Tsukimi, an extremely shy and self-deprecating 18 year old illustrator, has been fascinated by jellyfish ever since her now-deceased mother took her to an aquarium when she was young. To her, they're everything she isn't - beautiful and graceful. While jellyfish-watching at a pet shop, she sees a spotted jellyfish in the same tank as a moon jellyfish, a death sentence for the former. Overcoming her fear of stylish people (and men), she tries to talk the clerk into moving the spotted jellyfish to another tank. Apathetic to the plight of this nerdy girl, the clerk just ignores her and Tsukimi gets into a fight with him over it
. Things are looking bleak for Clara (the spotted jellyfish) when a fashionable girl intervenes and talks the clerk into giving them the jellyfish.
The mysterious "princess" follows Tsukimi back to the "Nunnery", the boarding house she shares with a bunch of fellow nerdy otaku
girls, and ends up sleeping in Tsukimi's room. This dreamy girl, however, is not all that she appears...Kuragehime
) is an award-winning josei manga
by Akiko Higashimura, adapted to anime
by Brain Base, as part of Fall 2010's noitaminA
block. Funimation simulcasted the series on their video portal
and later released it as a box set.
A Live Action Film Adaptation
has been announced for a Winter 2014 release, starring Masaki Suda of Kamen Rider Double
fame as Kuranosuke, and Rena Nonen as Tsukimi.
A Character Page
is now in the works!
Kuragehime provides examples of: