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").
It is based on the novel Die schwarzen Brüder ("The Black Brothers") written in 1941 in Switzerland by author Lisa Tetzner.
RomeoVoiced by Ai Orikasa
(Japanese) Louie Paraboles (Tagalog)Young optimistic boy, who often courageously helps those around him without self-regard. He offers himself to Luini for sale as a chimney sweep when his sick father cannot pay for a doctor. He is sent to Milan where he quickly learns the trade while always maintaining a positive attitude. After ten years he will marry Bianca, name their son Alfredo after his best friend, and brother-in-law.Count AlfredoVoiced by Fujita Toshiko
Romeo's best friend, and in the anime series the heir to a large fortune. He and his sister Bianca were orphaned by their evil uncle Mauritio and aunt Graziella, who coveted the family wealth for themselves and therefore murdered Alfredo's parents by fire. In order to support Bianca, Alfredo sold his services as a chimney sweep to Luini. Drawing upon an old favor the King owed Alfredo's father, Alfredo and Bianca, with the help of Romeo and their friends, manage to thwart the villains.The Black Brothers
A group of young chimney sweeps formed by Alfredo and Romeo, they consider each other as family and work together to solve conflict.Luini, the God of DeathVoiced by Tetsuo Komura
A cruel man who visits towns to buy children, he goes as far as destroying the livelihood of Romeo's family in order to bind him under a contract. He later sells them as chimney sweeps making large sums of profit.Countess BiancaVoiced by Akemi Okamura
Alfredo's sister. For her Alfredo sold his services as a chimney sweep to Luini. She was captured by her evil uncle and aunt, rescued by the efforts of Romeo, Alfredo and the Black Brothers. After ten years she will marry Romeo, and bore a son whom they will name Alfredo after his uncle and father's best friend.Piccolo
Romeo's pet ermine, who strangely retains its winter coat throughout the series.RossiVoiced by Masahiro Anzai
Romeo's boss, who bought him.Countess AngelettaVoiced by Maria Kawamura
Daughter of countess Isabel, Beautiful girl who lives with Rossi. Struck down with a lingering illness, she is unable to leave her bed, left alone in her room.GiovanniVoiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama
The leader of a juvenile street gang named the Wolves
who consider themselves rivals of the Black Brothers. Despite his tough nature, he believes in Honor and does not tolerate cheating which was proven when he did not approve of his co-member Tashoni who used a switchblade in an attempt to defeat Romeo, when both his and Alfred/Romeo's groups agreed not to use weapons. He also does not fight the sick when he stopped himself from attacking Alfred when he found out that the latter was ill.NikitaVoiced by Aya Ishizu
A tough, red-haired girl who is a member of Giovanni's gang. Although starting off as an enemy of the Black Brothers, she gradually adopts a more friendly attitude towards them, largely because she develops a crush on Alfredo.Anzelmo
- 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
- The Sketchbook
- Let's Become Friends
- Gone With The Fog
- The Meet In The Sewer
- Let's Get Away!
- Oath Of Eleven
- Alfredo is My Rival!
- The Duel At Saint Bavila Church
- The Song Of Unity
- The Grandmother Is A Witch
- The Puppet Of Teo
- The Secret Of Angeletta
- I Sae My Grandmother!
- Goodbye, My Angel
- The Brother And The Sister Meet Again
- The Proud Soul
- A Long Day
- The Young Noble Alfred
- Alfred Forever
- The Last Salute
- The Real Treasure
- A Lovely Christmas Eve
- To The Sky, On The Wing Of Freedom!
The show was very popular in the Arab world and still is today as "عهد الأصدقاء" "Friends' Promise". Unlike most Arabic dubs of anime, Romeo's Blue Skies has retained most of its plot details without any altering.Romeo no Aoi Sora Megu Extra ISBN 4-88271-410-8Romeo no Aoi Sora Drama and Soundtrack Vol 1 WPC6-8128Romeo no Aoi Sora Original Soundtrack Vol 2 WPC6-8138Sora E... (Opening song) Hiroko Kasahara WPD6-9037