Hime-chan’s Ribbon
姫ちゃんのリボン Hime-chan no Ribon

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August 21, 2019: (Himeko’s Birthday) In Hime-chan’s Ribbon OST1 Track11, Himeko says, “Friday, April 27.” April 27 is Friday in 1984, 1990, and 2001, and most probably she’s talking about April 27, 1990. Soon after this, Pokota says to her, “I’ve been seeing you for 13 years,” which is consistent with the original (manga version) settings where Himeko was born on July 30, 1977 (i.e. she is ideed talking about April 27, 1990). In the anime version, however, her birthday is different and she is two and half years younger, born on January 31, 1980. How can we tell? Well, if you check Episode 17 carefully, Sunday 31st is clearly marked as her 13th birthday (at 3:42). The original airdate of this ep is January 29, 1993. Also, one can see text “平成5年” at 6:54, which means year 1993 in the Gregorian calendar, and indeed January 31, 1993 is Sunday. So it is safe to say that her 13th birthday in this version (anime) is January 31, 1993, meaning she was born in 1980. This is not so strange — basically, it’s just that Himeko is a middle schooler in both versions and the anime version is newer than the original manga. Anyway Himeko (manga) and Himeko (anime) have different birthdays (Jul 30, 1977 vs. Jan 31, 1980), and for some reason, the above line in OST1 is based on the original (manga) settings even though the OST is anime-based, which is a bit strange!

Since a school year starts in April in Japan (as you may know very well, often associated with cherry blossoms both in anime and in real life), the anime Himeko is technically a 7th grader (Year 1 in middle school) in Eps. 1–25, and an 8th grader (Year 2) in Eps. 26–61, assuming that the original airdates and the in-universe dates are in sync.

August 17, 2019: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 42 first aired on July 23, 1993. In this episode one can see the calendar of July, 1993 in Himeko’s room. One can also see the window of her room at night, the familiar window from OP2.

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June 24, 2019 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 41

Little Lovers

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May 10, 2017 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 40

Operation Friendship Goes Awry

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March 21, 2016 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 39

Pancakes Are a Sweet Trap

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January 26, 2016 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 38

Mischievous Imps, Major Trouble!

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May 13, 2014 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 37

The Day the Hideout Disappears…

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December 20, 2013 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 36

Hasekura-senpai! Following the Dreams of His Youth

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July 25, 2013 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 35

Watch Out for Pochi the Lost Dog!

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June 6, 2013 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 34

Don’t Give Up! Immature Teacher

The teacher, Hatsune, was voiced by Inoue Kikuko, the same person who voices Belldandy (in the original version).

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March 17, 2013 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 33

Carefree Kamilu Causes Big Trouble

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December 9, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 32

Hikaru! The Shocking Kiss with Daichi

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August 26, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 31

Cookies on Mother’s Day

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June 20, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 30

Pokota! Run for Your Love

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May 8, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 29

Hearts Connected by an Old Promise

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March 5, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 28

Ruthless Hime-chan!

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March 4, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 27

The Story of Daichi’s First Love?!

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January 24, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 26

The Magnetic Girl Transfer Student

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January 13, 2012 — OUT: Hime-chan’s Ribbon 25

Let’s Go, My Unrivaled Papa

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December 19, 2011 — Hime-chan’s Ribbon 24

Welcome to the Magical Kingdom

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June 29, 2011 — Hime-chan’s Ribbon 23

Goodbye First Love

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July 20, 2010 — Hime-chan’s Ribbon 22

Go Go Grandma

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February 13, 2010 — Hime-chan’s Ribbon 21

Go for Your Dream!

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Augusut 4, 2009 — HCR20 Released


May 23, 2009 — HCR19 Released


May 7, 2009 — Sorry for Our Recent Slowness (Progress Report)

Being a fansub group means contending with all kinds of difficulties, one of which is real life. Currently our chief quality‐checker, AKA da’ boss, and encoder (among others) are very busy dealing with their work and lives.

This means we can’t get our releases encoded and stamped with the chief’s seal of approval as easily, causing delays.

Don’t fret, however, as the show will and must go on. If our current situation continues, we will do the best we can with our hard‐working available members to keep things running and get things released.

Progress Report

Hime‑chan’s Ribbon (HCR) 19

This is already in the RC (Release Candidate) 2 stage. Both RC1 and 2 were encoded and checked by several QCers including the chief QCer. RC2 was already very good, and RC3 should be the final. So we will probably encode RC3 within a few days (maybe on Friday UTC), without waiting for the chief’s approval, and will release it.

Fushigi‑boshi no ☆ Futago‑hime (FH) 29/30

The FH29 (RC1) script is 100% ready to encode. FH30 was translated, edited, and checked and ready to typeset. FH29 RC1 will be (hopefully) encoded today. Usually RC1 is not the final, but we will release RC2 (or RC3 if RC2 is not the final) as soon as possible. We will try to release both FH29 and FH30 in May. We do hope our boss will be back before that, but if we have to, we may have to release FH without him.

Goldfish Warning! (GfW) 26

GfW26 RC1 was already encoded and checked by several QCers including our currently‐missing boss. RC2 will be encoded soon, and (again) if the main QCer is not available, we will release it after checked by other QCers. If a problem is found in RC2, there will be RC3, but we should be able to release GfW26 too shortly.

January 13, 2009 — Hime-chan’s Ribbon: About Time Too!

We plan to resume Hime-chan’s Ribbon (HCR; Original Title=Hime-chan no Ribon) by February 2009. Actually it was not “stalled” at all. About when we were doing HCR18, we were contacted by a certain company who said they had a plan to release R1, which of course meant we had to stop fansubbing the show. But apparently, it's not going to be licensed after all. So stay tuned!

Ike ike, go go, jump!

Hime-chan's Ribbon is a magical girl manga series created by Megumi Mizusawa that was serialized in Ribon Magazine from August 1990 to January 1994. It was later developed into a 61 episode anime series produced by Studio Gallop that aired from October 2, 1992 to December 3, 1993. Hajime Watanabe's first project as a character designer was with Hime-chan no Ribbon. The manga series was collected into ten volumes in Japan, where it also received a full DVD release. The series, both manga and anime, are currently unlicensed in the United States.Hime-chan's Ribbon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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