Destiny: Two People - A Fateful Meeting

Destiny: Two People - A Fateful Meeting is an anime episode of Romeo x Juliet that was released on 04/04/2007

The episode opens with a prologue that outlines the entire plot of the show:  a tragic story about two innocent lovers caught in the midst of a brutal war. A man, presumably Lord Capulet, looks at the bloody, murdered body of his wife, Lady Capulet. He curses Montague. A tall dark man, Lord Montague, states that from this night forward, the land of Neo Verona will be no longer be under the rule of the Capulet family; in its place the Montague family shall rule.   Capulet angrily calls Montague a fool, asking he wishes to defy the will of Escalus. Montague heatedly states he knows nothing of the will and stabs Capulet.

Meanwhile, two small girls walk through the palace corridor. The older, blonde girl is a servant and the younger red haired girl is the Capulet princess. The servant girl tells the princess not to cry because she will be together with her mother soon. The girls hear the noise of the dispute outside. Peeking around the corner they see Montague run his sword through Capulet’s body. The princess cries out to her father, and the servant shushes her. The two girls take off running with Capulet’s men in hot pursuit. Capulet has ordered them to kill the entire Capulet family. The Capulet men manage to block the girls’ exit and raise their swords to slay the girls when they are violently disposed of by an older man in armor. He reaches out his hand to the princess and expresses his relief at finding her still alive. The man takes off with the

princess and servant on his back. He jumps off the palace wall and lands on the back of a pegasus. Together the three fly away from the palace.

The story jumps fourteen years later. A girl is bound and on her knees in the town square. She is accused of being the sole survivor of the Capulet family. She proclaims her innocence. The guard holds aloft a paper testament from a reliable citizen as evidence. A knife is thrown from the crowd and skewers the paper to the wall. A young man in a red cap, hat, and mask commands the guards to sheath their swords. The guards demand to know his identity. The girl proclaims that it is the Crimson Whirlwind. The Crimson Whirlwind frees the girl and kicks the guards. A young boy in the crowd throws some sort of firecrackers or smoke bombs shaped like marbles in the guards’ path to slow their pursuit. He runs off with the Crimson Whirlwind. The two shortly split up. The Crimson Whirlwind grabs ahold of a young, blonde girl, by the name of Cordelia, in the marketplace, telling her to run with him.

The Montague prince, Romeo is drinking tea with his friend Benvolio when he sees the Crimson Whirlwind being pursued. He decides to rescue the man and woman. The Crimson Whirlwind and Cordelia reach a dead end on the roof of the palace; the rest of the pathway is crumbled away.

The Crimson Whirlwind slips and falls. However, he is rescued by Romeo on the back of a Pegasus. The Crimson Whirlwind initially refuses to express gratitude. He argues with Romeo about how the prince should have saved the girl from earlier. He begrudgingly thanks Romeo in the end before running off with Cordelia right behind him.

Cordelia then addresses the Crimson Whirlwind as Odin. The boy from earlier joins them; his name is Antonio. Odin unmasks himself and argues with Cordelia about doing things that cause him to stand out. The three head homeward which turns out to be a playhouse. Inside the playhouse, a rehearsal for a play is occurring. The group enter a private box where sits the playwright Willy –most likely William Shakespeare. Willy bemoans the fact that people don’t understand the genius of his plays. Odin teases him, saying the substance of the plays is too difficult to grasp. Cordelia pulls a curtain cord, opening a door in the wall. Odin and Antonio are scolded for sneaking out. Odin flees to his room. Cordelia follows him.   Odin sits down in front of a vanity and thinks about his past memories—specifically the one where he is saved by a person on a winged horse. Cordelia says that when he turns sixteen he will understand everything. Cordelia takes down Odin’s hair, which was apparently pinned to make it look short and boyish. Odin is revealed to be the princess Juliet—the Capulet princess. Apparently, no one but Cordelia knows this secret.

The scene changes to the palace where Archduke Montague is sitting on a throne. He asks a young man by the name of Mercutio where Romeo is. While Mercutio attempts to excuse Romeo’s disappearance, Romeo appears. He is scolded for venturing into the town. Romeo states that he

wishes to hear the voice of the people; his father tells him that the people do not know what they want, and he must enforce his will upon them to be a successful ruler.   He introduces a beautiful , young lady, Hermione, to Romeo; he clearly intends the girl to be a romantic match for his son.

Back at the playhouse, rehearsals for Willy’s show are going terribly. Odin/Juliet and Antonio are dressed as sheep. The lead actress demands that Willy make Odin her partner for the love scene. Willy refuses; Emilia decides to call the end of rehearsal and orders Willy to finish writing the script. At the palace, Romeo is preparing for the Rose Ball. Odin asks Willy what love is. Romeo asks the same question of Benvolio. Both receive different answers.

Odin walks into Emilia’s (the actress) room to find her sorting through dresses. She asks his opinion on what dress she should wear to the Rose Ball. The ball is technically for nobles, but as it is as masked ball, no one will be able to tell who is and isn’t noble. Emilia tells Odin she is going to meet the man of her dreams there. She then says that Odin must wear a dress and pretend to be a girl; if she came with a man, she couldn’t meet her dream lover, and without Odin, she would be lonely. Odin agrees and secretly revels in the chance to dress and act like a member of her true
gender. Emilia leaves to fetch a hat out of the next room. Emilia’s escort mistakes Odin for Emilia and drags her off into the carriage, leaving the real Emilia behind. They arrive at the palace. Juliet is amazed by the beauty and recognizes the architecture. Upon catching sight of Lord Montague, she flees dropping her mask.  She finds refuge in the garden by a fountain.   Picking up a white flower, she inhales the scent. A male voice asks if she is all right. She turns around to face Romeo. Love at first sight takes place, and the lovers’ fate is sealed.


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Juliet Fiammata Asto Capulet ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Fumie Mizusawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Brina Palencia ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Romeo Candorebanto Montague ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takahiro Mizushima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Chris Burnett ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Antonio ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Maxey Whitehead ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Ryo Hirohashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Cordelia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Colleen Clinkenbeard ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Miyu Matsuki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Laertes Montague ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sean Hennigan ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Kouji Ishii ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Benvolio ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinnosuke Tachibana ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sean Michael Teague ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Mercutio ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Christopher Bevins ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Tetsuya Kakihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Conrad ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
R. Bruce Elliot ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Katsuhisa Hoki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hermione de Borromeo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayaka Ohara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Carrie Savage ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)

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Fumitoshi Oizaki Director Fumitoshi Oizaki is an animator and director best known for his work with Gonzo Studios on such anime as Kaleido Star and Romeo x Juliet.
J. Michael Tatum ADR Director (English) J. Michael Tatum is an American voice actor, ADR director, and adaptive script writer. Major voice acting roles include Kyouya Ootori in Ouran High School Host Club, Isaac Dian in Baccano, and Shizuka Doumeki in xxxHolic.
R. Bruce Elliot ADR Director (English) English Voice Actor
Yumiko Ishii Key Animator
Reiko Yoshida Series Composition Also wrote the scripts.
Christopher Bevins Producer (English) Christopher Bevins is an English voice actor and ADR director working for FUNimation Entertainment.
Carly Hunter Producer (English) Carly Hunter is an anime producer for the FUNimation company.
Antimere Robinson Designer Designed the DVD Menu for the English release.
Jun Takagi Producer
Gen Fukunaga Executive Producer Gen Fukunaga is a US executive producer for the FUNimation company.

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