The second ever made Moomin animation, Mūmin (Moomin), was created in Japan in 1969-1970, after the first Moomin TV series in Germany, Die Muminfamilie. However, Tove Jansson did not give her approval to this first Japanese Moomin animation, so it was never translated into other languages and was never shown elsewhere than in Japan.
What was different in the Japanese Moomin animations?
The Moomin characters’ personalities and appearances had been changed to nearly unrecognisable in the first 65-episode Japanese series. The stories differed hugely from the world Tove Jansson originally created, adding cars, violence, and drunkenness to them.
The second Japanese Moomin animation, Shin Mūmin (New Moomin), was released in 1972 with a total of 54 episodes. Tove Jansson gave the international distribution rights for the Shin Mūmin series, which was very differently created than the previous one. It was more childlike but still included some oddities.
What do you think about these series made in the 60s-70s?