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Sea Prince and the Fire Child DVD

4.5 star rating out of 5
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SKU: 875707004329

Retail Price: $19.95

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About Sea Prince and the Fire Child DVD

Sanrio's Sea Prince and the Fire Child returns with this 30th Anniversary edition!

Long ago, spirits of fire and water lived as one. But jealous Algaroch, Lord of the Winds, drove a rift between King Oceanus and his sister Hyperia, Queen of Fire. Since then fire fairies and water sprites have been at war and forbidden from consorting, but when Prince Sirius, the king's chosen successor, meets Hyperia's beautiful daughter Malta, they fall madly in love. A wise, old turtle explains their one chance is to reach the hill of Elysium during the next solar eclipse, where a magic flower blossoms that can carry them to a distant star where fire and water live as one.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: DISCOTEK
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 108
  • Year Created: 1981
  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

'Under the sea'? Never like this!

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'Sea Prince and the Fire Child', originally titled 'The Legend of Syrius', was one of several anime produced by Shintaro Tsuji, head of Sanrio Company and creator of 'Hello Kitty'. For a time he tried to break into anime/manga; along with two movies based on Osamu Tezuka's character Unico, this film is probably the most amazing of the bunch.

Much of the action happens underwater, with some great art and effects centered around Prince Syrius of the Water People. By chance, he makes it to the surface where he encounters Malta, daughter of the Queen of Fire. That kicks off a Romeo/Juliet story where they want to be together but cannot. As in Shakespeare, the two star-crossed lovers don't end up happily ever after.

Malta has a fire-spirit friend named Piyale, and their friendship is close to yuri. That's just one of the reasons this isn't your average Sanrio project! This movie has been unavailable for decades; its length, scope and artwork make it a real find; an 'Old School' classic.

4 star rating out of 5

Classic movie worth owning

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Before Hello Kitty, Sanrio used to enjoy making incredibly depressing children's movies. Of the several they made, this is probably the best of them. It's basically Romeo & Juliet using fire and water people, but it tells its story well. It also has amazing visuals and a gorgeous soundtrack courtesy of Koichi Sugiyama (famed Dragon Quest composer, but he did very few anime works), making the film a treat to watch from start to finish.
If you aren't used to non-Disney children's movies, just know that don't feel a need to have a happy ending by default. But it also makes a movie that is easy for adults to enjoy with children as well. So the story might be a classic R&J script, but the story telling and production values put it over the edge.