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Miniature Worlds

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byGsarthotegga
Feb 24 2024, 9:46 PM | Updated May 5, 4:06 PM
Miniature worlds that are explored through the eyes of insects, mice, small animals, lilliputians (little people), fairies, etc. I'll make note of the ones that are a bit more interesting or polished for an adult audience, as opposed to dated children's series, which, unfortunately most of the titles on the list fall under.

Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare

Twilight of the Cockroaches

Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare
Movie, 1987, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
One of the most inventive on here in terms of aesthetic. Probably the most grimy and interesting depiction of cockroaches, while still maintaining some degree of elegance that prevents it from being totally gross-out.

Karigurashi no Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

Karigurashi no Arrietty
Movie, 2010, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
One of the better examples for the way the environments are used and for exquisite production values.

Nihon Animator Mihonichi

Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition

Nihon Animator Mihonichi
ONA, 2014, 35 eps Me:- Author:3
Only episode 6. A tiny girl is perceived as a cockroach in a mad chase sequence. Fantastic storyboarding and animation.

Gamba no Bouken

Adventure of Gamba

Gamba no Bouken
TV, 1975, 26 eps Me:- Author:6
One of the best examples for being well directed and having the mice squirm through all kinds of nooks and crannies within the city, buildings, ships, etc.

Shin Mitsubachi Maya no Bouken

The New Adventures of Honeybee Maya

Shin Mitsubachi Maya no Bouken
TV, 1982, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Fits well, and you can expect the imagery to be more floral, since we follow bees. It didn't look terribly inventive in its composition from what I saw. Standard children's series.

Oyayubi Hime Monogatari

Thumbelina: A Magical Story

Oyayubi Hime Monogatari
TV, 1992, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
This is Thumbelina, and any of the titles on here titled Oyayubi-hime are similarly based on the same story and should be fitting.
Oyayubi-hime
Movie, 1982, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
This one is stop motion/puppet. Admittedly, my list failed to tap into that much, so I'll probably add more of these later.
Oyayubi-hime Licca-chan
OVA, 2011, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Thumbelina influenced.
Oyayubi-hime (OVA)
OVA, 1995, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
This one seems to be unavailable on the internet.
Hello Kitty no Oyayubi-hime
Movie, 1990, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Thumbelina influenced. I never thought I'd make a list with hello Kitty, lmao.

Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Oyayubi Hime

World's Famous Stories for Children: Thumb Princess

Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Oyayubi Hime
Movie, 1978, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Thumbelina influenced.
Hello Kitty no Oyayubi-hime (OVA)
OVA, 2001, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
They tried reworking Thumbelina a second time!?

Mori no Densetsu

Legend of the Forest

Mori no Densetsu
Movie, 1987, 1 ep Me:- Author:4
A bit less effective for this purpose compared to some of the others, for we follow animals of numerous sizes, and the storyboarding is dynamic and often not from the perspective of the animals, but it works.

Hakumei to Mikochi

Hakumei and Mikochi

Hakumei to Mikochi
TV, 2018, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
I've heard good things about this one. An iyashikei fantasy with lilliputians.
Mori no Youki na Kobito-tachi: Belfy to Lillibit
TV, 1980, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Tongari Boushi no Memole
TV, 1984, 50 eps Me:- Author:-

Nils no Fushigi na Tabi

Wonderful Adventures of Nils

Nils no Fushigi na Tabi
TV, 1980, 52 eps Me:- Author:-

Nils no Fushigi na Tabi (Movie)

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Movie

Nils no Fushigi na Tabi (Movie)
OVA, 1985, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Fushigi no Kuni no Alice
TV, 1983, 24 eps Me:- Author:-
There are almost always a few miniature scenes in Alice adaptations, though some stress these more than others.

Hello Kitty no Fushigi no Kuni no Alice

Hello Kitty in Alice in Wonderland

Hello Kitty no Fushigi no Kuni no Alice
OVA, 1993, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Same, but being that it's so short, I doubt there's much.

Seton Doubutsuki: Risu no Banner

Bannertail: The Story of Gray Squirrel

Seton Doubutsuki: Risu no Banner
TV, 1979, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Spoon Obasan
TV, 1983, 130 eps Me:- Author:-

Aoyama Goushou Tanpenshuu

Gosho Aoyama's Collection of Short Stories

Aoyama Goushou Tanpenshuu
Special, 1999, 7 eps Me:- Author:-
Episode 6 only.

Topo Gigio

Return of Topo Gigio

Topo Gigio
TV, 1988, 21 eps Me:- Author:-

Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck

Fables of the Green Forest

Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck
TV, 1973, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Ikinari Dagon
TV, 1988, 12 eps Me:- Author:-

Konchuu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch

The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee

Konchuu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch
TV, 1970, 91 eps Me:- Author:-
Punirunes
TV, 2022, 25 eps Me:- Author:-
Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama
TV, 2015, 139 eps Me:- Author:-
Odoriko Clinoppe
TV, 2013, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Microid S
TV, 1973, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Chiisana Eiyuu: Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen
Movie, 2018, 3 eps Me:- Author:-

Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu

Mushiking: The King of Beetles SUPER BATTLE MOVIE -Altered Beetles of Darkness-

Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
Movie, 2007, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Mori no Tami no Densetsu
TV, 2005, 52 eps Me:- Author:-

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