History Anime / Mapletown

24th Nov '16 3:41:50 PM tropower
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* DubNameChange: Patty "Rabbit" was originally called Patty "Hoprabbit" in the original Japanese version, with Bobby "Bear" being called Bobby "Kumanoff".[[note]]"Kuma" is Japanese for "bear".[[/note]]


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* LoopedLyrics: The dub theme only has two verses, with the second one repeated throughout.
* {{Macekre}}: Sort of. There was no "Mrs. Maple" character in the Japanese version.
* MarketBasedTitle: Somewhat. The Japanese version is called Maple Town "Monogatari" ("Story" / "Stories")
** The Spanish (Spain) version is called "La Aldea de Arce" (literally, "Maple 'Village'").
** In France, it's called "Les Petits Malins" (referring to the characters, rather than where they live).


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* TitleThemeTune: In both versions.
27th Dec '15 8:03:27 PM Exxolon
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''Maple Town'' (''Maple Town Monogatari'') was an animated television series, produced by {{Toei}} of Japan and originally broadcast on that country's TV Asahi in 1986 and 1987. The show centered on a community of anthropomorphic animals; its main characters were Patty Rabbit and her friend, Bobby Bear. The town was an impossibly friendly, cheerful place, with the only trouble being caused by the thieving swindler, Wild Wolf, and occasionally by the bratty but generally good-hearted [[AlphaBitch Fanny Fox]].

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''Maple Town'' '''''Maple Town''''' (''Maple Town Monogatari'') was an animated television series, produced by {{Toei}} of Japan and originally broadcast on that country's TV Asahi in 1986 and 1987. The show centered on a community of anthropomorphic animals; its main characters were Patty Rabbit and her friend, Bobby Bear. The town was an impossibly friendly, cheerful place, with the only trouble being caused by the thieving swindler, Wild Wolf, and occasionally by the bratty but generally good-hearted [[AlphaBitch Fanny Fox]].
6th Dec '15 8:19:04 PM Willbyr
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26th Aug '15 12:04:15 AM RAMChYLD
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Not to be confused with VideoGame/MapleStory.

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Not to be confused with VideoGame/MapleStory. See also WesternAnimation/SylvanianFamilies.
2nd Jul '14 9:47:10 PM Tallens
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* ForgedMessage: One episode dealt with Mayor Dandy Lion making himself sick over not getting an answer from a letter he sent to his estranged daughter. Patty Rabbit and her big sister write their own letter (writing it as if the mayor's daughter sent it) and send it to Mayor Lion in order to make him feel better.
18th May '13 8:03:10 PM c0sm0
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* BittersweetEnding: In both series. Patty is happy that she can live with her auntie in Palm Town however, this means goodbye for her close friend Bobby. The good thing is she promised to return someday. This is taken a bit further in the Palm Town Chapter.
17th May '13 10:19:14 PM c0sm0
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Not to be confused with VideoGame/MapleStory.
12th May '13 5:16:54 AM c0sm0
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* NoExportForYou: A great deal of the later episodes never made it to the U.S. market. The same goes for the video compilations from Family Home Entertainment in North America, and an obscure distributor going by the name of M.S.D. in the U.K. Moreover, the sequel series, ''PalmTown'', was never shown in English.
4th Apr '13 5:02:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MerchandiseDriven: Figures of the characters along with playsets and vehicles were available during the initial run of the series. This was towards the end of TheEighties when economic downturn and a market already saturated with licensed toys were present. In fact, this even led to a theory about why the later episodes of Maple Town and the sequel series were not released in the USA - the merchandise simply didn't live up to expectations.
4th Apr '13 4:48:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RetroUniverse: Wardrobes of the characters resemble the first half of the 20th century as does the technology. Old-fashioned automobiles, phones, radios, and microphones appear plus there's a noticeable lack of television, computers, video games, etc. It does end up being established that both Maple Town and its sequel, Palm Town, are indeed set in the later half of TheEighties - in spite of the retro setting of Maple Town. During an episode of Palm Town, Patty Rabbit even received a letter dated 1987!
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