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Ie Naki Ko

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Synonyms: Remi, the Nobody's Boy, Rémi, the Nobody's Boy
Japanese: 家なき子


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 1977 to Oct 1, 1978
Premiered: Fall 1977
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.831 (scored by 2,341 users)
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Ranked: #8442
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Popularity: #4606
Members: 7,698
Favorites: 108


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Dec 9, 2009
bubble (All reviews)
Ie Naki Ko is based on Hector Malot's novel Sans Famille (the English version is called Nobody's Boy). I saw part of the Japanese version and part of the French one (the latter on DVD - the French Canadian release). I am not familiar with the out-of-print U.S. version, so I cannot speak to its quality.

The story is great, and really heart-wrenching. Remi and his friends go through hardship after hardship, and at times the future looks very bleak for them. The adaptation is usually but not always faithful to the novel. I personally prefer the novel's ending to that of the show, but otherwise read more
Sep 12, 2010
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
This anime was made in 1977. It's quite hard to believe that when anime was still in it's adolescence, the world of anime still had masterpieces for it's time. When you think of 70s anime, you probably think about Anne of Green Gables, 3000 Leagues In Search of Mother, Candy Candy, etc. But I believe that Ie Naki Ko belongs in that category too.

This story is based on the French novel by Hector Malot. I haven't read the novel (though I do have an interest in doing so, but I have no idea where to find it in English)l, but when I saw that it read more
Apr 20, 2016
Nervin (All reviews)
The thoughts of being sold off to a stranger can instill in those fear and uncertainty, especially when considering that the one that is being sold is a mere happy (and unknowingly orphan) child, oblivious of the harsh conditions of the 19th century of France. Ie Naki Ko, or No Man's Boy Remi, narrates a sad, yet heartwarming tale of Remi and the hardships throughout his life as a travelling entertainer, learning valuable lessons about life itself. Although it is a beautiful anime, it suffers from some issues, the most notable one being the pacing of the story.

The story of Ie Naki Ko is pretty read more
Jul 20, 2016
deep3anime (All reviews)
I saw almost all of the World Master Piece Theater anime series and longed to see an anime with such quality and at last i found it. I saw 'NOBODY'S GIRL REMI' when it was telecasted in ANIMAX ASIA so i hoped that Ie Naki KO is the same. But no i am wrong it is far better than that.

The story starts with a poor boy Remi, living with his foster mother at chavanas without knowing that she is not his real mother. Everything changes when his father (i.e., husband of foster mother) Jerome comes after 8 long years to visit. He read more
May 20, 2018
Black0Bird (All reviews)
It must be watch.
Remi, 8 years old, adopted, is rented by the father Barberin who can not work anymore. Vitalis, a street performer with three dogs and a monkey, embarks across France, and teaches him to read books and music. The recipes of the shows are poor, and they often live under the stars. One evening in Gentilly, Vitalis dies of cold and hunger ...
it has humanity, optimism.
When watching this anime during your youth, the score of 10/10 is logical.
This anime allows a reflection on life: A child without family who follows an old man across France. What adventures! All emotions wake up. We are read more