Wakakusa Monagatari
Yori Wakakusa no Yon Shimai

Japanese name: Wakakusa Monagatari Yori Wakakusa no Yon Shimai Wakakusa Monagatari Yori Wakakusa no Yon Shimai TV Series image
Japanese name: 若草の四姉妹
English name: Young Grass Story: Four Sisters of Young Grass; Little Women
French name: Les 4 Filles du Dr March
Italian name: Piccoli Donne
Dates: April 7, 1981-September 29, 1981
December 2, 1984 (France)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company: Kokusai Eigasha
Broadcaster: Tokyo 12
Canal + (France)
Creator(s): Louisa May Alcott (novel: Little Women)
Series Director: Kazuya Miyazaki
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Eiichi Imado
Art Director: Tadami Shimokawa
Art Design: Tadami Shimokawa (setting)
Character Designer(s): Seiji Kikuchi
Animator(s): Seiji Kikuchi (director), Hiroshi Iino (director),
Music: Takeo Watanabe
Sound: Yasunori Honda (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Chiyoko Kawashima (Amy), Mami Koyami (Jo), Yuko Takagi (Meg), Keiko Han (Beth), Shoko Tsuboi (Mama)
Genre(s): tates, Nineteenth Century, Civil War), family life, literary adaptation
Home Video

Note(s): Nippon Animation produced another version of this series in 1987 as Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Wakakusa Monagatari Yori Wakakusa no Yon Shimai go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 11, 2010
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