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She Was Born to Perform!

From the director of Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu

  • Genre: Comedy,Drama,Fantasy,Romance,Slice of Life
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Number of Episodes: 51
  • Number of OVAs we have: 1
  • Seasons:
    S1 (Eps 1-26)
    S2 New Wings (Eps 27-52)

  • Related/OVAs:
    Extra Stage (Sequel)
    Legend of Phoenix -Layla Hamilton Monogatari- (Sequel)
    Good da yo! Goood!! - Related

Story

Takes your seats, everyone! The high-flying adventure of a lifetime is about to begin!

The acclaimed director of Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu brings fans this breathtakingly beautiful story of a young girl determined to follow her dreams all the way to the top! Sora – an amazingly talented acrobat from Japan – left her friends and family behind and moved to California to audition for a role in Kaleido Stage! This world-famous troop of performers is known for their death-defying stunts and spectacularly sparkling costumes! More than anything else, Sora wants to be a part of the glamour and glitz, but first she’ll have to prove that she was born to perform – no matter how dangerous the next stunt may be! Prepare to be held on the edge of your seat by Kaleido Star, a highly recommended series that Advanced Anime calls the “show that dreams are made of”.

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  • My Amazing Stage Debut!
    Episode 1 - My Amazing Stage Debut!

    Sora dreams of becoming a star of the Kaleido Stage, but when a scumbag steals her luggage and makes her miss the only audition of the year, it will take a miracle - or an accident - for her dream to come true!

  • My Amazing and Lonely Challenge!
    Episode 2 - My Amazing and Lonely Challenge!

    Sora is given one week to learn the death-defying Golden Phoenix: the signature move of the Kaleido Stage’s leading lady. If she fails, she’ll be forced to pack up and return home forever!

  • The Amazing Distant Stage
    Episode 3 - The Amazing Distant Stage

    The Kaleido Stage is putting on a fabulous production of Cinderella, but instead of performing on stage, Sora is forced to dress up like a clown and hand out toys during intermission. Can she contain her disappointment?

  • Try Hard and You'll Get an Amazing Chance
    Episode 4 - Try Hard and You'll Get an Amazing Chance

    Sora gets a second chance to appear in the upcoming production of Cinderella, but she’ll need to master a daring, three-person technique known as the Triple Illusion to earn a spot on stage.

  • My Amazingly Distant Family
    Episode 5 - My Amazingly Distant Family

    Sora and her friends are stung by their failures on stage and a nasty review in the local paper. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Sora’s dad is about to pay her a visit, and he’s no fan of her Kaleido Stage shenanigans.

  • The Amazing Seal
    Episode 6 - The Amazing Seal

    Pets may be forbidden in her dorm, but when Sora stumbles upon an abandoned seal, she can’t resist the urge to bring the little guy home with her! Does her new pet have what it takes to be a new breed of Kaleido Star?

  • The Amazing Girl Who Doesn't Smile
    Episode 7 - The Amazing Girl Who Doesn't Smile

    When a Diablo prodigy blows her big shot at becoming a Kaleido Stage regular, Sora is given the task of helping the young girl rediscover her love of performing!

  • An Amazing Star Even In Tough Times
    Episode 8 - An Amazing Star Even In Tough Times

    Layla appears to have everything a girl could want. She’s rich, she’s gorgeous, and she’s the biggest star in the Kaleido Stage universe! But when her dad misses her birthday, it’ll take Sora to cheer her up!

  • My Amazing Challenge for the Lead Role
    Episode 9 - My Amazing Challenge for the Lead Role

    When Sora suffers a devastating fall during an audition for the new, mermaid-themed production, she’ll need the help of a close friend and a martial arts expert to regain her competitive edge!

  • Facing an Amazing Wall
    Episode 10 - Facing an Amazing Wall

    Sora finally landed the part that could make her wildest dreams come true, but if she can’t figure out a way to breathe new life into the role of a broken-hearted mermaid, her days as a leading lady will be numbered!

  • Anna's Not So Amazing Father
    Episode 11 - Anna's Not So Amazing Father

    Painful memories from Anna’s childhood resurface when her dad - a struggling standup comedian - performs at a local comedy club. Can this father-daughter duo find a way to laugh at the past?

  • An Amazingly Hot New Production
    Episode 12 - An Amazingly Hot New Production

    Sora has always idolized Layla, and now, she’s got a chance to star alongside her hero in the newest Kaleido Stage production. There’s just one thing standing in her way: a flaming tightrope of doom!

  • The Amazing Competition Calls Up a Storm
    Episode 13 - The Amazing Competition Calls Up a Storm

    Layla moves in with Sora so the two leading ladies can learn to perform as one. When conventional training proves useless, the girls take their routine to the high seas and put on a show in the middle of a storm!

  • Mysterious Amazing Circus
    Episode 14 - Mysterious Amazing Circus

    When Sora is sent on a special assignment to perform with a travelling circus, she learns a valuable lesson about making the audience happy - no matter what role you have to play.

  • The Diva's Amazing Love
    Episode 15 - The Diva's Amazing Love

    Sarah is courted by a music producer who wants to make her a star, but Sora can’t understand why she’d want to leave Kaleido Stage - or how Kalos could let her go.

  • An Amazing Sinister Rumor
    Episode 16 - An Amazing Sinister Rumor

    A bossy friend from Japan makes Sora nervous when she pays the Kaleido Star a surprise visit. Meanwhile, rumors about a possible Kaleido closing put the cast on edge.

  • Fire It Up! Amazing Mia
    Episode 17 - Fire It Up! Amazing Mia

    Mia is given one week to write the show that will save Kaleido Stage, and Yuri finally tells Sora the painful motive behind his attempt to sabotage the man who made him a star.

  • Yuri's Amazing Trap
    Episode 18 - Yuri's Amazing Trap

    Mia’s new show is a hit with the audience, but Kaleido Stage isn’t out of the woods, yet. Now that Yuri’s in charge, Sora and her friends must prepare for what could be their last performance ever.

  • Amazing Family Ties
    Episode 19 - Amazing Family Ties

    Sora’s search for a new place to live is interrupted by big news from Japan: her parents are going to have a baby! Will this new addition to her family put an end to the leading lady’s performing career?

  • An Amazing Change from Zero to Hero
    Episode 20 - An Amazing Change from Zero to Hero

    Miss Sarah lands the girls a gig at an amusement park, and Sora reassembles the old gang for one more shot at stardom! When the show finally starts, a masked performer swoops in and steals the spotlight!

  • The Amazing Mystery Star
    Episode 21 - The Amazing Mystery Star

    Thanks to the masked acrobat, Sora and her friends are offered a contract at the amusement park. There’s just one problem: the park owner wants the mysterious performer center stage, but no one knows who she is!

  • The Amazing Resolve Beneath the Mask
    Episode 22 - The Amazing Resolve Beneath the Mask

    Yuri sabotages the Freedom Lights performance company, forcing them to travel to Canada for a fresh start. Layla wants to be there for her friends, but will she risk disappointing her father?

  • The Legendary Amazing Maneuver
    Episode 23 - The Legendary Amazing Maneuver

    With a little help from The Fool, Layla and Sora hatch a plan to beat Yuri at his own game. If they can learn the Legendary Great Maneuver in one month, Kalos will regain control of Kaledio Stage!

  • The Amazing Intensive Training Continues
    Episode 24 - The Amazing Intensive Training Continues

    Layla and Sora continue their super-intensive training as they prepare to attempt the death-defying Legendary Great Maneuver, but when Sora’s confidence is shaken, it could spell the end for them both!

  • An Amazing Bond
    Episode 25 - An Amazing Bond

    The girls return to Kaledio Stage to continue rehearsing for the Legendary Great Maneuver, but after a heated argument with Yuri, Layla is no longer able to hide her devastating injury!

  • An Amazing Comeback
    Episode 26 - An Amazing Comeback

    Despite her very serious injury, Layla is determined to give the greatest performance of her life! All she needs is Sora by her side - and a little help from the mischievous Fool!

  • Amazing Prologue To Stardom (Part 1)
    Episode 27 - Amazing Prologue To Stardom (Part 1)

    Fool, the mysterious spirit of the theater, narrates this stirring recap of Sora’s initiation into the high-flying world of Kaleido Stage!

  • Amazing Prologue To Stardom (Part 2)
    Episode 28 - Amazing Prologue To Stardom (Part 2)

    Fool continues the recap of Sora’s early days with Kaleido Stage, including her partnership with Layla and her daring performance of the Legendary Great Maneuver.

  • An Amazing New Rival
    Episode 29 - An Amazing New Rival

    After Layla retires, Sora feels added pressure to perform under the spotlight, and it doesn’t help that Kaleido Stage’s newest leading man is giving her the cold shoulder!

  • The Amazing Newcomer
    Episode 30 - The Amazing Newcomer

    Layla’s plans to win over Leon - and her fiery new rival - by throwing a welcome party are interrupted by a surprise visit from the young diablo champion, Rosetta!

  • The Amazing Passionate Rival
    Episode 31 - The Amazing Passionate Rival

    Sora and May both want to star alongside Leon in the new vampire-themed production, but there’s only room for one leading lady. Whoever can master the deadly screw spin first will win the role of a lifetime!

  • Amazing Match on Ice
    Episode 32 - Amazing Match on Ice

    The fierce competition between Sora and May shifts from the high wire to the skating rink as the determined performers vie for the right to play Leon’s love interest in the new show!

  • Amazing Rosetta of Sweat and Tears
    Episode 33 - Amazing Rosetta of Sweat and Tears

    Rosetta has three days to become a high-flying trapeze artist, or she’ll have to quit Kaleido Stage. Lucky for her, she’s got Sora for a teacher!

  • The Ever Amazing Miss Layla
    Episode 34 - The Ever Amazing Miss Layla

    Sora’s all set for an off-Broadway reunion with the great Layla Hamilton, but May bursts onto the scene with intentions to steal the show. Can Sora recover her competitive edge in time to shine on stage?

  • Marion's Amazing Debut
    Episode 35 - Marion's Amazing Debut

    Sora and her friends are determined to build an amazing stage just for kids, but first they must convince Marion to return to the high-flying life of a trampoline artist!

  • Amazing Training With Leon
    Episode 36 - Amazing Training With Leon

    May and Sora compete for the honor of performing alongside Leon at the International Circus Festival, but the surly trapeze artist’s special training could destroy them both!

  • The Two Amazing Demons
    Episode 37 - The Two Amazing Demons

    A moment’s hesitation threatens to ruin Sora’s chances of performing at the International Circus Festival, and May tries to get back in the game by inventing a devilish new maneuver!

  • Amazing Angelic Counterattack
    Episode 38 - Amazing Angelic Counterattack

    Sora is crushed when Leon chooses May as his partner, but her dreams of competing in the International Circus Festival may not be dead yet. A handsome face from her past has the power to fix everything!

  • Cruel Amazing Festival
    Episode 39 - Cruel Amazing Festival

    Yuri and Sora are working hard to get ready for the performance of a lifetime, but will Sora’s lack of fundamentals - and a pair of cutthroat competitors - spoil their chances at victory?

  • Amazing and Sad Homecoming
    Episode 40 - Amazing and Sad Homecoming

    After her embarrassing performance at the International Circus Festival, Sora runs away from Kaleido Stage and moves back in with her parents. Can a heart-to-heart chat with an old friend convince her not to give up on her dreams?

  • My Amazing Fresh Start
    Episode 41 - My Amazing Fresh Start

    Sora returns to Kaleido Stage with a new dream: creating a competition-free show that everyone can enjoy! Unfortunately, May and Leon have other plans for the former leading lady.

  • An Amazingly Humiliating Performance
    Episode 42 - An Amazingly Humiliating Performance

    Leon’s strange behavior continues as he mistakes Sora for a mysterious woman from his past. When he drags her into the spotlight mid-performance, a tragic accident shocks the audience!

  • Mr. Policeman's Amazing Proposal
    Episode 43 - Mr. Policeman's Amazing Proposal

    Ken finally finds the courage to ask Sora out on a date, but his plan to win her heart is interrupted by a lovesick police man and the world’s most unlucky bank robber!

  • Launching An Amazing Smile!
    Episode 44 - Launching An Amazing Smile!

    A performance at a car dealership gets Sora back on stage, May learns the importance of a smile, and Rosetta makes her long-awaited trapeze debut!

  • Leon's Amazing Past
    Episode 45 - Leon's Amazing Past

    The Kaleido Stage crew travels to Paris, and Rosetta begins working with a mysterious trapeze teacher. When the aging master reveals the truth about Leon’s past, Sora becomes determined to perfect the Angel’s Manuever!

  • The Amazing Fated Duel
    Episode 46 - The Amazing Fated Duel

    Sora lands the starring role in Kaleido Stage’s new production of Swan Lake, but her leading man has yet to be determined. Yuri and Leon draw swords and take to the air as they battle for the right to fly alongside her!

  • Flight of the Amazing Angel
    Episode 47 - Flight of the Amazing Angel

    Sora’s doubts about her ability to perfect the Angel’s Maneuver are put to rest by a chance meeting with a special seeing-eye dog and a former Kaleido Star!

  • The Amazing Injured Swan
    Episode 48 - The Amazing Injured Swan

    A lack of balance threatens to derail Sora’s attempt to perfect the Angel’s Maneuver, and Leon is ready to throw in the towel. Will the leading lady give up on her dream - or push her body to the breaking point?

  • Our Amazing Futures
    Episode 49 - Our Amazing Futures

    While Sora and Leon continue their special training, May and Rosetta form an unlikely partnership. Meanwhile, a face from the past emerges from the shadows to steal Sora’s spotlight.

  • A Most Amazing and Inescapable Showdown
    Episode 50 - A Most Amazing and Inescapable Showdown

    The great Layla Hamilton returns to the stage to challenge Sora for the privilege of performing the Angel’s Maneuver in the upcoming production of Swan Lake!

  • To the Amazing Promised Place
    Episode 51 - To the Amazing Promised Place

    Opening night has arrived, and Sora takes the stage on a mission to make her wildest dreams come true. If she successfully performs the Angel’s Maneuver, she’ll finally be a true Kaleido Star!

  • The Amazing Princess Without a Smile
    OVA 52 - The Amazing Princess Without a Smile

    Fast forward to the future! Rosetta is on the verge of becoming a Kaleido Star, but when she loses the ability to see Fool, she fears that her dreams of sharing the spotlight with Sora may never come true!

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  • $29.98 $22.49 Add

    Includes: Eps 27-51

    From the world-famous director of Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu comes the second season of the anime classic, Kaleido Star! Sora was flying high after her performance of the Le...

    Rating: TV-14

    Available Now!

  • $29.98 $22.49 Add

    Includes: Eps 1-26

    Takes your seats, everyone! The high-flying adventure of a lifetime is about to begin!

    The acclaimed director of Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu brings fans this breathtakingly beautiful sto...

    Rating: TV-14

    Available Now!

  • $39.98 $29.99 Add

    Includes: Eps 27-51

    From the world-famous director of Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu comes the second season of the anime classic, Kaleido Star! Sora was flying high after her performance of the Le...

    Rating: TV-14

    Available Now!

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