, also known as is a 1987 Japanese animated television series
adaptation of Louisa May Alcott
's Little Women
, produced by Nippon Animation
A sequel series, Jo's Boys
, premiered in 1993.
The animated series is loosely derived from the book and introduces new material and characters. The series begins with the introduction of the March family happily living in Gettysburg
, until one day during a picnic, Mr. March notices Confederate
scouts at a riverbank
. As an officer of the Union Army on leave with a broken arm, Mr. March hesitantly leaves his family to inform his superiors and to prepare for the upcoming battle. Meanwhile, his family endures the Confederate occupation and even helps an escaped slave named John from being forcibly recruited to fight for the Confederacy.
Eventually, Union forces
arrive and in the ensuing battle the March family home is destroyed and their investment (which had also been their savings) stolen. With no other options, the family leaves Gettysburg to Newcord, where they hope to be taken by an estranged aunt of father. Upon arriving in Newcord
, they are coldly received by the old woman and even less so by David, an egotistical nephew who constantly asks for loans and antagonizes the family. Despite the reception, Aunt March allows the family to stay at home until they can get back on their feet.
Determined to have a sense of normalcy and persevere their hardship, Meg finds work as a Governess
while Jo alternates between... Read More