Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari

Japanese name: Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari
Japanese name: 愛の若草物語
English name: Love's Tale of Young Grass; Little Women
French name: Les quatre filles du docteur March
German name: Eine fröhliche Familie
Italian name: Una per tutte, tutte per una (Piccole donne)
Dates: January 11, 1987-December 27, 1987
Broadcast time: Sunday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 48
Animation Studio: Nippon Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
LA5 (France)
RTL2 (Germany)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Louisa May Alcott (novel: Little Women)
Series Director: Fumio Kurokowa
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Junzo Nakajima (Nippon Animation), Taihei Ishikawa (Fuji Television)
Planning: Shoji Sato (Nippon Animation), Eichi Kubota (Fuji Television)
Writer(s): Akira Miyazaki
Art Director: Masamichi Takano
Character Designer(s): Yoshifumi Kondo, Yoshiki Yamazaki
Animator(s): Yoshiki Yamazaki (director), Shou Koyama (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Keiko Han (Meg), Eiko Yamada (Jo), Mayumi Sho (Beth), Rei Sakuma (Amy)
Genre(s): drama, faamily life, historical (United States, Nineteenth Century), literary adaptation
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BDBA 695-706)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari 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: November 15, 2008
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