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Peter Pan no Bōken
Las aventuras de Peter Pan.JPG
ピーターパンの冒険
(Pītā Pan no Bōken)
Genre Adventure, Fantasy
TV anime
Director Takashi Nakamura
Yoshio Kuroda
Studio Nippon Animation
Network Japan Fuji TV, NHK
Original run January 8, 1989December 24, 1989
Episodes 41
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Peter Pan no Bōken (ピーターパンの冒険 Pītā Pan no Bōken ?, lit. Adventures of Peter Pan) is an anime series by Nippon Animation, and directed by Takashi Nakamura and Yoshio Kuroda, which first aired in Japan on the Fuji TV network between January 8, 1989 and December 24, 1989. It is an adaptation of the classic Peter Pan novel by James Matthew Barrie, and spanned a total of 41 episodes.

It was part of the World Masterpiece Theater, a famed animation staple by Nippon Animation, which produced an animated version of a different classical book or story each year. The anime, while adapting material from the original novel, also adds numerous original story arcs.

The series was also later translated and released in several international audiences worldwide, including numerous countries in Europe, South Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.

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Synopsis

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Plot

The anime starts with Wendy having a dream about Peter Pan rescuing her and having a sword fight with Captain Hook. Wendy and her two brothers later on the episode go to Never Never land and Wendy becomes the 'mother' of the Lost boys. Throughout the series a romance blooms between Peter and Wendy as they go on fights with pirates . The last half of the series go to a different direction then the original story line and also introduce a new character ( Princess Luna ) who becomes an important part of the last episodes.

Before the series

Preview summaries character designs and pictures of the Peter Pan were released in magazines to promote the series. The character designs were slightly different then when the series aired. The story summary had a plot of Peter Pan and his friends stealing a treasure map from the pirates and went on a journey to find it.

Characters

Protagonists

  • Peter Pan - The hero of the series. Template:Voice
  • Wendy Moira Angela Darling - The oldest of three siblings who flies away to Neverland with Peter (followed by her siblings). Template:Voice
  • John Darling - Wendy's young brother who is always getting into some kind of trouble. Template:Voice
  • Michael Darling - Wendy's youngest brother who shows a great deal of courage for his age. Template:Voice
  • Tiger Lily - A tomboyish Indian girl that John starts to fall in love with. Template:Candi Milo
  • Tinkerbell - A fairy and one of Peter's companions. Template:Voice

The Lost Boys

Japanese poster cover
  • Curly - The leader of the Lost Boys during Peter's absence. Template:Voice
  • Slightly - One of the Lost Boys who is an inventor. Template:Voice
  • Tootles - One of the Lost Boys. Template:Alanna Ubach

Antagonists

  • Captain Hook - The main villain who tries his hardest to defeat Peter. Voiced by: Chikao Ōtsuka
  • Smee - An old pirate that serves under Captain Hook, but is too kind to be a pirate. Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata
  • Bill - The leader of the pirates when Hook is not around, and one of the strongest. Voiced by: Daisuke Gōri
  • Alf - Another one of Captain Hook's pirates. Voiced by: Tesshō Genda
  • Starky - A cowardly pirate. Voiced by: Masato Hirano
  • Robert - Pirate in charge of Hook's artillery. Voiced by: Issei Futamata
  • Cecco - Pirate very well trained in the use of knives. The Shortest Pirate He later betrays Captain Hook. Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera
  • Princess Luna - A Princess of Darkness with a dark and powerful alter-ego. Voiced by: Maria Kawamura
  • Sinistra - The evil Queen of Darkness who serves as the main antagonist later on in the series. She has three henchmen that help her. Voiced by: Hisako Kyōda

Others

  • Crocodile - When Peter fought Hook long ago, this crocodile ate Hook's right hand. Ever since then, he's been trying to eat the rest of him. This croc also happened to had swallowed a clock, which is the cause of the ticking sound that accompanies him.

Episodes

List of Peter Pan episodes

Music

The series uses two pieces of theme music. The opening song is called "Mōichido Pita Pan [もう一度ピーターパン] (Again Peter Pan", and the ending song is called "Yume yo Hirake Goma! [夢よ開けゴマ!] (I Dream, Open Sesame!)". Both songs are sung by the japanese singer, Yuyu.

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