[Let’s Talk: Anime] Throwback Thursday Dub: Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi Kurashita is a 18 year old otaku girl. Now when I say otaku I mean it in the Japanese sense of the word meaning “A young person who is obsessed with computers or particular aspects of popular culture to the detriment of their social skills.” Tsukimi’s obsession isn’t so much computers or pop culture as it is one thing…that thing being Jellyfish.

In the first episode, on one of her rare excursions outside of her apartment to a local petstore to stare at a Jellyfish, she notices that the store placed two incompatible types of jellyfish in the same tank. She begins to make a scene outside the store and catches the attention of Kuranosuke Koibuchi, a beautiful, fashionable, stylish princess who also happens to be a boy.

618FiMWaBfL._SL1280_The series central conflict revolves around Kuranosuke working to keep the housing complex that Tsukimi lives in, along with the other members of the cast, from being demolished in a redevelopment plan. Of course, there are many smaller conflicts, such as Kuranosuke trying to keep his true gender a secret from the other members of the housing complex who work on a strict ‘no males’ allowed code of conduct. There is also the blooming romance between Tsukimi and Kuranosuke’s older brother, Shuu.

Around the climax of the series, Kuranosuke urges Tsukimi and the other members of the apartment complex to begin making Jellyfish themed dresses in an attempt to drum up money to buy the apartment complex. Unforunately, the series does end on something of a filler ending.

Funimation licenced the anime and produced a dub for it, featuring Maxy Whitehead as Tsukimi, Josh Grelle as Kuranosuke and Ian Sinclair as Shuu. Each performance is good, Maxy plays the shy panicy girl who is obsessed with Jellyfish quiet well. However Josh stands above the crowd having to constantly move between his ‘drag queen’ persona, pretending to be a woman and his deeper natural voice for Kuranosuke.
Overall it’s  a qaulity dub and a lot of fun to watch and listen too.

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One thought on “[Let’s Talk: Anime] Throwback Thursday Dub: Princess Jellyfish

  1. I love Princess Jellyfish!! And I agree with you on the ending. I wish they had more episodes for it. It really draws you into the world of jellyfish and I can say that I love jellyfish more since I’ve watched this anime. 🙂

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