Chingo Muchabei

Japanese name: Chingo Muchabei
Japanese name: 珍豪ムチャ兵衛
English name: The Extravagant Muchabei
Dates: February 15, 1971-March 22, 1971
Broadcast time: Monday-Saturday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Broadcaster: Tokyo Broadcast System (TBS)
Creator(s): Kenji Morita (manga)
Series Director: Tadao Nagahama
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Haruyuki Kawashima
Storyboard(s): Shingo Araki
Writer(s): Hideko Yoshida, Masaki Tsuji
Art Director:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Daikichirou Kusube (director)
Music: Kenjiro Hirose (composer)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, adventure
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Note(s): Chingo Muchabei was the last Japanese television anime series to be broadcast in black and white. While the series was in production the industry switched to color so that when it was ready for broadcast in 1968 it was decided not to distribute it. It wasn't until several years later that it came out, broadcast as quickly as possible.

Most episodes are composed of two fifteen minute cartoons. There were 49 separate cartoons in all.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Chingo Muchabei 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: March 15, 2009
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