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Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri

Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri

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Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, Marco, From the Appenines to the Andes
Japanese: 母をたずねて三千里


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 1976 to Dec 26, 1976
Producers: Nippon Animation
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Based on a short section of the novel Cuore by the Italian Edmondo de Amicis, Marco is a young boy living in Genoa, Italy, together with his father Pietro. But the family is not complete, for Marco`s mother left for Argentina around a year earlier in order to find work. Letters from her arrive regularly until one day they suddenly stop. Worry for his mother and what might have happened to her overcomes the young boy. Marco thus decides to embark upon a journey to Argentina in the hope of being reunited with his mother. At first, Pietro is opposed to Marco`s plan, but moved by his son*s enthusiasm, he eventually allows the boy to go. So begins Marco`s long journey of the heart. Marco encounters many people throughout his travels, and finds maturity and self-acceptance as a result of his experiences.

(Source: Nippon Animation)

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Summary: Marco: Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri, Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Rossi, Marco
Rossi, Marco
Matsuo, Yoshiko
Matsuo, Yoshiko
Lubowski, Manou
Lubowski, Manou
Komamura, Kuriko
Komamura, Kuriko
Mine, Eken
Mine, Eken


Takahata, Isao
Director, Theme Song Lyrics
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Okuda, Seiji
Kuroda, Yoshio

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Jan 3, 2014
I often reminisce over those beautiful and irreplaceable moments from my childhood when I was in a loving embrace with my mother, and now that I am 22 years old I feel I need to grow up a little as this appreciation for a loving embrace hasn't budged a single inch. This concept of a child's love, is the foundation for everything that this anime is and about and oh boy does it do it well.

As I mentioned in the introduction. This show is about the importance of being able to be close to those that are important to you, and I don't imagine read more
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Mar 25, 2011
Fist of aul sory for my english not are so good (just kidding). But seriously, my english isnt so god, but since nobody got to review this masterpiece, I decided to try.

The story is about an Italian boy who gets separated from his mother who went to Argentina to find work as an imigrant. However in one of the letters of his mother, Marco find out that she was sick. Then begins his painful journey From the Appenines to the Andes.

The story is just so sad, Marco gets screwed for people that he dont even know all the time, but he never get nothing read more
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Characters are similar; and they like to prove to people that they are righteous to the world, and they like to have faith that the world will bring good expierences, even though they encounter problems.
Marco is very similar to Roger; and both of them will help people by using their mindsets to put out their decisions, to block harm from them.

Opening Theme

"Sougen no Marco" by Kumiko Ohsugi

Ending Theme

"Kaasan Ohayou" by Kumiko Ohsugi

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