Ie Naki Ko

Nobody's Boy Remi

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Rémi the Nobody's Boy, Remi and his Adventures
Japanese: 家なき子
English: Nobody's Boy Remi
German: Remi
Spanish: Remi
French: Rémi sans Famille
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 1977 to Oct 1, 1978
Premiered: Fall 1977
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.861 (scored by 48074,807 users)
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Ranked: #8322
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Popularity: #5204
Members: 15,241
Favorites: 274

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Remi is a boy living happily with his mother in the French countryside. But everything changes when his estranged father comes home and, in desperate need of money, reveals that Remi is adopted, and sells him. Heartbroken, Remi ends up with Vitalis, a traveling musician, and his troupe of animal entertainers. Together, they travel the country in search for Remi's real parents, along the way learning the harsh lessons of life. A deeply moving story about friendship, loss and the pursuit of happiness.

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Director, Storyboard
Takayashiki, Hideo
Episode Director
D'Avena, Cristina
Theme Song Performance
Shounen Shoujo Gasshoudan Mizuumi
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Saa Aruki Hajimeyou (さあ歩きはじめよう)" by Singers Three, Sawada Ayako

Ending Theme

"Harapeko March (はらぺこマーチ)" by Sawada Ayako, Shounen Shoujo Gasshou Dan Mizuumi


Mar 4, 2023
Nobody's Boy Remi, or "Sans Famille" in French is one of the monoliths of classic anime. Coming from the 1970's, directed by the prolific Osamu Dezaki and equally prolific art director Shichiro Kobayashi; written by famed French writer Hector Malot known also for his sister novel En Famille, or the 1978 anime adaptation Perrine Monogatari by Nippon Animation - Well known for their adaptations of classic literature under the moniker World Masterpiece Theatre or at the time of its airing, Calpis Family Theater. Helmed by two of the greatest studios of their era MADHOUSE and TMS, you have a show with so much riding on ...
Aug 9, 2021

This anime is based on the book of the French author Hector Malot, Sans Familie, published in the year of 1878. Recelty I got obsessed with this kind of adaptions in anime, I don't have rejects. This story is sad, but at the same time you can learn something in every episode.

Remi is a 8 year old boy that lives with her mother in the small town of Chavannon. He is happy and helps his mother with the cow and learning how to do some other things. But this happiness is interrupted when his father got injured due an accident in the company he ...
Feb 14, 2023
Mixed Feelings
One thing that I find interesting is that particularly in this anime, the plot is well narrated and explained. With no unnecessary and pretentious scenes, this anime does great by telling a story about friendship, loss and the pursuit of happiness, it does so good that i can really say that even slow people can understand the plot perfectly. The story is based upon French author Hector Malot's 1878 novel. With a historical plot that is based on the 1870s gives us the beautiful story about Remi, an adopted and poor boy who was happily living with his beloved step-mother Ms. Barberin. But everything changes ...

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