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Maya the Bee 

Mitsubachi Mâya no bôken (original title)
The story of a young bee named Maya and her adventures.




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

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Austria | Japan | West Germany



Release Date:

19 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maya the Bee See more »

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(55 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title song is sung by Karel Gott. See more »


Referenced in Máme rádi Cesko: Episode dated 10 June 2017 (2017) See more »


Oyasumi Maya
(First Japanese Ending song)
Music and Lyrics by Shozo Ise
Arrangements by Yasuhiro Koyama
Performed by Kiyoko Suizenji as "Cheetah" and Mitsubachi Gasshoudan
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Japanese cartoon?
4 February 2009 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

Before saying something else, I never thought of this as Japanese stuff. I always had the idea that this was a local production. But I'm sure that many people around the world thought the same. Still, I am surprised that this is an anime TV series. While searching for this on IMDb, when I noticed that "Mitsubachi" name, I thought: «What is this? Japanese? That word strongly resembles Mitsubishi - the car maker».

I really can't remember much from this, but one thing is for sure: when I was a child in my early school days (and even before that), I used to watch this everyday and I loved it. Also, I used to listen all the time that wonderful opening song, which is absolutely memorable and nostalgic (in my country we had the most beautiful Maya the Bee's song). Such a sweet and lovely song that could never be forgotten and it's a powerful reminder of childhood days, such distant days now.

I do remember vaguely that this was a quite humble cartoon, harmless and perfect for children. I remember Maya as a good and cute honey bee, as well as one with hunger for adventure. The artwork used to be simple, but pretty good.

Overall, this is a cartoon which is as simple as a child's tear but also something with strong nostalgic value. I will never forget childhood, when life was beautiful. Those were great times, like we'll never have again.

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