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Title (English) Katri, Girl of the Meadows
Title (Japanese) Makiba no Shoujo Katri

book cover

Fantasy Novel

Notes Ger.= "Das Madchen von der Farm".
Creator(s): Auni Naolivaara

A title in Fuji TV & Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater (meisaku)TV anime series of adaptations of classic children's books.
Nippon Animation, 1984
Classification WMT
Synopsis This is a story of a young girl, Katolie (Katri) living on remote farms in Finland, and later in town, during the First World War.
The War and Russian revolution rumble faintly in the background and are responsible for the absense or disappearance of various adult characters (a recurrent theme in Katri's life). Eventually Katri goes to school in a town, still hoping to be reunited with her mother.
Review Grandfather | Katri reading
This is a low-key but well detailed story of a young girl, Katolie (Katri) living on remote farms in Finland, and later in town, during the First World War. Katri is an intelligent child, who has taught herself to read. The backgrounds are very nicely done, and though it's not always dramatic (in various episodes, she gets chased by boy bullies, a farm burns down, a wolf is seen, and a cow gores a bear) it's quite watchable, and bears repeated viewings. One of my favourite WMT anime. Learn the German for "cow" etc.

Taro Rehrl writes:
Yes, her name is Katri, not Katoli but the Japanese have the usual troubles with the pronounciation of such names. The German dubbers heard the original but didn't know that it's supposed to be 'Katri' so they also used 'Katoli'. The novel was written around 1940.

Credits Series Director: Hiroshi Saito
Character Designer(s): Noboru Katano
Data from Ben Ettinger
Episodes 49
Release Jap:DVD, Jap:VHS, Jap:LD, Ger:TV
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Date 1984 January 8 - 1984 December 23
Production Nippon Animation
Broadcaster Fuji TV
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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