Seimei no Kagaku: Micro Patrol

Once Upon a Time... Life

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 生命の科学ミクロパトロール
English: Once Upon a Time... Life
German: Es war einmal ... Das Leben
Spanish: Érase una vez el Cuerpo Humano
French: Il était une fois La vie
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1986
Producers: Procidis
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Source: Unknown
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Themes: EducationalEducational, MedicalMedical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #33982
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Popularity: #9991
Members: 2,849
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The series "Once Upon a Time... Life" teaches about the human body and about the different systems in it with the same characters from the other "Once Upon a Time" seasons. "The good Characters" represent the body's defense mechanisms, whereas "the bad Characters" represent the viruses and bacteria that threaten to attack the human body.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sasamoto, Yuuko


Shiga, Katsuya


Ishimori, Takkou


Barillé, Albert
Original Creator
Legrand, Michel
Borg, René
Art Director


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"Hymne à la vie" by Sandra Kim

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May 31, 2023
Seimei no Kagaku: Micro Patrol or Il était une fois la vie (once upon a time... life) Is a French Japanese Animation financed by several EU countries (Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Holland) and Canada.

It belongs to the label "Il était une fois" ("once upon a time") created by Albert Barillé. Under his works, all the series are dedicated to entertain and educate the children in a very well balanced way, with good story line and funny or interesting characters. It was made a at a time producers wished the children to have a good time but also to make them think and learn in the ...
Jun 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Seimei no Kagaku: Micro Patrol” is a Japanese and French co-produced educational 26-episode OVA that covers different aspects of bodily processes, from how various organs function to what happens if you don’t brush your teeth, using kid-friendly characters in easy-to-understand situations. Apparently, this series was quite popular in various parts of the world when it came out, and it seems that there is a lot of nostalgia for it. Watching it as an adult and for the first time, however, I have to say that at least the English dubbed version was a real slog to get through.

Each episode is self-contained and focuses on a ...

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