Top Ten Ways Princess Tutu Differs from Other Magical Girl Animes

We all know about how Madoka Magica is a literal deconstruction and is very successful while those that try to copy it aren't as great, but what about Princess Tutu? How does it differ from the typical magical girl anime that people stereotype all magical animes as? A lot of ways actually. Princess Tutu is very unique anime and should not be underestimated by how it appears before watching it.

The Top Ten

1 It's not what it looks like

Most people don't watch this anime because of it's name. People think that it's a story for small kids. But it's not. It's a great anime. I watched it and re-watched so many times! I love Princess Tutu! - ToukaKirishima

2 It can be dark without being a deconstruction of the magical girl genre
3 The story line and motives are based on a fictional book within the show
4 The character who grants the main character her magical powers is not a cute animal, but a deceased old man that can be consider antagonistic
5 Main character who's a magical girl isn't a human, but a duck
6 The main character turns into a princess ballet dancer who's motives is based on helping a prince regain his emotions
7 The main character solves problems by dancing instead of fighting
8 The ending isn't necessarily good for the main character
9 The results of the romantic pairing canon is also not something you would expect
10 It's a very fresh magical girl anime for its time and even today

The Contenders

11 the Ballet theme feels realistic
12 It can be considered to be a theater production in the form of an anime
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