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Tongari Boushi No Memole Art Works 20th Anniversary

HappyLawHappyLaw1 måned sidenReview
You may not be familiar with an anime from the early eighties, but I'm sure that everyone being child in those years have at least watch an episode or two ^_^
The japanese title is "Tongari Boushi no Memole" (or Memoru), but being a huge success in Japan, it got licensed internationally: here in Italy it's "Memole Dolce Memole", in Spain "La Magia de Titila", in America/UK "Little Memole / Wee Wendy".
So I grew up with the notes of the Italian Opening: Memole Dolce Memole
so many memories!
the artbook I'm reviewing has been published for the 20th anniversary of the serie and it's now long out of print and with an astronimic price (at least on ebay).
I've found my copy on Suruga-ya for a not so high price and I've used Zenmarket as proxy. Considering that the local shipping was free and that for the first order with Zenmarket you get 300 yen bonus(that cover the service fee), I got the book for Suruga-ya price + EMS shipping + only 40 yen paid to zenmarket for undervaluing the item on the documents...I'm more than satisfied!

ok I've written way too much! let's see the book!
cover front:
https://78.media.tumblr.com/447164536f7ea8f5f815737ccd97a42f/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o1_500.jpg

cover Back:
https://78.media.tumblr.com/73911d15fcc8d8a4cdf310fc7b22192a/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o2_500.jpg

new illustrations for the anniversary:
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/600/HappyLaw1507540800.jpeg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/03ac0cf875315578951b626a6489087c/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o3_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/d3e16a4ea1063a838d4c984ea2c92a42/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o4_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/233b4087faac8994f0cd4714fcd5dc8a/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o5_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/439d32c05ebee7827c4fdaf52ea71656/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o6_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/cba0dbe62e88939be9a12700d409d8fe/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o7_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/200ad83462d163c948772df62b32e3d6/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o8_500.jpg

illustrations from the eighties:
https://78.media.tumblr.com/57a9d2b4926c47d83923aa7faf72eb06/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o9_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/0f63c7ca6bfb760c1fdf8732aa150033/tumblr_oxjsmtFc1Q1vvpqf8o10_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/916032bb4bc4da840c94e87c02efc746/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o1_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/89d0659b31672fff8e61ac2959f9cf30/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o2_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/87bfa62f00646b9b88dccb6058569129/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o3_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/55629b159305616caeb30bee61675e73/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o4_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/325cc3b74dde333d34b34f82133a0994/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o7_500.jpg

some pages with monochrome illustrations (with a story? can't read jap so I really don't know)
https://78.media.tumblr.com/22db71140fa53a19d33a8466388edc33/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o5_500.jpg

in 1984 it has been released a collection of 32 postcards, that tell you a visual story looking at them in sequence, Memole and her friends save the village from dangerous grasshoppers!
https://78.media.tumblr.com/5d2c70820d97114cc9973d5865a1d51d/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o6_500.jpg

I love love love the style of the background! each one is a masterpiece!
https://78.media.tumblr.com/2ab839d3786015453f68e096a706a762/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o8_500.jpg

https://78.media.tumblr.com/9c4d1f3a7ae61fe9da1925a22b3d0880/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o9_500.jpg

character design:
https://78.media.tumblr.com/59c5d33dd268c6b6ecc8e4d60aa78fa7/tumblr_oxjsqjKLMg1vvpqf8o10_500.jpg

this book was one of my Holy Grails! I'm so happy to finally own it!
if you are interested in the anime and you get the chance, watch it! it may seem too childish but there are themes that are always present nowadays like depression, bullying and loneliness...ok now like this the anime doesn't sound so good ;) eheheheh, but don't worry everything is solved with sweetness and tenderness by Memole! and it's also very funny because Memole's friends are hilarious!


bigger pics on my tumblr:
part 1:happylaw.tumblr...
part 2:happylaw.tumblr...
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Shaolan-kun (1 måned siden) #26941737I could never stand Georgie, sorry... but I loved Pollyanna, as sad as it could be. I might add Princess Sarah, anyone remembers that?
No way! XD Georgie was so epic! And so dramatic! I remember that even my mom started watching it cause she wanted to know if there's a happy end XD A lot of these Anime actually had really serious undertones and were quite sad and heartbreaking at times. I LOVED Princess Sarah (we share the same first name XD) and boy, did I suffer along with this girl T_T
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Oh my gosh, the memories this brings up! I used to watch it when I was a child, even though I can't remember much of the plot right now (come to think of it, I probably never saw the final episodes... now I need to!). The watercolor backgrounds were really amazing, no other "cartoon" (as I called them back then) had such style. Man, how I hated the black-haired girl...
I clearly remember this episode when they find out about chewing-gum. The children like it but the village elder believes it's a waste to throw it away so keeps munching on it for days.

AkibaMelon (1 måned siden) #26938947Anybody remembers Ai no wakakusa monogatari, Ai shoujo Porianna monogatari or Georgie?
I could never stand Georgie, sorry... but I loved Pollyanna, as sad as it could be. I might add Princess Sarah, anyone remembers that?
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AkibaMelon (1 måned siden) #26938947I'm not familar with this particular series but I'm a sucker for retro Anime <3 I have so many fond memories of all the Anime I used to watch as a kid (back when nobody called it Anime yet XD) Anybody remembers Ai no wakakusa monogatari, Ai shoujo Porianna monogatari or Georgie? Aww I adored these! Glad to see some retro shoujo here and there on MFC! Thank you <3
you're welcome!
yes I remember them! so many good animes in the good old eighties!
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I'm not familar with this particular series but I'm a sucker for retro Anime <3 I have so many fond memories of all the Anime I used to watch as a kid (back when nobody called it Anime yet XD) Anybody remembers Ai no wakakusa monogatari, Ai shoujo Porianna monogatari or Georgie? Aww I adored these! Glad to see some retro shoujo here and there on MFC! Thank you <3
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Second hand waifus deserve a second chance at laifu!

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