Along with 08-08-08 is the end episode of an anime that I’ve been watching since day one: Cinderella Monogatari.
This television anime series is based on the classic Cinderella story with a few alterations. Cinderella came from a wealthy family, her father didn’t die (he just went someplace, like a businessman of some sort), she had a fairy godmother watching over her since the very start… well, those among others. She still had her stepmother and stepsisters, but they weren’t exactly that evil. They just thought highly of themselves compared to Cinderella. Oh, and the prince was a happy-go-lucky guy who dressed up in plain civilian clothing (whenever he wanted) which made him an ordinary citizen who strolls the streets. You could call it his “past-time.” And one day, guess who meets who? Prince Leonard (as a civilian) and Cinderella. They eventually become best friends throughout the series. Talk about a love story!
The only misgiving I have here is the fact that Cinderella and everyone in the series wasn’t able to recognize the prince in his civillian attire. I mean, in the real world, dressing up as someone else wouldn’t make you a different person. You’d have to disguise your face as well. But I think what gave the prince an easy way to disguiose himself was the fact that almost everyone in the kingdom didn’t know what he looked like. Oh well, it is an animated series. Anything is possible in the fictional world. And I did enjoy it.