Princess Jellyfish has been and still is my favorite anime. Ever. It’s josei (my actual demographic!) but it’s drama is balanced by quirkiness and nerds, while also delivery a message about appearances. Today’s quote is said by our lead, Tsukimi: “Every girl is born a princess. Some just forget is all.” and that line really stood out to me.
As a woman surrounded in a world full of high beauty standards, I can quickly lose sight of my real worth. It’s okay to glam up it you want to, but it’s sometimes hard to remember what your real worth is, when in a world all about outward appearances. I’m a bit of a nerd so I don’t bother with makeup much myself, so I found this element of the anime very relatable.
No matter how ugly or gorgeous, no matter how you deck yourself out to be, you’re still you. And all us girls were born princesses!