Aesop's World

Japanese name: Aesop's World
Japanese name: イソップワールド
English name: Aesop's World
Dates: April 5, 1999-December 31, 1999
Broadcast time: Monday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00 pm) (original broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 26 (11 minutes)
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Aesop (stories: Fables), Hajime Yatate (various Sunrise staff members)
Series Director: Mitsuo Kobayashi
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Eiji Yamanaka (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Masami Hata
Writer(s): Masami Hata
Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani, Mariko Kadono
Character Designer(s): Shinya Takahashi
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Tooru Watanabe (Aesop), Kurumi Mamiya (Pico), Kenichi Suzumura (Tocho), Miho Aoyama (Fufu)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, animal characters, literary adaptation
Home Video
Japan: DVD (ASBY 2967-2979)
Note(s): This show was apparently cancelled after running regularly for a month. The rest of the episodes were then broadcast sporadically through the end of the year.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Aesop's World go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 27, 2008
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