Story Romeo is a young boy living in the Swiss Alps in the late 1800s. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers in a small mountain village, where things haven't been going too well for them of late — a few of their crops burned, and they only have one remaining field. Things get suddenly, horribly worse, when a man referred to as the Shinigami (God of Death — who bears a striking resemblance to Jet Black of Cowboy Bebop, scarily) arrives in the village — looking for prospective children to buy, then sell into slavery. And he's got Romeo in his sights.
The Black Brothers: These are Romeo's fellow chimney sweeps in Milan, all young boys. They look out for each other as best they can in a city that takes no interest in their continued existence.
There is, perhaps, a bit of simplicity in many of its characters — those who are freakishly good, and those who are one-sidedly bad ... but there's also great depth in many others. And while I want to crack Anzelmo's head like an egg, I have to admit that he is one sharp little bastard ... and even the characters I don't particularly like are all rather interesting. (Michaelo discounted....
Romeo is a kind-hearted boy, who was raised in a loving environment. For this reason, he is excessively optimistic that no matter how bad things may be, they will inevitably work out in the end. It is this reasoning that allows him to survive the many hardships that he is forced to endure after he sells himself into what amounts to slavery.
Romeo's Family: His father taught him to be brave and strong, and do what is right. More than once, Romeo makes difficult choices based on what he believes his father would do.
Alfredo: Romeo meets Alfredo en route to Lugnano and after an initially cordial beginning, the two become fast friends. Although Alfredo tells Romeo never to ask of his past, he later voluntarily tells Romeo of his life with his sister Bianca and how his only goal is to become and adult so he can protect her. He can read, which makes Romeo look up to him, as Romeo cannot. Alfredo is a strong and quiet individual, and is fiercely loyal to his friends. When they are sold to different men in Milan, he and Romeo swear a special oath that their friendship will outlast everything.
Animation is an art form, and as such it appeals differently to different people. Perhaps that accounts in some small way for the success and variety of animated programming, especially in Japan. But so much of the time it is the show with the flashiest animation or the biggest advertising budget that gets the lion's share of the public's attention.
The mega-blockbuster "hits" of the season will beat a path to our door through word of mouth, magazine covers, internet posts and the like. They...
A Happening In A Village Of The Alps
The Beginning Of The Destiny
Farewell To My Village
The Boy In The Portrait
A Night In A Bar
The Boat Is Sinking
The House Of Angel
The Present From The Angel
A Love Letter In The Moonlight
Let's Become Friends
Gone With The Fog
The Meet In The Sewer
Let's Get Away!
Oath Of Eleven
Romeo's Blue Skies (ロミオの青い空 Romio no aoi sora?, "Romeo's Blue Skies") is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation. Although "Romeo's Blue Skies" is the literal translation of the Japanese title, the official English name given by Nippon Animation is "Romeo and the Black Brothers". It is known in the Philippines as "Mga Munting Pangarap ni Romeo" (literally "Romeo's Simple Dreams").
Voiced by Ai Orikasa (Japanese) Louie Paraboles (Tagalog)