Heidi, Girl of the Alps (アルプスの少女ハイジ, Arupusu no Shōjo Haiji) is a 1974 Japanese anime series by Zuiyo Eizo (now Nippon Animation) based on the Swiss novel Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning by Johanna Spyri (1880). It was directed by Isao Takahata and features contributions by numerous other anime luminaries, including Yoichi Kotabe (character design, animation director), Toyoo Ashida (co-character design, animation director), Yoshiyuki Tomino (storyboard, screenplay), and Hayao Miyazaki (scene design, layout, screenplay).[1] Heidi is one of several World Masterpiece Theater titles produced around the "classical children's literature period" (1974–1997), based on classic tales from the Western world. The animation studio responsible for Heidi, Zuiyo Enterprises, would split in 1975 into Nippon Animation Company, Ltd. (which employed the anime's production staff and continued with the World Masterpiece Theater franchise) and Zuiyo Company, Ltd., which retained the rights (and debt) to the Heidi TV series. The feature-length movie edit of the TV series, released in March 1979, was engineered completely by Zuiyo, with no additional involvement from Nippon Animation, Takahata or Miyazaki.


1 Plot 2 Cast

2.1 Japanese cast 2.2 English dub

3 Characters

3.1 Main characters 3.2 Others

4 International broadcast

4.1 Spanish versions 4.2 German version 4.3 Italian version 4.4 Afrikaans version 4.5 English versions 4.6 Indian versions

5 Reception

5.1 Parodies

6 Episode list 7 Movie 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Plot[edit] Heidi (short for Adelheid) is five years old when her aunt Dette, who has raised Heidi since her parents' death four years earlier, takes Heidi to live with her formidable grandfather on the Swiss Alps. Dette has found a promising job in Frankfurt, but cannot leave while still Heidi's guardian. The only relative left is Heidi's grandfather, and in Dette's opinion, he should take some responsibility. Alm-Onji (Alps-Uncle), as Heidi's grandfather is commonly known, has a fearsome reputation with the villagers of Dörfli, as rumors claim that in his youth he killed a man. Now he lives a solitary life with his dog Josef in a cabin halfway up the mountain. However, Heidi quickly wins her way into his heart with her enthusiasm and intelligence, firmly establishing herself in his life. She spends her summer days on the mountain top with the goatherd Peter, whose responsibility it is to take the villagers' goats to the high mountains for pasture, and her winters occasionally visiting Peter's grandmother, a blind old woman whose dream is to one day hear her cherished book of psalms read to her. Alm-Onji's misanthropy prevents Heidi from going to school, of which she has no experience anyway. Heidi continues to live happily in the mountains until Aunt Dette returns from the city, excited about a good opportunity for Heidi. A wealthy German businessman, Mr. Sesemann, is searching for a companion for his crippled daughter Clara. Thwarted by Alm-Onji, Dette tricks Heidi into accompanying her, ostensibly to get a present for Peter and her grandfather. Promised that she can return at any time, Heidi is taken to Frankfurt. There, Dette abandons her to the care of Miss Rottenmeier, the strict, no-nonsense governess in charge of Clara's welfare. Heidi and Clara quickly become friends, and Heidi quickly turns the household topsy-turvy with her escapades and well-meaning faux pas. Clara is enchanted by Heidi's stories of the Alps, which paint a picture of a life completely different from the sheltered and lonely one she is accustomed to. Her father is mostly away on business, and Clara's only constant companions until now are the servants and her canary. Heidi's longing to return home and occasional attempts to escape are punctuated by the occasional distractions of new friends. She smuggles a small kitten into the house, and she and Clara care for it until Mrs. Rottenmeier discovers it and has it thrown out. Clara's doctor befriends her, and occasionally keeps a benevolent eye on her, but it is Clara's grandmother that has the most impact. On one of her rare visits to Frankfurt, she and Heidi become fast friends. Under her kindly tutelage, Heidi finally learns how to read, to the astonishment of the tutor who has struggled for months to do the same. However, the old woman's departure home again proves a turning point for Heidi. Forbidden by Mrs. Rottenmeier to ever mention or even think of the Alps again, Heidi rapidly goes into a decline, eventually becoming a sleep-walker whose ghostly passage through the hallways terrorizes the household. Summoned home to deal with the haunting, Mr. Sesemann, with the aid of the doctor, catch Heidi in the middle of the night. The doctor diagnoses Heidi's condition and persuades Mr. Sesemann to send the girl back to her Alps before she dies of homesickness. Clara is only reconciled by the promise that she will be allowed to visit Heidi in her mountains. Under the care of Sebastian, the kindly butler, Heidi embarks on the long trip home, finally returning to the arms of her overjoyed grandfather, Peter and his family. Heidi's return and her enjoyment of reading prompt Alm-Onji to partially restore a ruined house down in the village, where they retire the following winter so that Heidi can start going to school. Over the course of the season, Heidi and Alm-Onji become friendly with the villagers, and Peter builds his own sled and wins a local race. The subsequent spring, they return to the mountain in the Alps, bidding farewell to their new friends. In Frankfurt, Clara, who has been longing to see her friend again, reminds her father of his promise to her, but he reminds her that the conditions in the Swiss Alps may be too harsh for her to handle. The doctor is sent to the Alps in her place, to determine whether it is an appropriate environment for a crippled, sick young girl. Heidi, Peter, Alm-Onji, and the limitations of the terrain convince the doctor that this may be just the place for Clara to try her legs again. In due course, Clara comes to the Alps with Mrs. Rottenmeier, whose disapproval of the rustic conditions and fear of animals is patent. However, Clara's grandmother soon arrives, and after seeing first-hand the vast improvement in Clara's condition, sends Mrs. Rottenmeier home, commending Clara to the Alm-Onji's care before departing herself. After having established that Clara's legs are capable of functioning, the children and Alm-Onji begin to work on Clara's physical therapy. Eventually, Clara is able to walk without assistance and returns home with her father and grandmother, promising that she will return the following spring to be with her friends again. Cast[edit] Japanese cast[edit]

Kazuko Sugiyama as Heidi (ハイジ, Haiji) Kohei Miyauchi as Alm-Ohi (アルムおんじ, Arumu onji) Noriko Ohara as Peter (ペーター, Pētā)

Hiroko Maruyama as Peter (ペーター, Pētā) (film version)

Rihoko Yoshida as Clara Sesemann (クララ・ゼーゼマン, Kurara Zēzeman)

Keiko Han as Clara Sesemann (クララ・ゼーゼマン, Kurara Zēzeman) (film version)

Miyoko Asō as Miss Rottenmeier (ロッテンマイヤー, Rottenmaiyā)

Hisako Kyouda as Miss Rottenmeier (ロッテンマイヤー, Rottenmaiyā) (film version)

Taimei Suzuki as Mr. Sesemann (ゼーゼマン, Zēzeman)

English dub[edit]

Randi Kiger as Heidi Vic Perrin as Alm-Ohi, The Doctor and Postman Billy Whitaker as Peter Janet Waldo as Aunt Dete Michelle Laurita as Clara Jacqueline Hyde as Miss Rottenmeir Barney Phillips as Father and Mr. Kaehlin Alan Reed as Sebastian and Mr. Usher Lurene Tuttle as Clara's Grandmother Irene Tedrow as Granny Julie McWhirter as Neighbor Lady and Peter's Mother Ken Sansom, Jack Angel as Various

Characters[edit] Main characters[edit]

Heidi (ハイジ, Haiji) Heidi, christened Adelheid, is 5 years old and an orphan at the time the story begins. The story eventually ends some three years later. Heidi's curiosity, enthusiasm, and intelligence charm most people and animals into friendship, with one notable exception being Ms. Rottenmeier, the housekeeper of the Sesemann family. Her only relatives are her Aunt Dette, from her mother's side, and her paternal grandfather, the Alm-Onji.

Alm-Onji (アルムおんじ, Arumu onji) The Alm-Onji, or Onji (Alm-Öhi in Swiss German), is never identified by any proper name. He is an old man, but still physically formidable, with a deep well of wisdom and mountain knowledge that he uses to survive the harsh conditions of the Swiss Alps. He is rumored to have killed a man in his youth, and has a popular reputation as being godless, bad-tempered and hard. He is a skilled woodworker, creating bowls and assorted utensils out of wood, and keeps two goats which provide milk he turns into cheese for trade with the villagers.

Peter (ペーター, Pētā) Peter is an 11-year-old goatherd, who is responsible for caring for the village goats during the summer. He lives with his mother and his blind grandmother in a shack some distance from the village. His father was a goatherd as well, until he died. Peter's family is not wealthy, and he was used to going hungry until he befriended Heidi. He is an indifferent student, and is somewhat notorious for his greed and academic incompetence; however, towards the end of the animated series he discovers a natural talent at carpentry.

Clara Sesemann (クララ・ゼーゼマン, Kurara Zēzeman) Clara is the 12-year-old daughter of a wealthy wine merchant who due to professional and personal reasons spends most of his time away from his home in Frankfurt since his wife's death. Because her legs are paralyzed (the exact cause is left unknown, but it is hinted to be due to a long-term illness), Clara has spent a lonely life in her home; therefore the Sesemann housekeeper, Miss Rottenmeier, has publicized a request for a playmate, which Heidi's aunt Dete answered. Despite their age difference, and because they have only each other to turn to, Heidi and Clara become very close, which occasionally makes Peter jealous of Clara, although he still also cares greatly for Clara and goes to great lengths to help her. While in the original story it is Peter who destroys Clara's wheelchair, in the anime series it is Clara who accidentally wrecks it when she begins to have second doubts about wanting to walk.


Josef Heidi's grandfather's dog, a St. Bernard. Mostly lazying around the alm hut, he is nevertheless stout and reliable in an emergency, and has a habit of gobbling up any snail he encounters. This character was created exclusively for the series, and does not appear in Johanna Spyri's original story.

Yuki A kid goat ("Snow"; English name: "Snowflake") among the flock Peter cares for. She had taken an instant liking to Heidi upon first meeting her. Based on a kid goat named "Schneehöppli" from the book.

Brigette Brigette is Peter's mother.

Peter's Grandmother Peter's grandmother lives with him and her daughter, Brigette. Blind for several years, her greatest dream is to have someone read her favorite songs from an old book in her possession.

Aunt Dete (デーテおばさん, Dete-obasan) Aunt Dete is the sister of Heidi's mother. In the novel and the series, she is portrayed as a rather self-centered person, considering her own interests first and neglecting the opinions of others.

Fräulein Rottenmeier (ロッテンマイヤーさん, Rottenmeier-san) Miss Rottenmeier is the governess and housekeeper of the Sesemann family.

Sebastian Sebastian is the butler of the Sesemann family.

Tinette Tinette is the maid of the Sesemann family.

Johan Johan is the carriage driver for the Sesemann family.

Mr. Sesemann (セセマンさん, Sesemann-san) Mr. Sesemann is Clara's father and the head of the Sesemann household. Absent from his house most of the time, he leaves the daily proceedings to Fräulein Rottenmeier, though he occasionally returns home when pressing concerns are brought to his attention.

The Doctor (お医者さん, Oisha-san) Clara's attending physician and an old friend of the Sesemann household, who also befriends Heidi when she first encounters him on an errand for Herr Sesemann. In the German version of the series, he is usually called "Herr Geheimrat" (in place of his actual "Medizinalrat" title).

Frau Sesemann Clara's grandmother and Mr. Sesemann's mother, who lives in Wiesbaden and visits her son's household only infrequently. A lively and informal person despite her age, full of humor and fun, who strongly contrasts (and silently clashes) with Fräulein Rottenmeier and her strict adherence to discipline.

International broadcast[edit] The Heidi, Girl of the Alps anime has been dubbed into about twenty languages. The TV series was able to reach major stardom in Asia, Europe, Latin America and South Africa. Spanish versions[edit] In Spain, the series first debuted on TVE in 1975, simply titled Heidi[2]. An introduction to anime for an bunch of the generation then, by some months it was already popular enough to have its merchandise include a comic book adaptation, and later continuation, of the series, published bi-weekly by Ediciones Recreativas and lasting over an hundred issues in total from that year to 1981. "Abuelito dime tu" became one of the best known children's songs in Spain[3] and Heidi herself became one of both Sélica Torcal and Marisa Marco's most famous roles.[4] The name "Rottenmeier" became synonymous with "uptight, straight-laced hag" among Spaniards[2] and has subsequently been used to describe multiple female politicians,[5] as well as the Spanish parlament, plus has the women been used as a bad type of 'potential' single (the suggestion coming from her first reference name "Frauilen" meaning "unmarried woman")[6] and even had an psychological book written about her, simply titled Rottenmeier: la novela by Roberto Carrasco Calvente.[7][better source needed] In Latin America, it has been popular since debuting on Mexican TV in 1978 and, much like Spain, Heidi herself become one of Cristima Camargo's most beloved roles, but now she shares famous role spots with dubbing director Francisco Colmenero (Heidi's grandfather), as well as fellow actors Diana "Ad" Santos (both Peter (Pedro) and Clara) and Eugenia Avendaño (Fraulein Rottenmeier). German version[edit] For the series' German dub, an entirely new soundtrack was composed; the in-episode compositions were created by Gert Wilden and the title song's music by Christian Bruhn (de). The lyrics for the title song, which was simply titled "Heidi", were performed by the Schlager folk duo Gitti und Erika, as written by member Erik Bruhn, Christian's wife with oftentime lyricist for Bruhn, Andrea Wagner, the last one who also made the script translations and dubbing direction. The German-language version of the series was first broadcast on ZDF from September 18, 1977 to September 24, 1978. Italian version[edit] Heidi, Girl of the Alps was also a huge success in Italy, where it is still one of the best known and loved anime of all time. Its first broadcast was from February 7 to June 6, 1978, and it had very successful yearly re-runs. A good amount of popularity is also enjoyed by the title song of the Italian version, sung by Elisabetta Viviani. The Italian dub was made from the German one, so it features the same soundtrack and dialogue adaptation. In Italy, also, the series was summed up and reassembled in three feature films, released in cinemas on horseback between 1977 and 1979. The first of the three, Heidi a scuola ("Heidi at school"), sums up the first part of the series, which includes the arrival of Heidi in the mountains and the meeting with her grandfather. The second, Heidi va in città ("Heidi goes to town"), summarizes the episodes in which the protagonist is brought to Frankfurt and befriends Clara, although the longing for her grandfather makes Heidi understand after many vicissitudes that she should go back to live in the mountains. The third feature, Heidi torna tra i monti ("Heidi goes back to the mountains"), summarizes the latest episodes of the television series. Heidi, finally back with her grandfather, continues to maintain the friendship at a distance with Clara. Who, precisely during a visit to the girl initially hampered by Mrs. Rottenmeier, will resume the use of her legs. All three titles were officially distributed in 16mm by Sampaolo Film. Afrikaans version[edit] Dubbed for the SABC by Leephy Studios, the show was incredibly popular in South Africa during the 1980s and had a number of re-runs. While the (German) theme song wasn't actually dubbed in the Afrikaans version, multiple covers of it excist, including by Carike Keuzenkamp and big name fan Kurt Darren, the latter released in 2012 and which makes brand new verses for the song. They describe his childhood memories of Heidi herself and current thoughts of her, including of potentially contacting her through telephone, as well as inviting her with him to somewhere, praising her as well.[8] English versions[edit] Despite this series' international popularity, it is less well known in the English language, due to the English-speaking market being mainly the United States at the time and anime having been faded there in the seventies, by moral crusaders of that time eventually crushing it out of American television, robbing Heidi of getting there (including as a comeback, after the Heidi Game incident). Plus, when the mid-eighties came and anime made a comeback there, later World Masterpiece Theater series had taken its place and Girl of the Alps' own new novelty buzz had faded out. But the entire series has been re-dubbed into English on two separate occasions — first in November, 1995, then in some rebroadcasts and again in 2001 for broadcast in India on Cartoon Network (along with in Hindi (under the name "Sweet Alfa") and Teulgu). Although this English dub was done by Nippon Animation staff and actors for airing in India, they never included the English audio on subsequent DVD releases in Japan. Interestingly, none of the DVD releases around the world have English subtitles on them either. The only version of the Heidi anime to have been commercially released in the United States and United Kingdom is a completely separate feature-length movie version of the TV series, created in 1975, but supposedly not released until 1979 according to various sources[who?]. It was later released to home video in both continents in 1985 by Pacific Arts under the title The Story of Heidi. This version was produced by Claudio Guzman and Charles Ver Halen, with the English translation and dialogue by Dick Strome and featured a voice cast including Randi Kiger as Heidi, Billy Whitaker as Peter, Michelle Laurita as Clara, Vic Perrin as the Alm Uncle, the Doctor and Postman, Alan Reed (who passed away in 1977) as Sebastian and Mr. Usher, and legendary voice talent Janet Waldo as Aunt Dete.[9] The version is distilled to only a small amount of central episodes, as well as so two of the sub-plots (of the adopted Pichi and Meow, respectively) were part of the main plot instead, as well as cutting many other scenes of the episodes, either by shortening them or, most often, removing them entirely. This dub also changes the name of the dog Josef to Bernard, ostensibly because he is a St. Bernard, as well as Pichi to Binky Bird. It aired on Nickelodeon's Special Delivery anthology series in the 1980s. At least, the American movie is rated G in 1975 to 1985. Indian versions[edit] Heidi is being aired in Telugu and Tamil languages in Chutti TV and Kushi TV respectively, under the respective names "Sweet Alfa" and "Heidi". Reception[edit] Heidi, Girl of the Alps is still popular in Japan today — the love for Heidi has drawn thousands of Japanese tourists to the Swiss Alps.[10] Stamps featuring Heidi have been issued by Japan Post.[11] Japanese heavy metal rock band Animetal made a cover of the show's original theme song. Parodies[edit]

The original Yatterman has an episode called "Peidi, Girl of the Nopes!". The show is also spoofed in volume 15 of Gintama. In the anime Golden Time, Kouko sings the intro song with different lyrics in episode 18. In episode 2 of the Upotte!! OVA series, the Heidi opening sequence where Heidi sits on a swing and then floats across the landscape on a cloud is satirized to emphasize the virtues of character Sig's accuracy with her SIG SG 550.

Episode list[edit]

To the Mountain In Grandfather's House To the Pastures One More in the Family The Burnt Letter Whistle Louder The Fir's Whisper Where Has Pichi Gone? The Snowy Alps A Visit to Grandmother's House Snowstorm Sounds of Spring Return to the Meadows Sad News Snowflake Dorfli Unexpected Visitors The Departure On the Road to Frankfurt A New Life I Want to Fly Where Are the Mountains? The Great Commotion The Stray Cat The White Breads The Return of Herr Sesemann Another Grandmother A Tour to the Woods Two Hearts I Want to Catch the Sun Goodbye, Grandmamma A Rough Night Ghost Commotion To My Dear Mountains The Starry Sky of the Alps And To the Pastures Goat's Baby In a New House Don't Give Up, Peter! I Want To Go To the Alps The Doctor's Promise Reunion With Clara Clara's Wish A Little Plan Children of the Mountain Clara's Happiness Hello, Grandmother! A Small Hope A Promise Try to Stand Clara Walks Until We Meet Again

Movie[edit] A feature-length film was edited from the series in 1979 by Zuiyo (which by then was a separate entity from Nippon Animation, which employed many of the TV series' animation staff). All cast were replaced excluding Heidi and the grandfather. This movie is also the only incarnation of the Heidi anime to have been released commercially in the United States in English (on home video in the 1980s). Isao Takahata remarked "Neither Hayao Miyazaki nor I are completely related to any shortening version" on this work.[citation needed] See also[edit]

Heidi, the children's book on which this anime series was based.


^ "Arupusu no shôjo Haiji" (1974) The Internet Movie Database (Retrieved 3 October 2009) ^ a b ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ es:Señorita Rottenmeier ^ ^ end credits of the movie. ^ Kirby, Emma Jane (25 September 2001). "BBC News: Heidi draws pilgrims from Japan". BBC. Retrieved 2009-04-01.  ^ "特殊切手「アルプスの少女ハイジ」の発行 - 日本郵便". (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Japanese) Heidi, Girl of the Alps on IMDb Heidi, Girl of the Alps (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Heidi Art Exhibition in 2005 at the Ghibli Museum (in English)

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Feature films

The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun Panda! Go, Panda! Jarinko Chie Gauche the Cellist Grave of the Fireflies Only Yesterday Pom Poko My Neighbors the Yamadas The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


Heidi, Girl of the Alps 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother Anne of Green Gables

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Yoshiyuki Tomino


Wandering Sun (1971) Triton of the Sea (1972) La Seine no Hoshi (1975) The Adventures of Pepero (1975) Brave Raideen (1975) Invincible Super Man Zambot 3 (1977) Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 (1978) Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) Space Runaway Ideon (1980) Mobile Suit Gundam: The Movie (1981) Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1982) Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982) The Ideon: A Contact (1982) The Ideon: Be Invoked (1982) Combat Mecha Xabungle (1982) Aura Battler Dunbine (1983) Xabungle Graffiti (1983) Heavy Metal L-Gaim (1984) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985) Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (1986) Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988) Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (1991) Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (1993) Garzey's Wing (1996) Brain Powerd (1998) Turn A Gundam (1999) Turn A Gundam I: Earth Light (2002) Turn A Gundam II: Moonlight Butterfly (2002) Overman King Gainer (2002) The Wings of Rean (2005) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation I - Heirs To The Stars (2005) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation II - Lovers (2005) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation III - Love is the Pulse of the Stars (2006) Ring of Gundam (2009) Gundam Reconguista in G (2014)


Casshan (1973 - Storyboards) Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974 - Storyboards) Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V (1977 - Producer) Round Vernian Vifam (1983 - Planning) Japan Sinks (2006 - Actor)

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Nippon Animation

Television series


Fables of the Green Forest (1973) Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974) Vicky the Viking (1974–1975) Dog of Flanders (1975) Maya the Honey Bee (1975–1976) Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures (1975–1976) Laura, the Prairie Girl (1975–1982) 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976) Piccolino no Bōken (1976–1977) Blocker Gundan 4 Machine Blaster (1976–1977) Little Lulu and Her Little Friends (1976–1977) Dokaben (1976–1979) Rascal the Raccoon (1977) Attack on Tomorrow (1977) Chōgattai Majutsu Robo Ginguiser (1977) Monarch: The Big Bear of Tallac (1977) Ore wa Teppei (1977–1978) Wakakusa no Charlotte (1977–1978) Angie Girl (1977–1978) Yakyū-kyō no Uta (1977–1979) The Story of Perrine (1978) Future Boy Conan (1978) Highschool Baseball Ninja (1978) Haikara-san ga Tōru (1978–1979) Anne of Green Gables (1979) Bannertail: The Story of Gray Squirrel (1979) The New Adventures of Maya the Bee (1979–1980) Misha the Little Bear (1979–1980)


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980) Fisherman Sanpei (1980–1982) The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island (1981) Ai no Gakko Cuore Monogatari (1981) Fūsen no Doratarō (1981) Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981–1982) Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow (1982) Story of the Alps: My Annette (1983) Around the World with Willy Fog (1983) Fushigi no Kuni no Alice (1983–1984) Mīmu Iro Iro Yume no Tabi (1983–1985) Manga Aesop Monogatari (1983) Katri, Girl of the Meadows (1984) Ruy the Little Cid (1984) Noozles (1984) Princess Sarah (1985) Bumpety Boo (1985–1986) Uchūsen Sagittarius (1986–1987) The Story of Pollyanna, Girl of Love (1986) Animated Classics of Japanese Literature (1986) Bosco Adventure (1986–1987) Tales of Little Women (1987) Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics (1987–1988) Little Lord Fauntleroy (1988) Dagon in the Land of Weeds (1988) Topo Gigio (1988) New Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics (1988–1989) Yume Miru Topo Gigio (1988) The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989) Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli (1989–1990)


Chibi Maruko-chan (1990–1992) My Daddy Long Legs (1990) Pygmalio (1990–1991) Trapp Family Story (1991) Moero! Top Striker (1991–1992) The Bush Baby (1992) Nangoku Shōnen Papuwa-kun (1992–1993) Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (1992–1993) Mikan Enikki (1992–1993) Boukensha: The Man was from Spain (1992–1993) Little Women II: Jo's Boys (1993) Muka Muka Paradise (1993–1994) Bow Wow (1993–1994) Tico of the Seven Seas (1994) Yamato Takeru (1994) Tonde Burin (1994–1995) Magical Circle Guru Guru (1994–1995) Chibi Maruko-chan (1995–present) Romeo's Blue Skies (1995) Mama Loves the Poyopoyo-Saurus (1995–1996) Famous Dog Lassie (1996) Remi, Nobody's Girl (1996–1997) Grander Musashi (1997) Chūka Ichiban! (1997–1998) Coji-Coji (1997–1999) Grander Musashi RV (1998) Hanasaka Tenshi Ten-Ten-kun (1998–1999) Corrector Yui (1999–2000) Shūkan Storyland (1999–2001) Future Boy Conan II: Taiga Adventure (1999–2000) Hunter × Hunter (1999–2001)


Doki Doki Densetsu Mahōjin Guru Guru (2000) Marcelino Pan y Vino (2000) Cosmic Baton Girl Princess Comet (2001–2002) The Legend of Condor Hero (2001–2002) Beyblade V-Force (2002) Hungry Heart: Wild Striker (2002–2003) Beyblade G-Revolution (2003) Papuwa (2003–2004) Battle B-Daman (2004) Sore Ike! Zukkoke Sannin-gumi (2004) Fantastic Children (2004–2005) Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits! (2005) Crash B-Daman (2006) Poka Poka Mori no Rascal (2006–2007) The Wallflower (2006–2007) Ukkari Pénélope (2006) Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette (2007) Zero Duel Masters (2007) Porphy no Nagai Tabi (2008) Antique Bakery (2008) Hyakko (2008) Kon'nichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables (2009) Ukkari Pénélope (2009–2010)


Karl to Fushigi na Tou (2010–2011) Rita to Nantoka (2010) Ukkari Pénélope (2013) Chou Zenmairobo: Patrasche (2013–2014) Meitantei Rascal (2014)


King Fang (1978) Anne's Diary: The Story of Anne Frank (1979) Hit and Run (1979) Maegami Tarou (1979) Tondemo Nezumi Daikatsuyaku: Manxmouse (1979) Back to the Forest (1980) Sango-sho Densetsu: Aoi Umi no Erufii (1986) The Story of Fifteen Boys (1987) Kuni-chan no Ikka Ranran (1994) Miyori no Mori (2007)


Locke the Superman: Lord Leon (1989) Jungle Wars (1991) Locke the Superman: New World Command (1991) Yamato Takeru: After War (1995) Boku wa Ō-sama (1996) Hunter × Hunter (2002–2004) Araiso Private School Student Council Executive Committee (2002) Ukkari Pénélope OVA (2007)


Yakyū-kyō no Uta: Kita no Ōkami, Minami no Tora (1979) 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1980) Future Boy Conan: The Revival of the Giant Machine (1984) Locke the Superman: Witch Era (1984) Utsunomiko (1989) The Story of Perrine: The Movie (1990) Chibi Maruko-chan (1990) Tottoi (1992) Chibi Maruko-chan: My Favorite Song (1992) Kin-chan no Cinema Jack 1 (1993) Heisei Inu Monogatari Bau: Genshi Inu Monogatari Bau (1994) Kin-chan no Cinema Jack 2 (1994) Dragon Quest Retsuden: Roto no Monshō (1996) Magical Circle Guru Guru (1996) Violinist of Hameln (1996) The Dog of Flanders: The Movie (1997) Marco: 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1999) Locke the Superman: Mirror Ring (2000) Beyblade: Fierce Battle (2002) Tensai Bakavon: Yomigaeru Flanders no Inu (2015) Sinbad: A Flying Princess and a Secret Island (2015) Chibi Maruko-chan: Italia Kara Kita Shōnen (2015) Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands (2016) Sinbad: Night at High Noon and the Wonder Gate (2016) Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Zenpen - Benio, Hana no 17-sai (2017) Gekijōban Haikara-san ga Tōru Kōhen - Tokyo Dai Roman (2018)

Other works

World Masterpiece Theater (1969–1997, 2007–2009) Mix Master (2005–2006) Hammerin' Harry (web, 2008)


Hayao Miyazaki Isao Takahata


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World Masterpiece Theater by Nippon Animation

Calpis Comic Theater

Dororo (1969) Moomin (1970) Andersen Monogatari (1971) New Moomin (1972) Fables of the Green Forest (1973) Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974)

Calpis Children's Theater

Dog of Flanders (1975) Marco, 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976) Rascal the Raccoon (1977)

Calpis Family Theater

The Story of Perrine (1978)

World Masterpiece Theater

Anne of Green Gables (1979) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980) The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island (1981) Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow (1982) Story of the Alps: My Annette (1983) Katri, Girl of the Meadows (1984) Princess Sarah (1985)

House Foods World Masterpiece Theater

The Story of Pollyanna, Girl of Love (1986) Tales of Little Women (1987) Little Lord Fauntleroy (1988) The Adventures of Peter Pan (1989) My Daddy Long Legs (1990) Trapp Family Story (1991) The Bush Baby (1992) Little Women II: Jo's Boys (1993)

World Masterpiece Theater

Tico of the Seven Seas (1994) Romeo's Blue Skies (1995) Famous Dog Lassie (1996) Remi, Nobody's Girl (1997)

House Foods World Masterpiece Theater

Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette (2007) Porphy no Nagai Tabi (2008) Kon'nichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables (2009)

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Heidi (1937) Heidi (1952) Heidi and Peter (1955) Do Phool (1958) Heidi (1965) Heidi (1968) The New Adventures of Heidi (1978, TV movie) Heidi (1993, TV miniseries) Heidi (2005) Heidi 4 Paws (2008) Heidi (2015) Heidi, bienvenida a casa (2017)


Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974, TV series, for World Masterpiece Theater) Heidi's Song (1982) Heidi (1995) Heidi (2005) Heidi (2015, TV series)

Sequel books

Heidi Grows Up Heidi's Children


Heidi Game Courage Mou