Princess Jellyfish Review

Princess JellyfishStory:
Tsukimi lives in a house called Amamizukan where boys are strictly prohibited. It’s no small surprise then when the members of such a strange house also have a strong aversion to popular people sometimes nicknamed “stylish.” Unfortunately for Tsukimi, one very strange “stylish.” Who may not be what “she” seems to be…

Actual violence is low in this show. Mainly slapstick humor.

This is very much a TV14 show, so expect a few b-words mixed in with the usual d-mns and sh-ts. Not as much as Hollywood pumps out, but they’re there.

The worst aspect of this in the show, aside from a guy character being without a shirt a few times and some comments about busts, would be one particular female character who “tricks” a guy into an easily misunderstood position with her, making him believe he’s made love to her (he didn’t). She wears lingerie in that scene. We don’t see anything “indecent,” but it’s clear what she wishes to imply. This section alone bunks this to a strong YA rating.

Not much to put here. Tsukimi sometimes speaks to her dead mother, but there isn’t much implied by that aside from the fact that she’s lonely.

Personal impression:
I really adored this show. Still do, in fact. It’s got a great heaping of comedy, layered on top of an interesting and likeable cast and heartwarming character development. The only downside is the length, which is quite short indeed considering how much story can be worked on in the future (the end implies another arc or two in the bleachers). The art is a bit older in style, but sylistic enough to fit with the tone of the show. As is the music. Nothing extrodinary here, but they get the job done.
This said, action isn’t what this show is about. Although the pace is brisk with laughs and drama, it’s not an action flick and still qualifies as a mainly shoujo show. So if that’s not your thing, there’s no guarantee the comedy will make up for it. Then again… that opener references a crazy amount of pop culture. Star Wars makes sense, but I never knew Japan was big on Mary Poppins. Gotta give a show serious props for that one. Very serious props.

Personal rating: Young adult

Episodes: 11
Languages: Sub and dub
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Romance, comedy, drama
Legal streaming: Hulu and FUNimation‘s site
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About inrosegalaxy

Raised on everything from Moby Dick to the Star Wars X-Wing books from a young age, it came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I’d become a literature graduate and avid writer. But my love of a good story wasn’t restricted to the written word in my early years. Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and badly dubbed Godzilla flicks helped shape my love of science fiction on screen as well. I wrote my first story while in the second grade. It was a horrifying tale about murdering a fairy-eating dog via a slice of pizza (in my defense, my only exposure to pizza was in the cafeteria and I swear you could legitimately kill someone with those things). I was a special snowflake. Today I write science fiction, fairy tales, Gothic epistolaries, fantasy and anything else that pops into my bizarre and twisted mind. I write new articles for my blog every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you happen to fancy Japanese animation, I also run an anime review blog, RRAR, which updates every Monday.

2 thoughts on “Princess Jellyfish Review

  1. I too have a lot of love for this show. I only wish it had been longer – there was a great story happening there, but the ending wasn’t really an ending, and as a result it largely felt as though there was a second season waiting that never quite got there.

    • At the time I believed another season was on it’s way, but it’s been quite some time now and… maybe not.
      Although, considering the huge break between the first and second season of Haruhi Suzumiya, it’s still within the realm of possibility.

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