Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple


Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple

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name = Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple


caption =
ja_name = アガサ・クリスティーの名探偵ポワロとマープル
ja_name_trans = Agasa Kurisutī no Meitantei Powaro to Māpuru
genre = Detective fiction
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title =
director = Naohito Takahashi
studio = Oriental Light and Magic
network = NHK
first = 4 July 2004
last = 15 May 2005
episodes = 39

Nihongo|"Agatha Christie's Great Detectives"|アガサ・クリスティーの名探偵ポワロとマープル|Agasa Kurisutī no Meitantei Powaro to Māpuru is an anime adaptation of Agatha Christie stories that uses her characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. A new character named Mabel West, Miss Marple's great-niece, who becomes M. Poirot's junior assistant, is used to connect the two detectives.

The series, adapting several of the best-known Poirot and Marple stories, ran from 4 July 2004 to 15 May 2005, and is now being shown as re-runs on NHK and other networks in Japan. A manga series under the same title was released in 2005.

The TV series is a generally faithful adaptation of the original stories given the time constraints (typically one 25 minute episode for a short story, four episodes for a novel). Despite being a modern Japanese adaptation, the original (mainly English) locations and time period are retained. The most obvious story change is the addition of Mabel West and her pet duck, Oliver. However apart from her soliloquys, most of her lines are taken from the incidental dialogue of other characters in the original stories, so her presence does not materially alter the plot development. Other changes are generally of a minor nature, for instance Inspector Japp becomes "Inspector Sharpe". The significance of some details which rely on English idioms is changed, for example when a dying uncle taps his eye in "Strange Jest", this was originally a reference to the saying "All my eye and Betty Martin", but in the anime it becomes a reference to a stamp in which a woman appears to be winking (however the clue still achieves the same end).

Cast

*Hercule Poirot - Satomi Kōtarō
*Jane Marple - Kaoru Yachigusa
*Mabel West - Fumiko Orikasa
*Miss Lemon - Atsuko Tanaka
*Hastings - Hirofumi Nojima
*Oliver - Masako Jou
*Inspector Sharpe - Yuusaku Yara

Anime (2004 - 2005)

Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=04
EnglishTitle=The Faultless Maid
KanjiTitle=申し分のないメイド
JapaneseTitle=Moushibun no nai Meido
OriginalAirDate=2004-08-01
ShortSummary=Original title: The Case of the Perfect Maid
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=05
EnglishTitle=The ABC Murders, (Part 1) A Written Challenge to H. Poirot
KanjiTitle=ABC殺人事件,(その1)ポワロへの挑戦状
JapaneseTitle=Ei Bi Shi Satsujin Jiken (sono ichi) Powaro eno Chousenjou
OriginalAirDate=2004-08-08
ShortSummary=The ABC Murders (1936)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=06
EnglishTitle=The ABC Murders, (Part2) B's the place, B's the name of the person
KanjiTitle=ABC殺人事件,(その2)Bの街で、Bの名の人が
JapaneseTitle=Ei Bi Shi Satsujin Jiken (sono ni) Bi no Machi de, Bi no Na no Hito ga
OriginalAirDate=2004-08-15
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=07
EnglishTitle=The ABC Murders, (Part3) The Culprit Appears
KanjiTitle=ABC殺人事件,(その3)犯人あらわる
JapaneseTitle=Ei Bi Shi Satsujin Jiken (sono san) Hannin Arawaru
OriginalAirDate=2004-08-22
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=08
EnglishTitle=The ABC Murders, (Part4) Poirot Solves the Mystery
KanjiTitle=ABC殺人事件,(その4)ポワロ、謎を解く
JapaneseTitle=Ei Bi Shi Satsujin Jiken (sono yon) Powaro, Nazo o Toku
OriginalAirDate=2004-08-29
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=09
EnglishTitle=The Prime Minister's Disappearance, Part1
KanjiTitle=総理大臣の失踪,(前編)ドーバー海峡の追跡
JapaneseTitle=Souridaijin no Shissou,(zempen)Doba-kaikyou no Tsuiseki
OriginalAirDate=2004-09-05
ShortSummary=The Kidnapped Prime Minister (Poirot Investigates,1924)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=10
EnglishTitle=The Prime Minister's Disappearance, Part2
KanjiTitle=総理大臣の失踪,(後編)真実はイギリスに
JapaneseTitle=Souridaijin no Shissou,(kouhen)Shinjitsu wa Igirisu ni
OriginalAirDate=2004-09-12
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=11
EnglishTitle=The Riddle of the Egyptian Tomb, Part 1
KanjiTitle=エジプト墳墓の謎,(前編)古代からの挑戦状
JapaneseTitle=Ejiputo-fumbo no Nazo,(zempen)Kodai karano Chousenjou
OriginalAirDate=2004-09-19
ShortSummary=The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb (Poirot Investigates,1924)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=12
EnglishTitle=The Riddle of the Egyptian Tomb, Part 2
KanjiTitle=エジプト墳墓の謎,(後編)メンハーラ王の呪い
JapaneseTitle=Ejiputo-fumbo no Nazo,(kouhen)Menhara-ou no Noroi
OriginalAirDate=2004-09-26
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=13
EnglishTitle=Tape-Measure Murder
KanjiTitle=巻尺殺人事件
JapaneseTitle=Makijaku Satsujin Jiken
OriginalAirDate=2004-10-03
ShortSummary=The Tape-Measure Murder
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=14
EnglishTitle=The Case of the Gold Ingots
KanjiTitle=金塊事件
JapaneseTitle=Kinkai Jiken
OriginalAirDate=2004-10-10
ShortSummary=Ingots of Gold (The Thirteen Problems,1932)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=15
EnglishTitle=The Blue Geranium
KanjiTitle=青いゼラニウム
JapaneseTitle=Aoi Zeraniumu
OriginalAirDate=2004-10-17
ShortSummary=The Blue Geranium (The Thirteen Problems,1932)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=16
EnglishTitle=The Mystery of End House, Part1
KanjiTitle=エンド・ハウス怪事件,(その1)パーティーの夜に
JapaneseTitle=Endo Hausu Kai Jiken,(sono ichi)Patei no Yoru ni
OriginalAirDate=2004-11-14
ShortSummary=Original title: Peril at End House (1932)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=17
EnglishTitle=The Mystery of End House, Part2
KanjiTitle=エンド・ハウス怪事件,(その2)秘められた恋
JapaneseTitle=Endo Hausu Kai Jiken,(sono ni)Himerareta Koi
OriginalAirDate=2004-11-21
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=18
EnglishTitle=The Mystery of End House, Part3
KanjiTitle=エンド・ハウス怪事件,(その3)完璧な証拠
JapaneseTitle=Endo Hausu Kai Jiken,(sono san)Kampeki na Shouko
OriginalAirDate=2004-11-28
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=19
EnglishTitle=The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Part1
KanjiTitle=クリスマスプディングの冒険,(前編)プリンスからの依頼
JapaneseTitle=Kurisumasu Pudeingu no Bouken,(zempen)Purinsu karano Irai
OriginalAirDate=2004-12-05
ShortSummary=The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=20
EnglishTitle=The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Part2
KanjiTitle=クリスマスプディングの冒険,(後編)王家に伝わるルビー
JapaneseTitle=Kurisumasu Pudeingu no Bouken,(kouhen)Ouke ni Tsutawaru Rubi
OriginalAirDate=2004-12-12
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=21
EnglishTitle=4.50 From Paddington, Part1
KanjiTitle=パディントン発4時50分,(その1)殺人者の乗る列車
JapaneseTitle=Padeinton Hatsu 4ji 50pun,(sono ichi)Satsujinsha no Noru Ressha
OriginalAirDate=2005-01-09
ShortSummary=4.50 From Paddington (1957)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=22
EnglishTitle=4.50 From Paddington, Part2
KanjiTitle=パディントン発4時50分,(その2)忍び寄る影
JapaneseTitle=Padeinton Hatsu 4ji 50pun,(sono ni)Shinibiyoru Kage
OriginalAirDate=2005-01-16
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=23
EnglishTitle=4.50 From Paddington, Part3
KanjiTitle=パディントン発4時50分,(その3)シンプルな動機
JapaneseTitle=Padeinton Hatsu 4ji 50pun,(sono san)Shimpuru na Douki
OriginalAirDate=2005-01-23
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=24
EnglishTitle=4.50 From Paddington, Part4
KanjiTitle=パディントン発4時50分,(その4)マープル対犯人
JapaneseTitle=Padeinton Hatsu 4ji 50pun,(sono yon)Mapuru tai Hannin
OriginalAirDate=2005-01-30
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=25
EnglishTitle=Plymouth Express, Part1
KanjiTitle=プリマス行き急行列車,(前編)客室内の死体
JapaneseTitle=Purimasu yuki Kyuukou-ressha,(zempen)Kyakushitsu naino Shitai
OriginalAirDate=2005-02-06
ShortSummary=Plymouth Express
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=26
EnglishTitle=Plymouth Express, Part2
KanjiTitle=プリマス行き急行列車,(後編)ブルーのワンピース
JapaneseTitle=Purimasu yuki Kyuukou-ressha,(kouhen)Buru no Wampisu
OriginalAirDate=2005-02-13
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=27
EnglishTitle=Motive versus Opportunity
KanjiTitle=動機と機会
JapaneseTitle=Douki to Kikai
OriginalAirDate=2005-02-20
ShortSummary=Motive versus Opportunity (The Thirteen Problems,1932)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=28
EnglishTitle=The Disappearing Cook, Part1
KanjiTitle=消えた料理人,(前編)強引な依頼
JapaneseTitle=Kieta Ryourinin,(zempen)Gouin na Irai
OriginalAirDate=2005-02-27
ShortSummary=The Adventure of the Clapham Cook
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=29
EnglishTitle=The Disappearing Cook, Part2
KanjiTitle=消えた料理人,(後編)トランクの秘密
JapaneseTitle=Kieta Ryourinin,(kouhen)Tranku no Himitsu
OriginalAirDate=2005-03-06
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=30
EnglishTitle=Sleeping Murder, Part1
KanjiTitle=スリーピング・マーダー,(その1)眠れる殺人事件
JapaneseTitle=Suripingu Mada,(sono ichi)Nemureru Satsujin Jiken
OriginalAirDate=2005-03-13
ShortSummary=Sleeping Murder (1976)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=31
EnglishTitle=Sleeping Murder, Part2
KanjiTitle=スリーピング・マーダー,(その2)記憶の扉
JapaneseTitle=Suripingu Mada,(sono ni)Kioku no Tobira
OriginalAirDate=2005-03-20
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=32
EnglishTitle=Sleeping Murder, Part3
KanjiTitle=スリーピング・マーダー,(その3)ヘレンの恋
JapaneseTitle=Suripingu Mada,(sono san)Heren no Koi
OriginalAirDate=2005-03-27
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=33
EnglishTitle=Sleeping Murder, Part4
KanjiTitle=スリーピング・マーダー,(その4)迫り来る魔の手
JapaneseTitle=Suripingu Mada,(sono yon)Semarikuru Ma no Te
OriginalAirDate=2005-04-03
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=34
EnglishTitle=Twenty-Four Black Thrushes
KanjiTitle=二十四羽の黒つぐみ
JapaneseTitle=Niju-Yon Wa no Kuro-Tsugumi
OriginalAirDate=2005-04-10
ShortSummary=Original title: Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds (1941)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=35
EnglishTitle=The Case of Davenheim's Disappearance
KanjiTitle=ダブンハイム失踪事件
JapaneseTitle=Dabunhaimu Shissou Jiken
OriginalAirDate=2005-04-17
ShortSummary=The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (Poirot Investigates, 1924)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=36
EnglishTitle=Death in the Clouds, Part1
KanjiTitle=雲の中の死,(その1)空飛ぶ密室
JapaneseTitle=Kumo no Naka no Shi,(sono ichi)Sora Tobu Misshitsu
OriginalAirDate=2005-04-24
ShortSummary=Death in the Clouds (1935)
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=37
EnglishTitle=Death in the Clouds, Part2
KanjiTitle=雲の中の死,(その2)パリのマダムジゼル
JapaneseTitle=Kumo no Naka no Shi,(sono ni)Pari no Madamu Jizeru
OriginalAirDate=2005-05-01
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=38
EnglishTitle=Death in the Clouds, Part3
KanjiTitle=雲の中の死,(その3)ホーバリ夫人への脅迫
JapaneseTitle=Kumo no Naka no Shi,(sono san)Hobari-fujin eno Kyouhaku
OriginalAirDate=2005-05-08
ShortSummary=
Japanese episode list
EpisodeNumber=39
EnglishTitle=Death in the Clouds, Part4
KanjiTitle=雲の中の死,(その4)莫大な遺産の相続人
JapaneseTitle=Kumo no Naka no Shi,(sono yon)Bakudai na Isan no Souzokunin
OriginalAirDate=2005-05-15
ShortSummary=

Manga

The art of this series is by Morihiko Ishikawa (石川森彦)

#ABC殺人事件 (Ei Bi Shi Satsujin Jiken / The ABC Murders)
#* 脚本:Yukiyoshi Oohashi (大橋志吉) ISBN 4144540847 (August 24 2004)
#パディントン発4時50分 (Padeinton Hatsu 4ji 50pun / 4.50 from Paddington)
#* 脚本:Syouji Yonemura (米村正二) ISBN 4144540855 (December 25 2004)
#雲の中の死 (Kumo no Naka no Shi / Death in the Clouds)
#* 脚本:Yukiyoshi Oohashi (大橋志吉) ISBN 4144540863 (May 30 2005)

External links

* " [http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/agatha/ Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple] " – official siteanime-links
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