Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari (TV)

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[ part of [World Masterpiece Theater] ]

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Alternative title:
As Mulherzinhas (Portuguese)
Eine fröhliche Familie (German)
Les Quatre Filles du Dr March (French)
Little Women
Little Women to Good Wives
Love's Tale of Young Grass
Mujercitas (Spanish)
Nashim Ktanot נשים קטנות
Onder Moeders Vleugels (Dutch)
Piccole donne (Italian)
Tale of Love's Young Shoots
Tales of the Little Women
Una per tutte, tutte per una (Italian)
Маленькие женщины [russian]
زنان کوچک (Farsi)
نساء صغيرات (Arabic)
小婦人 (Chinese (Taiwan))
愛の若草物語 (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are four loving March sisters living with their mother in the USA during the Civil War. Their father is a military doctor fighting in the Union Army. After a terrible battle in a neighbour town, the Confederates pass through their town and burn it. Over the ruins of their house the March family also learn that the factory in which their father invested all his money has been burnt too. Homeless and pennyless, the family heads towards Newcord, where the father's aunt lives, hoping for the old lady to help them. The girls try to adjust to their new life, face many hardships, meet new friends and wish to the war to be over at last.
User Ratings: 78 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:1, others:6
2 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Excellent: 6 votes (sub:2, others:4
2 Arabic dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Very good: 17 votes (dub:3, sub:2, others:12
4 German dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian edited dub
2 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 German edited dub
 Good: 23 votes (dub:5, sub:5, ?:2, others:11
3 Italian dubbed
3 German dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
 Decent: 20 votes (sub:5, dub:3, ?:3, raw:1, others:8
4 German dubbed
2 French dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 2 votes (?:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Not really good: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Weak: 1 vote (others:1
1 Indonesian dubbed
 Bad: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 189 users, rank: #2761 (of 6067)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.205 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.4443, rank: #1824 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 7.018 (Good), rank: #2114 (of 6061) (seen all: 7.36 / seen some: 6.33 / won't finish: 5.48)
Bayesian estimate: 7.087 (Good), rank: #1794 (of 4612)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 48
Episode titles: We have 48
1987-01-11 to 1987-12-27
1989 (TV Azteca)
1989-02 (France)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Wakakusa no Shoutaijou" by Eri Nitta (eps 01-14)
#2: "Itsuka Kitto!" by Keiko Han, Eiko Yamada, Mayumi Shou, Rei Sakuma (eps 15-48)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Yuuhi to Kaze to Melody" by Eri Nitta (eps 01-14)
#2: "Otousama eno Lullaby" by Satoko Shimonari (eps 15-48)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Fumio Kurokawa
Director: Nobushiki Yamazaki
Script: Akira Miyazaki
Music: Kazuo Otani
Original creator: Louisa May Alcott
Art Director: Masamichi Takano
Executive producer: Kôichi Motohashi
Junzô Nakajima
Taihei Ishikawa (Fuji TV)

Art Setting: Shôhei Kawamoto
Assistant Animation Director: Hiroko Fujii
Background Art:
Hitoe Hirano (Atelier Rourke; eps 13-47 odd)
Junji Kasahara (Atelier Rourke; eps 1-11 odd)
Kenji Hirata (Atelier Rourke; eps 1-47 odd)
Noboru Otani
Reiko Aoyama (Atelier Rourke; eps 13-47 odd)
Shigeru Morimoto (Atelier Rourke; eps 1-47 odd)
Tomoko Osaku (Atelier Rourke; eps 1-47 odd)
Yumiko Saito (Atelier Rourke; eps 1-47 odd)
Cinematography: Toshiaki Morita
Eiichi Kubota (Fuji TV)
Shoji Sato (Nippon Animation)
Sound: Etsuji Yamada
Theme Song Lyrics: Yasushi Akimoto (OP 1)
Theme Song Performance:
Eiko Yamada (OP #2)
Eri Nitta (OP #1 / ED #1)
Keiko Han (OP #2)
Mayumi Shou (OP #2)
Rei Sakuma (OP #2)
Satoko Shimonari (ED #2)
Eiko Yamada as Josephine 'Jo' March
Hisako Okata as Hanna
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Anthony
Keiko Han as Meg
Kôhei Miyauchi as James
Kôzô Shioya as David
Mayumi Shou as Elizabeth 'Beth' March
Miyoko Aoba as Annie
Nobuo Tobita as Laurie
Osamu Saka as Frederic
Ranko Mizuki as Martha
Rei Sakuma as Amy March
Taeko Nakanishi as Mary
Toshihiko Kojima as Carl Brook

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Nippon Animation
Broadcaster: Fuji TV
Development: Imagica
Distributor: Bandai Visual
In-Between Animation:
Dogakobo (ep 1)
Oh production (ep 1)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 1)
Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 5)
DAST Corporation (eps 41, 45)
Oh production
Sunshine Corporation (ep 5)
Trans Arts Co. (eps 1, 25, 37)
Paint: Studio Robin
Photography: Trans Arts Co.
Recording Studio: Studio Taiping
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
English staff
English companies
ADR Director: Scott Page-Pagter
Music: Shuki Levy

Story Editor: Tony Oliver
Animax Asia
Smile of a Child TV (United States)
Children's Video Library, TOEI Animation: Children's Video Library
Production / Dubbing: Children's Video Library (100%)
English cast
Reba West as Amy March

Melanie MacQueen as
Aunt March
French cast
French staff
Theme Song Performance: Claude Lombard
Valérie Siclay as Beth

Bernard Tiphaine as Père
Emmanuel Curtil as
Evelyne Grandjean as Mère(1ère voix)
Jeanine Freson as Tante March
Monique Thierry as Mère(2ème voix)

Gilles Laurent as
Dr Brooke
Grand Père de Laurie
Jane Val as Anna
French companies
France 5 (from 2004)
La 5
Distributor: AB distribution
Dubbing: SOFI
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Theme Song Lyrics: Begoña Ramos (Spain dub)
Theme Song Performance: Sol Pilas (Spain dub)
Alicia Sáinz De La Maza as Josephine 'Jo' March
Amparo Bravo as Beth March(Spain dub)
Eva Díez as Amy March(Spain dub)
Mari Luz Olier as Meg March(Spain dub)

Juan Antonio Gálvez as Frederick March(Spain dub)
María Massip as Mary March(Spain dub)

Amparo Soto as Hannah
David Robles as John(Spain dub)
Matilde Conesa as Aunt Martha(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Antena 3 (Spain)
ETC...TV (Chile)
Magic Kids
TV Azteca (Mexico)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Enrico Carabelli
Audio Technician: Michele Filipponio
Mixing: Roberto Magani
Elena Liotti
Riccardo Perego
Theme Song Performance: Cristina D'Avena
Anna Bonel as Amy
Antonio Paiola as Dr. Douglas
Enrico Carabelli as
Mr. Sutton
Lia Barbieri as Martha
Luca Semeraro as Mr. Brooke
Marco Balzarotti as Father
Massimiliano Lotti as Anthony
Maurizio Scattorin as Mr. Lorentz
Rosetta Salata as Hanna
Italian companies
Boing (from March 2008)
Canale 5
Hiro (from May 2011)
Italia 1 (from 1989)
Dubbing: Studio PV
German cast
German staff
Frank Schröder as Laurie Lorenz

Astrid Bless as Mary March
Cornelia Meinhardt as Josephine 'Jo' March
Katja Strobel as Margaret 'Meg' March
Manja Doering as Elizabeth 'Beth' March

Gunnar Helm as Ed King
Rainer Doering as Carl Brook
Silvia Missbach as Sally Gardiner
German companies
Distributor: KSM
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Broadcaster: EO
Dutch cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
ZOE TV (Light TV 33)
Tagalog cast
Pocholo Gonzales as Father
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Jorge Paupério as
John Brooke
Pai(Frederic March)
Senhor Lawrence
Raquel Rosmaninho as
Raúl Constante Pereira as
Professor Davies(Teacher)
Sissa Afonso as
Tia Marta(Aunt March)
Portuguese companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
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