Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jo-sensei

Little Women II: Jo's Boys

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Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou, Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari II, Little Men
Japanese: 若草物語ナンとジョー先生
English: Little Women II: Jo's Boys
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Type: TV
Episodes: 40
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 17, 1993 to Dec 19, 1993
Premiered: Winter 1993
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.721 (scored by 29682,968 users)
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Ranked: #12682
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Popularity: #7413
Members: 7,061
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Nan Harding is the new student at Mr. and Mrs. Bhaer's school. Everyone thinks that she is a pain in the head, but not Mrs. Jo. Together with the other kids, they all embark on their personal adventures and misfortunes while learning in school.

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Kusuba, Kouzou
Sokuza, Makoto
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Kaga, Tsuyoshi
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Opening Theme

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"Ashita mo Otenki (明日もお天気)" by Akiko Kosaka

Ending Theme

"Aozora no Ding-Dong" by Kaoru Itou with Grove Tree Children's Choir


Jul 15, 2023
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

…or something like that. Bible quotes aside, Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jo Sensei is a great anime about teaching children to have a love of learning and to bring out their full potential. Of course, it is on the optimistic side, sometimes to the point of sacrificing some realism, but it’s a children’s show, the optimism is part of the charm. That said, the show doesn’t shy away from introducing some pinches of tragedy into the story, along with covering some more ...
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Once upon a time, a woman named Louisa May Alcott published the book Little Women, and it wound up being a surprise hit, so much so that it spawned two sequels. It's popularity around the world couldn't be ignored. It was so popular in Japan that FIVE anime were made for it within three decades, two of those anime being part of the World Masterpiece Theater staple. The first series was made in 1987, and this version, based on the book Little Men, in 1993, the year I was born. On another related note, whenever a show or anime gets a sequel, usually it's just ...
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Short review for those that discovered the story of Little Women with the anime and consider following up with this one. Should you watch it? Probably not

The first reason is because there is a huge amount of content skipped (the entire book called “Good Wives”) making this anime feels like it shares almost nothing in common with the first anime and doesn’t even include a summary to help you know what happened to the four March sisters.
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