I kinda love it when my favorite animes come to life through live action movies or dramas. I think if you enjoy watching movies, anime and dramas in your free time, there is nothing like a cartoon character becoming real in front of our eyes. Of course there are times that we think the story should have been kept drawn, but they are the least.
There is a fantastic charm when it comes to transitions. I think Kuragehime’s story will be one of those. Although the animated release was left inconclusive, or at least not completely closed as we wish. It has earned lots of fans that continue reading the manga version of it.
Synopsis of Princess Jellyfish
Strange girl Tsukimi is obsessed over jellyfishes. She loses her mind when she sees them and begins to dream she is one of them. After becoming an illustrator she moves to Tokyo. She needs to find a job where she could express her love for jellyfishes and drawings.
When she arrives, she moves in the communal apartment called Amaizu Kan. A place where men are forbidden and only otaku women are allowed. They have the strong belief men are not needed at all.
Tsukimi is an expert at causing troubles and one day she makes a mess in a tropical fish shop. At the time a pretty woman named Kuranosuke helps her. This pretty woman is actually a male university student who enjoys cross-dressing. The reason? He loves beautiful things and doesn’t want to become a politician like his father.
This excentric character will enter Tsukimi’s life and her neighbors to help them open towards life. Also discovering themselves as women and professional, embracing their real selves as well.
Starring Princess Jellyfish Japanese Movie
- Rena Nounen (Amachan, The Locked Room Murders, Summer Rescue).
- Masaki Suda (Shinigami Kun, Summer Rescue, The Boy Inside).
- Hiroki Hasegawa (Attack on Titan, Why Don’t You Play In Hell, MOZU).
- Chizuru Ikewaki (Grave of The Fireflies, Beyond the Memories, The Devil’s Path).
- Rina Ohta (All About My Destiny, Long Goodbye, Brain Man).
- Tomoe Shinohara (Floating like the Plastic Cover, Secret, Toast to Love).
- Azusa Babazono (Gochisosan).
I get the best feelings from the trailer. Characters look a lot alike in the manga version of 2010 and the story has a charismatic bunch. If you haven’t yet watched the anime, you should, it’s totally fun! If not, you can wait for this production to air, while watching the trailer: