Sunday, April 15, 2007

More Classic Family Anime

Two anime featuring family life that have been staples for decades in Japan--maybe for longer than I've been around--and I haven't yet featured them at Mostly Harmless? For shame!

Here's the Chibi Maruko-chan opening:

and ending:

These are the old theme songs for the show that the tsuma watched when she was a kid--and that her musume are watching new episodes of.

Here's the Sazae-san opening:

and one family's live-action tribute to the show's ending:

The tsuma claims everyone who grew up in Japan knows this song.

Just for fun, here's Sazae Trek:

and i-sazaesan:

Just in case I turn out to be wrong here.


Bill Benzon said...

This is all great stuff. Loved Saeze Trek. Saeze-san was started as a comic strip in 1946.

The Constructivist said...

Holy shit!

Bill Benzon said...

Not only that, but Saeze-san was drawn by a woman, Machiko Hasegawa, who drew it until 1974. Saeze-san started on TV in 1969.

The Constructivist said...

So it is my age.