Tanoshii Muumin Ikka

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Synonyms: Mumins, Delightful Moomin Family, Fun Family Moomin, The Moomins, Tales From Moominvalley
Japanese: 楽しいムーミン一家


Type: TV
Episodes: 78
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 12, 1990 to Oct 3, 1991
Premiered: Spring 1990
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Telescreen
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.201 (scored by 1092710,927 users)
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Ranked: #3382
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Popularity: #4022
Members: 24,054
Favorites: 617

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Spring has finally arrived in Moomin Valley, giving way to another great adventure for Moomintroll and the rest of its inhabitants. With Snufkin coming home from his winter migration, the locals of the valley finally begin to rise from their hibernation. Finding a mysterious hat, the Moomins cannot bring themselves to throw it away due to its fine quality, instead hoping to eventually find its owner.

While playing games with his friends, Moomin tries to hide in the silk hat. When his friends come looking for him, they are shocked to discover that Moomin has transformed into a hideous creature. Examining himself in the mirror, he is disgusted to find himself completely unrecognizable.

Transforming back to normal after scaring his friends and family, Moomin and Snufkin decide to toss the hat in the river. As it drifts away, they begin to wonder who the hat belonged to and whether its owner will return for their lost possession.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Based on the classic Swedish-Finnish children's series by Tove Jansson, Tanoshii Muumin Ikka starts off from the events of the third novel, "Finn Family Moomintrol."

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Director, Storyboard
Oomori, Takahiro
Episode Director
Kojima, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Masaki, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Yume no sekai e (夢の世界へ)" by Emiko Shiratori (eps 1-52)
2: "Omajinai no Uta (おまじないの歌)" by Ponpin-tai: Moomin-dani no Nakamatachi (ポンピン隊~ムーミン谷の仲間たち~) (eps 53-78)

Ending Theme

1: "Tooi Akogare (遠いあこがれ)" by Emiko Shiratori (eps 1-52)
2: "Itsuka Suteki na Tabi (いつかすてきな旅)" by Emiko Shiratori (eps 53-78)

May 21, 2016
*English is not my first language! This review will be edited... eventually!*

I think it should only be appropiate of me to give my very first review to the very first anime I've ever seen... and it would be this! Moomins, or Muumilaakson Tarinoita, as it would be called here in Finland, is without an doubt, one of the very best works of anime, that I've ever seen - period. Not necesarily "the best" because of the plot, nor even for the story, but because of the characters, and the world they bring to life, simply just by being there. It's an iconic classic, that's what ...
Dec 17, 2013
Having watched every episode there is of this show the three past months, I can safely say that the Moomins will fit everyone with a sense of adventure. It's calm, it's exciting, and most of all, the characters are lovable.

The series follows the basic formula of nearly every other Anime. Something happens, the Moomin family must fix it and everything turns out well. However, the series isn't completely episodic. There is a handful of episodes which introduces new characters, while others add background history, giving more depth to the main characters. The best way to watch this is in chronological order.

The animation is fantastic and ...
May 14, 2022
Tanoshii Muumin Ikka is a 1990 TV show that is mostly aimed at kids - but not only. It is one of the best animated works in existence, and that is because it is created by a combination of admirable people. Tove Jansson, the original creator of the Moomin books; Akira Miyazaki, the famous World Masterpiece Theater scriptwriter; an exceptional voice acting cast; great animators. Many episodes are just playful and childish, but you will be astonished by how meaningful some of them might be, or relatable for adults.

The first thing that must be mentioned about this series is Tove Jansson’s philosophical approach and the ...

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