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Title (English) Kaleido Star
Title (Japanese) Kaleido Star

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Fantasy Novel

Classification -
Synopsis Sora is late for her audition, so then puts on her own aerial acrobatic show in order to impress the owner of a school for aerial acrobatics. Though not a success, it impresses him sufficiently to persuade him to admit her. In her room she finds a strange statuette "Fool" which talks. However the other girls are resentful at the way she has gained admittance and are hostile. In particular she unwisely challenges the star of the school, Layla, and commits herself to performing a very advanced stunt within a few days.
Review This is very nicely animated with attractive character designs. There is a certain amount of naughtiness in the dialogue, as when our heroine has to blindfold "Fool" before she takes a shower. There is a fair amount of humour, e.g. the girl in charge of the dorm. turns out to be a party animal. Plot-wise it seems rather formulaic, with the joins of the usual newcomer conflict plot well visible. Not the hit of the season but very enjoyable viewing.
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Date 2003
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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