Anime: Peter Pan No Bouken
Peter Pan No Bouken
(in English, Peter Pan: The Animated Series
) is an Anime
adaptation of Peter Pan
produced by Nippon Animation, as a part of the World Masterpiece Theater
While the story starts out similar to the original book, later episodes have new villains alongside Captain Hook—Sinistra, the Queen of Darkness, and her henchmen. The heroes also gain an ally in Princess Luna, a Princess of Light, who struggles with her heritage as the granddaughter and heiress of Sinistra.
It was distributed in the U.S. by Saban Entertainment
back in the 90's, but good luck finding it on Youtube
This anime contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Tiger Lily
- Adorkable: John
- Affably Evil: Captain Hook, along with the rest of his crew.
- Animated Adaptation
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Luna.
- Badass: This version of Hook is quite an impressive fighter, which might explain why he only needs a crew of six pirates. Even his hook is more of a prehensile claw.
- Beard of Evil: Hook and Robert.
- Berserk Button: One of Peter's biggest pranks gone wrong is when he steals the portrait of Hook's mother.
- Big Bad: Captain Hook, later Sinistra.
- The Brute: Alf and Bill.
- The Chessmaster: Hook.
- Damsel out of Distress: The Wendy of this adaptation is more Hot-Blooded than the standard portrayal. She yells at Hook when he has her prisoner, almost manages to go Talking the Monster to Death on him (only stepping on the wrong spot at the worst time possible interrupts her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to him), befriends Princess Luna in spite of her origins, and ultimately it's thanks to her Heroic Sacrifice that Luna turns back to the side of good.
- Dark Magical Girl: Princess Luna. Considering that she was raised by her grandmother Sinistra, can you blame her?
- Eye Patch Of Power: Alf.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Hook, as usual.
- Genius Bruiser: Hook.
- The Gunslinger: Robert.
- Heel Face Mole: Cecco, for a short time.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Like in the other continuities, Tinkerbell. With a twist, though: it's via using up all of her fairy Life Energy to destroy a Death Trap that is about to kill Peter, collapsing almost dead in his hands. When Tiger Lily and the Lost Boys step in, Peter hands the almost dead Tinkerbell to Tiger Lily and asks her to save her, before going to rescue Wendy; Lily takes Tinkerbell to the Fairy Realm and gets her cured.
- Hidden Depths: Hook's crew of pirates is much smaller in numbers in this version, leaving room for each of them to have more personality and development than most adaptations. One good example is the letter Starkey got from his sister, which Wendy actually reads to him.
- Hooks and Crooks: Starkey has a hook shaped sword.
- I Know You Are In There Somewhere Fight: Wendy, towards the Face Heel Turned Luna. She almost dies when Luna stabs her in the middle of it, but it ultimately works.
- Knife Nut: Cecco.
- Magic Mirror: Wendy gets thrown into one during the Grand Finale, and by Hook of all people. Then she finds Princess Luna inside that mirror world...
- Manipulative Bastard: Hook.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: John (Shrinking Violet) and Tiger Lily (Action Girl).
- Mega Twintails: Instead of Disney!Wendy's brunette Regal Ringlets and another Wendy's bob, this Wendy is a blonde with HUGE Girlish Pigtails and red hairbows.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Smee, as always. The rest of Hook's crew also becomes this when they're drunk.
- Name's the Same: Princess Luna, huh?
- Names to Know in Anime: It actually has a very good and well-known seiyuu cast: Noriko Hidaka (Peter), Naoko Matsui (Wendy), Chikao Ohtsuka (Hook), Yuriko Fuchizaki (Michael), Hisako Kyoda (Sinistra), Maria Kawamura (Luna and Tiger Lily), Sumi Shimamoto (Tinkerbell).
- It was dubbed in Latin-American Spanish, and with a rather famous cast as well: Carlos Hugo Hurtado (Ranma Saotome, Nicholas Wolfwood) as Peter, Maria Fernanda Morales (Minako/Sailor Venus, Athena, Hakufu) as Wendy, Jesus Barrero (Seiya, Koji Kabuto) as John, Mónica Estrada (Arale Norimaki, Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi) as Michael, the late Alvaro Tarcisio (Captain Henry Gloval and the other Captain Hook) as Hook, Cristina Hernández (Sakura Kinomoto, Haruko Akagi) as Tinkerbell, Patricia Acevedo (Sailor Moon, Chichi, Ryoumou) as Tiger Lily, etc.
- Non-Indicative Name: Luna's a princess of light, not darkness.
- Not So Harmless Villains: The big advantage Peter has over Hook's crew is that he can fly. Anyone who can't has more than enough of a reason to fear them.
- Pajama Clad Heroes: Actually averted. The Darlings were Genre Savvy enough to be fully dressed when Peter came for them for the second (third?) time and took them to Neverland.
- Plucky Girl: Both Wendy and Tiger Lily
- Quirky Mini Boss Squad: Hook's crew.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Wendy and Princess Luna, to a degree.
- Shrinking Violet: John takes Disney!John's quiet nature Up to Eleven.
- The Sneaky Guy: Cecco.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Princess Luna has one.
- Team Mom: Wendy.
- Tsundere: Tiger Lily is a Type A. Specially towards John. There was a whole episode dedicated to their first date, with John trying to be a gentleman to her — only to either misfortune to happen or to have Lily utterly tsuntsun at him.
- Wendy is very much a Type B. She's the most maternal and sweet girl, like any other of ther incarnations, but this one also gives her a Hot-Blooded side that makes her downright scary when she gets mad.
- World Masterpiece Theater: The part of the meta-series that was produced and released in 1989.