: The Snow Queen, of course.