Princess Jellyfish is Your Unordinary Fairy Tale
Written By Writer Who Sits In The Back
Tsukimi is your typical otaku/geek girl living in an apartment with other geek girls:
1. A Chinese Warrior Otaku
2. An Afro Girl Way Too Obsessed with Trains
3. A Girl with an Old Man Fetish
4. A Japanese Doll Fanatic
5. A Recluse Yaoi Writer
She loves jellyfish and is content with living this ordinary life that she chooses to live. She still thinks about what it would be like if she were more outgoing and pretty. It’s something she talked about with her late mother and believes the jellyfish is the key to that answer.
Her life takes a Cinderella-like turn when she meets the princely and widely popular Kuranosuke Koibuchi – the son of an influential Japanese politician. But here’s the catch – Kuranosuke loves crossdressing. He seems to know more about dressing up and putting makeup on than Tsukimi and the other girls. To the chagrin of his family members, Kuranosuke openly embraces his queerness and makes it his mission to uplift Tsukimi and her dorky friends.
From there on, we join Tsukimi’s little fairy tale to save her dorm from being torn down and turned into a high rise hotel.
Princess Jellyfish is a refreshing take on a typical princess fairy tale. It features a colorful cast of characters with unique quirks in each of their personalities. This makes it a fun and relatable anime that touches the hearts of the nerdy, weird, and unsociable. It mixes in the everyday antics of life with light conversations on beauty and image and a subtle critique on geek fandom.
The opening intro is also pretty neat and worth the watch. Ever seen an anime opening reference Sex and the City, Star Wars, Kill Bill, Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins, James Bond, The Graduate, and Close Encounter of the Third Kind at the same time!
I recommend this charming series to anyone interested in more female oriented anime or anime that sticks close to the moe aspect, but does not borrow its several cliches. It’s available from Funimation, so grab the DVDs or stream it online!
About the author:
Hi! I’m the Writer Sits in the Back. I’m a huge pop culture junkie who has keen interests in anime, manga, novels, comics, cartoons, and the arts. Someday I hope to publish best selling novels and anthologized short stories. I am a contributing writer for GoBoiano and have written for other websites such as Heliophon, Raz Mataz Magazine, and Geek Insider. Please follow me on Twitter or Instagram: I’d love to chat with you all. ^__^