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Ie Naki Ko

Alternative Titles

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: #8452
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Popularity: #4611
Members: 7,698
Favorites: 108


Both stories are bildungsroman tales about young boys who are forced to set out on a character-building journey. The reasons for starting the journeyin both stories are similar but the circumstances of the boys differ slightly. Throughout the journey these boys meet many lovely people and many evil people and are initiated into adulthood through a wide range of joyful and sad experiences.  
report Recommended by Bladey
The original novel Nobody's Girl was the spiritual successor to Nobody's Boy, and viewers of their respective anime series will find similarities as well. They are both fairly long series (51 and 53 episodes) from the 1970s, and have the same basic plots: heartwarming (sort of) orphan ends up going on a journey to find lost family and happiness. These often fun and cheerful shows are also full of tragedy and sadness (Remi more so than Perrine), and have honestly lovable characters that even those far older than the target audience will enjoy. 
report Recommended by Anomalous
Both show young children facing difficulty and turmoil, depicting the unforgivably harsh conditions and reality of the 19th century European peasantry. Flanders no Inu (Belgium) and Ie Naki Ko (France).  
report Recommended by Jodyqt
These two shows have the same heart at the core of it. Ie Naki Ko is definitely more tragic than Udon's upbeat nature, being about a young boy who's sold off to a traveling musician. But there still is an endearing father/son relationship in both between two people who, while they aren't related, are still family regardless. And this relationship is the central relationship in both shows.  
report Recommended by blackrose108
Ie Naki Ko and Takarajima are both adaptations of Western novels in which a young boy leaves home and travels the world accompanied by a charismatic father figure and animal companions. They were made by a lot of the same people - e.g. director Dezaki Osamu, character designer Sugio Akino, and art director/background artist Kobayashi Shichiro - and released one year apart. The visual similarities are extensive and obvious. As for differences, Takarajima is a pure adventure story, whereas Ie Naki Ko puts the emphasis on Dickensian drama. 
report Recommended by Chartsengrafs
Both are based on Hector Malot's novel Sans Famille. Ie Naki Ko story is similar to the original book and more cruel than Ie Naki Ko Remi. 
report Recommended by kofmaster
Both deals with "orphans" and their strong bond with their dogs. Friendship, hardships and lots of tears. Both have their own "re-makes" as well. 
report Recommended by dillian
If you like one of these shows, you're going to love the other. It's really as simple as that. Both are French novel adaptations flawlessly brought to life in anime form by director Osamu Dezaki. I could praise him endlessly but the entire staff for both shows deserves a medal or two. Both shows retain a very serious tone and can be pretty melodramatic, with RoV diving a bit more into romances whereas Remi is more of a somber adventure following his everyday life as he barely gets by. The art and music in both are very high quality if you're into old stuff (honestly  read more 
report Recommended by Echelon
As in Ie Naki Ko Heidi is also an orphan child looking for a family that accepts her having the same hardships of living sometimes on her own and having to endure the life with strange people that don't understands her. And is also based on a very good novel like many of anime made in those ages. 
report Recommended by SourcererZ
Epic stories based on classic literature. These two titles are directed by some of the biggest names in the anime industry and present a very similar feel of adventure, drama and exploration. Both anime are highly inspirational when it comes to traveling, showing us unique and vivid sceneries in countries such as Italy, Brazil, Argentina, France and others.  
report Recommended by pasteroni
Both protagonists have to endure the hardness of of life since young age without losing the kindmess of their hearth 
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