Maya the Bee (1975–1980)
"Mitsubachi Maya no boken" (original title)

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The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michiko Nomura ...
 Maya (1 episode, 1975)
Ichirô Nagai ...
 Philip (1 episode, 1975)
Etha Coster ...
 Maya (1 episode, 1975)
Hans Hoekman ...
 Willy (1 episode, 1975)
Manfred Lichtenfeld ...
 Flip (1 episode, 1975)
Scarlett Lubowski ...
 Maja (1 episode, 1975)
Eberhard Storeck ...
 Willi (1 episode, 1975)
Liesbeth Struppert ...
 Juffrouw Cassandra (1 episode, 1975)
Henk Uterwijk ...
 Flip de sprinkhaan (1 episode, 1975)
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The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures.

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1 April 1975 (Japan)  »

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Referenced in El sexo ataca (1ª jornada) (1979) See more »

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Mitsubachi Maya no boken
(Japanese Opening song)
Music and Lyrics by Shozo Ise
Arrangements by Yasuhiro Koyama
Performed by Kiyoko Suizenji as "Cheetah" and Mitsubachi Gasshoudan
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Timeless classic
21 November 2006 | by (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

"Maya The Bee" is one of those shows very popular in Europe and nearly unknown in the US. Just like Krtek, Bamse, Reksio, Ferdy the Ant and more. The show is inseparable part of many people's childhood memories and even now, more than 30 years after its first airing it hasn't lost its charm. Whole generations grew up with Maya and her friends. It's a timeless classic! The animation has some typical anime features, but they don't protrude too much, so even those who don't like Japanese shows can easily find themselves enjoying the episodes. Each episode is a separate story, featuring Maya and her friends - Willie, Flip and the rest of the insects living in the field. From 1975 to 1976 52 episodes were produced, and 52 more from 1982 to 1983 (also known as "The New Adventures of Maya the Bee", where Alexander the Mouse, the first non-insect character was introduced). The episodes don't resemble or follow any particular pattern. The seres are always colorful and full of joy. It's pure delight! For some months they air the show on the TV, and imagine me, nearly 21 years old, getting back home from my lectures at the Uni, and waiting for today's Maya episode :)


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