Oz no Mahoutsukai (TV)


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Oz no Mahoutsukai, The Wizard of Oz
Japanese: オズの魔法使い
English: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1986 to Sep 28, 1987
Premiered: Fall 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Meruhensha
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Panmedia
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.721 (scored by 12991,299 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10019
Members: 3,050
Favorites: 13

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Synopsis

Dorothy and her canine pal Toto live a quiet life on a Kansas farm with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. But one day, the little girl and her dog find themselves spirited away from the fields of Kansas, to the magical land of Oz! Dorothy and Toto meet many friends on the yellow-brick road to Emerald City, where she hopes to find a way home to Kansas-- but when she arrives, the city’s mysterious ruler, the Wizard of Oz, is not what she expects! The Wizard can help Dorothy get home, but at a daunting price: she and her friends the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion must kill the Wicked Witch of the West and free the Winkies from her rule.

(Source: Discotek Media)

Background

Oz no Mahoutsukai is based on the first three and the sixth books in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. Due to the latter two books not having been in public domain at the time, the series had to take large liberties with the plot.

Characters & Voice Actors


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Saitou, Hiroshi
Director, Script
Miyazaki, Akira
Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuji, Shinichi
Storyboard
D'Avena, Cristina
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Opening Theme

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1: "Fancy Girl (ファンシーガール)" by Satoko Yamano
2: "Fancy Girl (New Instrumental Theme)" by K.S. Yoshimura and Takao Naoi
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Ending Theme

"Mahou no Crayon (魔法のクレヨン)" by Kumiko Oosugi, Ema Oosugi

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Reviews

Jan 15, 2024
If you would like a more thorough version than the one you know from TV, then this is for you.
It goes beyond the Yellow brick road and continues the journey of Dorothy.
Going back home a few times but always being compelled to return to Oz.
On the plus side we are introduced to many more characters, as Dorothy travels round the Kingdom.
The Scarecrow is always more or less at Dorothy's side, helping her when needed.
I learned a lot more from this version, having not read any of the Books.
I can not recommend this enough, if you like the Classic's given a Japanese treatment, watch this.
May 28, 2013
I was 6 when I first saw this version of The Wizard of Oz in the 1980s, and at the time I hadn't seen any of the other versions nor even knew it was actually based on a book. Only afterward did I get to find out it was based on a book series0 (which I have never read) and see the Judy Garland version plus the 'Return to Oz' movie released by Disney in the 1980s.

Needless to say my memory is a bit sketchy, however I can remember enjoying this one immensely (my local TV station ran it twice - restarting it as soon ...
Jun 18, 2010
This little anime series/cartoon comes on THIS network and when I saw it was on my Comcast channel in the early morning, I thought it was the filming of the original Black&White Wizard of Oz. But when I saw it was an animated series based on the books, I definitely decided to go watch it. I always be sad every time I miss it from going to sleep or doing something different so I try to keep in time and set the alarm clock to when the Wizard of Oz comes on and then i go to the channel and watch it. This series was ...

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