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Tales of Little Women (愛の若草物語 Ai no Wakakusa Monogatari), also simply known as Little Women, is a 1987 Japanese animated television series adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, produced by Nippon Animation.

The English adaptation was first dubbed into English by Saban Entertainment and was broadcast across the United States by HBO in 1988 under the title Tales of Little Women.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Josephine "Jo" March Eiko Yamada Heidi Lenhart
Margaret "Meg" March Keiko Han ¿?
Elizabeth "Beth" March Mayumi Shō ¿?
Amy March Rei Sakuma Rebecca Forstadt
Theodore "Laurie" Laurence Nobuo Tobita Joshua Seth
Mary "Marmee" March Taeko Nakanishi ¿?
Frederic March Osamu Saka Michael Forest
Hannah Hisako Ōkata Barbara Goodson
Anthony Boone Kazuyuki Sogabe Dave Mallow
Aunt Martha March Ranko Mizuki Melodee Spevack
James Laurence Kōhei Miyauchi Mike Reynolds
John Brooke Toshihiko Kojima Ardwight Chamberlain
David Forrest Kōzō Shioya ¿?
Henry Murdoch Ryūji Saikachi Milton James
Annie Moffatt Miyoko Aoba ¿?
Sallie Gardiner Maria Kawamura Wendee Lee
John Marty Toshihiko Seki Daniel Woren
Esther Rumiko Ukai Lara Cody
Dorothy Asami Mukaidono ¿?
Ben Masashi Hirose Michael McConnohie
Polly Fushigi Yamada ¿?
Patty Ayako Shiraishi Wendee Lee
Mr. Davis Kōichi Kitamura Michael Forest
Tommy Brooke Chika Sakamoto Brianne Siddall
Dr. Banks Kenichi Ogata Edward Mannix

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Mr. Sutton Hideyuki Umezu Richard Epcar 1
Father Jones Takkō Ishimori Robert V. Barron 1, 5
Mrs. Spencer Nagisa Andō Edie Mirman 1, 4-5
Mayor Jessop Kōichi Kitamura Mike Reynolds 2-3
Corporal Baker Takurō Kitagawa Jeff Winkless 3-4
Mr. Buggly Ikuo Nishikawa 6
Abraham Lincoln Shūsei Nakamura Robert V. Barron 17
Dr. Christie Yuzuru Fujimoto Simon Prescott
Partygoers Kyōsei Tsukui
Junji Kitajima
Kerrigan Mahan
Kirk Thornton
Daniel Woren
19

Additional Voices

Notes

  • Unusual for a Saban dub of an anime series, the English dub kept the original Japanese musical score, although the theme songs were replaced with a new one by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy.

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
1988-1989 HBO United States United States
2009-2017 Smile

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Video Treasures 1992 VHS.jpg Episodes 21-22 NTSC United States United States
1 Volume
Anchor Bay Entertainment 1997 Episodes 21-22
1 Volume

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