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Porphy no Nagai Tabi
Porphy logo.gif
Logo of Porphy no Nagai Tabi (ポルフィの長い旅) anime series.
(Porufi no Nagai Tabi)
GenreDrama, Adventure, Historical
Anime television series
Directed byTomomi Mochizuki
Yasutaka Yamamoto (Assistant, 5-52)
Produced byKōichi Motohashi
Written byKei Kunii
Music byMOKA☆
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkBS Fuji, Animax
Original run 6 January 2008 28 December 2008
Episodes52 (List of episodes)

Porphy no Nagai Tabi (ポルフィの長い旅, Porufi no Nagai Tabi, lit. The Long Journey of Porphy) is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation, as the 2008 installment of the famed World Masterpiece Theater series. It is an adaptation of Paul-Jacques Bonzon's novel, Les Orphelins de Simitra (The Orphans of Simitra).

It premiered across Japan from 6 January 2008 on Fuji TV's BS Fuji broadcast satellite network, and also aired in Japan on Animax. It spanned 52 episodes.


Focuses on a Greek boy named Porphyras Patagos (more fondly known as Porphy) and his sister Mina, who have been orphaned after a devastating earthquake which destroyed their home in Greece. The two decide to travel through Europe in search of a new home rather than being put in a foster home and split apart, but things turn bad when they are separated. Now Porphy must travel across Europe to find his little sister.



The opening theme is "Porphy no Nagai Tabi" (ポルフィの長い旅) sung by Ikuko. The ending theme is "Kimi e to Tsuzuku Michi" (君へと続く道) sung by Da Capo. An insert song used in episode 39 is "Shimitora e no Omoi" (シミトラへの想い) sung by Ikuko.

# Episode Title[1] Original air date[1]
1"The Letter From Papa"
Transcription: "Tōsan Karano Tegami" (Japanese: 父さんからの手紙)
January 6, 2008 (2008-01-06)
2"A Friend Came to Visit"
Transcription: "Tomodachi ga Yattekita" (Japanese: 友達がやってきた)
January 13, 2008 (2008-01-13)
3"Picking up Papa"
Transcription: "Tōsan o Mukaeni" (Japanese: 父さんを迎えに)
January 20, 2008 (2008-01-20)
4"Mina's Birthday"
Transcription: "Mina no Tanjōbi" (Japanese: ミーナの誕生日)
January 27, 2008 (2008-01-27)
5"Our Station"
Transcription: "Bokutachi no Sutēshon" (Japanese: ぼくたちのステーション)
February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)
6"The Girl Who Came From Italy"
Transcription: "Itaria Kara Kita Shōjo" (Japanese: イタリアから来た少女)
February 10, 2008 (2008-02-10)
7"The Thing That Porphy Wants"
Transcription: "Porufi no Hoshii Mono" (Japanese: ポルフィの欲しいもの)
February 17, 2008 (2008-02-17)
8"Late Night Operation"
Transcription: "Mayonaka no Sakusen" (Japanese: 真夜中の作戦)
February 24, 2008 (2008-02-24)
9"A New World"
Transcription: "Atarashī sekai" (Japanese: 新しい世界)
March 2, 2008 (2008-03-02)
10"A Summer Day"
Transcription: "Natsu no Ichinichi" (Japanese: 夏の一日)
March 9, 2008 (2008-03-09)
11"Pump and Ice Cream"
Transcription: "Ponpu to aisukurīmu" (Japanese: ポンプとアイスクリーム)
March 16, 2008 (2008-03-16)
12"The Fated Day"
Transcription: "Unmei no Hi" (Japanese: 運命の日)
March 23, 2008 (2008-03-23)
13"Things Lost and Things Left Behind"
Transcription: "Ushinatta Mono Nokotta Mono" (Japanese: 失ったもの残ったもの)
March 30, 2008 (2008-03-30)
14"I'll Protect Mina"
Transcription: "Boku wa Miina o Mamoru" (Japanese: ぼくはミーナを守る)
April 6, 2008 (2008-04-06)
15"Embracing the Memories"
Transcription: "Omoide o Dakishimete" (Japanese: 思い出を抱きしめて)
13 April 2008 (2008-04-13)
16"Towards the Sea"
Transcription: "Umi no Mukou He" (Japanese: 海の向こうへ)
20 April 2008 (2008-04-20)
17"The Pure White Departure"
Transcription: "Masshiro Na Tabidachi" (Japanese: 真っ白な旅立ち)
27 April 2008 (2008-04-27)
18"Farewell, Greece"
Transcription: "Sayonara Girisha" (Japanese: さよならギリシャ)
4 May 2008 (2008-05-04)
19"At the Italian Docks"
Transcription: "Itaria no Minato de" (Japanese: イタリアの港で)
11 May 2008 (2008-05-11)
20"The City of Caverns"
Transcription: "Doukutsu no Machi" (Japanese: 洞窟の街)
18 May 2008 (2008-05-18)
21"Dora's Farewell"
Transcription: "Doora To No Wakare" (Japanese: ドーラとの別れ)
25 May 2008 (2008-05-25)
22"Continuing Down the Train Line"
Transcription: "Senro wa Tsuzuku Yo" (Japanese: 線路はつづくよ)
1 June 2008 (2008-06-01)
23"The Cracked Doll"
Transcription: "Hibiwareta Nin'gyō" (Japanese: ひび割れた人形)
8 June 2008 (2008-06-08)
24"The Place Where Smiles Come Back"
Transcription: "Egao No Kaeru Basho" (Japanese: 笑顔の帰る場所)
15 June 2008 (2008-06-15)
25"A Little Friendship in a Little City"
Transcription: "Chiisana Machi No Chiisana Yuujou" (Japanese: 小さな街の小さな友情)
22 June 2008 (2008-06-22)
26"If I Can Hear The Whistle"
Transcription: "Kiteki Ga Kikoe Tara" (Japanese: 汽笛がきこえたら)
29 June 2008 (2008-06-29)
27"I Want You To Receive It"
Transcription: "Anata Ni Todoketai" (Japanese: あなたに届けたい)
29 June 2008 (2008-06-29)
28"Sicilian Rhapsody"
Transcription: "Shishirian Rapusodi" (Japanese: シシリアン・ラプソディ)
13 July 2008 (2008-07-13)
29"The Letter"
Transcription: "Tegami" (Japanese: 手紙)
20 July 2008 (2008-07-20)
30"The Roman Signpost"
Transcription: "Rooma No Michishirube" (Japanese: ローマの道しるべ)
27 July 2008 (2008-07-27)
31"Somewhere In The City"
Transcription: "Kono Machi No Doko Ka Ni" (Japanese: この街のどこかに)
3 August 2008 (2008-08-03)
32"Mina and Isabella"
Transcription: "Miina To Izabera" (Japanese: ミーナとイザベラ)
10 August 2008 (2008-08-10)
33"Young Men Covered With Wounds"
Transcription: "Kizudarake no Shounen-tachi" (Japanese: 傷だらけの少年たち)
17 August 2008 (2008-08-17)
34"A Present To An Angel"
Transcription: "Tenshi e No Purezento" (Japanese: 天使へのプレゼント)
24 August 2008 (2008-08-24)
35"The Believing Heart"
Transcription: "Shinjiru Kokoro" (Japanese: 信じるこころ)
31 August 2008 (2008-08-31)
36"The Mask Of Honesty"
Transcription: "Kamen No Sugao" (Japanese: 仮面の素顔)
7 September 2008 (2008-09-07)
37"The Scenery That They See"
Transcription: "Futaride Miru Keshiki" (Japanese: ふたりで見る景色)
14 September 2008 (2008-09-14)
38"Scattering In The Wind"
Transcription: "Kaze Ni Chiru" (Japanese: 風に散る)
21 September 2008 (2008-09-21)
39"The Road That Leads To You"
Transcription: "Kimi e to Tsuzuku Michi" (Japanese: 君へと続く道)
28 September 2008 (2008-09-28)
40"Aiming For The Border"
Transcription: "Kokkyou o Mezashite" (Japanese: 国境を目指して)
5 October 2008 (2008-10-05)
41"The Family in Southern France"
Transcription: "Minami Furansu no Kazoku" (Japanese: 南フランスの家族)
12 October 2008 (2008-10-12)
42"Love Taken Away"
Transcription: "Ubawareta Ai" (Japanese: 奪われた愛)
19 October 2008 (2008-10-19)
Transcription: "Tomo Yo" (Japanese: 友よ)
26 October 2008 (2008-10-26)
44"Gaining Courage"
Transcription: "Yuuki o ageru" (Japanese: 勇気をあげる)
2 November 2008 (2008-11-02)
45"The Rose Blooming In The Alley"
Transcription: "Rojiura ni Saku Bara" (Japanese: 路地裏に咲く薔薇)
10 November 2008 (2008-11-10)
46"The Chance Meeting In Paris"
Transcription: "Pari No meguriai" (Japanese: パリのめぐり逢い)
16 November 2008 (2008-11-16)
47"The New Door"
Transcription: "Atarashii Tobira" (Japanese: 新しい扉)
23 November 2008 (2008-11-23)
48"The Fragment Of A Dream"
Transcription: "Yume No kakera" (Japanese: 夢のかけら)
30 November 2008 (2008-11-30)
Transcription: "Randebuu" (Japanese: ランデブー)
7 December 2008 (2008-12-07)
50"A Lie"
Transcription: "Uso" (Japanese: うそ)
14 December 2008 (2008-12-14)
51"The Wish"
Transcription: "Negai" (Japanese: 願い)
21 December 2008 (2008-12-21)
52"For This Moment"
Transcription: "Kono Shunkan Notameni" (Japanese: この瞬間のために)
28 December 2008 (2008-12-28)


  1. ^ a b ストーリー紹介 (in Japanese). NIPPON ANIMATION. Retrieved February 4, 2012.