World Masterpiece Theater (世界名作劇場 Sekai Meisaku Gekijō) often abbreviated to WMT by fans, is a Japanese anime staple, many of which are based on classic European novels. It was originally aired from 1969 to 1997 with a different one each year. In 2007, World Masterpiece Theater began airing again with Les Misérables: Girl Cosette.

The series has been known by many names over the years. However, World Masterpiece Theater is the most widely accepted by fans.

The first six series were produced by Mushi Productions, and Zuiyo Eizo, which are quite different from the rest of the following series. Nippon Animation went on to produce the next twenty-three series ending with Remi, Nobody's Girl in 1997. World Masterpiece Theater was revived in 2007 with the latest series being, Konnichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables.


Calpis Comic Theater (1969-1974)Edit

Calpis Children's Theater (1975-1977)Edit

Calpis Family Theater (1978)Edit

World Masterpiece Theater (1979-1985)Edit

House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (1986-1993)Edit

World Masterpiece Theater (1994-1997)Edit

House Foods World Masterpiece Theater (2007-2009)Edit

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