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Sea Prince and the Fire Child DVD (Hyb)

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Patrick E. Drazen - Apr 18 2013 patrickdrazen@yahoo.com
Rating: Wonderful!
"Under the sea"? Never like this!
"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.