Oyayubi Hime Monogatari

Thumbelina: A Magical Story

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Story of Princess Thumbelina, Thumbelina, Thumb Princess Story, Oyayubihime Monogatari
Japanese: おやゆび姫物語
English: Thumbelina: A Magical Story
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 30, 1992 to Mar 31, 1993
Premiered: Fall 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Enoki Films
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Meruhensha
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #57432
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Popularity: #10981
Members: 1,991
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A bratty girl named Mia is given a book, Thumbelina, which upon reading she is shrunk and transported into the world of the book. She embarks on a journey to return home, and to normal size making friends and learning lessons on the way, but that's only the beginning of her adventures.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kanai, Mika




Morita, Hiromitsu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Asada, Yuuji
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Planetarium ni Youkoso (プラネタリウムにようこそ)" by Yuki Matsuura

Ending Theme

"Kuchibue no Oka (Whistling of the Hills, 口笛の丘)" by Yuki Matsuura


Sep 12, 2019
The eternal dilemma which is always brought up infront of Anime and cartoon lovers, by those who are close minded is “These animations are for children, not for grownups.” As a result, you find a lot of Anime lovers resorting to Anime with evident superficial markings so that they could prove that Anime is not in actuality for children. Some examples of superficial markings is the presence of violence, blood, fatal injuries, or sexual intercourse. This way of looking at things is not accurate, because some Anime on the outset - such as Deadman Wonderland – look like they contain a lot of blood, gore ...
May 27, 2015
I seen this twice and re-watching it again, I really think its underrated, also a very rare gem of early anime too.

Story - This story is really a twist; it has elements of the story of Thumbelina base off Hans Christian Andersen but goes its own way.
A woman whose fed up of her daughter's bratty attitude went to the town's witch and ask what to do, the elderly witch gave her a book called 'Thumbelina' and told her to read it to her daughter.
When she get home, she told her daughter Mia about the story and started reading it; a few pages in the ...
Mar 20, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This was the first anime that I've ever watched. My mom brought it home when I was about 4-5 and I fell in love with it.

The story is very cute and filled with adventures. I loved Hoppy to death.

I loved the art style. It's from the 90s and gives off a good vibe.

The music was very good. I remember the scene where Hoppy and Mia were running from the snake and that dumb song started playing. It was my favorite for some reason.

The characters were very good. Mia was a little bitch the whole time but she was useful sometimes I guess haha. But anyway, ...

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