Manga Sekai Mukashibanashi

Manga Fairy Tales of the World

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Synonyms: Tales of Magic
Japanese: まんが世界昔ばなし
English: Manga Fairy Tales of the World
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Type: TV
Episodes: 127
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 1976 to Mar 28, 1979
Premiered: Fall 1976
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TBS, DAX Production
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.471 (scored by 782782 users)
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Ranked: #21222
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Popularity: #10975
Members: 2,260
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Each episode of this series tells the story of a famous fairy tale from all around the world. Some of them are adapted from famous books such as "The Iliad".

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Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Character Design
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Background Art, Character Design, Principle Drawing, Key Animation
Ishiguro, Noboru
Episode Director
Takahashi, Ryousuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Uba uba ukyakya" by Mariko Miyagi
2: "Watashi o yobu no ha dare" by Mariko Miyagi
3: "Mama! himi tsu da yo" by Mariko Miyagi

Ending Theme

1: "Yume o mi ta no" by Mariko Miyagi
2: "Me mo wa ru" by Mariko Miyagi
3: "Tenshi ga tooru" by Mariko Miyagi


Oct 29, 2022
Another nostalgic late 80s anime to review~

The anime follows an episodic style, where each episode is a new story, fable, or a folklore from somewhere in the world.
It has both exotic and classic tales told in their brutal reality, and both are entertaining to sit through. I love the classics where a realistic twist is added to the endings (or just being true to the origins).
The stories vary from seeming childish to being extremely impropriate for children (Carmen's story, and Cosette's Mother dying looking terrifying which hunted me for quite a while)!
There are happy stories, depressing ones, tear jerking ones, and frightening ones. And most ...

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