We can call these animes as soap operas for kids.
When we were young (o aminin na, di na tayo bata), we would watch these after playing on the streets or sometimes before we go to school (in my case, I had afternoon classes back then).
Almost all of these animes are from World Masterpiece Theater by Nippon Animation.
ABS-CBN bought the TV rights.
Who could forget this? Si Tom Taus pa nga ang gumanap nito sa pelikula at pumunta pa talaga sila ng New York to shoot this. Anyway, ang hirap naman palang i-pronounce nung English title kaya pala iniba nila.hehe
English Title: Princess Sarah
Japanese Title: Purinsesu Sēra
Based on the novel, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ralph Crewe – (Sarah’s dad)
Miss Minchin – (school headmistress)
Amelia Minchin – (Miss Minchin’s sister)
Lavinia Herbert – (Sarah’s Antagonist)
Jessie – (Lavinia’s friend)/alipores ni Lavinia
Gertrude – (Lavinia’s other friend)/isa pang alipores ni Lavinia
Ermengarde St. John – (Sarah’s friend)/matabang friend ni Sarah
Lotty Lei – (Sarah’s “daughter”)/anak-anakan ni Sarah
Becky – (Sarah’s BFF)/BFF ni Camille Pratts,Angelica Panganiban?/baklang friend ni Sarah
Peter – (Sarah’s driver)/mangangabayo
Molly – (chef)/kusinera
James – (chef)/kusinero
Monsieur Dufarge – (French teacher)
I gotta say, this has got to be one of the best.
Just found out that Cedie and Sarah were based on novels by the same author. Kaya pala parang pareho yung mood ng story.
Book: Dog of Flanders by Maria Louise Ramé
Not much info regarding this but if you remember Nelo and Patrasche (take note of the spelling ha lol) then ito yung anime na yun. Si Nelo who played the violin, lived with his lolo at syempre taga-lako ng gatas! (thanks to Kim and Erns for making me remember– see their comments below)
Ang Pamilya von Trapp
English Title: Trapp Family Story
Japanese Title: Trapp Ikka Monogatari
Based on the novel, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp
We all know that this one’s inspired by The Sound of Music. Didn’t really watch this like I watched Sarah and Cedie. Like a boring book, I just scanned through it.
English Title: Romeo and the Black Brothers
Japanese Title: Romio no aoi sora /Romeo’s Blue Skies
Based on the novel, Die Schwarzen Brüder (“The Black Brothers”) by the Jewish author Kurt Held
I hope this phrase helps your memory: “Taga-linis ng chimineya”
Masyadong madrama din ‘to.
Remi, Nobody’s Girl
Japanese Title: Ie Naki Ko Remi
Based on the novel, Sans famille by Hector Malot.(In Sans famille, Rémi is a boy.)
Wikipedia says Nippon pulled this out because of disastrous ratings. Ang drama naman kasi nito tsaka namatay pa yung bida (oops did I say spoiler alert? lol). Wala syang entertaining factor gaya ng Cedie or Sarah.
And now for my favorie animes *drum roll*
English Title: The Adventures of Peter Pan
Japanese Title: Pītā Pan no Bōken?
Based on the novel, Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie
Peter Pan – The hero of the series.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling – The oldest of three siblings
John Darling – Wendy’s young brother
Michael Darling – Wendy’s youngest brother
Tiger Lily – A tomboyish Indian girl that John starts to fall in love with.
Tinkerbell – A fairy and one of Peter’s companions
Curly – The leader of the Lost Boys
Slightly – One of the Lost Boys
Tootles – One of the Lost Boys.
Captain Hook – The main villain
Smee – An old pirate that serves under Captain Hook
Princess Luna – A Princess of Darkness with a dark and powerful alter-ego. Sinistra – The evil Queen of Darkness
Crocodile – When Peter fought Hook long ago, this crocodile ate Hook’s right hand. Ever since then, he’s been trying to eat the rest of him. This croc also happened to had swallowed a clock, which is the cause of the ticking sound that accompanies him.
I really enjoyed watching this as a kid. One of the best from World Masterpiece Theater. I remember that Earl Ignacio voiced Peter Pan in the local version of this.
A manga series, written by Mann Izawa and illustrated by Yumiko Igarashi.
Royal (Lowell J. Grey)
I vaguely remember the exact details of the story but it is one of my favorites coz it has a special place in my heart(High school memories) Gotta have a copy of this. San kaya may DVD nito?
Julio at Julia: Kambal ng Tadhana
English Title: The Twins of Destiny
French Title: Les Jumeaux du Bout du Monde
The Seven Powers
In order to use their magic, Jules and Julie would hold hands and say, for example, “We call upon the Third of the Seven Powers to blow up the wall.”
The First Power
Illusion : The Twins can temporarily create illusions which, on several occasions, distract and confuses their enemies.
The Second Power
Protection : When holding hands, the Twins can protect themselves from attack.
The Third Power
Explosions : Jules and Julie are also informed that they can cause objects to shatter and break apart.
The Fourth Power
The Fifth Power
Mechanical Control : Allowing the Twins to manipulate and operate complex machinery.
The Sixth Power
Weather Control : This allowed the Twins to control weather patterns to a small degree.
The Seventh Power
Mind Control : This allowed the Twins to influence the thoughts of others. Giovan explains, however, that this power should be used as a last resort, as it causes extreme fatigue.
Wow, I totally forgot about the 7 powers! This is my favorite anime. One amazing anime! I gotta have a copy of this!
English Title: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Japanese Title: Fushigi no Umi no Nadia?
Inspired by the works of Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Kaya pala the story seemed familiar. They got the idea from the Jules Verne book pala. Sabi ko na nga ba eh. Bata pa ko, iinisip ko na, na ang story nitong Mahiwagang Kwintas ay from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
English Title: Time Travel Tondekeman
Japanese Title: Taimu Toraburu Tondekeman?
Wow! How can I forget this! Favorite ko toooooooo! waaaah! I will buy a DVD copy of this. Remember Takure???
In fairness, maganda ang pagkaka-dub nito in Tagalog. Nakakaaliw at nakakatawa talaga siya!
Wish I could go back to childhood…
There you have it! I hope ABS-CBN would do re-runs of these for the next generations. (but they might wanna have it on 3D)