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Kero Kero Chime
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"Kero Kero Chime" is a fantasy world series by Fujita Maguro (Tinkle Tiara, Neringu Project, Emyu Lamp) which ran in the manga magazine Ribon.

Manga - 10 volumes

Kero Kero Chime

by Fujita Maguro

TV Anime - 30 episodes

Kero Kero Chime

This page is an intro to the series, based on the article from KASHA.
 
 
Story Intro
 
Princess Mimori lives in the World of Magic... which actually happens to be the Land of Frogs. She is a completely cheerful and carefree young girl who leaves the studying of magic to her older brother Makaeru - she doesn't like the smell of old books.
 
One morning she runs into a strange young boy named Aoi. He's from the Human World - but there aren't supposed to be any humans here! No humans have been here since the battle with the evil Snakes long ago. Mimori isn't too concerned about details like that, though - he seems like a nice young boy.
 
Aoi tells her about how he came to be in her world. It seems that he was late to school one day, and ran into a strange young man. This guy introduced himself as "Makaeru" and splashed Aoi with some peculiar, sparkling water which turned Aoi into a frog! Then, Makaeru tossed him through a portal in a tree trunk, and the next thing he knew, he was here. He turned back to his normal form after he dried off - but then he changed into a frog again when he touched some water, trying to get something to drink!
Mimori thinks his frog form is very cute - and she also finds his description of the guy who cursed him familiar.... it sounds like her older brother! Especially when Aoi explains that Makaeru mentioned a boy who's a frog will make a good friend for his sister, Mimori. She goes to find the Book of Magic that will remove the curse - but the pages for this enchantment are gone. Not only that, but her brother seems to have vanished, too!
 
After consulting with the Frog Elder, they embark on an adventure to recover the missing pages of the Magic Book. This is the only way to remove Aoi's curse - and it will also recover magic that has been lost for many years, magic that was used by her father and mother to seal the evil Snakes away from the World of Magic long ago.
 
This series is very cheerful and vibrant, and has large doses of humor thrown into the quest that the party undertakes. The animation is fairly simple, but the characters are very unique personalities. The music is interesting - it is usually spirited, energetic tunes which support the normal comedic goings on, but occasionally breaks away from this standard into a brooding, epic fantasy theme (especially when the past battle with the evil Snakes, and the creation of the Seal by the King and Queen, is being disclosed). If you like a good mixture of comedy, magic, very cute characters, and coming-of-age angst, this story will surely appeal to you. As the ending theme song brightly encourages, "Check it out!"

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This page was updated on March 3, 2001 by Stephanie
This page was created on September 17, 1999 by Stephanie