Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (TV series)

The Girl in the Wind: Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (風の中の少女 金髪のジェニー, Kaze no Naka no Shōjo: Kinpatsu no Jenī) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Nippon Animation which ran for 52 episodes on TV Tokyo in 1992–1993.[1] It is based on the 1854 song "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" by Stephen Foster.

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
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Bill (playing the banjo), Steven, and Jeanie.
風の中の少女 金髪のジェニー
(Kaze no Naka no Shōjo Kinpatsu no Jenī)
GenreDrama, Romance
Anime television series
Directed byRyō Yasumura
Produced byMutsuo Shimizu (TV Tokyo)
Takaji Matsudo
Shūichi Ozao
Written byFumio Ishimori
Nobuyuki Fujimoto
Mai Sunaga
Music byHideo Shimazu
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run October 15, 1992 September 30, 1993
Episodes52
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PlotEdit

The story begins in a small town in Pennsylvania in 1838. Jeanie MacDowell is a cheerful and beautiful girl with light brown hair (although this could be perceived as being blonde hair). Jeanie enjoys playing the piano and loves taking piano lessons from her mother.

Steven, a good harmonica player, and Bill, a boy who is very good at playing the banjo, are great friends of Jeanie's. They enjoy playing music together like a small band.

However, Jeanie's happy life changes dramatically after her mother suddenly passes away.

Experiencing many difficulties and learning the importance of life, she decides to devote her life to helping many people suffering from illness.

The series is a love story about the relationship between Steven and Jeanie - clearly[citation needed] a reference to Stephen Foster and his wife Jeanie.

CharactersEdit

Jeanie MacDowell
Voiced by: Mitsuko Horie
Steven Foster
Voiced by: Toshiko Fujita
Bill
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi
Freddie MacDowell
Voiced by: Kinryū Arimoto
Angela MacDowell
Voiced by: Waka Kanda
Dr. Sandy
Voiced by: Keaton Yamada
Diana
Voiced by: Masako Katsuki
Robert
Voiced by: Hiro Yūki
Big Joe
Voiced by: Takkō Ishimori
Mammy
Voiced by: Noriko Oka
Henry Foster
Voiced by: Hidetoshi Nakamura
Susan
Voiced by: Kei Hayami
Ms. Garland
Voiced by: Rumiko Ukai
Betty
Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori
Cathy
Voiced by: Masako Miura
Mora
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara
Kanna
Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa
Conrad
Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto
Dr. Jason
Voiced by: Mitsuo Senda

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EpisodesEdit

# Title Original airdate
01"Hometown People"
Transcription: "Kōkyō no Hitobito" (Japanese: 故郷の人々)
15 October 1992 (1992-10-15)
02"A Local Horse Race"
Transcription: "Kusakeiba" (Japanese: 草競馬)
22 October 1992 (1992-10-22)
03"Please Don't Die, Mother"
Transcription: "Shinanai de Kāsan" (Japanese: 死なないで母さん)
29 October 1992 (1992-10-29)
04"Tears Are on the Other Side of Stars"
Transcription: "Namida wa Hoshi no Kanata ni" (Japanese: 涙は星のかなたに)
5 November 1992 (1992-11-05)
05"The Flashy Patient"
Transcription: "Hanayaka na Kanja-san" (Japanese: 華やかな患者さん)
12 November 1992 (1992-11-12)
06"An Appointment with Father"
Transcription: "Otōsan to no Yakusoku" (Japanese: お父さんとの約束)
19 November 1992 (1992-11-19)
07"An Unexpected Gift"
Transcription: "Igai na Purezento" (Japanese: 意外なプレゼント)
26 November 1992 (1992-11-26)
08"The Riddle of Ms. Diana"
Transcription: "Daiana-san no Nazo" (Japanese: ダイアナさんの謎)
3 December 1992 (1992-12-03)
09"My Best Friend Bertha"
Transcription: "Yūjō no Bazā" (Japanese: 友情のバザー)
10 December 1992 (1992-12-10)
10"A Night Alone"
Transcription: "Hitoribotchi no Yoru" (Japanese: 一人ぼっちの夜)
17 December 1992 (1992-12-17)
11"Father's Determination"
Transcription: "Otōsan no Ketsui" (Japanese: お父さんの決意)
24 December 1992 (1992-12-24)
12"A New Journey"
Transcription: "Atarashii Tabidachi" (Japanese: 新しい旅立ち)
31 December 1992 (1992-12-31)
13"The Strong Bonds of Friendship"
Transcription: "Tsuyoi Yūjō no Kizuna" (Japanese: 強い友情のきずな)
7 January 1993 (1993-01-07)
14"An Important Gift"
Transcription: "Taisetsu na Okurimono" (Japanese: 大切なおくりもの)
14 January 1993 (1993-01-14)
15"Morning of Goodbyes"
Transcription: "Sayonara no Asa" (Japanese: さよならの朝)
21 January 1993 (1993-01-21)
16"The Fate of Two Letters"
Transcription: "Unmei no Nitsū no Tegami" (Japanese: 運命の二通の手紙)
28 January 1993 (1993-01-28)
17"Goodbye to the Hometown"
Transcription: "Sayonara Kokyō" (Japanese: さよなら故郷)
4 February 1993 (1993-02-04)
18"A New Life"
Transcription: "Atarashii Seikatsu" (Japanese: 新しい生活)
11 February 1993 (1993-02-11)
19"An Enjoyable Sunday"
Transcription: "Tanoshimi na Nichiyōbi" (Japanese: 楽しみな日曜日)
18 February 1993 (1993-02-18)
20"Ms. Annamarie"
Transcription: "Annamarī Sensei" (Japanese: アンナマリー先生)
25 February 1993 (1993-02-25)
21"The Long Awaited Recital"
Transcription: "Machidōshii Happyōkai" (Japanese: 待ち遠しい発表会)
4 March 1993 (1993-03-04)
22"The Golden Watch of Friendship"
Transcription: "Yūjō no Kindokei" (Japanese: 友情の金時計)
11 March 1993 (1993-03-11)
23"A Goal of Friendship"
Transcription: "Nerawareta Yūjō" (Japanese: 狙われた友情)
18 March 1993 (1993-03-18)
24"I'm Not Gonna Lose"
Transcription: "Watashi wa Makenai" (Japanese: 私は負けない)
25 March 1993 (1993-03-25)
25"Alone on Christmas Eve"
Transcription: "Hitoribotchi no Seiya" (Japanese: 一人ぼっちの聖夜)
1 April 1993 (1993-04-01)
26"The School Ghost Rebellion"
Transcription: "Gakuin Obake Sōdō" (Japanese: 学院おばけ騒動)
8 April 1993 (1993-04-08)
27"Beginning a Journey to Freedom"
Transcription: "Jiyū e no Tabidachi" (Japanese: 自由への旅立ち)
15 April 1993 (1993-04-15)
28"The Beautiful Transfer Student"
Transcription: "Utsukushiki Tenkōsei" (Japanese: 美しき転校生)
22 April 1993 (1993-04-22)
29"Girls in Love"
Transcription: "Koisuru Shōjotachi" (Japanese: 恋する少女たち)
29 April 1993 (1993-04-29)
30"Becoming a Little Bit Grown Up"
Transcription: "Choppiri Otona ni" (Japanese: ちょっぴり大人に)
6 May 1993 (1993-05-06)
31"It's Gonna Be a Great Summer Vacation"
Transcription: "Tanoshii Hazu no Natsu Yasumi" (Japanese: 楽しい筈の夏休み)
13 May 1993 (1993-05-13)
32"Jeanie's Crisis"
Transcription: "Jenī no Kiki" (Japanese: ジェニーの危機)
20 May 1993 (1993-05-20)
33"Desperate Escape"
Transcription: "Inochigake no Dasshutsu" (Japanese: 命がけの脱出)
27 May 1993 (1993-05-27)
34"The Traveler with the Wandering Heart"
Transcription: "Kokoro Kayoi Au Tabibito" (Japanese: 心通い合う旅人)
3 June 1993 (1993-06-03)
35"The Exciting Treasure Hunt"
Transcription: "Osawagase Hihō Tanken" (Japanese: お騒がせ秘宝探検)
10 June 1993 (1993-06-10)
36"A Real Scream"
Transcription: "Sana no Sakebi" (Japanese: 真実の叫び)
17 June 1993 (1993-06-17)
37"The Sorrow of a Lonesome Bill"
Transcription: "Kodoku na Biru no Nayami" (Japanese: 孤独なビルの悩み)
24 June 1993 (1993-06-24)
38"Goodbye, Bill"
Transcription: "Sayonara Biru" (Japanese: さよならビル)
1 July 1993 (1993-07-01)
39"The Melody of My Heart"
Transcription: "Waga Kokoro no Merodi" (Japanese: わが心のメロディ)
8 July 1993 (1993-07-08)
40"Jeanie, Age 15"
Transcription: "Jenī, 15-sai" (Japanese: ジェニー・15歳)
15 July 1993 (1993-07-15)
41"Angels with Cold Eyes"
Transcription: "Tsumetai Hitomi no Tenshitachi" (Japanese: 冷たい瞳の天使達)
22 July 1993 (1993-07-22)
42"A Glass Full of Good Intentions"
Transcription: "Gurasu Ippai no Zen'i" (Japanese: グラス一杯の善意)
29 July 1993 (1993-07-29)
43"Let's Rescue the Teacher!"
Transcription: "Sensei o Tasukero!" (Japanese: 先生を助けろ!)
5 August 1993 (1993-08-05)
44"Jeanie's Determination"
Transcription: "Jenī no Ketsudan" (Japanese: ジェニーの決断)
12 August 1993 (1993-08-12)
45"Goodbye, Bessie"
Transcription: "Sayonara Besshī" (Japanese: さよならベッシー)
19 August 1993 (1993-08-19)
46"The First Dinner"
Transcription: "Hajimete no Dinā" (Japanese: 初めてのディナー)
26 August 1993 (1993-08-26)
47"Castaway on a Stormy Night"
Transcription: "Arashi no Yoru no Hyōryūsha" (Japanese: 嵐の夜の漂流者)
2 September 1993 (1993-09-02)
48"Eviction Tree"
Transcription: "Tachinoki no Ki" (Japanese: たちのきの木)
9 September 1993 (1993-09-09)
49"A Real Proposal"
Transcription: "Sana no Puropōzu" (Japanese: 真実のプロポーズ)
16 September 1993 (1993-09-16)
50"The Time Dreams Come True"
Transcription: "Yume Kanau Toki" (Japanese: 夢かなうとき)
23 September 1993 (1993-09-23)
51"Love Winter Days Are Gone"
Transcription: "Ai ga Kieta Fuyu no Hi" (Japanese: 愛が消えた冬の日)
30 September 1993 (1993-09-30)
52"Color Harmony Style"
Transcription: "Kaze no Iro no Hāmonī" (Japanese: 風の色のハーモニー)
30 September 1993 (1993-09-30)

International broadcastEdit

French Title: Le Rêve de Jeannie ("The Dream of Jeannie")
The series aired in late 1996 (23 December) on French TV channel TF1 under Club Dorothée, a French television show with programming primarily focused on the youth. Only 38 episodes out of the total 52 were aired on television, leaving episodes 39-52 unreleased on television on France. The anime was never released on DVD in France, and only received a TV airing.

Italian Title: Fiocchi di Cotone per Jeanie ("Cotton Balls for Jeanie")
The series was broadcast in Italy on the private television channel Italy 1 in June 1994, where it was well received. It has since been released on DVD by Yamato Video with both the original Japanese audio and the Italian dub. The Italian version also had its own theme song, "Flakes of Cotton for Jeanie," performed by Cristina D'Avena. It has also been published on a streaming channel on YouTube under "Yamato Animation" by Italian anime distributor Yamato Video.

Scandinavian Titles

Norwegian: Jeanie Med Det Lysebrune Håret. The series was broadcast in Norway on NRK in September 1996.

Swedish: Jeanie Med Ljusbrunt Hår. The series was broadcast in Sweden on SVT2 in August 1996

Danish: Jeanie Med Lysebrunt Hår. The series was broadcast in Denmark on DR2 in May 1996

The anime was again being broadcast in all 3 countries in 1998 on the Scandinavian version of FOX Kids.

In Indonesia it was broadcast on RCTI, tvOne, and Spacetoon in mid-2000s.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "風の中の少女 金髪のジェニー". Nippon Animation. Archived from the original on 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2009-07-16.

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