History Anime / WorldMasterpieceTheater

21st Jun '16 2:05:00 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* ParentalAbandonment: if the main protagonist isn't a HeartwarmingOrphan they are likely to be abandoned by their parents. Either the parents go missing, are forced to go away (i.e. the March sisters' father going off to fight in the Civil War in ''Little Women'', although their mother remains), or even actively sell their poor offspring into slavery.

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* ParentalAbandonment: if If the main protagonist isn't a HeartwarmingOrphan HeartwarmingOrphan, they are likely to be abandoned by their parents. Either the parents go missing, are forced to go away (i.e. the March sisters' father going off to fight in the Civil War in ''Little Women'', although their mother remains), or even actively sell their poor offspring into slavery.



* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Nelo and Patrasche]]]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Nelo Nello and Patrasche]]]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.Flanders''.
* ChristmasEpisode: Some entries have their special episodes about the characters celebrating Christmas such as ''Little Women'' (Episode 47), ''My Daddy Long Legs'' (Episode 23) and ''Trapp Family Story'' (Episodes 23 and 24).
17th Jun '16 3:26:25 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* MarketBasedTitle: The official English title of the franchise is called "Classic Family Theater" series but most of the viewers are familiar with the title "World Masterpiece Theater".
** All of the entries have their own titles based on the foreign language they used.
2nd Jun '16 11:05:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* '''1979''' ''Red-haired Anne'' (Akage no An) after the 1908 Novel ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. This was the last in the series to feature contributions by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and IsaoTakahata.

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* '''1979''' ''Red-haired Anne'' (Akage no An) after the 1908 Novel ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. This was the last in the series to feature contributions by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and IsaoTakahata.Creator/IsaoTakahata.
17th May '16 1:35:09 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* ShownTheirWork: A lot of staff in [[Creator/NipponAnimation]] did extensive research in historical and geographical materials of the novels.

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* ShownTheirWork: A lot of staff in [[Creator/NipponAnimation]] Creator/NipponAnimation did extensive research in historical and geographical materials of the novels.
17th May '16 1:33:50 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* ShownTheirWork: A lot of staff in [[Creator/NipponAnimation]] did extensive research in historical and geographical materials of the novels.
15th May '16 8:43:32 PM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* '''1986''' ''TheStoryOfPollyannaGirlOfLove'' (Ai Shōjo Porianna Monogatari) after the 1913 novel ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' by American novelist Eleanor H. Porter.

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* '''1986''' ''TheStoryOfPollyannaGirlOfLove'' ''Anime/TheStoryOfPollyannaGirlOfLove'' (Ai Shōjo Porianna Monogatari) after the 1913 novel ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' by American novelist Eleanor H. Porter.
14th May '16 5:16:16 PM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* '''1987''' ''LoveStoryOfTheYoungGrass'' (Anime/AiNoWakakusaMonogatari) after the 1868 Novel ''LittleWomen'' by American author Louisa May Alcott. Known as "Tales of Little Women" in its English dub version.

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* '''1987''' ''LoveStoryOfTheYoungGrass'' (Anime/AiNoWakakusaMonogatari) ''[[Anime/AiNoWakakusaMonogatari Love Story of the Young Grass]]'' (Ai No Wakakusa Monogatari) after the 1868 Novel ''LittleWomen'' by American author Louisa May Alcott. Known as "Tales of Little Women" in its English dub version.
13th May '16 8:47:20 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: TheHeroDies Nelo and Patrasche]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: TheHeroDies [[TheHeroDies Nelo and Patrasche]] Patrasche]]]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.
13th May '16 8:45:29 AM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* ABoyAndHisX: Some main characters have their pets throughout their adventure. Examples such as Sterling's Rascal (''Rascal the Raccoon''), Pollyanna's chipmunk (''Pollyanna'') and Jackie's Murphy (''Bushbaby'').

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* ABoyAndHisX: Some main characters have their pets throughout their adventure. adventures. Examples such as Sterling's Rascal (''Rascal the Raccoon''), Pollyanna's chipmunk (''Pollyanna'') and Jackie's Murphy (''Bushbaby'').(''Bushbaby'').
* AnyoneCanDie: Besides the protagonist's parents, several supporting characters in the whole series are killed off for good. The most infamous is the death of [[spoiler: TheHeroDies Nelo and Patrasche]] in ''The Dog of Flanders''.
5th May '16 2:29:57 PM TheRhapsodianTourist
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Look at the Wikipedia page for at least 60 percent of these shows in Italian, French or Arabic and they'll likely be twice as long as the language of the page you were previously reading.



* ABoyAndHisX: Some main characters have their pets throughout their adventure. Examples such as Sterling's Rascal (''Rascal the Raccoon'') and Jackie's Murphy (''Bushbaby'').

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* ABoyAndHisX: Some main characters have their pets throughout their adventure. Examples such as Sterling's Rascal (''Rascal the Raccoon'') Raccoon''), Pollyanna's chipmunk (''Pollyanna'') and Jackie's Murphy (''Bushbaby'').


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* MayDecemberRomance: Some of the female main characters have partners or husbands who are at least ten years older than them such as Judy/Jervis (''My Daddy Long Legs'') and Jo/Professor Bhaer (''Little Women II: Jo's Boys'')


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* {{Tomboy}}: If the female main character is not a GirlyGirl, they are this who are either act boyish or has interest in male activities. Jo March (''Little Women''), Pollyanna, Maria Kutschera (''Trapp Family Story''), Jackie Rhodes (''Bushbaby''), and Nan (''Little Women II: Jo's Boys'') are some of the examples.
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