May 20th, 2008

WMT - Little Women

Little Women

Little Women
(愛の若草物語, Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari, 1987)

48 Episodes, 12 DVDs

Summary: Based on a book by Louisa May Alcott.
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.


WMT - Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Prince Cedie

Shoukoushi Cedie
(小公子セディ Shōkōshi Sedi, trans. Little Prince Cedie)


43 Episodes, 10 DVDs

Summary: Based on Little Lord Fauntleroy by Francis Hodgson Burnett and follows a young boy named Cedric Errol who finds out that he is the heir to a British earldom. His grandfather intends to teach the boy to be an aristocrat, but it is Cedie who ends up teaching him compassion, social justice and love.


WMT - Peter Pan

The Adventures of Peter Pan

The Adventures of Peter Pan
(ピーターパンの冒険, Pītā Pan no Bōken, 1989)

41 Episodes, 10 DVDs


Summary: Based on J.M. Barrie's classic, this anime retells the story of Peter Pan and his Lost Boys, and their perennial struggle with Captain Hook and his pirates. The anime starts with Wendy having a dream about Peter Pan rescuing her and having a sword fight with Captain Hook. Wendy and her two brothers later on the episode go to Never Never land and Wendy becomes the 'mother' of the Lost boys. Throughout the series a romance blooms between Peter and Wendy as they go on fights with pirates . The last half of the series go to a different direction then the original story line and also introduce a new character ( Princess Luna ) who becomes a important part of the last episodes.


WMT - Perrin

My Daddy Long Legs

My Daddy Long Legs
(私のあしながおじさん, Watashi no Ashinaga Ojisan, 1990)

50 Episodes

At John Grier Orphanage, one lucky girl will be sponsored to attend Lincoln Memorial Girls' School in New Jersey - and that lucky person is Judy Abbott, a happy-go-lucky teen with high spirits and a kind heart. Judy's benefactor, whose shadow causes her to coin him as "Daddy Long Legs," has only one condition: she must write to him once a month and chronicle her new adventures. At her new home, Judy will learn about life and friendships with the help of such classmates as the rich Julia Pendleton and good friend Sally McBride.

I wasn't able to obtain copies of this series :(
Anyone here able to help? I want DVD copies only.

Fansubs Available
- http://www.bakabt.com/129996-watashi-no-ashinaga-oji-san-my-daddy-long-legs-1990-c1anime.html
- http://a.scarywater.net/c1anime
WMT - Bush Baby

Bush Baby

Bush Baby
(大草原の小さな天使 ブッシュベイビー, Daisōgen no Chiisana Tenshi Busshu Beibī, 1992)

40 Episodes, 10 DVDs


Summary: When Jackie Roads, a british girl living in Kenya with her family, finds an ill animal called a Bushbaby, she adopts him, calls him Murphy and nurses him back to health. Murphy, Jackie, her family and their friends go on many adventures involving wild animals, poachers and more. But when Jackie's father is recalled to England, Jackie must leave her life in Africa behind. However, before she can go, Jackie, Murphy and Tembo, a friend of Jackie's father, go on one last adventure: they must cross the dangerous savannah to escape the poachers and corrupt police officers chasing them. Along the way, Jackie teaches the now domesticated Murphy to survive in the wild, so that, before she leaves, she can release him in his natural habitat.


WMT - Jo's Boys

Nan and Miss Jo

Nan and Miss Jo (Little Men, Jo's Boys)
(若草物語 ナンとジョー先生, Wakakusa Monogatari: Nan to Jōsensei, 1993)

40 Episodes, 10 DVDs

Summary: Josephine March has grown into womanhood about ten years since "Little Women" and is now married to the German Professor, Friedrich Bhaer. In the Plumfield farm-house that Aunt March had left her, Jo Bhaer has established a new school for her two sons, Robby and Teddy, nephews and a gang of orphaned children including Nan Harding and a rough, street-wise adolescent named Dan. With the experience of a model childhood and a faithful and caring husband, Jo guides her pupils in their young lives; with song, music and play, the children are led through the joys and sorrows of life, work and play, rewards and punishments, getting involved in all sorts of mischief and adventure.


WMT - Tico & Friends

Tico of the Seven Seas

Tico of the Seven Seas
(七つの海のティコ, Nanatsu no Umi no Tiko, 1994)

39 Episodes, 9 DVDs

Summary: Nanami Simpson is a young girl. Her mother dies when she is young, and she goes to live with her Father, Scott Simpson, on board a Marine Research Vessel , the Peperonchino. Her Father is a Marine Biologist, and he is in search of a creature known as the Glowing Whale. When He finds the bones of one of these, he is saddened, and resolves to change his mission towards preserving and caring for the creatures. Nanami befriends an Orca which she names Tico, and She goes swimming with it every day. Eventually, she learns to breathe Underwater which astounds her Father. Nanami nearly drowns one day, and one of the glowing whales saves her from certain death and returns her to the vessel, where her Father finally gets to see it.

 
WMT - Jo's Boys

Romeo's Blue Skies

Romeo's Blue Skies
(ロミオの青い空, Romio no Aoi Sora, 1995) 
aka. Romeo and The Black Brothers

33 Episodes / 8 DVDs

Romeo is an 11-year-old boy, who lives with his family in peaceful poverty in a small village in Switzerland. One day, Romeo decides to sell himself into slavery, because the money will enable his sick father to get the medical treatment he needs. An evil man named Ruini pays money for Romeo and takes him far away to Milan. Romeo is forced to become a chimney sweep. His life in Milan is hard, and his master’s family is always hard on him, but he also has a lot of good times with his best friend Alfred and the other chimney boys. Romeo and the chimney boys organize a group of chimney sweeps which they call the "Black Brothers".

Fansubs Avaliable
- http://www.bakabt.com/11237-romeo-no-aoi-sora-romeo-and-the-black-brothers-ah.html
- http://www.technogirls.org
- http://www.quixium.com/fan/anime_dvdrlist.htm
WMT - Sans Famille

Remi, Nobody's Girl

Remi, Nobody's Girl (Sans Famille)
(家なき子レミ, Ie Naki Ko Remi, 1996 - 1997)

26 Episodes, 6 DVDs

Summary: Remy, a cheerful and tender-hearted girl, lives with her mother in a French country town. One day her father returns to the town after a long period working away from home in a city. Her father tells Remy that she isn’t their real daughter, and Remy is almost sold to an evil slave trader. It is Vitaris, a strolling entertainer, who helps Remy. Vitaris discovers her talent for singing and decides to take her in with his troupe. Remy starts her journey with Vitaris and his troupe animals such as the monkey Georicoule and the dogs Capi, Dolce, and Zelbino. When the troupe visits a certain town, Remy happens to meet her real mother and her son, Arthur, and they all get to know each other. But Remy still doesn’t know the truth. Unfortunately, Remy leaves the town for Paris without realizing that they are her real mother and brother. After that, Vitaris dies and Remy is left alone to experience many hardships and difficulties one after another.


WMT - Marco

3000 Leagues in Search for Mother Movie

3000 Leagues in Search for Mother Movie
(MARCO ~母をたずねて三千里)
(From the Apennines to the Andes)

1999. DVD. 98 minutes.

Summary: Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri is about an Italian boy, Marco, and his journey in search of his mother. Italy was in a deep depression, so to support her family, Marco`s mother went to Argentina to work as a domestic. But after she wrote to her family that she was sick, her letters stopped coming. So Marco decides to go to Argentina to look for her. Marco has to travel across Argentina to find her, meeting many wonderful people, and encountering many adventures during his journey.



Links:
- http://www.bakabt.com/146219-marco-the-movie.html (subtitled)
Glass Mask 2005

Glass Mask (Garasu No Kamen)

Glass Mask (Garasu No Kamen) 1980s Version
ガラスの仮面

23 Episodes, 6 DVDs

Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl, has to carry the burden of making ends meet as she fights to overcome the trials and tribulations in her life with her passion and enthusiasm. She catches the attention of the reclusive actress Tsukikage who decides to train and mould her into the foremost actress of her generation.

Maya's greatest rival is Himekawa Ayumi, the beautiful daughter of a famous movie couple. Maya's romantic relationship with the handsome and ruthless entertainment mogul Hayami Masumi, is obstructive with misunderstandings and bad-timing.


Glass Mask 2005

Glass Mask (Garasu No Kamen) 2005

Glass Mask 2005 (Garasu No Kamen)
ガラスの仮面

51 Episodes, 13 DVDs

Kitajima Maya, a 13-year old girl, has to carry the burden of making ends meet as she fights to overcome the trials and tribulations in her life with her passion and enthusiasm. She catches the attention of the reclusive actress Tsukikage who decides to train and mould her into the foremost actress of her generation.

Maya's greatest rival is Himekawa Ayumi, the beautiful daughter of a famous movie couple. Maya's romantic relationship with the handsome and ruthless entertainment mogul Hayami Masumi, is obstructive with misunderstandings and bad-timing.