Porphy no Nagai Tabi

The Orphans of Simitra

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Porufi no Nagai Tabi, The Long Journey of Porfyi, Porfy's Long Journey
Japanese: ポルフィの長い旅
English: The Orphans of Simitra
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Dec 28, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.981 (scored by 484484 users)
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Ranked: #40312
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Popularity: #9027
Members: 2,797
Favorites: 6

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Porfy, his younger sister Mina, and their parents live a humble but happy life in the Grecian countryside. They've just started running a gas station, much to Porphy's joy, and it seems like only good things are in store for their future. However, a huge earthquake changes all that, leaving Porfy without a home or a family -- sans Mina, who seems to have disappeared in the commotion. Now, Porfy is determined to find his sister and be able to live together happily again.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Mochizuki, Tomomi
Kamanaka, Nobuharu
Episode Director
Kidokoro, Seimei
Episode Director
Uchida, Shingo
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Porfy no Nagai Tabi (ポルフィの長い旅)" by Ikuko

Jan 28, 2015
Tien (All reviews)
I feel bad for the people who watched Porfy no Nagai Tabi while it was airing. Because so few people were watching it to begin with, there was no one interested in subbing it; in fact, the entire show (52 episodes) had already aired before a fansub group finally began to work on it. This led to the show being largely ignored during its runtime, which is unfortunate because it's a good series despite its unpopularity.

Released in 2008, Porfy no Nagai Tabi is one of the most recent World Masterpiece Theater releases. It's directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, who has recently garnered infamy for having directed read more
Aug 23, 2014
TRURTLE (All reviews)
Porphy no Nagai Tabi is really not an anime to watch if your looking for something intense, fast paced or addicting (it's a slice of life ^^").

The anime is light and soft despite it being about two wandering orphans without a home because it's being shown through a child's eyes. The anime continuously hints at darker things going on behind the scenes yet these are only subtle hints that have no importance in the story whatsoever and as we watch Porphy and Mina start to shift and change as they grow, we see a little more of these come to light. More complex emotions read more
Dec 22, 2021
_zugzwang (All reviews)
"The world is vast. When you are lost, you shouldn't just hold on to one viewpoint, but instead, you should accept many viewpoints. Many things have happened and I was afraid in the beginning. There were good people. There were also people who seemed kind, yet they deceived me."

Too bad that many people didn't find this anime. Or if they find it, they think that it is boring and not interested at all. One thing I loved from this anime is familial love. Current anime shows always show about ecchi and other stuff which seems to be overused. The first 10 episodes were read more

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