Ganso Tensai Bakabon

Japanese name: Ganso Tensai Bakabon
Japanese name: 元祖・天才バカボン
English name: Original Bakabon the Genius Fool
Dates: October 6, 1975-September 26, 1977
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 103
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Creator(s): Fujio Akatsuka (manga: Tensai Bakabon)
Series Director: Osamu Dezaka (as Maki Sakura)
Episode Director(s): Hideo Takayashiki, Osamu Dezaki
Planning: Akira Yoshikawa
Writer(s): Yoshiaki Yoshida, Haruya Yamazaki, Yutaka Kaneko
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Tsutomu Shibayama (director), Takeo Kitahara (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Keiko Yamamoto (Bakabon), Masashi Amenomori (Papa), Eiko Masuyama (Mama), Takako Sasuga (Hajime)
Genre(s): comedy, modern life
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PIBA 3161-3163)
Note(s): Each episode has two short cartoons.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ganso Tensai Bakabon 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 21, 2009
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