Himitsu no Akko-chan

Japanese name: Himitsu no Akko-chan Himitsu no Akko-chan TV Series image
Japanese name: ひみつのアッコちゃん
English name: Secrets of Little Akko; The Magic Mirror
Italian name: Lo specchio magico
Dates: January 6, 1969-October 26, 1970
September 1984 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 94
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company: Toei Doga
Broadcaster: National Educational Television (NET)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Fujio Akatsuka (manga)
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Hiroshi Ikeda, Tokushige Shirane, Yoshio Takami, Yoshio Nitta, Isao Takahata (assistant)
Planning: Kenji Yokoyama
Writer(s): Shunichi Yukimuro, Shima Namie, Toyohiro Andou, Masaki Tsuji
Art Director:
Art Design: Makato Yamazaki, Saburo Yokoi, Shigeyoshi Endo, Mataji Urata, Katsuyoshi Hozumi, Tadanao Tsuji
Character Designer(s): Shinya Takahashi
Animator(s): Shinya Takahashi (director), Yoshiyuki Hane (director), Hideo Furusawa (director), Hiroshi Azuma (director), Hayao Miyazaki (key)
Music: Asei Kobayashi
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yoshiko Ohta (Akko), Sumiko Shirakawa, Hiroshi Ootake, Osamu Ichikawa
Genre(s): comedy, fantasy, magic, personality transformation, magical girl, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (REDV 83-86)
Note(s): This is the first version of Himitsu no Akko-chan. A second came out in 1988 and a third in 1998.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Himitsu no Akko-chan 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: July 10, 2010
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