Kaleido Star

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(ended 2004)

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Kaleido Star

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Sora Naegino is a 16-year old girl from Japan with one dream – to be a star on the famous Kaleido Stage, a combination of musicals, acrobatics and magical effects. Thus, she travels to America in an attempt to fulfill her dream. With the help of her new friends, she struggles to make this dream come true! But, all is not well, as Sora must overcome numerous adversities and strive to be better than the famous veterans of Kaleido Stage. In addition, it seems that Sora is the only one who can see the mysterious “Spirit of the Stage” named Fool. This can mean only one thing, Sora is destined to be great, that is if she can work hard and overcome the hardships along the way. Does Sora have what it takes to be a great, the best, or even a legend...? Kaleido Star (カレイドスタ) was a dream project of director Junichi Sato. It is an international joint venture involving Japanese studio Gonzo Digimation Holding, Korean studio G&G Entertainment, and American studio ADV Films. Seasons: Kaleido Star (カレイドスタ): Season 1 - 26 episodes from April 3, 2003 to September 25, 2003 Kaleido Star: New Wings (カレイドスタ): Season 2 - 25 episodes from October 4, 2003 to March 27, 2004 Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage (カレイドスター 新たなる翼): Kaleido Star: New Wings episode 26; Kaleido Star episode 52 - September 24, 2004 Kaleido Star ~Layla Hamilton Monogatari~ (カレイドスタ~レイラ・ハミルトン物語): Kaleido Star: Legend of Phoenix ~Layla Hamilton Story~ - December 11, 2005moreless
Jay Hickman

Jay Hickman

Fool (Eng.)

Ryou Hirohashi

Ryou Hirohashi

Sora Naegino (Jap.)

Sandra Krasa

Sandra Krasa

Layla Hamilton (Eng.)

Takehito Koyasu

Takehito Koyasu

Fool (Jap.)

Hilary Haag

Hilary Haag

May Wong (Eng.)

Keiji Fujiwara

Keiji Fujiwara

Kalos Eido (Jap.)

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  • Kaleido Star is a show about dreams going beyond dreams!!!

    10
    Here I am watching this new show and after watching 2 whole complete seasons I came to one conclusion, I will never get bored watching this show. I find the work and development put into this show to be very inspiring and moving, not just for girls out there, but for boys as well. I find the characters inside very entertaining, especially Sora Naegino who tends to go over the extreme at times (Smile). It goes to show how far dreams and talents can bring you, but Sora has proven that by working hard, and also getting support, you can achieve much more than just a good show. I personally find this show to be very moving and I am kinda disappointed that there is no continuation for this show, it really has great potential and fans across the globe are just begging for more, even to this day!!! If you come across this show, I suggest watching it and enjoying it, since it has a certain appeal to make you smile and blush out of joy. My review for 2012 : A great show, one of the best I ever saw.moreless
  • For the young at heart. Or the hearts that just need to feel young.

    10
    Many people lable this show as a 'Magical Girl' anime. When really, other than the Fool, there is nothing really magical about this show. It's beautiful to watch, and the performance scenes, though short, are eye-candy to the anime lovers brain. It's short enough as to only need one catch-up episode, and each episode [thankfully] leads into eachother for a nice, smooth anime. There is just something magical about this anime. Each quirky character, you just grow fond of more and more. This is truly one of the few girly animes where the main character was my favorite. Which is a major step forward for Shoujo comics and/or animes. This series is short enough to collect, so don't miss out on it.moreless
  • This anime is relly great!!!!

    7.8
    In kaleido star I find it great because it is basically about sora who gets to find her dream in keleido stage.throughout the series of season 1 the anime have bad moments with sora which can lead in leaving or not to suceed.In the last episode of season I'd never believe that sora and leyla can fly after suceeding the menoever and when leyla said she can't perform in kaleido stage sora broke into tears it effected me because her exclaim of screaming and crying was loud.Leyla came to her telling that when she decide to do it there was going to be a price and she put her faith to her believed that she has what it takes to become a true kaleido star.moreless
  • Kaleido Star is an awesome show that never should have ended.

    9.4
    Kaleido Star was an amazing show that had a girl going through her teenage years chasing after her dream while meeting obstacles along the way. The show did have a few boring episodes but for the most part was a very entertaining show with alot of good characters and subjects. Kaleido Star showed what could be achieved by believing in oneself and in each other. "The door to the future will open only for those who do not fear what lie beyond it," Fool said. That is a lesson in itself and is the main lesson behind Kaleido Star. Never give up your dreams or you may lose yourself completly. If one doesn't fear the road before them, they can do anything.moreless
  • This show is soo good! It's a light funny and inspirating show.

    9.5
    They should never have ended this show, though it could kinda get boring... But it is so sweet and it shows us how we should work hard if we really want something, belive in yourself and go, without being afraid, after what your dream. It's like if that show had some magic within it, it really moves me. Sora Nagino (don't know if it is spelled that way) is really good and talented, her problem is that she gets nervous and afraid of things, but when she realises that being afraid won't help her, just working harder will, she does her best and most times succeed in whatever she tryes to do. When she puts something in her head no one gets it off. And for last, she is not afraid of taking risks.moreless
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Family Dramas, Teen, Anime