Trapp Family Story

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Trapp Family Story
Sonrisas y lagrimas.JPG
Screenshot of the opening logo of the TV series
(Torappu Ikka Monogatari)
Genre Drama
Anime television series
Directed by Kôzô Kusuba
Produced by Yoshihisa Tachikawa (Fuji TV) (Eps 1-25)
Minoru Wada (Fuji TV) (Eps 26-40)
Takaji Matsudo
Written by Ayo Shiroya
Music by Shin Kawabe
Studio Nippon Animation
Original network Fuji TV
Original run January 13, 1991 December 28, 1991
Episodes 40
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Trapp Family Story (トラップ一家物語, Torappu Ikka Monogatari) is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation.

It was based on the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp, which has also inspired the world-famous musical The Sound of Music.

While many things were changed from the original story, unlike other adaptations such as The Sound of Music, the children's names are all correct in this version.


  • Maria Kutschala Von Trapp - 23 Years Old
  • Georg Von Trapp - 44 Years Old
  • Rupert Von Trapp - 17 Years Old
  • Hedwick Von Trapp - 14 Years Old
  • Vurner Von Trapp - 11 Years Old
  • Maria Von Trapp - 9 Years Old
  • Johanna Von Trapp - 8 Years old.
  • Martina von Trapp: Martina is the sixth eldest at 5 years old. She carries her teddy bear, Nikola, around with her everywhere.
  • Agathe von Trapp: Agathe is the youngest, at 3 years old.
  • Hans: The von Trapp family butler. He is eventually revealed to support Nazi Germany near the end of the series.
  • Baroness Matilda: Head of the von Trapp household servants, she is a Viennese aristocrat who came to assist Baron von Trapp care for his children and run his household after the death of his wife.
  • Mimi: A young maid who works for the Trapp family until she goes to get married to her boyfriend.
  • Rosy: Head cook of the household.
  • Clarine: Baroness Matilda's maid who accompanies her during Matilda's time at the von Trapp household.
  • Franz: The Trapp family gardener.
  • Dr. Vortman: A Jewish doctor who helps the von Trapp family multiple times during the series, he is taken away by the Nazis following their occupation of Austria.
  • Nonnberg Abbey Nuns
    • Mother Abbess
    • Rafaela
    • Dolores: Mistress of Novices
    • Sister Lucia
    • Sister Laura
    • Hannah
    • Elizabeth
  • Lady Yvonne Belvedere:
  • Kurt Schuschnigg: President of Austria during the 1930s.
  • Franz Wasner:
  • Lotte Lehmann:
  • Marian Anderson:
  • Adolf Hitler: Leader of Nazi Party who occupied Austria during those times.


  1. My Aspiration to be a Catholic Nun
  2. My Future as a Sister
  3. The Captain and his 7 Children
  4. The 26th Governess
  5. Maria is the Cause of Drama
  6. The Missing children and the Hunger Rebellion
  7. I can not trust Adults
  8. Courtesy is Important!?
  9. Baron Trapp's Fiance?
  10. Sewing Machine and Violin
  11. Playing in the Mud is Supreme
  12. Chocolate Cake: Maria Style
  13. Don Quixote's First Love
  14. The Music Box's Secret
  15. Martina and the Bear, Nikola
  16. The House without Fraulein Maria
  17. The Wounded Fawn
  18. All God's creature, Great and Small
  19. Lady Yvonne's Gifts
  20. Each Person's Life
  21. Baron von Trapp's Decision
  22. Can You Live Alone?
  23. Letters to the Angel
  24. Christmas Carol
  25. In The Snow Of The Alps
  26. The Orange and the Flower Seeds
  27. Naughty Agathe
  28. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  29. Person Who Becomes Wife and Mother
  30. Marriage?
  31. The Desire and the Summons of God
  32. A Bride in July
  33. A True Family
  34. The Trapp Family Singers
  35. Singing in the Wind
  36. The Nazi Invasion
  37. The New Greetings
  38. Hans' secret
  39. Pride and Belief
  40. Good-Bye to the Mother Country


Opening themes[edit]

The opening theme differed depending on the broadcasting. The series first used "Doremi no Uta (Doremi Song)" as the intro theme during earlier broadcasting, however, the DVD and video version of the series uses "Hohoemi no Mahou (Smile Magic)" as the new opening song.

  1. "Doremi Song [ドレミのうた] (Do-Re-Mi no Uta)" by Eri Itō and Children's Choir of the Forest (early broadcasting version) - This was a Japanese adaptation of the song Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music.
  1. "Smile Magic [ほほえみの魔法](Hohoemi no Mahou)" by Eri Itō (video, DVD, and later rebroadcasting version)

Ending Themes[edit]

  1. "With Outstretched Hands'' [両手を広げて](Ryoute wo hirogete)" by Eri Itō

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