Oyayubi Hime Monogatari
Thumbelina: A Magical Story
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Alternative Titles

English: Thumbelina: A Magical Story
Synonyms: Story of Princess Thumbelina, Thumbelina, Thumb Princess Story
Japanese: おやゆび姫物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 31, 1992 to Sep 30, 1992
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Enoki Films, Meruhensha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.661 (scored by 370370 users)
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Ranked: #50152
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Popularity: #9598
Members: 1,231
Favorites: 4
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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


Asada, Yuuji
Episode Director
Yanagawa, Shigeru
Okuda, Seiji
Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Special Effects

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019
Optigisa (All reviews)
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 read more
May 27, 2015
AshHaloMaiden (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 20, 2020
neromh (All reviews)
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. At the time, I didn't even know it was anime.

The story is very cute and filled with adventures. I loved Hoppy to death and not gonna lie, he's the first crush that I've had. :(

I absolutely loved the art style. It's from the 90's 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 read more

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