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by0edoon
May 07 2024, 2:21 PM | Updated Jun 17, 8:57 AM
World Masterpiece Theater is a Japanese TV animated series that showcased an animated version of a different classical book or story each year from 1969 to 1997 and from 2007 to 2009.


(Source: Wikipedia)

Akage no Anne

Anne of Green Gables

Akage no Anne
TV, 1979, 50 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Lucy Maud Montgomery 🇨🇦.
Dororo to Hyakkimaru
TV, 1969, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Before Nippon Animation – Calpis Comic Theater (1969–1974)

Adapted from the manga Dororo by the Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka 🇯🇵
Muumin
TV, 1969, 65 eps Me:- Author:-
Before Nippon Animation – Calpis Comic Theater (1969–1974)

Adapted from the Moomin books by the Finnish author Tove Jansson 🇫🇮
Andersen Monogatari (TV)
TV, 1971, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Before Nippon Animation – Calpis Comic Theater (1969–1974)

Adapted from several stories by the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen 🇩🇰
Muumin (1972)
TV, 1972, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Before Nippon Animation – Calpis Comic Theater (1969–1974)

remake of the 1969–1970 Moomin series, based more closely on the books.

Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck

Fables of the Green Forest

Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck
TV, 1973, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Before Nippon Animation – Calpis Comic Theater (1969–1974)

Adapted from the stories of animal-themed children's writer, Thornton Burgess 🇺🇲

Alps no Shoujo Heidi

Heidi: Girl of the Alps

Alps no Shoujo Heidi
TV, 1974, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Before Nippon Animation – Calpis Comic Theater (1969–1974)

Adapted from Heidi by Johanna Spyri 🇨🇭.

Flanders no Inu

A Dog of Flanders

Flanders no Inu
TV, 1975, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Nippon Animation – Calpis Children's Theater (1975–1977)

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Maria Louise Ramé 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.

Arabian Nights: Sindbad no Bouken (TV)

Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures

Arabian Nights: Sindbad no Bouken (TV)
TV, 1975, 52 eps Me:- Author:6
Nippon Animation – Calpis Children's Theater (1975–1977)

Adapted from the children's story "Sinbad the Sailor Part of One Thousand and One Nights collection of Middle Eastern folktales 🇮🇶.
Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri
TV, 1976, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Nippon Animation – Calpis Children's Theater (1975–1977)

Adapted from a small part of Heart, the chapter named
"From the Apennines to the Andes", written by Italian author Edmondo De Amicis 🇮🇹.
Araiguma Rascal
TV, 1977, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Nippon Animation – Calpis Children's Theater (1975–1977)

Adapted from Rascal by Sterling North 🇺🇲.
Perrine Monogatari
TV, 1978, 53 eps Me:- Author:-
Calpis Family Theater (1978)

Adapted from En Famille by Hector Malot 🇲🇫.

Tom Sawyer no Bouken

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer no Bouken
TV, 1980, 49 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Mark Twain 🇺🇲.

Kazoku Robinson Hyouryuuki: Fushigi na Shima no Flone

The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island

Kazoku Robinson Hyouryuuki: Fushigi na Shima no Flone
TV, 1981, 50 eps Me:- Author:7
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss 🇨🇭.

Minami no Niji no Lucy

Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow

Minami no Niji no Lucy
TV, 1982, 50 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from the Australian novel Southern Rainbow by Phyllis Piddington 🇦🇺.
Alps Monogatari: Watashi no Annette
TV, 1983, 48 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from the English children book, Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.

Makiba no Shoujo Katri

Katri, Girl of the Meadows

Makiba no Shoujo Katri
TV, 1984, 49 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from the Finnish novel Paimen, piika ja emäntä by Auni Nuolivaara 🇫🇮.

Princess Sara

A Little Princess Sara

Princess Sara
TV, 1985, 46 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1979–1985)

Adapted from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.
Ai Shoujo Pollyanna Story
TV, 1986, 51 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from Pollyanna and Pollyanna Grows Up, by Eleanor H. Porter 🇺🇲.
Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari
TV, 1987, 48 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 🇺🇲.

Shoukoushi Cedie

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Shoukoushi Cedie
TV, 1988, 43 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, Little Lord Fauntleroy 🇬🇧.
Peter Pan no Bouken
TV, 1989, 41 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from J. M. Barrie's play and novel, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿.
Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan
TV, 1990, 40 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster 🇺🇲.

Trapp Ikka Monogatari

The Trapp Family Story

Trapp Ikka Monogatari
TV, 1991, 40 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta von Trapp 🇩🇪.

Daisougen no Chiisana Tenshi: Bush Baby

Bush Baby, Little Angel of the Great Plains

Daisougen no Chiisana Tenshi: Bush Baby
TV, 1992, 40 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from The Bushbabies by William Stevenson.Adapted from The Bushbabies by William Stevenson 🇨🇦.
Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jo-sensei
TV, 1993, 40 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986–1993)

Adapted from Little Women's sequel, Little Men by Louisa May Alcott 🇺🇲.
Nanatsu no Umi no Tico
TV, 1994, 39 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1994–1997)

An original story by Nippon Animation 🇯🇵.

Romeo no Aoi Sora

Romeo and the Black Brothers

Romeo no Aoi Sora
TV, 1995, 33 eps Me:- Author:7
World Masterpiece Theater (1994–1997)

Adapted from Die schwarzen Brüder by Kurt Held 🇩🇪.
Meiken Lassie
TV, 1996, 25 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (1994–1997)

Adapted from the short story Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.
Ie Naki Ko Remy
TV, 1996, 23 eps Me:- Author:8
World Masterpiece Theater (1994–1997)

Adapted from Sans Famille by Hector Malot 🇲🇫.
Les Misérables: Shoujo Cosette
TV, 2007, 52 eps Me:- Author:8
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (2007–2008)

Adapted from Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 🇲🇫.

Porphy no Nagai Tabi

The Orphans of Simitra

Porphy no Nagai Tabi
TV, 2008, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (2007–2008)

Adapted from The Orphans of Simitra by Paul-Jacques Bonzon 🇲🇫.
Konnichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables
TV, 2009, 39 eps Me:- Author:-
World Masterpiece Theater (2009)

Adapted from the Anne of Green Gables prequel, Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson 🇨🇦.

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