Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - 11. Dogtanian's Trance

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - 11. Dogtanian's Trance

Original title: ワンワン三銃士 - 11. ミレディにころりダルタニヤン
Production: Nippon Animation
Country: Japan
Director: Taku Sugiyama, Shigeo Koshi
Music: Katsuhisa Hattori
Year: 1981
Duration: 24
Genre: Animation
Color: Color
Languages available: Spanish


 Dartacan yearns to become a musketeer in the service of his majesty, so he travels to Paris with an old horse, a few coins and a letter of recommendation from his father to Mr. de Treville, captain of the musketeers. On the way he makes enmity with a mysterious gentleman whom he calls "Black Mustache" for ignoring his name (he later finds out that he is Count Roquefort). Already in Paris, he meets a beautiful girl named Juliet, who falls madly in love.

When trying to enter the squad of musketeers, his impetus and youthful outburst cause him problems with the three invincible Dogos, Pontos and Amis musketeers and he ends up challenging them all to duel. By a fortuitous intervention of the cardinal's guard, sworn enemies of the musketeers, the duelists end up joining forces to fight the cardinal's guard. After that, Dartacan and the musketeers become friends. The courage shown in combat makes Dartacan gain the reputation of an excellent swordsman, so the musketeers make him partakers of his adventures.

The story in the series closely follows the plot of Alejandro Dumas' novel, except for some modifications made to reach a children's audience: Julieta replaces Constanza Bonacieux, who was married, and none of the characters die during the series. In the novel Dartagnain is cunning and brave, but in the series these attributes were divided into two characters: on the one hand Dartacan is brave, but somewhat silly, while his companion, the mouse Pond, is cunning and witty.

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