Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey

Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey

Cover art from the DVD release of the series
メーテルリンクの青い鳥 チルチルミチルの冒険旅行
(Maeterlinck no Aoi Tori: Tyltyl Mytyl no Bōken Ryokō)
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa
Produced by Yoshinobu Nishizaki
Written by Keisuke Fujikawa and Maru Tamura
Music by Hiroshi Miyagawa
Studio Academy Productions
Toei Animation
Network Fuji TV
Original run January 9, 1980 July 9, 1980
Episodes 26

Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey (メーテルリンクの青い鳥 チルチルミチルの冒険旅行 Maeterlinck no Aoi Tori: Tyltyl Mytyl no Bōken Ryokō) is a 1980 Japanese animated television series directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa, with character designs from Leiji Matsumoto. It is based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck. The series was 26-episodes long when aired on Japanese television. An Office Academy production in association with Toei Animation, the series was produced by Yoshinobu Nishizaki and used many of the staff from Nishizaki's earlier Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers).


The series is about a girl called Mytyl (voiced by Mami Koyama) and her brother Tyltyl (voiced by Toru Furuya) seeking happiness, represented by The Blue Bird of Happiness, aided by the good fairy Bérylune.


  • Tyltyl
  • Mytyl
  • Tyrol (the dog)
  • Shanet (the cat)
  • Berylune (the fairy)
  • Queen of Night
  • Tyltyl and Mytyl's parents
  • Spirit of Water
  • Spirit of Fire
  • Spirit of Time
  • Spirit of Bread
  • Spirit of Milk
  • Spirit of Sugar
  • Spirit of Light

Anime Staff

Producer / Planning: Yoshinobu Nishizaki
Chief Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Script: Keisuke Fujikawa, Maru Tamura
Original Character Design: Leiji Matsumoto
Animation Character Design and Supervising Animation Director: Toyoo Ashida
Assistant Animation Director: Yoshiyuki Hane
Art Director: Kazue Ito
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro, Yasunori Honda
Music: Hiroshi Miyagawa
Production: Toei Animation, Office Academy, Fuji TV


  1. One warm evening, a visitor
  2. Sing! Dance! The merry fairies
  3. The forest of darkness is full of mysteries
  4. Guardian of the dark, queen of the night
  5. Good evening, ghost
  6. The birds who grasped freedom
  7. Welcome to the land of sickness
  8. The land where time has stopped
  9. A happiness a little too full of itself
  10. Pleased to meet you, motherly love
  11. Secret of the palace of the night
  12. Desert with no oasis
  13. Mechanical blue bird
  1. Invitation to the graveyard
  2. Revolt of the animals!!
  3. Children who are yet to be born
  4. I'm now being born...
  5. The land of gold is full of dreams!
  6. Giant of the isle of topsy-turvy
  7. Deep sea is the gathering place of demons
  8. Devil-inhabited mansion
  9. Face-off against the queen of the night
  10. Fight the beast! Mother's life in the balance
  11. Break through the demon's trap
  12. Queen of night, dead at dawn
  13. Where are you going, blue bird?

Titles in other languages

See also

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