Meiken Jolie

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Meiken Jolie (Belle and Sebastian) is an Anime that ran between 1981 and 1982 based on a series of French novels. It was exported then to other countries in Europe and Latin America where it became very popular.

It follows the adventures of a boy called Sebastian who lives in the Pyrenees mountain range with his adoptive grandfather, brother and sister, one day he meets an enormous white dog (Appropriately enough, a Great Pyrenees) who is being wrongly accused of attacking people and becomes friends with her, he names her Belle and alongside his tiny dog Poochie, decides to cross the Pyrenees in search for his Gypsy mother. They have many adventures and make many friends in their way while avoiding the authorities hunting for Belle.

Not to be confused with the culty admired indie rock band Belle and Sebastian which also got its name from the books.

Tropes used in Meiken Jolie include: