German: Eine fröhliche Familie
French: Les quatre filles du docteur March
Italian: Una per tutte, tutte per una (Piccole Donne)
Japanese: Ai no wakakusa monogatari (Young grass story of love)
Based on the famous children book Little Women (Part 1, not including Good Wives!) by Louisa May Alcott this 48 episode anime was produced in 1987 by Nippon Animation for Japanese television Fuji TV. In the time between 11. January 1987 - 27. December 1987 the series was aired on a weekly basis as part of the World Masterpieces Theater (WMT).
This anime is one of the best in the World Masterpieces Theater series. The character design is wonderful (see the Picture Gallery) and the animation so lively and full of joy that it was lots of fun to watch each of the 48 episodes. Though the epsiodes start far earlier than the novel (see also differences) the latter episodes are wonderful and often very close adaptions of the chapters of the original novel. (Closer than any movie could be...)
Basic data about this anime including countries where it was aired.
|Sound & Music
|US, German, French, Italian and original Japanese Opening songs and their lyrics
|Short synopsis on each episode including reference to the book. [In progress]
|Names and (if possible) pictures of the people who worked on this Anime and who lend their voices to the characters.
|A small picture gallery with pictures of the main characters.
|Goods and Artwork available in Japan
|Links about this anime
|Other sites that deal with this Little Women anime
2,9 MB - WMV
|Japanese Opening 1
3,4 MB - WMV
8,9 MB - DIVX
8,6 MB - DIVX