The Three Musketeers Anime

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The Three Musketeers Anime
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(Anime San Jūshi)
GenreAdventure, Historical, Romance
Anime television series
Directed byKunihiko Yuyama
StudioStudio Gallop
Original networkNHK[1]
Original run October 9, 1987 February 17, 1989
Original video animation
The Three Musketeers Anime: Aramis' Adventure
Directed byKunihiko Yuyama
StudioStudio Gallop
ReleasedMarch 11, 1989
Runtime46 minutes
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The Three Musketeers Anime (アニメ三銃士, Anime San Jūshi) is a 1987 Japanese animated television series based on the d'Artagnan Romances written by Alexandre Dumas.

A feature film sequel, The Three Musketeers Anime: Aramis' Adventure (アニメ三銃士 アラミスの冒険, Anime San Jūshi: Aramisu no Bōken), was released in 1989.


D'Artagnan leaves his hometown in the province of Gascony for Paris, in order to join the King's Musketeers or the Guards of the Cardinal. At his arrival, he gets into an argument with Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and provokes them into a sword-fight. While fighting, they are interrupted by the Guards of the Cardinal, who are enforcing the King's decree banning duels. Afterwards, d'Artagnan and the others become friends and adopt the motto "All for one, and one for all".


Comparison with the original novel[edit]

Several changes were made in adapting the story by Alexandre Dumas for television. The action occurs in a matter of months, instead of years, exemplified by the Man in the Iron Mask story taking place much earlier than in Dumas's account. D'Artagnan is much younger in the television series, while Aramis becomes a woman who has disguised herself as a man to join the musketeers.


  1. ^ 日本放送協会. "アニメ三銃士|NHKアニメワールド". Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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