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Aoi Blink

Japanese name: Aoi Blink Aoi Blink TV Series image
Japanese name: 青いブリンク
English name: Blue Blink
French name: Magie Bleue
Dates: April 7, 1989-March 16, 1990
March 1990 (France)
Broadcast time: Friday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 39
Animation Studio: Tezuka Productions
Production Company: Tezuka Productions
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-G)
La 5 (France)
Creator(s): Osamu Tezuka
Series Director: Osamu Tezuka, Seitaro Hara
Episode Director(s): Seitaro Hara
Producer(s): Hiroyuki Kurita, Tsunehiko Kaneko, Shoichi Maejima, Shigeo Sakai
Planning: Shigeru Yanagawa (series composition), Osamu Tezuka (original character design)
Storyboard(s): Norio Yazawa, Hideki Tonogachi, Mitsukazu Yamatani
Writer(s): Shigeru Yanagawa, Takashi Yamada, Koichi Mizuide
Art Director: Kazuo Okada
Art Design: Rika Fujita (color)
Character Designer(s): Shinji Seya (sub), Shinji Aramaki (mecha), Kimitoshi Yamane (mecha)
Animator(s): Kazuhiko Udagawa (director), Takashi Saijo (director), Satoshi Shishikura (director)
Music: Hiroaki Serizawa
Sound: Katsunori Shimizu (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Masako Nozawa (Kakeru/Aoi Blink), Kaori Tsuchiya, Miki Itou (Princess Kirara), Kei Tomiyama (Henry)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, alien visitor, crime, kidnapping, animal characters, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PIBA 3144, 3145 (sets))
Note(s): This series is based on the classic Russian children's animated film by Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Konjok-gorbunok ("The Little Humpback Horse"; "The Magic Pony"). Osamu Tezuka transformed it from a Russian folktale into a science fiction film. He also completely reworked the basic story from the original.

Osamu Tezuka died while this series was in production. The studio completed the production according to his plans.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Aoi Blink 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.

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