Once upon a time there was a man who fell in love with a doll. Perhaps the man’s love made itself felt, for one day the doll came to life and began to dance. The man was delighted. He thought that a doll would never betray his love, and now he could have the world’s most pure and innocent love all to himself. Unfortunately for him, the doll who had been given life rejected the man’s love and fell in love with another man.
Episode 14: The Raven
Once upon a time there was a man who died. The Prince and the Raven from the man’s story escaped from its pages and did battle…
Episode 13: Swan Lake
Once upon a time, there was a prince who fell in love with a beautiful swan. The prince, however, fell into a foul trap set by a black swan, and ended up betraying his beloved swan…
Episode 12: Banquet of Darkness
Once upon a time there was a handsome slave. What bound him were not heavy chains, but the love of a princess. Every day, every night, the princess whispered her love to the slave, and the slave responded in kind. Bound body, bound emotions…the slave, or the princess? Which of them is really the one who is unable to move?
Episode 11: La Sylphide
Once upon a time there was a maiden with wings of freedom. A man in love with this maiden thought, “If I could just bind those wings, we would never have to be apart even for a moment.” But when the man wrapped the maiden’s wings in a magical shawl, the wings immediately fell to the ground, and the maiden died…
Episode 10: Cinderella
Once upon a time, there was a maiden. The maiden wore tattered clothes and was called Cinderella, but with the help of some magic, she became a beautiful princess and got to dance with the prince. Then at the stroke of midnight the maiden ran away, leaving a glass slipper, and she returned to being Cinderella once again. The prince went to great lengths to find this maiden, which he did, and took her as his wife. Yet a thorny question arises: Did the prince really fall in love with the maiden?
Episode 9: The Black Shoes
Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to dance very much. The girl made the mistake of putting on a pair of red shoes which, once put on, would force her to dance for eternity…
Episode 8: The Warrior’s Fountain
Long ago, there was a warrior. In order to protect his friend, the warrior had to take his friend’s life. Long ago, there was a sword. This sword had continued to fight for peace, yet realized that to protect the peace, it had no choice but to kill the one who wielded it, and thus took its master’s life. The warrior and the sword had to do what they did, but was that really what they ought to have done?
Episode 6: Dreaming Aurora
Once upon a time, a witch laid a curse which cast a princess into an eternal slumber. One day, a young man appeared, intending to awake her. But then a voice whispers, “Awaken the princess from her sleep? What a cruel thing to do! For what if the princess wishes not to receive the kiss of awakening, but rather to continue to sleep forever?”
Episode 5: On the Night of the Fire Festival
Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a happy Prince. One day, the Prince obtained a comforting warmth. The source of this warmth, however, emanated not only tranquility, but also unhappiness, pain and loneliness…