Kaleido Star

Kaleido Star

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As a talented young acrobat, Sora has dreamed of sharing a stage with the performers of Kaleido Stage, a world renowned circus that combines graceful acrobatics, dazzling costumes, and stunts that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. She makes the move from Japan to California to audition for the show, in hopes of one day basking in the glitz and glamour. However, finding her place in such a competitive world will not be easy. Sora will shed blood, sweat, and tears on her path to becoming a performer, buoyed by the friends she makes along the way. Of course, there will also be rivals and other individuals who do not believe Sora has what it takes to shine as brightly as Kaleido Stage needs her to. Sora will need to endure these trials and tribulations in her quest to become a star, earning the respect of both those who doubt her abilities and by those who are threatened by her. Watch as Sora flies through the bright lights in Kaleido Star!

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English: Kaleido Star
Japanese: カレイドスター
Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2003 to Mar 27, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Saturdays at 09:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Hal Film Maker, G&G Entertainment, HoriPro, MediaNet
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo, Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Akitarou Daichi – Director
Yoshimasa Hiraike – Director, Episode Director, 2nd Key Animation
Tadashi Hiramatsu – Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Junichi Satou – Director, Creator
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Take it Shake it” by Sugar (eps 1-13)
OP2: “Yakusoku no Basho e” by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 14-26)
OP3: “Tattoo Kiss” by r.o.r/s (eps 27-51)
ED1: “Real Identity” by Sugar (eps 1-13)
ED2: “Boku wa Kokoni Iru” by SOPHIA (eps 14-26)
ED3: “Escape” by r.o.r/s (eps 27-50)
ED4: “Yakusoku no Basho e (約束の場所へ)” by Chihiro Yonekura & Kaleido Stars (ep 51)

Episode List

01: My Amazing Stage Debut!
02: My Amazing and Lonely Challenge!
03: The Amazing Distant Stage
04: Try Hard and You’ll Get an Amazing Chance
05: My Amazingly Distant Family
06: The Amazing Seal
07: The Amazing Girl Who Doesn’t Smile
08: An Amazing Star Even In Tough Times
09: My Amazing Challenge for the Lead Role
10: Facing an Amazing Wall
11: Anna’s Not So Amazing Father
12: An Amazingly Hot New Production
13: The Amazing Competition Calls Up a Storm
14: Mysterious Amazing Circus
15: The Diva’s Amazing Love
16: An Amazing Sinister Rumor
17: Fire It Up! Amazing Mia
18: Yuri’s Amazing Trap
19: Amazing Family Ties
20: An Amazing Change from Zero to Hero
21: The Amazing Mystery Star
22: The Amazing Resolve Beneath the Mask
23: The Legendary Amazing Maneuver
24: The Amazing Intensive Training Continues
25: An Amazing Bond
26: An Amazing Comeback
27: Amazing Prologue To Stardom (Part 1)
28: Amazing Prologue To Stardom (Part 2)
29: An Amazing New Rival
30: The Amazing Newcomer
31: The Amazing Passionate Rival
32: Amazing Match on Ice
33: Amazing Rosetta of Sweat and Tears
34: The Ever Amazing Miss Layla
35: Marion’s Amazing Debut
36: Amazing Training With Leon
37: The Two Amazing Demons
38: Amazing Angelic Counterattack
39: Cruel Amazing Festival
40: Amazing and Sad Homecoming
41: My Amazing Fresh Start
42: An Amazingly Humiliating Performance
43: Mr. Policeman’s Amazing Proposal
44: Launching An Amazing Smile!
45: Leon’s Amazing Past
46: The Amazing Fated Duel
47: Flight of the Amazing Angel
48: The Amazing Injured Swan
49: Our Amazing Futures
50: A Most Amazing and Inescapable Showdown
51: To the Amazing Promised Place


A beautiful depiction of circus life with magic inside. Also, Sora is qt.


Can be heavy-handed, overly dramatic and bogged down in forced conflict, but it’s a genuine, heartfelt journey with an engaging protagonist.


The story is pretty original and it really has some enjoyable characters. It has some good quantitity of feelings and awesomeness.


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