Alcott Animation & Manga Guide

Little Women or "wakakusa monogatari" as it is named there is a very popular book in Japan too. So it is no wonder that some animations based on Little Women and Little Men exist.

Adaptions by Nippon Animation

In the years 1987 and 1993 Nippon Animation made two animes based on the novels Little Women (Part 1) and Little Men. Both outstanding when it comes to character design, background art, and not less important, the quality of the adaption. Click on the links to move to the section dedicated to these animes... (and don't miss the picture galleries!)

Little Women Anime (1987) - 48 episodes
Little Men Anime (1993) - 40 episodes

Differences between the animes and the novels

Other adaptions

Wakakusa Monogatari (06. Oct. 1977)

aprox 20 minutes long episode in the series
Manga Sekai Mukashi Banashi (1976-79)
(Classic Tales from Around the World, (1976-79))

Little Women (1980) by Toei Animation

A 68 minutes TV-special, which was available in countries like
USA, UK, Finland, Turkey, Italy etc

Directed by Yuugo Serikawa
Original lyric by Etsuko Bushika
Music by Yuusuke Hoguchi

Wakakusa Monogatari Yori Wakakusa no Yon Shimai (1981)
(Young Grass Story: Four Sisters of Young Grass.)

A 26 episodes series directed by MIYAZAKI Kazuya

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