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Featured image for New Moomin 52/52 - Farewell, Moominvalley (さらばムーミン谷) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 52/52 - Farewell, Moominvalley (さらばムーミン谷) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 52/52 - Farewell, Moominvalley (さらばムーミン谷) (1972) (English subtitles)

It is time for Moominvalley to go into hibernation, and for Snufkin to leave for the winter. Before he departs, Snufkin takes one last look around Moominvalley and…

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Featured image for New Moomin 51/52 - I Hate You, Snufkin (スナフキンなんか大きらい) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 51/52 - I Hate You, Snufkin (スナフキンなんか大きらい) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 51/52 - I Hate You, Snufkin (スナフキンなんか大きらい) (1972) (English subtitles)

It's almost time for hibernation in Moominvalley, and Moomin is mostly idling. After he and his friends wonder why Snufkin has a guitar, he goes to Snufkin's tent…

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Featured image for New Moomin 11/52 - Moominvalley Is Full of Holes (ムーミン谷は穴だらけ) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 11/52 - Moominvalley Is Full of Holes (ムーミン谷は穴だらけ) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 11/52 - Moominvalley Is Full of Holes (ムーミン谷は穴だらけ) (1972) (English subtitles)

After an argument with the Muskrat, My digs a massive hole in Moominvalley in an attempt to figure out how holes are useful. All of a sudden, a…

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Featured image for New Moomin 10/52 - The Police Inspector Goes Away (署長さんがいなくなる) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 10/52 - The Police Inspector Goes Away (署長さんがいなくなる) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 10/52 - The Police Inspector Goes Away (署長さんがいなくなる) (1972) (English subtitles)

The Police Inspector feels that he is unnecessary in the peaceful Moominvalley, and resolves to leave. However, Stinky overhears this, and connives with Moomin and pals to instigate…

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Featured image for New Moomin 48/52 - The Broken Necklace (こわれたくびかざり) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 48/52 - The Broken Necklace (こわれたくびかざり) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 48/52 - The Broken Necklace (こわれたくびかざり) (1972) (English subtitles)

The snows are approaching in Moominvalley, and Moomin and his pals are making their own necklaces while they still can. My, jealous of Nonnon's beautiful necklace, attempts to…

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Featured image for New Moomin 47/52 - Slip Out Of the Land of Ice (氷の国をぬけだせ) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 47/52 - Slip Out Of the Land of Ice (氷の国をぬけだせ) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 47/52 - Slip Out Of the Land of Ice (氷の国をぬけだせ) (1972) (English subtitles)

Winter is starting to arrive in Moominvalley, and Moomin and pals go ice-skating in the morning. However, after an accident, they find themselves in a strange icy wonderland,…

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Featured image for New Moomin 43/52 - Arion's Lyre (アリオンのたて琴) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 43/52 - Arion's Lyre (アリオンのたて琴) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 43/52 - Arion's Lyre (アリオンのたて琴) (1972) (English subtitles)

Pappa waxes lyrical about the stars, and tells Moomin the tale of Arion and his lyre to convey to him the power of beautiful poetry. The next day,…

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Featured image for New Moomin 42/52 - Flap Your Wings! Pegasus (はばたけ! ペガサス) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 42/52 - Flap Your Wings! Pegasus (はばたけ! ペガサス) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 42/52 - Flap Your Wings! Pegasus (はばたけ! ペガサス) (1972) (English subtitles)

One late autumn day, the weather is unusually warm, and Mr. Hemulen puts up a portrait of two pegasuses who, according to an old story from his parents,…

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Featured image for New Moomin 41/52 - Language Is Disappearing? (言葉が消える?) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 41/52 - Language Is Disappearing? (言葉が消える?) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 41/52 - Language Is Disappearing? (言葉が消える?) (1972) (English subtitles)

One morning, as a repairman visits Moominvalley, words begin to disappear, and in due time this is followed by sounds and even voices. Moomin and his friends find…

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Featured image for New Moomin 14/52 - Sorry-oo's Own Home (メソメソ君のマイホーム) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 14/52 - Sorry-oo's Own Home (メソメソ君のマイホーム) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 14/52 - Sorry-oo's Own Home (メソメソ君のマイホーム) (1972) (English subtitles)

Sorry-oo has been too mischievous and destructive lately, and no one in Moominvalley can stand having him anymore, not even the Snork family. Eventually, the kids decide to…

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Featured image for New Moomin 37/52 - The Bell That Rings On Moonlit Nights (月夜になる鐘) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 37/52 - The Bell That Rings On Moonlit Nights (月夜になる鐘) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 37/52 - The Bell That Rings On Moonlit Nights (月夜になる鐘) (1972) (English subtitles)

On moonlit nights, Moominvalley's bell tolls mysteriously, and the culprit seems even stranger, leaving leaves behind. When everyone tries to take the bell down to figure out who…

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Featured image for New Moomin 36/52 - Grandpa Is the Best In the World (おじいちゃんは世界一) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 36/52 - Grandpa Is the Best In the World (おじいちゃんは世界一) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 36/52 - Grandpa Is the Best In the World (おじいちゃんは世界一) (1972) (English subtitles)

Snork's grandfather is visiting, and Moomin wishes he had a grandpa as amazing as him. Thereafter, the Ancestor drops in to be Moomin's grandpa, and quickly proves to…

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Featured image for New Moomin 44/52 - Let's Play With the Clouds (雲と遊ぼう) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 44/52 - Let's Play With the Clouds (雲と遊ぼう) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 44/52 - Let's Play With the Clouds (雲と遊ぼう) (1972) (English subtitles)

It's a quiet, peaceful autumn day, and Moomin is lying on a hill while looking at the clouds. All of a sudden, one of the clouds calls out…

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Never Say Never Again (Cat-Eyed Boy 02)

Happy Halloween! Orphan again brings you some thrills and chills with the second episode of Umezz Kazuo's 1976 horror series Youkaiden Nekom...

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Featured image for New Moomin 40/52 - The Torn Picture Book (やぶれた絵本) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 40/52 - The Torn Picture Book (やぶれた絵本) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 40/52 - The Torn Picture Book (やぶれた絵本) (1972) (English subtitles)

As a gift to celebrate her recovery from illness, Moomin gives Nonnon a mysterious but beautiful picture book that Too-Ticky found on the beach. However, the last page…

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Featured image for New Moomin 39/52 - The Laughter Mask (笑いの仮面) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 39/52 - The Laughter Mask (笑いの仮面) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 39/52 - The Laughter Mask (笑いの仮面) (1972) (English subtitles)

It's the day of the Mask Festival, and Sniff wants a special laughter mask that the old mask-maker doesn't want to give him at first. Eventually, he relents,…

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Featured image for New Moomin 38/52 - The Curse of the Red Moon (赤い月の呪い) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 38/52 - The Curse of the Red Moon (赤い月の呪い) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 38/52 - The Curse of the Red Moon (赤い月の呪い) (1972) (English subtitles)

Every lunar eclipse, swarms of bats arrive in Moominvalley, and these bats are said to be vampiric. When it turns out that Snufkin has been taking care of…

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Featured image for New Moomin 33/52 - Pappa All Alone (ひとりぽっちのパパ) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 33/52 - Pappa All Alone (ひとりぽっちのパパ) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 33/52 - Pappa All Alone (ひとりぽっちのパパ) (1972) (English subtitles)

Pappa is feeling underappreciated. Moomin and Mamma did not tell him about a fire, and his idea to take them on vacation for a day conflicts with Moomin's…

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Featured image for New Moomin 34/52 - I Am King! (ぼくは王様だ!) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 34/52 - I Am King! (ぼくは王様だ!) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 34/52 - I Am King! (ぼくは王様だ!) (1972) (English subtitles)

Moomin has to clean the storehouse before he can go play with his friends in the sea. While rummaging through the items, he finds a strange pair of…

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Featured image for New Moomin 8/52 - The Marvelous Spoon (ふしぎなスプーン) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 8/52 - The Marvelous Spoon (ふしぎなスプーン) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 8/52 - The Marvelous Spoon (ふしぎなスプーン) (1972) (English subtitles)

Moomin is a picky eater, and is curious about starvation. When Pappa takes out a giant spoon and discusses how it has kept the family from starving, Moomin…

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Featured image for New Moomin 4/52 - Snufkin Is Back (スナフキンが帰って来た) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 4/52 - Snufkin Is Back (スナフキンが帰って来た) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 4/52 - Snufkin Is Back (スナフキンが帰って来た) (1972) (English subtitles)

Moomin seems to have broken Mr. Hemulen's horn, so he takes on various jobs in an attempt to buy a new one for him. Along the way, however,…

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Featured image for New Moomin 35/52 - Pappa's Old Shoes (パパの古い靴) (1972) (English subtitles)Background image for New Moomin 35/52 - Pappa's Old Shoes (パパの古い靴) (1972) (English subtitles)

New Moomin 35/52 - Pappa's Old Shoes (パパの古い靴) (1972) (English subtitles)

While searching for his ball in the storeroom, Moomin discovers Pappa's old shoes. As Mamma explains, they are a memento of the hardships he went through when he…

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The Proper Way to End Your Moomin Episode

I couldn't resist. From New Moomin #30, "The Unvanishing Ghost": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qSWWpkqJpU

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5 Reasons To Watch: Moomin

After generations of being a local niche, this second attempt at making a Moomin anime turned the Finnish comic series into a worldwide hype.

Reasons to Anime

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Cat-Eyed Boy (Youkaiden Nekome Kozou) 01

Just in time for Halloween, Orphan presents the first episode of Umezz Kazuo's 1976 horror series Youkaiden Nekome Kozou ( Spirit Legend Ca...

Collectr's Blog

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This Thursday: The return of Anime Nostalgia's Pen Pal Mailers!

Some of you might remember that last year, I used the fanart sketch cards I did for the #sixfanarts challenge on Twitter to make "Pen Pal Ma...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Moomin Brand Cuts Ties with DHC Mid-Collab in the Name of Diversity

Moomin brand Japan recently cut ties with Japanese company DHC - only one day after announcing their new Moomin x DHC cosmetics collab!

Unseen Japan

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Heidi, Girl of the Alps

Heidi, Girl of the Alps needs no introduction. One of the most important and influential works in the history of Japanese animation, Isao Takahata’s first series for Zuiyo…

Animétudes

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Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck

Yama Nezumi Rocky Chuck, known in the English-speaking world as Fables of the Green Forest, can be considered the first show to fit into the extended World Masterpiece…

Animétudes

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Cool Cool Bye

When a laserdisc of the 1986 fantasy OVA Cool Cool Bye turned up in a pile of discs the team bought in Japan, I thought it would…

Collectr's Blog

Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden Pt. 1 (with Caitlin, Sara, and Zahra)

Covers volumes 1–6 of Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden by Yuu WataseGenbu Kaiden is Shojo & Tell host Ashley's second-favorite manga (behind only the illustrious Maid-Sama!), and so, this…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

The history of TMS – Part 3 : The watershed years

In 1973, anime celebrated its first decade of existence. But the anime industry in 1973 was almost a world apart from what it was 10 years earlier :…

Animétudes

September 1990 Pt. 2 Animedia magazine

Animedia - First Published in July 1981 by Gakken Co., Ltd. Consisting of 144 pages (including the front & back covers), #9 September 1990 (...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Tanoshii Moomin Ikka and the Value of Loose Adaptations

We take a deep dive into Tove Jansson's Moomins franchise, shining a light on its anime adaptation, to explore the value of loose adaptations in other media

Anime Herald

Hello, friends!

I know that right now is kind of a scary time for many, so I wanted to take a moment to make a post of free resources that…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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Year 1 Issue 9

Arcadia Dragnet, Year 1, Issue 9   February 26 - March 3, 2020 Hello everyone and welcome back to…

Arcadia Dragnet

The Other Half of the Golden Combo: Akio Sugino Interview – Madhouse and Tokyo Movie (Part 2/6)

Tokyo Movie also adapted Attack No. 1. Initially with Aim for the Ace! I was told to adapt it just like they had done for Attack No. 1.…

Heisei Etranger

Dynamite In The Brain – Episode 77 – Emergency Podcast

Over at the podcast we have a new episode up, about a variety of topics including Ghost In The Shell Arise, Moomins and Cats. Subscribe on iTunes RSS…

AWESOME ENGINE

1990’s TV Anime – Moomin Episode 1 (1990)

“Here they are for one and all / Moomins are about to call / C’mon and sit down here with me / They are here for you on…

AWESOME ENGINE