Nihon Meisaku Dowa Series: Akai Tori no Kokoro

Japanese name: Nihon Meisaku Dowa Series: Akai Tori no Kokoro
Japanese name: 日本名作童話シリーズ赤い鳥のこころ
English name: Japanese Masterpiece Fairytale Series: Heart of the Red Bird
Dates: February 5, 1979-July 30, 1980
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Shin'ei Doga
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi National Broadcasting (ANB)
Series Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Episode Director(s): Kimiro Yabuki, Yoshio Kabashima
Storyboard(s): Shingo Araki
Art Director:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Daikichiro Kusube (director), Shingo Araki
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, adventure, fantasy, children, literary adaptation
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Note(s): This series broadcast adaptations of various stories that had originally been published in a children's magazine, Akai Tori ("The Red Bird"), between 1918 and 1936.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Nihon Meisaku Dowa Series: Akai Tori no Kokoro 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.

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Last update: February 28, 2009
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